MICHAEL MOWBRAY: PHOTOGRAPHER, TEACHIFIER, PHOTO EVANGELIST -- Michael is a noted speedlight expert and the best-selling author of flash photography books Shoot to Thrill and The Speedlight Studo. These are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and wherever fine books are sold.
You can see more of his photography at www.beautifulportraits.com.
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I’ve had numerous requests to add a smaller softbox to the GoMo lineup over the past year since the 36″ and 48″ Octas were introduced. You asked, I answered: Introducing the Little Mo 22″ Square Softbox with a grid.
This little guy is a great match for your MoLight V860II speedlight. And it pairs up nicely with the AD360II and the AD600BM flashes as well! It features strong, durable construction like the rest of the GoMo lineup. The umbrella style makes set up a breeze. And with two removable layers of diffusion plus the included grid, you have plenty of lighting options at your fingertips. It comes with a Bowens S mount, so just add on the Bowens S Adapter and you can mount any speedlight to it. Or, snap it onto your Bowens-ready AD600BM or QT600II.
I love the dramatic yet soft light this double-diffused little box delivers. Just look at what a single speedlight plus a great model can deliver. One light, but awesome! (Model: Nikki Wruk)
Check out this great little portable box while it is still on sale for the holidays. Just $99!
I finally got a chance to test out the brand new MoLight Godox QT600II studio flash with my buddy and fellow photography, Dan Frievalt, on Tuesday. What makes this flash special? Three words: Wicked. Short. Flash. Duration. Okay, I guess that was four. 😉 The QT600II is built for speed. In fact, it has a SPEED mode. This is where it gets really cool. It’s already a very quick flash with incredibly quick recycle times (see the video below). But enable the SPEED mode under Custom Function 01 and this baby earns its name as THE FLASH. The t.01 flash duration goes as fast as 1/28948s (in Speed Mode). That’s insane. In the video and sample photos below, we set the flash to 1/32 power, which gave us a duration of right around 1/6600th. Is that quick enough to freeze motion? Oh, hell yeah.
We also simultaneously tested the Sony a6300 mirrorless camera as one of its great features is 11fps in high speed mode. So we clicked into high speed, set the flash to SPEED, and cued the dancer. The resulting frames look like stop motion. And it did stop motion. No blur where you expect it on a dancer. The trail foot was tack sharp, as was the flowing skirt.
If you shoot dance or any sort of action, this flash is a must-have. Did I mention that it works with the rest of the X-System as it has a built-in X-System receiver? We triggered it here with the X1T-S for Sony, but the flash it compatible with all versions of the X1T as well as the X32 and the X16. Oh, did I mention it also does High Speed Sync up to 1/8000th? There are a lot of features built into this incredible flash. Learn more at the MoLight Store.
Since we blew through our initial shipment of QT600II flashes in just a week I have put together a preorder list that you can join. If you want one of the first ones to arrive in the next shipment, choose “Priority 1” and all I need is a refundable $100 deposit to secure your spot and guarantee you a flash (once you pay the balance and they arrive). If you just want to be one of the first to be notified when they arrive, choose “Standard” and I will email everyone on the Standard list once the Priority orders have been filled.