Flash 41 [NEW]
The Phottix Raja Quick-Folding Softboxes come with a Phottix-compatible S-Type mount making it compatible with Phottix Indra and Bowens lights, as well as most Godox and Interfit studio flash. Interchangeable mounts for Elinchrom and Profoto are available (sold separately)
It is important to note that you will need an official Apple GPU installed while performing the flash, so go ahead and dig out that old GT120 that came with the system when you purchased it if you've upgraded to a non-official GPU in the meantime.
A flash flood can happen almost anywhere: in urban and rural areas, along the coast and in the middle of the desert. FEMA designates special flood hazard areas in which flood insurance is mandatory. However, flash floods can impact low and moderate risk zones, as well. From 2015 to 2019, 40% of NFIP claims were for properties located in these lower risk areas. Because of the unexpected nature of flash floods, it may be worthwhile to talk with your clients about the benefits of protecting their property with a flood insurance policy.
The influence of the chemical composition and silylation of mesoporous MCM-41 materials on the photochromic behaviour of adsorbed spiropyran (BIPS) and 6-nitrospiropyran was studied. Upon incorporation, the spiropyrans underwent ring opening to form either zwitterionic merocyanine or its corresponding O-protonated form. In all silica MCM-41 or in the MCM-41 containing aluminium, the O-protonated merocyanine was predominantly formed. In the case of MCM-41 modified by silylation of the OH groups, a mixture of zwitterionic merocyanine and spiropyran was present. The photochromic response was studied by means of steady-state irradiation and by laser flash photolysis. Steady-state irradiation (lambda > 450 nm) of the solid samples gives rise in all cases to an intensity decrease of the absorption bands corresponding to either the protonated or the unprotonated merocyanine form (reverse photochromism). In contrast, laser flash photolysis at 308 nm of spiropyrans supported on silylated MCM-41 allows observation of the photochemical ring opening of residual spiropyran to the corresponding zwitterionic form (normal photochromism).
Most flash floods are caused by slow moving thunderstorms, thunderstorms that move repeatedly over the same area or heavy rains from tropical storms and hurricanes. These floods can develop within minutes or hours depending on the intensity and duration of the rain, the topography, soil conditions and ground cover.
Flash floods can roll boulders, tear out trees, destroy buildings and bridges, and scour out new channels. Rapidly rising water can reach heights of 30 feet or more. Furthermore, flash flood-producing rains can also trigger catastrophic mud slides.
Occasionally, floating debris or ice can accumulate at a natural or man-made obstruction and restrict the flow of water. Water held back by the ice jam or debris dam can cause flooding upstream. Subsequent flash flooding can occur downstream if the obstruction should suddenly release.
We say "Follow these safety rules" and most folks say "Yeah, yeah, whatever. It's not going to happen to me." A simple Internet search of flash flood victims (and some seen from inside the vehicle) will show you the reason to just TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN. Learn more about flash flooding.
Oppo made a live demonstration of its 125W flash charge system. The phone used in the demo has a 4,000 mAh battery and the new fast charger brought it up to from 0% to 41% in 5 minutes, a full charge took 20 minutes. Compare that to the 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 from last year, which would have needed 30 minutes to charge the same battery.
Speaking of protection, Oppo has increased the number of temperature sensors from 4 on SV2.0 to 10 for flash charge phones. They ensure that the battery never exceeds 40C. Also, the new power bricks use 128-bit encryption to prevent hackers from flashing new firmware on the charger, which could cause it to become unsafe.
Also optional is an Auto-Flash AF-120 or AF-240 upgrade that rotates the head into place above the pallet with the touch of a foot pedal, and automatically rotates the head away from the pallet after a user-adjustable dwell time has elapsed, to prevent over-flashing and under-flashing of garments.
Skill Flashes are usable items that teach a Coromon a Skill when used. Skill Flashes can be used an infinite number of times but do not work on every Coromon. After using the item, the flashed Coromon can equip the skill which will now appear at the bottom of their skill list in the summary tab.
Photography can be an expensive hobby or profession. A decent body and lens kit requires significant hard-earned cash, but that's only the start of it. Add in extra lenses, memory cards, tripods, camera bags, and of course, an adequate flash, and you can find yourself in a state of need. Luckily, there are dozens of third-party manufacturers out there making accessories that rival their more esteemed competitors at a fraction of the cost.
Take the Phottix Mitros flash, for instance. It's a high-end TTL flash designed to compete with Canon's 580EX II at well over half the price. Phottix also makes an SB-replacing-Mitros for Nikons as well. The Mitros for Canon shares many features with the 580EX II, including high-speed sync and built-in IR triggering with Master and Slave modes. But is the Mitros mighty enough to match one of Canon's most beloved flash models? We're going to find out in this review.
Right out of the box, the Phottix Mitros flash offers more than most would bargain for. First, the case the Mitros comes with is chock-full of utility, featuring a velcro belt clip, two spandex side pockets, clip ring, nylon loops, and internal pocket. To top it all off, the case is padded with foam for increased shock resistance. Compared to the Canon 580EX II's simple case, there was no competition. Unfortunately, the Mitros's case was subject to a tear under the top flap, which exposed the foam underneath and resulted in frayed edges. This was from everyday wear and tear over the course of a month. Meanwhile, the Canon's case is still tear-free after a year.
Despite the case's minor structural flaw, the Mitros shipped with an impressive assortment of additional accessories not normally included with major brand flash units. First off, the kit offers a flash stand - the same one included in the Phottix Odin remote flash trigger kit. But the accessory that really caught my eye was the dome diffuser, used for softening light. Although it's no Gary Fong, the diffuser did manage to soften light to a reasonable degree during my shoots. The Mitros kit also includes a 64MB USB flash drive with a digital copy of the Mitros manual rather than a paper copy. There's also a USB cable for firmware upgrades, 3.5mm to 3.5mm sync cable, and a three-prong Canon-specific battery adapter.
Physically, the Phottix Mitros is a bit larger than Canon's 580EX II, measuring 8 x 3 x 2.3 inches. That's about a half-inch taller than the 580EX II, and the Mitros also weighs more (427g vs. 374g). This is not a monumental size difference, but between the extra length of the flash and the bulkiness of the Mitros's rugged case, the whole shebang occupies more space in my camera bag.
I also think the overall layout and design of the Mitros falls slightly short of the Canon's. For starters, while the Mitros is capable of 360-degree head rotation, it lacks a locking button mechanism that prevents it from inadvertently swiveling or bending forward. In addition, the Mitros's battery bay is guarded by a door that slides open by pressing down and sliding. Canon's model integrates a sliding lock, which prevents it from opening accidentally. The Mitros's 3.5mm sync cable replaces the PC terminal, the latter of which lives on many of Canon's models. In addition, the Mitros's external power outlet is reversed from that of the 580EX II's, and requires the included adapter in order to emulate Canon's setup. Last, the Mitros lacks a flash bracket mounting hole, which might be a deterrent to some. These traits were certainly not deal-breakers for me, though a few may be inconvenienced by the lack of uniformity between Canon and Phottix models.
When it comes to the rear control panels, the Canon still holds the edge over Phottix. While I appreciate the Mitros's abundance of button controls, I prefer the 580EX II's command dial, especially when it comes to quickly adjusting flash exposure compensation on the fly. The Mitros has an old-school 4-way directional pad with a Select button embedded in the middle. This is a personal preference, however, as the Mitros successfully rifles through menu options with ease. In some cases, actions like adjusting the zoom focal length are quicker with the Mitros because pressing the Up and Down controls instantly shuffle between increments. Text on the Mitros's LCD screen was larger and easier to read, and the backlight is a deeper green hue. However, the 580EX II's LCD screen's lime green backlighting is a bit brighter, and text is smoother and more refined.
Just about everything achievable on a Canon 580EX II flash is achievable on the Phottix Mitros for Canon. The Mitros supports E-TTL I and II and has a Flash Exposure Compensation range of -3 to +3 EV, adjustable in 1/3 or 1/2 increments. FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing) is also available and increments are fully adjustable up to three full stops. Zoom flash output can be set to Auto, which I found to perform adequately, or manually adjusted from 24mm-105mm. A 1-second modeling flash is available in all three modes on the Mitros.
Speaking of modes, the Mitros has E-TTL, Manual, and Multi (Stroboscopic) options to choose from. I spent most of my time shooting in E-TTL mode, relying on the FEC to control light intensity. The Mitros communicates very well with my 5D Mark III, though AF speeds lag slightly behind that of the 580EX II's. In addition, recycling time with the Mitros is slightly behind Canon's model. I shot 10 single exposures with each flash model and recorded the duration of the recharge lamp illuminations. The Phottix Mitros averages a 3.65-second recharge time while the 580EX II manages a 3.1-second recharge time. Granted, I could ignore the recharge lamp and continue to shoot single exposures without much of a performance difference, but this speed gap caught up with me in burst mode. 041b061a72