Hot shoe flashes (Speedlights)



Aug 23 2010
Metz, the German manufacturer of photo electronics, has released a successor to the flagship flash gun, Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1, which is being replaced by Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-2. While the power rating stays the same, the new model features a number of improvements. One of the most significant changes is the new servo sensor...
 Metz 
 News 
Jun 29 2010
LumoPro LP160 flash unit has been recently released to replace the older LP120 model. LP160 is a manual flash that, despite a relatively low price point, brings you the power comparable to the Canon's and Nikon's flagships, along with a quad sync capability...
Jun 01 2010
Canon Speedlite 580EX II has been around for quite some time now. While being a great flash gun and bringing the users the features like weather sealing, PC sync port, external metering, lever lock, and other improvements, it has left some photographers wishing for more...
 Canon 
 News 
Apr 30 2010
Nikon Speedlight SB-600 is a compact, yet powerful, flash gun, which is loaded with lots of features. Released in 2004, it gained a lot of popularity and respect among the Nikon users for its consistent performance and high quality...
 Nikon 
Feb 17 2010
This review contains test images taken with Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 showing direct flash frame coverage and built-in white card frame coverage. There is also and number of images to show how much light is "spilled" off to the sides of the Metz flash head...
 Metz 
 Tests 
Dec 15 2009
In this review, we compare Canon Speedlite 580EX II and Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 flash units that are direct competitors on the market. Both flashes are of the highest quality and loaded with many useful features...
 Canon 
 Metz 
Dec 02 2009
In this review, we demostrate several features of Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 flash, including the secondary reflector (wink light), built-in catchlight card, and the extended zoom mode...
 Metz 
 Tests 
Nov 18 2009
Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1 is the best dedicated digital flash made by Metz so far. It has an impressive set of features that includes second curtain synchronization, high speed sync, wireless functions, multi-zone auto-focus assist, etc...
 Metz 
Oct 29 2009
The purpose of this review is to show the frame coverage of Canon Speedlite 580EX II flash in various applications. The fist test demonstrates the "direct" frame coverage by shooting an indexed wall, which allows seeing the actual angle of view at the different flash zoom settings...
 Canon 
 Tests 
Jul 17 2009
Metz releases firmware updates for Mecablitz 48 AF-1 and Mecablitz 58 AF-1 flash units. The 48 AF-1 improvements include the support of on-camera flash menus that can be seen in the newer cameras on the market...
 Metz 
 News 
Jul 10 2009
Releasing Speedlite 430EX II, Canon engineers took the same road as they did coming from Canon 580EX to 580EX II. The new features of Canon 430EX II are a subset of Canon 580EX II improvements...
 Canon 
Feb 26 2009
Canon Speedlite 430EX II and Canon Speedlite 580EX II flashes are the two best flash units Canon created so far. The 430EX II flash is a little brother of the Speedlite 580EX II. It lacks several features but delivers a very good package in a compact body at a lower price... If you want to get the most powerful flashgun, which is also loaded with everything or almost everything invented so far...
 Canon 


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