Posts Tagged ‘Nikonians’

Mike Hagen’s B1 & Air Remote TTL-N Review: “This is exciting news for Nikon shooters.”

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Review

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On September 15, we will release Air Remote TTL-N, a clever little device that allows Nikon shooters to do TTL with the B1 off-camera flash. But the first Air Remote TTL-N review has already seen the light of day. It’s Mike Hagen of Nikonian fame who has tested it. And he is pretty impressed.

As the CEO of Visual Adventures and the Managing Director of the Nikonians Academy, Mike Hagen is a well-known name amongst Nikon shooters.

Mike also reviews gear that is of interest to Nikon shooters. Latest in line is an Air Remote TTL-N review which also includes a review of the recently released B1 Location Kit.

Mike starts off by announcing that “this is exciting news for Nikon shooters.” He then brings the remote and the kit to an on-location shoot for a test drive. Finally, he rounds off his review stating:

“Profoto has created a high quality, powerful and easy to use location lighting system that I’d take anywhere. The B1 AirTTL flashes were truly a joy to use and I highly recommend them for any pro shooter who wants the best.”

Head over to Visual Adventures’ website for the full review.

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Nikonians Reviews the RFi Softboxes

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Review

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On November 1, Profoto released a new line of softboxes, compatible with all major flash brands, ranging all the way from high-end studio strobes to speedlights. It might not come as a big surprise that Nikonians’ Academy Director Mike Hagen was especially curious about the latter: the RFi speedring adapter for Nikon/Canon. If you want to hear Mike’s opinion about the Nikon/Canon speedring adaptor, click here.

Here is a little teaser:

“For me though, the best feature of the new RFi equipment is the brand-new RFi Speedring for Nikon and Canon speedlights. Using this means the entire line of RFi equipment is fully compatable with flashes like the Nikon SB-910 and SB-700. […] Placing my small strobes in top-of-the-line light shapers is a dream come true and I’m pleased that Profoto now has given small strobe photographers full access to their equipment.”

REVIEW: Nikonians on the new D1 Studio Kit

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Review

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Nikonians on Profoto

Last week, Profoto released its latest addition to the D1 Studio Kit line. The new kit is called D1 Studio Kit 3 Heads, and as the names suggests, it includes 3 D1 monolights, 2 softboxes, 2 speedrings, 1 grid, 1 Air Remote, 3 stands and power cables. The D1 monolights are available in 250, 500 and 1,000 Ws versions, and everything comes packed in high quality trolley bag. If you are eager to know more, you will find a longer post on the new kit here.

Not long after that, the large and passionate Nikon fan organization Nikonians posted a review of the D1 Studio Kit 3 Heads. In this review, Nikonians Academy director Mike Hagen proves the reliability of the kit by taking it straight to an important shoot just two hours after he unpacked it for the very first time. Here is what Mike writes:

For more than four decades, Profoto has been manufacturing some of the highest quality lighting equipment known to the professional photography market. I had always heard that their gear was top-notch but it wasn’t until I actually tested Profoto’s newest product, the Profoto D1 Studio 3 Head Kit, that I really came to appreciate what fine lighting equipment can do for a photographer.

Read the rest of the review here. And thanks for the kind words, Mike!