Category Archives: equipment

Pixel Mago Flash Review 3

As you know I do the occasional beta test and product review of photography equipment. I was given the opportunity to test and review the New Pixel Mago X-600 speedlight. I was excited because it looked very promising. The Pxel Mago is a Canon ETTL-II flash. It can act as a ttl wireless master and […]

How to: Cactus RF60 Radio HSS 5

So one of the limitations of the RF60 and the V6 system is there is no actual TTL signals going between the camera and the flash or the transceiver. The problem with this is not just that you can not do ttl. Its that you can not go into HSS without the camera thinking there […]

Cactus V6 wireless flash transceiver review 17

Well finally after months and months of testing here is my review. There was a great amount of work done between the testers, and cactus to make this a refined and useful product. I feel we accomplished that. Disclaimer: I do not work for Cactus, nor do I get paid by cactus for my testing, […]

YN568EX Thoughts 0

A year ago. I needed a backup flash so I started looking into flashes and I found the YN568EX. It supported basically the majority of the features that my Canon 580EXII had except for master IR and auto thyroister mode. Which I could care less about. I have since bought a second YN568EX for use. […]

Cactus V6 Trigger in Beta Test Phase 3

This is a preview of the Future Cactus V6 trigger system from Beta and Alpha testing. Full review to come later. History of cactus: So some people don’t understand why theses are not a certain brand. Cactus over the years has centered its self around brand agnostic philosophy. This is good because I have and […]

Cactus RF60 Radio Flash Review with V6 Preview 2

Introduction: I got the opportunity to again beta test a product from Hong Kong company Cactus Imaging. When I first heard I was going to be testing the flash way back in September I was extremely excited in seeing what cactus came up with this time. They did not disappoint. I had a list of […]

Cactus RF60 Radio Flash – Teaser image from beta test 0

I am one of the beta testers of the Cactus RF60. I can not reveal much at this point but I am very excited by the product so far. It definitely has changed my strobist kit. We have been testing it for a while. That is one thing I like about cactus they have testers […]

Phottix Multi Boom 28″ Review 0

Introduction: Earlier this year I reviewed the phottix multi-boom 16″ flash bracket. I was given the opportunity to test out the new 28″ version. This adds improved stability and versatility. Because of the new design you are able to shift the weight if you would like to more center of the stand. This allows for […]

Yongnuo YN622C Review and Thoughts 0

Introduction: I may be a little late to the game with this system. However I have beta tested and reviewed many products so i felt it would be only fair to write a review on the Yongnuo YN622c.  I have been in photography profesionaly for about 5 years now.  About 4 years ago I started […]

Phottix Multi Boom 16″ Review 1

Introduction: One issue that has always frustrated me and I assume others from reading online was the limitation of the umbrella style softbox’s for speed lights. Some of theses are like the Westcott Apollo softbox, and the Phottix easy-up softbox *Note: Phottix easy-up softbox is no longer available in the united states.* Both are very […]