Venus Optics made some waves earlier this year with the introduction of their new 60mm F/2.8 2:1 Macro lens. Now the company is back, announcing their latest product: a new twin flash that they say is the world’s most powerful twin flash.
The new macro focused lights look like the medusa of speedlights, thanks to the long adjustable arms extending from the top of the unit. This makes lighting for macro shots easier than with a traditional Speedlight or ring light; especially on the Venus 60mm macro lens, which can at times require you to be extremely close to your subject.
Venus Macro TwinFlash Specs
- GN 190 (in feet at ISO 100)
- Rapid Recycle Time (Appr. 2-5 seconds @ max output)
- 48cm long dual flexible arms
- Independent Output Control
- LED focus assist light
- Light Weight (Weigh 1 pound)
- Compatible with Canon/Nikon/Sony/Pentax SLR Cameras
The new light, just like the macro lens, appears to be very appropriately priced as well, coming in at only $299 on eBay. This appears to be a great compliment to the new Venus 60mm 2:1 macro lens, and could be a great addition to any macro photographer’s kit.
[REWIND: Review of the Venus 60mm 2:1 Macro]
You can learn more about the new twin flash over on the Venus website here. If you are interested in picking one up, the fastest way to get one here in the US is via Ebay, processing times run 3-4 weeks if you purchase direct from the Venus website.
What are your thoughts on this new Venus TwinFlash? Do you think that you could find a place in your bag for this and your macro imagery? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!
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