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.”
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.”
“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 …”
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 III, Snoot XTR, FXtra and two UltraStraps.
We hope you can brave the weather to come and see our Think Tank Photo and Orbis product specialist Helen Atkinson for guidance on work, travel and storage solutions for your gear, at the Jacobs Digital Photo & Video Newcastle IN STORE EVENT.
We look forward to seeing you there this Saturday 11th December 2010, from 10am to 4pm.
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.
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
coldshoe – (n) pron. kōld sh oō – a device for connecting hotshoe accessories to threaded photography stand apparatus.
“All my flashes are soon gonna be sitting on blue.” – David Hobby
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.
Your chance to try the latest innovations from the World’s best manufacturers… including Think Tank Photo and Orbis
Check out all the latest Digital SLRs, lenses, accessories, hi-end compacts plus binoculars, spotting scopes, digiscoping adapters, camera bags and lighting accessories.
In-depth demonstrations and expert advice from manufacturers and our experienced well trained staff… Snapperstuffwill be demonstrating the Think Tank Photo range of camera bags and accessories as well as the Orbis ring flash.
OUTSTANDING LCE SHOW DEALS
WIN A CANON POWERSHOT G12 !! In LCE’s FREE prize draw!
This event is run by:
London Camera Exchange,
Award winning American photographer John Adkins reviews the Orbis ring flash. He loves the ring flash as it fits on all speedlights; puts out a great quality of light; its small, light weight and cost effective ‘the best bang for the buck’.
26 October 2010 – from 10 am to 7pm 27 October 2010 – from 10 am to 5pm Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH
We’ll have the new Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matics, Logistics Manager, Hydrophobia 300-600 v2, Retrospective and Multimedia ranges on show, as well as the Orbis ring flash.
Award winning photojournalist and multimedia expert Edmond Terakopian and Snapperstuff’s newest member of the team Angus Thomson, as well as founder Helen Atkinson will be on hand to answer all your questions on our gear.