Bowens is back with the XMT500, exclusive to UK dealer Wex Photo Video
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Bowens is back with the XMT500, exclusive to UK dealer Wex Photo Video

Bowens has been a household name in professional photographic lighting for so long it was a surprise when the brand went into liquidation in 2017. But now it’s back, thanks to an exclusive deal with Wex Photo Video. Wex has relaunched the Bowens XMT500, a monobloc design being sold either on its own or as…

Olympus launches pro-spec FL-700WR flash alongside E-M1X
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Olympus launches pro-spec FL-700WR flash alongside E-M1X

Olympus’s new flash setup consists of the FL-700WR flash and a wireless transmitters and receivers. The FL-700WR flash follows the pattern of other high-end dedicated flash systems from other camera brands. It comes with 180-degree swivel and 90-degree bounce capability, and guide number of up to 42m at ISO 100 and the ability to be…

Manfrotto Lumimuse 8 with Bluetooth review
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Manfrotto Lumimuse 8 with Bluetooth review

Verdict: 5 stars ★★★★★ You can get the same amount of light – and more – for a lot less money, but the Lumimuse 8 scores on build quality, its size/output ratio, convenient USB recharging and accessory filters. The Bluetooth control is surprisingly useful, too. (Sorry, but that natty little stand is separate.) £105 is a…