Godox AD200 “Pocket Flash” Video Review – By Lood Goosen

  Godox AD200 Pocket Flash Video Review – By Lood Goosen Visit Lood Goosen’s website: LWG Photo   The impressive Godox AD200 is a battery-operated strobe that’s been designed to bridge the gap between large studio heads and speedlights. In other words, it’s an in-betweener model that has plenty of flash output but with a lightweight appeal.  So, if you ever thought that large 600w strobes are just too heavy to lug around and that speedlights aren’t nearly powerful enough, then the Godox AD200 is just the right thing for you!     At CameraStuff, we offer local warranties and guarantees plus a quick delivery to your doorstep. If you need any advice on the product, or how to use the flash for any specific look or concept, then our friendly professionals will help you out with any questions you have.     What we like about the flash: Great TTL High-Speed Sync Wireless Flash Control […]

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“Great flash, great price!” – Godox V860II and V850II Speedlight Reviews

Godox V860II TTL and V850II Manual Speedlight Reviews       The use of speedlights has become more and more popular nowadays with the advent of strobism (off-camera flash). However, there have always been a few shortcomings:  The hassle of using AA batteries, short battery-life and slow recycle times.  Godox has solved those issues with their “Ving” range of flashes!  Unlike most other flashes, the Ving-series use lithium-ion batteries as opposed to AA batteries — giving you long battery use and a quicker recycle time.  On top of that, the Godox range of “Ving” flashes are exceptionally well-built, feature-packed and powerful.  If you need the best of what’s currently available on the market at a great price, then CameraStuff’s range of Godox flashes will definitely interest you!       Main Features: Well built, durable Flash Li-ion battery powered (650 full-powered shots vs. 200) Godox X-system built-in Powerful GN60 flash […]

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Godox Products in Stock at CameraStuff!

Yippee! Godox products have arrived at CameraStuff!   Godox strobes, speedlights and LEDs have been impressing the photographic market of late! CameraStuff has decided to bring some of their best-sellers directly to South Africa! Keep reading to see what specific products we brought in!   Please see our website for updated prices and shopping details  Featured Godox Products  The Wistro AD600B and AD600BM 600w/s Professional Battery Strobes Receive a R2,000 CameraStuff voucher with every AD600B purchase or a R1,000 voucher for every AD600BM purchase!   The popular AD600s have arrived at CameraStuff. This portable flash is exceptionally well made and features plenty of flash output. The battery will squeeze out about 500 shots on full power which is exceptional for a 600w strobe. The difference between the AD600B and AD600BM is that the AD600BM features no TTL settings at all, but can still do manual inputs and High-Speed Sync. The […]

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Off-Camera Flash and How to Get Started

Great Light that’s Cheap, Portable and Easy to Set Up In the world of photography, light matters! But sometimes, beautiful ambient light isn’t always available. No problem! We can create our own light and have more control over it too. Now you may think that portable lighting equipment costs an arm and a leg, but thanks to off-camera flash, there are much cheaper alternatives available! Wait? What is Off-Camera Flash? Off-camera flash (OFC), also referred to as “strobism”, is a lighting method where you remove the flash from your camera and use it on a light stand or external bracket instead. Why bother you may ask? Well, when using your flash on your camera the result is typically a flat, one-dimensional and harsh (“flashy”) light. You have little-to-no options in regards to the angle and quality of light:     When you take the flash off-camera you can manoeuvre it around […]

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Budget-Friendly Studio Lights! Great Results for Less than a R1,000!

  Budget-Friendly Studio Lights! Great Results for Less than a R1,000!   As far as studio lights are concerned, there are many-many-many options available out there to pick from. Some expensive — some not so much.  If you’re in the “I-want-to-do-studio-but-I-can’t-afford-expensive-stuff-or-I-am-not-that-serious” bracket, then we’ve got something just for you! CameraStuff’s range of E27 LED bulbs.  However, before you jump in, there are a few things to know first.     These LED bulbs are better than traditional fluorescent spiral bulbs for a number of good reasons. Longer lifespan, better light efficiency and superior build quality (plastic vs. glass). To use these bulbs you need the right holder. We recommend this fella’, the Swivel E27 Holder with Umbrella Mount. What’s the quality of light like? Great — but not bright. Continuous lights, in general, are not as bright as flashes/strobes.  You will most likely need to use a high ISO number, big aperture […]

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CameraStuff is Moving to a New Premises the 21st of November! Yay for more parking!

But don’t worry! We’re not going far. In fact, we’re moving just up the road to 473 Jan Smuts ave. directly opposite to the Engen garage.  The big move happens the 21st of November!   We’re moving to our own humble abode. Plenty of parking for all. Yay! The new premises will have its own dedicated store and workshop/studio areas.  This means we can host more workshops, events and club meetings more often. We’re quite excited about this move and our new adventure. Hopefully, you’ll love the new place too when you visit us. Here are some scenes of the new place under construction.  

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Massive Savings on Flash, Studio and LED Kits at CameraStuff!

It’s here! The Light ’em Up! Sale at CameraStuff! Expect massive savings on studio, flash and LED kits + more! *Please read our terms and conditions HERE.  SHOP ONLINE NOW   CameraStuff will unfortunately not be at the Photo and Film Expo this year. But the good news is that we’re hosting the same great specials for you to buy in-store or online! Not only that, but you’ll get free delivery with every purchase above R250. Get Expo deals right at your doorstep!  The first 40 buyers will also receive free workshop tickets at CameraStuff! The first 20 flash kit buyers will take part in our “Lights on the Go! Introduction to Off-Camera Flash” workshop and the first 20 studio kit buyers will take part in our “Create Impact with Light! Introduction to Studio” workshop. Both events will be hosted by Conrad Knuist. Ts and Cs apply. CameraStuff will also have extended shopping […]

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Budget Flashes with Plenty of Power: Video Review by Ett Venter

See Ett Venter’s video review of CameraStuff’s Yongnuo YN660 Flash & YN560-TX Trigger The YN660 is Yongnuo’s latest manual-only flash and the upgraded version of the popular YN560-III and YN560-IV models. Manual-only flashes feature no TTL or HSS settings whatsoever. The flash settings (like flash intensity & zoom) need to be adjusted on the flash itself.  Having no automatic modes may seem like a bit of a schlep, but manual-only flashes are quite inexpensive. They sacrifice all of the auto settings in favour of costs, power, quick recycle time and durability. For many photographers, that is all they need.       Comparing the YN660 with the YN560-IV and YN560-III flashes: Wider zoom range: The zoom starts at 20mm and extends all the way to 200mm. The previous generation flashes only extended to 105mm and started at 24mm. Higher Guide Number (GN66): The YN660 is a slightly brighter than the YN560 generation flashes. Improved […]

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What is a Stripbox? See our #CameraStuff Review

See our new video review of Camerastuff’s range of professional Stripboxes and Speedlight brackets by pro-photographer, Alon Chaim Cohen.  Got any questions about our products? Start a Live Chat with an Expert or e-mail us at info@camerastuff.co.za   What is a Stripbox? A stripbox is a long and skinny softbox that is often used with a removable grid panel. Stripboxes are designed to cast a thin “beam” of light with minimal light spillage. The grid panel (seen below) is used to minimize light spillage even more.  As a result, you have more control over the direction of your light.  You can aim the light exactly where you want it without any “excess” light falling elsewhere.   When using a stripbox as a rim light (see below) all of the light will be directed at your subject. None of the light will spill onto your backdrop or towards your lens (any light spillage […]

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“Big Light for Small Budgets” – Review of CameraStuff’s Large Parabolic Umbrellas

Review by Meghan McCabe “CameraStuff’s series of Hylow Parabolic Umbrellas are larger-than-your-average rain deflecting devices. While of the same family, they are very, very distant cousins: Hylow Parabolic Umbrellas are quite big, ranging from 152cm to 183cm in diameter.  Their large sizes give you plenty of surface area to bounce your light against. …And why would you want to do that? Well,  when it comes to lighting your subject – bigger is always better. This large reflective umbrella allows you to ramp up your flash from something the size of two matchboxes — to the size of the Empire’s Death Star.   What I like about the large umbrella: Lightweight, strong and easy to collapse. Reflects a flattering soft light. Able to act as a shield to block out the harsh sunlight. Its sheer size – Throws a big light over a large area.     Normally, I would make use of a […]

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