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Aputure Limited, Shenzhen, China
English and Chinese language. Cutting-edge design and manufacture of photo accessories for professional photographers, including DSLR and SLR remote shutter controls, wireless remote kits, digital intervalometer shutter triggers, Blazzeo studio lighting systems, electronic flashes, wireless slave triggers, reflectors, softboxes and umbrellas, lightstands and more. ISO 9001 strict quality control, 2000 Certified, CE Certified, Aputure guarantees clients the highest quality products. Worldwide sales.
Owen's Originals Studio Lighting & Photo Backgrounds, Washington, Kansas
Brand name continuous quartz lighting and studio strobes, including Novatron, Photogenic, JTL Everlight, JTL Superlight, Smith-Victor, Savage, Interfit halogen, Vu-Pro Viper and more. Studio flash and continuous lighting kits, radio slave kits, softboxes and umbrellas, lighting stands and backdrop stands. Wide selection of muslin backdrops, hand-painted canvas backgrounds, Old Masters, computer painted scenics, Chromakey green and Chroma Key blue screens for digital masking, Photek People Poppers, much more. Toll free number.
Sharpics -- Product Photography Equipment, San Diego, California
Sharpics is a trusted source in product photography with a complete line of cost-effective and innovative studio equipment for achieving professional product images. Products include portable photo studios, tabletop monopod, daylight studio lighting, background support stands, seamless backgrounds, complete starter systems and other studio accessories. All products are designed to save space for use in the convenience of your own home or office. Buy as a system and save.
Photogenic Professional Lighting, Bartlett, Illinois
Photogenic manufactures the highest quality lighting equipment and light shaping accessories for professional photographers since 1903. Made in America for photo studios, product photography and video applications. Catalog includes monolights and monolight kits, power supplies and light heads, continuous light and fluorescent light units and flashtubes. Lighting accessories include umbrellas, reflectors, softboxes, barndoors, shooting tables, posing stools, stands, booms, adapters and more. Toll free number for more information. Locate dealers and contact customer service.
Smith-Victor Corporation, Bartlett, Illinois
Made in the USA since 1874, Smith-Victor makes quality lighting equipment for imaging and video production. Your source for monolight flash units, quartz lights, photoflood lights, on-camera video lights, complete lighting kits, light stands, booms and background paper stands. Lighting modifiers include umbrellas, softboxes, barndoors and scrims, dimmers, clamps, mounts and adapters for studio and location shoots. ABS molded cases, tabletop photography shooting tables, tripods, dollies and tripod heads. Dealer locator. Toll free number. Lighting guide and glossary.
More Studio Lighting Equipment Manufacturers
Anton/Bauer Inc., Shelton, Connecticut
Six languages. Ultralight brand video lights and batteries for professional videographers and broadcast television crews.
ARRI (Arnold & Richter), Munich, Germany
In English. Founded in 1917, the manufacturer of Arriflex movie cameras and ARRI's extensive line of lighting equipment for movie and video production. Detailed technical data on all products, service, international rental, film laboratory, studio and post production facilities, worldwide links, and more.
Backgrounds by David Maheu, Harrisville, Rhode Island
Photographers David and Julie Maheu offer a unique line of hand painted canvas and muslin backgrounds. Online catalog includes a wide range of classic designs, scenics, fine art designs, border muslins, sheers and drapes, ceiling mount systems, background supports, posing stools, posing tables and more.
Balcar S.A., Paris, France
French, English and German versions. Manufacturer of professional studio flash and continuous lighting equipment. Studio powerpack and monobloc lighting systems. Umbrellas and softboxes. Color corrected fluorescent lighting, lighting accessories and more. Lighting for television studios and video production. Founded in 1952 by French fashion photographer Mardick Balli.
Studio Lighting Dealers
Beattie Systems Inc., Cleveland, Tennessee
Founded in 1948, Beattie Systems closed their doors in June 30, 2001. You can still get Beattie long roll cameras and film adapters repaired by Jerry Howard. (See the next listing.) Beattie Intenscreen bright focusing screens are available from Fresnel Optics Inc.
Beattie Camera Systems Service and Repair, Cleveland, Tennessee
Jerry Howard repairs Beattie Gemini Systems, Beattie LRX long roll cameras, and film adapters for the Mamiya RB67 and RZ67, Datronic cameras, Camerz long roll cameras (Z11's, Classics and Nords), Kodak Prism XLC Systems and related accessories. Mr. Howard purchased the inventory, spare parts and test equipment when Beattie Systems closed down in June 2001. Reasonable rates, prompt quality work.
Some other repair shops which may be able to repair Beattie Systems equipment. Contact first.
Holly Enterprises, 7555 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys, California 91406, phone 818-988-7111
Associated Camera Repair, 1249 East Washington Ave., Gilbert, Arizona 85234, phone 480-539-1067
Keith Murphy Electronics & Flashworks, 15715 Martin Road, Roseville, Michigan, 48066, phone 810-779-0030
Advanced Photographic Solutions, 1525 Hardeman Lane, Cleveland, Tennessee 37312, phone 423-479-5481
Bencher Inc., Wood Dale, Illinois
Manufacturers of professional copystands for still and video cameras, and accessories for copying, including quartz halogen lighting, light baffles, polarizing filters, book and copy hold-down easels, and light intensity controls. For more than 50 years, makers of Majestic brand tripods and tripod heads, designed to meet the needs of professionals. Contact Bencher for a dealer near you.
Bescor Video Associates Ltd., Farmingdale, New York
Manufactures video camcorder batteries and chargers, fluid head video tripods, motorized pan heads, 12 volt and 120 volt AC video lighting equipment, 12 volt broadcast video lights, portable power supplies and accessories, adapter cords and more.
Bogen Photo Corp., Ramsey, New Jersey
Exclusive US distributor of Metz shoe mount and handle mount flash systems, PocketWizard digital remote camera and flash triggering systems, Bogen/Manfrotto light stands, booms and autopoles, Bogen Lightform light modifying panel system, Avenger grip equipment, Aurasoft tungsten and HMI light fixtures, Elinchrom studio and portable electronic flash and lighting equipment, Bogen copy stands and camera stands, Sto-fen and Bo-Flex collapsible reflectors, rail systems, gaffer and mylar tape, Cine professional lighting filters and Gossen flash meters, ambient light meters and color temperature meters.
Bowens International Ltd., Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, UK
Manufacturing lighting equipment for the serious photographer since 1960. Based in UK and now part of the Calumet Professional Imaging Group, Bowens have a comprehensive range of flash, continuous and portable lighting equipment which is available worldwide through their international network of distributors.
Brandess-Kalt-Aetna Group, Inc., Vernon Hill, Illinois
For nearly fifty years supplying 12,000 photo accessories to more than 5,000 retailers. Exclusive US distributor for Bowens Monolights. BKA also distributes SP Studio Systems lighting kits, slave strobes, and studio accessories including stands, umbrellas, softboxes and light modifiers, Excalibur Monolights, RedWing light booms and Siegelite's line of Stratos modular flash brackets for 35mm and medum format.
Brightscreen, Cleveland, Tennessee
Manufactures Brightscreen camera focusing screens, 20/20(tm) brand photo products, accessories and Accurfocus magnifiers for critical focusing needs. Distributors of Lucht Promira long roll cameras and Apcam motor drives for Hasselblads. FAQs, testimonials, more. Find dealers worldwide or order direct by mail, toll free number or secure server. Flash intro "traps" visitors. New browser window will open. Close it when finished.
Paul C. Buff, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee
Makers of White Lightning monolight studio flash units; the company responsible for changing how many photographers think about studio lighting equipment. Products include White Lightning and Ultra units, reflectors, remote control modules, accessories, flash lamps and more; resells a wide range of lighting equipment, including stands, umbrellas, light modifiers, cases, and PhotoFlex litepanels, softboxes, and litediscs. Product info, prices, tech tips, FAQs, 800 number.
California Sunbounce, Viersen, Germany
California Sunbounce manufactures reflectors, scrims, photo bags and accessories for traveling and for every day use by working professional photographers, video and film production crews. Sturdy and reliable designs for the demanding professional. Dealers worldwide. Euro pricing.
Cambo Fotografische Industrie BV, Kampen, Netherlands
Manufacturing large format cameras, studio camera stands, view camera accessories, tripod ball heads and gear heads, shooting tables and more for over 50 years. Photo equipment for all levels of photography and budget, from entry level to advanced use. Locate Cambo distributors worldwide.
Chimera Company, Boulder, Colorado
Lighting products for still photography, video and film production. Many items designed for use with flash, tungsten and HMI sources. Products include lightbanks, light modifiers, omni-directional "lanterns," speed rings, accessories, videos, books & more. Features explained, lighting tips, FAQs, request catalogs, locate local dealers, and a toll free number.
Cress Photo, Wayne, New Jersey
Flashbulbs and flashguns. World's leading dealer of flashbulbs, flashguns, bulb adapters, and expert technical information about using flashbulbs. Stocking almost every flashbulb ever made! Sales and rental worldwide of antique cameras and flashbulb equipment to pro and amateur photographers, film and video productions, the entertainment industry, special effects technicians, government and scientific labs in more than 30 countries.
Custom Solutions, New York, New York
Manufacturers of "The Shell" light modifier for on-camera flash units, eliminates red-eye, softens light, reduces shadows both horizontally and vertically. Two models and list of compatible flash units. Tool for photo journalists, wedding and event photographers, for flattering on-location portraits. Dealer locations.
DeepSea Power & Light, San Diego, California
Designs and manufactures a large catalog of SeaCam underwater video cameras, SeaLite and SeaArc underwater video lights and batteries, camera remote control units and related accessories.
Denny ElectraVision, Mobile, Alabama
Denny's ElectraVision system promises that pro photographers "will never have to sell from paper proofs again." Their Digital 10.0 Plus Preview System eliminates paper proofs by coupling a Sony 3 chip video camera in synchronization with a film-based studio camera. It allows the photographer to do the sitting, preview the results and sell to the client in one session. Full details on the site.
Denny Manufacturing Company, Mobile, Alabama
Manufacturers of backdrops, props, studio accessories, and electronic preview systems for photographers. Online specials. Hand-painted canvas backgrounds available in many styles, including Old Masters, Scenics, Super Scenics, washable muslin backdrops and more. Free catalog available. Toll free number.
Digi-Slave (SR Inc.), Irving, Texas
Manufactures slave flash products specifically for digital cameras. Digi-Slave flash units include basic models, models with bounce zoom flash heads, models with guide numbers of 110 and 120, and a slave ring flash for digital macro photography. Makes SA-10 Slave Flash Trigger for firing non-digital flash units. Also makes PowerGrip Nimh power packs. Explains why many digital cameras require special slave flash units.
Lester A. Dine, Inc., Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Since 1952 manufacturing ring flash systems and photographic accessories especially for dental and medical macro-photography. Products include Nikon and Pentax cameras outfitted with macro lens and Dine Auto Exposure Ring and Point combination flash, digital cameras and software, Nikon Pronea system with ring and point flash and APS film scanner, Polaroid SLR macro camera and more.
Dive Lights International Inc., San Diego, California
Manufacturers of Nite Rider brand "high-wattage, hands-free dive lights for professional and recreational use." Innovative face mask and wrist-mount lights and HID video lighting. Division of NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems.
Dyna-Lite, Union, New Jersey
Since 1970 made in USA professional flash equipment, offering a range of traditional power pack systems with your choice of flash heads, two monolight systems, wedding/portrait systems, umbrellas, stands, light controls, and the Jackrabbit (tm) rechargeable power supply for location shooting. Price list and worldwide dealer directory. VIP Spotlight features photographers' work.
Elinca SA, Geneva, Switzerland
In English. Manufacturers of Elinchrom professional studio flash system and Prolinca studio flash and fabric reflectors. Information on power packs, lamp heads, compact units, accessories, and more. Lighting guide demonstrates lighting setups using Elinchrom equipment. Bogen Photo is the US distributor for Elinchrom.
Jon Falk Lights Ltd. Inc., Collingswood, New Jersey
Manufactures the UnderDog flash battery. An UnderDog flash battery is a light-weight, 6 volt/1.3 amp/hr lead-acid, rechargeable flash battery that attaches to the bottom of most cameras or motor drives. An UnderDog battery (and the right Quantum cable) can power about 70 different brands of portable shoe mount flashes. Available from the factory and from dealers listed online.
Foba AG, Wettswil, Switzerland
In English and German. Manufactures ceiling rail systems, studio background supports and background sheeting, shooting tables, studio camera stands and tripod heads. The Foba Combitube System can be configured in an infinite number of ways to support fill reflectors, to suspend products and accomplish otherwise difficult or impossible tabletop photography tasks.
Fresnel Optics, Inc., Rochester, New York
Manufactures the brightness enhancing Beattie Intenscreen focusing screen for hundreds of 35mm SLRs, medium format and large format cameras. Several screen variations including grid patterns and split image focus are available within each camera model product category. Intenscreen bright focusing screens were formerly available from Beattie Systems.
Site under construction. No information. Maker of washable background cloths.
Hahnel USA, Beldenville,Wisconsin
Hahnel video lights use an optical lens to direct the light beam in a straight line, eliminating hot spots. Zoom video lights offer adjustable wide-angle to telephoto light beam. Hahnel also makes slide viewers and ni-cad and nickel metal hydride battery chargers for camcorders and cell phones.
Hedler Systemlicht, Runkel, Germany
In German and English. Manufacturers of continuous lighting for photography studios, video production and digital imaging applications. Products include tungsten halogen lights, Daylux flood lights and compact models for location shooting. Lighting accessories include folding reflectors, umbrellas, barn doors, light stands, etc.
Ikelite Underwater Systems, Indianapolis, Indiana
Manufacturers since 1962 of underwater photography and lighting equipment, including housings for simple point and shoot cameras and sophisticated housings for SLRs and video cameras, electronic flash units, strobe mounting systems, light meters and many unique accessories for underwater photography. FAQ, online catalog, and list of dealers worldwide.
Kapture Group Inc., St. Louis, Missouri
Manufacturers and direct sellers of the most comprehensive, easy to use trigger control system for high speed photography. Products may be configured in various combinations to ensure you get the required shot. New universal sliding back provides the lowest cost option to interface most digital backs to any brand of 4x5. Electronic cable release trips any shutter in sync with the digital back. Extensive photos on web site explain how it's done.
Kouzis Company, Spata, Greece
In English. For more than 15 years, manufacturers of professional photographic equipment found in most Hellenic labs, photo studios and schools - also exporting to Italy, France, England, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Cyprus. Products include monoblock flash units, power pack units with flash heads, variable intensity video lights, giant light banks, tripods, still life tables, darkroom timers, and many lighting accessories, including umbrellas, radio slaves, and much more.
Larson Enterprises Inc., Orem, Utah
Site under development. Founded in 1964, the pioneer in functional and durable light reflectors and lighting modifiers. Products include Reflectasol umbrellas, Soff Box light diffusion boxes, Starfish wrap-around lighting, louvers, clamps and accessories. Direct sales.
Light & Motion Industries, Monterey, California
Founded in 1990, manufacturers of SunRay underwater video light systems, underwater digital and video camera housings, auxiliary lenses, grip equipment, arms and accessories.
Lumedyne, Inc., Port Richey, Florida
Portable electronic flash systems for professional photography. Power range from 3ws to 2400ws with manual, auto or TTL control. Built in modeling lights and battery gauges available for systems with 1 to 12 flash heads. Battery packs with gauges are available for digital cameras and other brands of flashes, including high voltage performance. Longest performance guarantees in the industry, exclusive 100 month battery pro-rate warranty. Celebrating their 26th year in business.
Grupo Manfrotto, Vicenza, Italy
In English. Manufacturer of an extensive line of camera tripods, heads, lighting supports and stands, booms, background supports, IFF studio equipment and accessories, Avenger grip equipment for film, broadcast and photographic productions, rail and pantograph systems and more. Links to Manfrotto subsidiaries. Locate distributors worldwide and request literature.
Konica Minolta Photo Imaging USA Inc., Mahwah, New Jersey
Konica Minolta makes ambient light, flash, spot and color meters for photographers.
Meggaflash Technologies Ltd., Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
Sole remaining manufacturer of flashbulbs. Products include three main types of single use flashbulbs, the PF330 Floodflash, PF200 Medium Peak and PF300 Slow Peak. Also produces custom flashbulbs to meet specific customer requirements. Direct sales to customers worldwide.
Metz-Werke GmbH & Co. KG, Fürth, Germany
In English and German. Metz manufacturers camcorders, Mecablitz electronic flash units, televisions, and video equipment. Extensive info on their range of flash equipment, including an excellent online guide to using flash. Products are sold worldwide. US distributor for Metz is Bogen Photo Corp.
MK Digital Direct, San Diego, California
Leading US manufacturer of digital lighting systems for product photography. MK Digital continuous lighting products allow customers to create professional photographs easy, quick, and ready to use. Systems feature natural wrap-around lighting, the key to bringing out sharp and natural colors in pictures. Exceptional for the jewelry, dental, electronic, forensic, and optical industries; providing tremendous money savings and fast turn-around time by producing product images in-house rather than outsourcing to a graphic design company.
Mole-Richardson Co., Hollywood, California
Lighting equipment for motion picture, television, video and still photographic studios. Includes HMI lights, softlights, fresnel spots, quartz lights, light banks, skylites, overhead clusters, light stands, camera supplies, grip products, a one stop studio supply store, rental catalog, and list of local distributors. Also Hollywood memorabilia merchandise. Highly interactive site may cause browser to crash. (Ours did.)
Multiblitz, Köln/Cologne, Germany
In German and English. Founded in 1948, Dr. Ing. D.A. Mannesmann GmbH manufactures professional studio lighting equipment sold in more than 80 countries. Studio electronic flash models include the Digilite for professional ID photos, Varilux and Profilux monolights, CompactLite for on-the-go photographers, Varispot 500 studio spotlight, Multiblitz lighting kits, lighting accessories and more.
Norman Lights / Promark, Bartlett, Illinois
Designing and building electronic flash lighting equipment for professional photographers for more than 35 years. Products include power supplies, travel kits, battery portable flash units, a wide range of lampheads, Super Delta V chargers, portrait systems, reflectors, stands, filters, gels, photo eye slaves, accessories, and more. Online price list. Locate dealers. Part of the Promark International family of well-known photo equipment brands including Norman, Photogenic Lighting, Smith-Victor, Lindahl, Camerz, Cool-Lux video lighting and more.
North Light Products Inc., Redwood City, California
Since 1980, designing and manufacturing high-end lighting equipment for still, film, and video professionals. Products include light boxes which can be used with electronic flash, tungsten halogen, HMI, and fluorescent light; column light stands, a wide range of reflector systems, honeycomb grids for North Light reflectors and also for Chimera softboxes. Made in USA. See used and demo specials.
Off The Wall Productions Ltd., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Insolvent and out of business on September 11, 2006. Former manufacturer of durable, light-weight studio prop systems, including studio sets, backgrounds and props for photography studios and outdoor location shooting. Owned by Larry Hershberger.
Omega/Satter, Hampstead, Maryland
Best known for Omega enlargers, darkroom equipment and photo accessories, Omega/Satter is also the exclusive US distributor for Achiever brand electronic flash units, and many accessories, including flash brackets, hot shoe adapters, slave units, PC cords, light meters, light diffusers, light stands, background stands, Testrite lighting products and more.
Osram GmbH, München, Germany
In English and German. One of the world's largest lamp manufacturers; products sold in more than 140 countries. Osram's photo/optic lighting division produces special effects lighting, film, television and video production lighting; professional photography lighting; lamps for cinema, video, data and slide projection; lamps for photofinishing equipment and more.
Paramount Cords, Bronx, New York
For more than 60 years, manufacturing heavy-duty sync cords and products for serious photographers. Voltage protected sync cords, custom Y cords, power cords and more. Design your own custom sync cord online. Other products include PC cord tip conditioners, and distribution of Lumedyne flash units and the Pocket Wizard Plus radio slave.
Phootos Vakfoto, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
In English. Founded in 1987, manufacturers of the AIM fiber optic light painting system, filters and accessories. Gallery of images created using AIM equipment and list of international distributors.
PhotoFlex Inc., Santa Cruz, California
Makers of a wide range of lighting and studio equipment. Lighting tools include domes, litediscs, panels, softboxes, reflectors, backgrounds, umbrellas, stands, light modifiers, strobe connectors, & video lighting equipment. FAQs. Dealers. Gallery and the PhotoFlex Institute of Photography. Toll free number.
Photogenic Professional Lighting, Bartlett, Illinois
Well known manufacturer of Photogenic brand professional lighting equipment for photo studios, portraiture, product photography and video applications. Products include PowerLight monolights, StudioMax lighting kits and more. Lighting accessories include reflectors, barndoors, umbrellas and softboxes, posing tables and stools. Toll free number for free catalog or more information.
Photon Beard Ltd., Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, UK
Founded in 1882, Photon Beard manufactures studio lighting equipment for the broadcast industry. Catalog includes portable tungsten lighting and tungsten battery equipment, studio fluorescent lighting, reflector kits and umbrellas, battery belts, battery packs, rail suspension systems, portable lighting dimmers, Chromakey backgrounds and more. Makes precision two and four blade printing and masking easels for the darkroom.
PhotoPro Electronics, Mt. Waverley, Victoria, Australia
Since 1985 Australia's only designer and manufacturer of professional studio electronic flash equipment. Trading under the Pro Series brand name, PhotoPro Electronics specializes in designing products customers want. Micro processor controlled lighting products include digital monoblocs for studio use, battery-powered Dingo monoblocs for location shoots, as well as a range of floor power-packs. Pro Series flash heads are compatible with Elinchrom and Bowens power packs.
Plume Ltd., Silver Plume, Colorado
Plume Ltd. distributes the specialized designs of Gary Regester, photographer, including Wafer diffusion banks, Scandles daylight fluorescent source for video, film and digital imaging; Scandles Conservator "heat and UV-free" light source for conservators, forensic and pathology labs; Tallat Diffusion Shutter, Cocoon lighting tent for product photography and assorted "Plume Tools" for location shooting.
Profoto, Stockholm, Sweden
Professional lighting equipment, including power packs, flash heads, ringlights, monolights, tungsten quartz halogen lights for use by digital scanning photographers, daylight HMI lights, reflectors and modifiers, small softboxes, umbrellas, spotlights, accessories, technical data, glossary and a directory of dealers and rental sources in the western hemisphere.
Quantum Instruments, Garden City, New York
Since 1975, makers of the well-known Quantum line of portable rechargeable flash power packs, the Quantum high performance Turbo batteries, QFlash electronic flash units, Photometer 1 and LX models for measuring footcandles and footlamberts, radio slaves for wireless synchronization, & optical slaves. FAQ. Locate local dealers.
Quasar Products, Burnley, Lancashire, UK
Manufacturers and direct sellers of lighting modifiers and flash-bouncers for on-camera flash units, including models for 35mm compacts and SLRs and medium format cameras. Eliminate red-eye, soften flash, and add warmth to skin tones. SLR and medium format buyers get all three colors, silver, gold, and white. Now offers single-use cameras with built-in red-eye elimination, can be customized with your company logo.
Rosco Laboratories, Inc., Stamford, Conn. / Hollywood, Cal.
Tools for the motion picture, television, video and still photography industry. Color filters, gels, photo gobos, motion effects devices, fog systems, color correction, diffusion and reflective materials, dimmers and light controls, scenic paint, projections screens, hardware and grip supplies, "glitz & glitter" materials, more. Worldwide directory of local offices.
RTS Inc., Deer Park, New York
Exclusive US distributor for Multiblitz studio flash units and lighting accessories, Nissin electronic flash units, Graf Studioball heads, Graf Strato Arms studio system tools and Copywrighter for permanently imprinting copyright information on sheet film, Cullman tripods, Copal shutters, Epoque underwater cameras and accessories, Ewa-Marine all-weather rain capes and underwater camera housings and Noblex cameras, .
Sea & Sea, Saitama, Japan / Carlsbad, California
Manufactures underwater strobes, electronic flash units and video lights. Best known for underwater cameras and underwater housings for SLRs, digital cameras and camcorders, accessory lenses and more. Care and maintenance tips, FAQs and contact information. Sea & Sea Japan site.
Sekonic Professional Division, Elmsford, New York
Mamiya's Sekonic division makes an extensive line of Sekonic light meters and flash meters.
Set Shop, New York City, New York
New York City's well-known supplier of photo surfaces and set supplies for pro photographers, including paper, fabric, painted and rigid backgrounds. Studio supplies include gels, filters, effects, diffusion material, grip equipment (stands, clamps etc.) and more. Rental catalog. SetShop also offers full scenic and set construction services.
S&G Photographic Equipment, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In business since 1980. Manufacturer of the MiniMarvel lithium battery pack for use with Vivitar 283 & 285 flash units. The MiniMarvel provides 900 full power flashes and recycles in five seconds. Comes with a spare set of batteries and is available in two models.
Shoot-n-Show Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada
Manufacturers of video proofing systems for portrait and studio photographers. Long roll, medium format, and 35mm systems. See images of various equipment configurations, view online demo of image selection software. The Shoot-n-Show Model T, includes sales room software and is the only integrated system that can go hand-held, on location, under built in battery power.
Sinar Bron Imaging, Edison, New Jersey
Exclusive U.S. distributor for Sinar large format cameras, Broncolor professional studio lighting systems, Leaf digital camera backs, and Foba camera stands, shooting tables, ceiling rail systems and Foba's versatile, build-anything Combitube system. Toll free number. Digital library features resources for prospective and seasoned digital photographers.
Smith-Victor Corporation, Bartlett, Illinois
Quality lighting equipment and accessories for photo studios and location shoots. Monolight flash units, quartz lights, photoflood lights, on-camera video lights, complete lighting kits, light stands, booms and background paper stands. Grip accessories include clamps, mounts and adapters. ABS molded cases, shooting tables for tabletop photography, tripods, dollypods and tripod heads. Locate dealers. Toll free customer number. Web references include a lighting guide and glossary. American-made since 1874.
Speedotron Corp. / The Morris Company, Chicago, Illinois
Manufactures professional studio flash systems, including power supply models and monolight models. Information and product specs on Speedotron's Black Line, Brown Line, Force Series monolights, where to purchase or rent Speedotron lighting equipment in the US and abroad and tech support options.
Strand Lighting Canada, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Professional lighting equipment for theatrical staging, broadcast television, film, and video production companies. Manufactures full lines of Quartzcolor tungsten-halogen fresnel lights, lights for illuminating cycloramas, variable focus spotlights, fill lights, portable lights, dimming systems and cabinets, lighting consoles and programmable software for lighting control and special effects. Product specs and pdf files.
Sunpak (Tocad America Inc.), Parsippany, New Jersey
US Distributors for Sunpak electronic flash units for professionals, amateurs and casual photographers. Products include studio monolights, handle and shoe mount units, ringlights, parabolic reflector models, marine units for Nikonos, zoom AF models, dedicated models, video lights, remote control auto pan/tilt heads for video cameras, camcorder batteries and more.
Sunray Manufacturing, Sun Valley, California
Developers, manufacturers and direct sellers of motion picture and television HMI lighting systems. Sunray products are durable, lightweight and compact. Daylight balanced HMI lights are much cooler and 4 times more efficient than traditional movie lights. Catalog of fixtures, ballasts, and wide range of accessories. Rental of grip and lighting equipment to production companies.
Tamron Industries, Inc., Ohmiya, Japan / Farmington, New York
Tamron's Fotovix equipment allows studio photographers to transfer 35mm and medium format film to video and the Fotovix Video Editor II let's you crop, mask and edit still pictures on videotape. Complete information, specs, and list prices on products.
Tanner Backgrounds, Foley, Alabama
In business since 1990, Tanner Backgrounds offers Scenic and Old Masters style muslin backdrops. Tanner's artists paint all backdrops by hand. You can choose from the online gallery or have your own unique backdrop created. Delivery times and color correctness are guaranteed.
Tiffen Company, Hauppauge and Rochester, New York
Photographic equipment manufacturer and distributor. Lighting gear includes Wein remote-control products including slaves and transmitter/receiver kits, Polaris and Sheperd flash and exposure meters, Stroboframe flash brackets, adapters and accessories, and Cable Network brand cable releases. Tiffen acquired the Saunders Group in 1998.
Visual Departures Ltd., Riverside, Connecticut
Manufactures a range of photographic equipment including Flexfill collapsible reflectors, Camouflex collapsible wildlife blinds, Steadybag beanbag supports, Gelly Roll storage for lighting gels, and more. Distributes Dedolight continuous quartz-halogen lighting units, Hitech & Optiflex Filters, Rosco gels and entire Rosco product line.
Vivitar Corporation, Newbury Park, California
Makers of the archetype of the modern electronic flash, Vivitar's model 283 is still made, sold and in use by millions of photographers 20 years later. Vivitar also continues to produce model 285. Just introduced are Vivitar's 840AF models, full-featured dedicated flash units designed for Canon, Nikon and Minolta auto focus SLR cameras.
F.J. Wescott Company, Toledo, Ohio
Manufacturers of an extensive range of light control products, backgrounds, and studio accessories for still photographers and for the film, broadcast and video industries. Light modifiers, umbrellas, a wide selection of metallic reflectors, silk diffusion panels, scrims and flags, Chroma-Key backgrounds, and assorted grip gear. List of stocking dealers. Lighting tips from pros.
Won Background Mfg. Co., Korea
Factory Direct Sales. In English and Korean. Manufacturers of finest quality canvas and muslin backgrounds since 1940. Won makes it a priority to offer top quality fabric backgrounds at reasonable prices. 100% hand-painted canvas and muslin backgrounds are truly works of art - see their gallery of sample studio photos. Using new smoother materials and techniques, Won hand-painted backgrounds are simply the top of the line for todays portrait studios and professional photographers. Factory direct sales to photo studios and photographers. Free catalog.
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