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Storacell Battery Management System, St Charles, Illinois
Storacell's battery caddies are the affordable way to safely carry, store and organize your batteries. Unique patented design allows for quick battery changes in the field. Dispenses batteries one at a time. Batteries can be installed either direction showing full from spent. Battery holders for AA, AAA, C, D and 9 volt cells. Night photographers love Storacell's Moonshine model which glows in the dark for up to 8 hours. Multiple configurations and colors. Buy direct from the American manufacturer. Volume dealer pricing if qualified.
Achiever Industries Ltd., Hong Kong PRC
Aftermarket electronic flash manufacturer. Achiever Industries web site has disappeared again. (achiever.com.hk) Many models including compact manual/auto mode electronic flashes and fully dedicated electronic flash units designed for autofocus film cameras and digital cameras. Dual use models can be used on-camera and as a slave flash also. Guide numbers (G/N) and product specs for every flash. Zoom and bounce head dedicated flashes for Canon, Olympus, Pentax. Minolta, Nikon and Ricoh can be switched for standard use with non-dedicated cameras. Autofocus flashes, wide angle diffusers, colored filters for special lighting effects and Achiever accessory handle grips allow side mount flash for more pleasing portraiture.
S. Bower Inc., Long Island City, New York
"Industrializing photography since 1949". Bower brand electronic flash units, flash slaves, accessory lenses, filters and adapters, tripods and more. Dedicated digital flash units for Canon, Nikon, Minolta, Pentax and Olympus 35mm and digital cameras. Models with zoom, bounce and swivel heads, models designed for auto focus cameras, pockets-sized electronic flashes, PC to PC extension cords, coil cords, flash brackets and more. Toll free number.
Brandess-Kalt-Aetna (BKA), Vernon Hills, Illinois
Markets and distributes Kalt and Rokunar brand shoe mount flashes. Compact, entry-level models with fixed flash heads, no bounce or zoom features. Also markets their own SP Studio Systems brand mini-slaves and bare bulb flash slaves.
Cambron brand electronic flash
House brand flash models sold by Cambridge Camera Exchange, Brooklyn camera dealer which closed their brick and mortar store in 2003. Similarly named web retailer continues to operate online. We suggest reading consumer reports on photo.net before placing an order for photo equipment.
Canon USA Inc., Lake Success, New York
Camera manufacturer offers Canon Speedlite dedicated electronic flash models for digital EOS and 35mm EOS cameras. Product line includes compact non-tilt model, and Speedlite models with tilt, zoom and twist flash heads. Macro Twin Lite offers directional flash lighting and flexibility for nature, close-up and macro photographers. Canon's Macro Ring Lite with twin flash tubes can fire together or independently. Speedlite Transmitter for wireless slave flash systems. Check the Digital Learning Center for photography tips and tutorials.
Cobra brand flash
Cobra models include hot-shoe electronic flash units and small pocket sized slave flashes. Distributor and actual manufacturer unknown, retailers contacted would not provide distributor or manufacturer information.
Cosmos Optical And Metal Engineering Pte Ltd, Singapore
OEM photo equipment manufacturer since 1989. Products include traditional and digital camera accessories including Emoblitz brand electronic flashes. Models for Canon and Nikon DSLRs include digital macro TTL ringflash, digital TTL dedicated and auto zoom flash units, and a digital auto slave flash. Accessories include translucent diffusion dome for macro photography.
Digi-Slave (SR Inc.), Irving, Texas
Manufacturers. Factory direct sales of hot-shoe and slave flashes and accessories for digital cameras. The improved Model 3000 is a hot-shoe flash for digital cameras with a guide number of 110 and bounce zoom head. Digi-Slave LED ring light flash units are designed for macro photography use super bright white LEDs and offer both variable power and continuous light settings. Ring light electronic flash is ideal for close-up product photography, jewelry, dental exams and catalog production. Accessories include flash brackets.
Konica-Minolta Holdings Inc., Tokyo, Japan
On January 19, 2006 Konica Minolta Group announced the company would exit the camera and consumer photo business. The company immediately consigned ongoing maintenance contracts for Konica Minolta minilabs to Noritsu Koki and camera equipment service and repair obligations for cameras and digital cameras still under warranty to Sony Corporation.
Lumedyne Inc., Port Richey, Florida
"Powerful, professional, portable flash systems." Founded in 1972, Lumedyne flashes are hand-built in the US and include the "Signature" Series and lightweight ABS "Next Generation" flash heads (both mount on lightstands), power packs, batteries, chargers, power cables, flashtubes and related accessories. Lumedyne's Ring Flash is ideal for fashion photography and uses LED modeling lights. High voltage HV Cyclers and cables will power many on-camera electronic flashes made by Canon, Nikon, Metz. Quantum, Sunpak, Vivitar and more. Fan-cooled 115-230 volt AC power supplies for location shoots.
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Electronic Flash Resources
Electronic Flash Information
Frequently asked questions about electronic flashes for photography. Author Toomas Tam covers flash terminology, guide numbers (GN), flash synchronization, criteria for buying an electronic flash, risks of high trigger voltage, the differences between A-TTL and E-TTL flashes, explains how auto-focus flash works and more.
Electronic Flash Information - Introduction to Portraiture
Provides some rudimentary guidelines for photography students enrolled in the Introduction to Portraiture course at LA City College. General information about color temperature, flash synchronization, synch cords, flash modes and exposure metering. Specific assignments with tips and example photos include taking daylight pictures with fill flash, using flash during long exposures, diffused flash and the environmental portrait.
Notes on the Troubleshooting and Repair of Electronic Flash Units, Strobe Lights and Design
Samuel Goldwasser's extensive FAQ on electronic flash covers the fundamentals, including how to discharge a capacitor so you may safely repair a flash, troubleshooting problems, retrofitting old cameras for electronic flash, and flash circuit schematics for several types of flashes.
photo.net Electronic Flash Forum
Live message board with hundreds of questions, answers and advice on different flash units including the Vivitar 283, 285, many Sunpak models, Metz, Achiever and many other brands. Tips on making your own flash diffusers, lighting suggestions, etc. More than 700 threads dating back to 1998. Join photo.net (free registration) and post your own question.
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