LumiQuest Ready For Anything!

LumiQuest Logo

25 years ago, Quest Couch and Heidi Kenny were operating Quest Productions, a company specialising in high-end corporate multimedia.

The still photography required for this type of work necessitated fast setups on location, under a variety of circumstances. These demands led to the development of the LumiQuest line of flash accessories.

“From our very first designs, the emphasis was on simple light modifiers that worked, rather than gimmicks that would sell.”

This mission has led to over 25 different devices designed to solve real lighting problems in the field.

“All of our light modifiers serve specific purposes by combining the photographers’ needs with the basic laws of physics to create simple, effective accessories that work. We continue to listen to photographers’ problems and share their vision … to help them create images that are beyond their wildest dreams.”

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October 2010 saw the launch of the UltraStrap – the most secure non-adhesive flash accessory mounting strap ever manufactured.

Ultra Strap (below)

LQ-126 UltraStrap 02
The patented marriage of neoprene and Velcro® loop results in a strap that applies a constant 3 lb. (1.36kg) tension to the flash with a non skid surface. The rugged UltraStrap attaches to most flashes in seconds to provide a secure attachment point for all LumiQuest accessories.
David Hobby (Strobist):

 

“LumiQuest is proud of their new Ultra Straps, and wants to put one of the stretchy, grippy mod mounts in every bag. Oh, and if you have not tried one of these yet, you are gonna like it.”

 Joe McNally:
“The LumiQuest Ultra Strap is the most secure way of attaching a light shaper to a small flash I’ve come across … it really works …” 
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2012 saw the launch of 3 new kits which include the FXtra compact gel holder & coloured gels as well as the UltraStrap:

Strobist® Kit (below)

Strobist® Kit offers the “go to” flash modifiers of David Hobby (www.strobist.com). Included in this Kit are the LumiQuest SoftBox IIIFXtra and two UltraStraps.

LQ-132 Strobist Kit 01

Wedding / Event Kit (below)

Included in this kit are the LumiQuest Quik Bounce,FXtra and UltraStrap – which are the perfect trio for fast moving photographers covering weddings and events.

LQ-134 Wedding Event Kit 01

Location / Portrait Kit (below)

Compact enough to take on location, yet equally at home in your studio. The products included in this Kit offer the photographer many options for shooting portrait type work on location. The Kit includes the SoftBox IIISnoot XTRFXtra and two UltraStraps.

LQ-136 Location Portrait Kit 01
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For 2013 the NEW…

READY FOR ANYTHING KIT (below) is here:

The NEW Ready For Anything Kit includes the ProMax SystemFXtra (compact gel holder & gels) and UltraStrap.

LQ-135 Ready For Anything Kit 01

Focus-on-Imaging 2011 on 6th-9th March 2011

FOCUS ON IMAGING 2011
FOCUS ON IMAGING 2011

Snapperstuff is exhibiting Think Tank Photo and Orbis at the Focus on Imaging 2011 show.

BUT… WE HAVE MOVED… WE ARE NOW ON:

STAND L 3


Days: Sunday – Wednesday

Dates: 6th – 9th March 21010

Venue: Stand L3, Halls 9 & 10,  NEC, Birmingham

Hope to see you there !

Dom Bower gets his new orbis !!

Dom Bower was just too excited to get dressed before telling everyone about his new orbis ring flash:

You can see more from Dom on his blog: http://dombowerphoto.blogspot.com/2010/11/orbis-ring-flash.html

frio – the world’s coolest coldshoe has arrived

 

The frio™ is the world’s first and only universal hotshoe to tripod adapter with Dual Lock security, so your shoot will never fall apart.

Frio logo

Connect, Combine, Create™

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We are excited to launch Enlight Photo’s latest innovation in the UK & Ireland, the:

frio™


“The frio™ is the answer I wish I had last year” Graeme Murray, adventure  sports photographer.

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5 free frio give away


UK 5 Frios to giveaway; Tweet-> Frio now available from @snapperstuff http://ke-we.net/8wk #strobist <-Tues am we will draw 5 followers 🙂

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The frio™ is the essential adaptor to connect all your favourite hotshoe gear to anything with a 1/4″-20 tripod stud, giving you the freedom to Connect, Combine, Create™.


The frio™ is the world’s first and only universal hotshoe tripod adaptor with patent-pending Dual Lock Security: Slip’n’Click™ technology.


It is the only coldshoe adaptor in the world that has the added security of a dual lock mechanism, so the gear you love the most (the expensive stuff) can be safely secured to any lightstand, tripod, rig or grip that you’ve got.


It connects your hotshoe gear quickly to your tripod, lightstand, rig and grip gear. Once safely on, your gear is secure thanks to the patent-pending dual lock security – Slip’n’Click™ technology – but can be removed in an instant.

The frio’s™ universal design means that it gets along with all your favourite equipment like photo flashes / strobes including the Nikon SB900, not forgetting video DSLR microphones, light panels, monitors, recorders and more.

The frio™ also has a handy lanyard point to hang your radio slaves and any other accessory from.

It is also designed to fit perfectly in your pocket, or on your key-ring, and is light weight and warm to the touch.

Weight: 13g

Dimensions: 50mm x 25mm x 18mm

Colour: gun-metal blue

Screw thread: 1/4″ (20 TPI) screw socket

What screw fits? anything with a male 1/4″ (20 threads per inch TPI) screw (film & photo industry standard)

What flash guns fit? standard flash gun / strobe and the oversized foot of the Nikon SB900

RRP: £12.99

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coldshoe – (n) pron. kōld sh oō – a device for connecting hotshoe accessories to threaded photography stand apparatus.

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“All my flashes are soon gonna be sitting on blue.” – David Hobby

“The frio™ is miraculous.” – WIRED.com

“The frio™ is ingenious. For me it was love at first sight.” – Syl Arena

“OOooo… I’ve got shivers up my spine.” David Honl

“I can’t wait to get my frio™… I’m going to replace all my coldshoes.” Michael Craig

“The frio™ is insanely useful on my video rigs.” – Garth Badger

“Most of the best ideas are simple and the Frio™ Coldshoe is no exception!” – Ian Pack

UK 5 Frios to giveaway; Tweet-> Frio now available from @snapperstuff http://ke-we.net/8wk #strobist <-Tues am we will draw 5 followers 🙂

the frio™ is available NOW from Snapperstuff.com & our partner retailers


Offer ends: 7 December 2010

Nikon Owner South Coast Group – 22 January 2011 meeting

nikon owner - south coast group logo

Snapperstuff will be demonstrating the Orbis ring flash at the January 2011 meeting of the Nikon Owner South Coast Group…

Date: 22nd January 2010
Time: 6pm start
Venue: The Duke of Wellington, Bugle Street, Southampton, Hampshire

More info: http://nikonownerscg.wolfpictures.co.uk

Hope to see you there!

Orbis – simple portrait tutorial

Have you seen this… a really nice basic portrait demo with a fun kids shoot.

The orbis™ transforms the harsh light from your SLR flash gun to create beautiful, shadowless photos quickly and easily. You don’t need any specialised knowledge or technique. The orbis™ fits to your flash in seconds — no bulbs, no batteries, no training course!

You put the orbis™ onto your flash, lift it up in front of the camera and bingo, stunning, shadowless light, anywhere, every time.

If you’re a keen, talented photographer who rarely uses your SLR flash because you don’t like the results, the orbis™ ring flash is perfect for you. Lighting your photos with the orbis™ opens a whole new world of photography.

More info here: ORBIS RING FLASH

Morris Photographic – IN STORE EVENT – 18th December 2010

Morris Photographic are hosting an IN STORE EVENT with THINK TANK PHOTO & ORBIS.

A specialist from Snapperstuff (UK & Ireland distributor) will be demonstrating the Think Tank Photo range of camera bags & accessories and the Orbis ring flash, alongside Ricoh, Nissin, Color Confidence, Proline, Kowa, Kenro and Opticron.

We will also be doing an Orbis photo walk at 12 noon on the day. Where you will get an insight into using the Orbis ring flash!

Spaces are limited, so… please contact Morris Photographic now to book your space. Tel: 0845 430 2030

Date: Saturday, 18th December 2010

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: Morris Photographic, Unit 9 Worcester Road Industrial Estate, Worcester Road (A44), Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5XW

And we look forward to seeing you there :0)

Harrison Cameras – IN STORE EVENT – 18th December 2010

Harrison Cameras store
Harrison Cameras store

Harrison Cameras are hosting an IN STORE EVENT with THINK TANK PHOTO & ORBIS.

A specialist from Snapperstuff (UK & Ireland distributor) will be demonstrating the Think Tank Photo range of camera bags & accessories and the Orbis ring flash alongside Sony.

We will also be doing an Orbis photo walk at 12 noon on the day. Where you will get an insight into using the Orbis ring flash!

Spaces are very limited, so… please contact Harrison Cameras now to book your space. Email: sales@harrisoncameras.co.uk

Date: Saturday, 18th December 2010

Time: 9:15am – 5pm

Venue: Harrison Cameras, 112-114 London Road, Sheffield, S2 4LR

And we look forward to seeing you there :0)

Jacobs Newcastle – IN STORE EVENT – 11th December

Jacobs Newcastle store
Jacobs Newcastle store

Snapperstuff demo the Think Tank Photo and Orbis products:



Jacobs Newcastle store Think Tank Photo range
Jacobs Newcastle store Think Tank Photo range

Date:


Saturday, 11th December 2010


Time:


8:45am to 5:30pm


Where:


Jacobs Newcastle store


Remember to bring your gear to try out !

Lighting The Gadget Scientist

Ian Pack and Paul Noble are working with Mark Burton – author of The Gadget Scientist™ – to produce a series of videos to promote his superb book.

Ian has blogged about the lighting set up they have used: “See how I developed the lighting for Mark’s PTC (Piece To Camera) shot in Paul’s studio. I chose to use Rosco Lightpads exclusively because they are quick to set up, energy efficient, daylight colour balanced and cool running so consequently do not cook the talent!”

Mark Burton author of The Gadget Scientist
Mark Burton author of The Gadget Scientist

Read more about the lighting set up here: LIGHTING THE GADGET SCIENTIST™

Click here to get a copy of The Gadget Scientist™