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24 Jan 2013 | 13 Comments | 40,870 views
A guide to digital SLR accessories

If you’ve bought (or been bought) or are buying a digital SLR camera you may have already discovered that the camera itself is just one of the many things you need to make the most of it. While some are just nice to have, others are absolute essentials. In this guide we will look at both kinds; those accessories that you should not consider buying a camera without and those which you may want to put on a “wish-list” for another day.

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2 Nov 2012 | 4 Comments | 7,457 views
Wex Guide to Lighting Options: Flashguns

In the first of our 4-part Guide to Lighting Options, Steve Aves explains the basics of using on-camera flash. Of course, the three main benefits of flashguns have to be portability, ease of use and cost but how should buy one and are there any downsides?

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8 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 13,330 views
New Canon Speedlites – 320EX and 270EX II

Along with the launch of their 2 new digital SLR cameras, the EOS 600D and 1100D (see other post) Canon also announced the arrival of 2 new Speedlite flashguns, the 320EX and the 270EX II. Because the 320EX is a brand new model, it’s difficult to know exactly what we should expect, but it certainly seems well equipped. The Canon Speedlite 270EX II is, as the name suggests, an upgraded version of and replacement for the Canon Speedlite 270EX, offering the same tilt/bounce functionality plus some new features.

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9 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 990 views
Christmas (studio) lights!

Christmas will be here soon and whether you love it or loathe it, it does offer all of us the chance to shoot some great family portraiture. This gives you a rare opportunity, to snap some family groups and to use your studio lighting. I’m not suggesting that we all turn our lounges into studios, but if we do some simple planning, before it gets too hectic, we can get ourselves ready for action in plenty of time.

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28 Sep 2010 | 10 Comments | 21,893 views
How Fast Can You Sync?

A while back I purchased a Canon G11. Partly because I’ve lacked a decent compact camera for a while, and partly because I’ve always been a bit fascinated with high-speed flash synchronization. For those who are scratching their heads at what that means, the flash sync speed of any camera is the fastest shutter speed you can use with flash before the shutter and flash fail to synchronize together, and you get a failed photo.

Photokina 2011 »

24 Sep 2010 | One Comment | 1,160 views
Photokina – The Bowens and Interfit Stands: Studio Lighting

For the benefit of any of you that are interested in the Photokina happenings, but didn’t want to travel to Germany, weren’t able to go to Germany, or, like some of us, had to stay behind and work while your colleagues went to Germany, we will be updating you with all the latest goings-on via the WEX blog and Twitter. What’s more, in an exciting new venture for WEX, we will be bringing you a visitor’s-eye view of some of the stands and products in the form of WEX TV video clips!

Photokina 2011 »

24 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 873 views
Photokina – The Rogue Stand: Rogue FlashBender

For the benefit of any of you that are interested in the Photokina happenings, but didn’t want to travel to Germany, weren’t able to go to Germany, or, like some of us, had to stay behind and work while your colleagues went to Germany, we will be updating you with all the latest goings-on via the WEX blog and Twitter. What’s more, in an exciting new venture for WEX, we will be bringing you and visitor’s-eye view of some of the stands and products in the form of WEX TV video clips!

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23 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 627 views
Photokina – The Lastolite Stand: Studio and Speedlight products

For the benefit of any of you that are interested in the Photokina happenings, but didn’t want to travel to Germany, weren’t able to go to Germany, or, like some of us, had to stay behind and work while your colleagues went to Germany, we will be updating you with all the latest goings-on via the WEX blog and Twitter. What’s more, in an exciting new venture for WEX, we will be bringing you and visitor’s-eye view of some of the stands and products in the form of WEX TV video clips!

Accessory Reviews »

18 Aug 2010 | 9 Comments | 9,014 views
Metz 48 AF-1 Flashgun

There’s a gulf between basic third party flashes and the manufacturers’ all singing, all dancing models. It’s this market space that a few pocket lighting specialists fill. The German brand Metz is one of the best known and produce a range which aims to match the big boys in every respect while still remaining slightly more ‘cost effective’.

Accessory Reviews »

18 Mar 2010 | 7 Comments | 17,294 views
Nissin Speedlite Di622 Review

Buying so called ‘non branded’ products can be a bit of a no-no for some people, and I know many photographers who won’t touch anything unless it’s got Nikon or Canon written on it. With a whole host of less expensive non brand products on offer, should we start taking them more seriously?