Sync the FourSquare With Optical Slaves

Sync the FourSquare With Optical Slaves

The FourSquare with optical slaves and a pocket wizard

 

 

The FourSquare, Nikon Speedlights and optical slaves with a pocket wizardThese Nikon SB-900s have a PC port on the side so we only needed three optical slaves. We found that the small Nissin slaves worked great.
The FourSquare, Canon Speedlites and optical slaves with a pocket wizardThe Canon580EXSpeedlites do not have a PC port so I went with a Wein slave. This allows us to attach a standard Pocket Wizard to trigger the first light, and the remaining are being fired by the optical slave on the bottom. 

 

 

It seems pretty simple and it is. For the technically challenged, the optical slave works just as well as separate triggers. Using these in the Four Square box assures they will all “see” the light. The real trick is finding the right optical slaves! I found a real difference as to what slaves would trigger which brand of flash. I did not think this would be such a “touchy” issue but it was. And finally, this is a great way to use older flashes and bring them into your current workflow.

It is really amazing how much you can do with these flashes if you think beyond the borders. High ISO capabilities along with speed lights are a great combination.

LED Flashlights, Great For A Focus Light

LED Flashlights, Great For A Focus Light

Image from Amazon.com

I ran into these cool flashlights from a student in the Mentor Series Workshop in New York City. We used them to allow the camera to auto focus in a dimly lit restaurant. Later we also use a pair of them to give a champagne bottle a nice backlit glow in anther shoot. The have now found a place in my location kit that I take on every job.

You can find them here on Amazon

Mac Pro Armor From Lightware

Mac Pro Armor From Lightware

Heavy duty armor for the new 2014 Mac Pro

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The Lightware LT300 long lens case has been around for a few years and is known as a ultra crush proof case for your high value lenses. The new 2014 Mac pro slides right in like it was made for it. All of Lightware’s Lens Tubes are built with an interior structure of a crushproof tube. This is then surrounded in layers of shock resistant, closed cell foams, which are then encapsulated in a padded soft tricot fabric. Combined with a padded ballistic nylon exterior, the case is formidable against the rigors of travel. An excellent choice to protect your new Mac.

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