Category: Gear

REVIEW: CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 Lite

The Solution for MacBook Pro Owners in Need of Legacy Connections Review by Erik Vlietinck MacBook Pro 2016 users need a dock to hook up their “old” gear that isn’t Thunderbolt 3 compatible. The most efficient and probably cheapest way to get back legacy ports is to buy a dock like the CalDigit TS3 Lite or TS3. The TS3 Lite, available now, is inexpensive, feature-complete, and offers fast ports. CalDigit’s Thunderbolt Station 3 Lite unit has a design that reminds me of the Elgato Thunderbolt docks, although a bit squarer. It’s made of a sheet of aluminum wrapped around...

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REVIEW: Profoto Air Remote TTL-S

Now Sony Users can Remotely Control their Profoto Strobes Review by Michael Corsentino The wait is finally over for Sony mirrorless camera owners who’ve been waiting for a Sony-compatible Profoto Air Remote. The Profoto Air Remote TTL-S brings the long-anticipated TTL wireless control for Air-enabled Profoto packs and strobes that Canon and Nikon users have been enjoying to the following Sony camera models: Sony Alpha a7 II, Sony Alpha a7R II, and Sony Alpha a7S II. The Profoto Air Remote TTL-S allows Sony camera owners to wirelessly integrate their AirTTL Profoto strobes. Simply attach the Air Remote TTL-S to...

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REVIEW: Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | A

Medium-Range Telephoto Prime Lens Review by Michael Corsentino Sigma’s series of Art lenses requires little introduction. Suffice it to say that people love their stellar optics, creamy images, and real-world prices. They’ve more than earned their street cred among even the most discerning photographers worldwide. The Art series lenses have been designed from the ground up to deliver outstanding edge-to-edge image quality with today’s high megapixel cameras. The new 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | A, the sixth 35mm full-frame prime lens to join the Sigma Art family of lenses, continues the tradition with one of my favorite focal lengths...

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Heads Up Members: Crazy Deal Alert on a softbox for Flash

Just saw this on B&H Photo and I was like “wow!” It’s an Impact collapsible softbox (it folds up flat), and the same one I had used for years, and they have a kit which includes: > A 24×24″ Impact Quickbox softbox  (it folds flat) > A Tilt bracket > A Flash bracket (to hold your hot shoe flash) > And a 8′ Impact air-cushioned light stand The whole rig is just $99.89 and includes free shipping. That’s nuts! The softbox alone is $90, so you’re basically getting the tilt bracket and stand for $10. For a complete one flash...

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