You may notice that D. (guess who) is publishing on G+ (guess where) all the small things he does during days related with photography. I must say I like it. As he wrote his reason is to have sort of log and feedback what he did and how often he did it.
I must say that is quite nice thing as I did the same long time ago when I was developing and testing films and doing really a lot of photography. Anyway, why I am writing about this is that I may do some sort of the same thing as well. Today I have purchased two very interesting things. One is light meter from Sekonic. The model L-478D and also I have purchased new radio controls for my flashes Cactus V6.
You may know this Sekonic is first and maybe only one with touch screen. I wanted to have light meter for rather long time. I was and still am, really curious how much it would have effect on my images (this could be really interesting discussion with D).
The Cactus radio controllers (TX/RX) for speedlight are very interesting. I have for many years V4, which is only trigger. So when I click it fires the flash wherever in 100 meters I place it. That is it. I need to control flash manually. So if I like to adjust the amount of light produced by the speedlight (flash) I need to walk to it and change it on manual settings. That is not such a huge problem, but imagine you position light somewhere above your subject in height of two meters or it is taped into the bench on tree or precisely position with zoom in certain place. Well you can imagine not it is rather time consuming, but also you disturb your setup. You move your light and you may loose something you set before.
Well cactus V6 does it remotely for you! You have four zones and you can setup on the transmitter on your camera settings for any other receivers attached to you other speedlights! Great isn’t it! And it works with any flash which can do TTL and manual. Some of most common Nikon, Canon, Pentax,.. are preset rest you can define yourself. Looking forward to it.