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)

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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

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

Jacobs Newcastle in store event

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.

Jacobs opens NEW Kingston store

Jacobs Digital Photo & Video have just opened a new store in Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey…

… near the popular Bentall Centre in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Jacobs invite you to demo the lastest technology with unique ‘Touch & Try’ stands and experience the latest 3D equipment first-hand…

… of course they are also stocking the Think Tank Photo gear too!

Address: 103 Clarence Street, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, KT1 1QY

Tel: 020 8549 3372

Email: kingston@jacobs-photo.co.uk

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

LCE Southampton show – Sunday 28th November 2010

LCE Soton Show 2010
LCE Soton Show 2010

LCE


London Camera Exchange

Southampton 2010 Show

Date: Sunday, 28/11/2010

Time: 10:30 am to 5 pm

Location: NOVOTEL SOUTHAMPTON

Branch: Southampton (High Street)


Southampton High Street branch LCE will once again be hosting their very exciting and popular digital and optics event at the Southampton Novotel.

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…  Snapperstuff will be demonstrating the Think Tank Photo range of camera bags and accessories as well as the Orbis ring flash.

OUTSTANDING LCE SHOW DEALS

FREE ADMISSION!

WIN A CANON POWERSHOT G12 !! In LCE’s FREE prize draw!

This event is run by:
London Camera Exchange,
10High Street,
Southampton,
SO14 2DH

TEL: 02380 221597

southampton@lcegroup.co.uk

ALL ENQUIRIES TO BE DIRECTED TO THIS BRANCH: SOUTHAMPTON HIGH STREET

A review of the Orbis ring flash by John Adkins Photography

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’.

Click here to see: JOHN ADKINS BLOG

Click here to see more info: ORBIS RING FLASH

Snapperstuff on stand 49 at the Canon Pro Photo Solutions Show 2010

Snapperstuff are exhibiting the latest from Think Tank Photo, Orbis

and The Gadget Scientist on STAND 49 at the Canon:

Canon Pro Photo Solutions 2010 show - 26 to 27 October

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.

We look forward to seeing you there!