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Westcott Eyelighter 3
Style your clamshell lighting in one of three fabrics—silver, white, or sunlight. The arc shape matches the natural curve of the human eye, creating a seamless catchlight. Designed for fast setup, it has the same durable construction and aluminum frame as the original. $199.90 fjwestcott.com
Elinchrom FIVE
Active charging lets you use this monolight in-studio, then unplug and move it to a location with up to 450 full-power flashes still in the tank. Recycling takes 1.6 seconds to full power, and optimized cooling keeps it going. It’s chargeable from any USB-C source. $3,649.99 elinchrom.com
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Rogue Umbrella Travel Kit
A short center pole and flexible fiberglass ribs make it easy to pack. The 38-inch white umbrella includes a diffuser for half- or full-length portraits. Use the translucent 32-inch shoot-through umbrella with a main or secondary light for soft fill, rim, or background light. $99.95 rogueflash.com
Nanlite Forza 60C RGBLAC Spotlight Kit
This kit is a powerful creative tool featuring six-color mixing technology incorporating lime, amber, and cyan LED beads into the light source. You can produce daylight-balanced 5600K light and a CCT range up to 20,000K. Control it all wirelessly with the Nanlite app. $699 nanliteus.com
Paul C. Buff Celestial
This little piece of heaven delivers excellent function for the cost. Battery powered and 4.6 pounds, its features include HSS, TTL, 12 f/stop power variability, and a 1.5-second recycle to full power. It’s compatible with the Buff color gel dome system. $649.95 paulcbuff.com
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Westcott FlexiGels
Made for the FJ400 strobe, FlexiGels let you add a pop of color to a background or subject. Just slide the flexible gel over the strobe’s glass dome. The eight-pack of reusable gels are red, orange, light orange (similar to CTO), yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink. $79.90 fjwestcott.com
Phottix G-Capsule Softbox Series
Multifunction is the keyword for this family of portable EZ-Up modifiers. Each can be configured as a beauty dish, a soft box, a grid, a lantern, or an umbrella with the Bowens S-mount (among other mounting options). Magnetic gel filter holders and a carrying case are included. $159.95 to $229.95 phottixus.com
Chimera OctaPlus 6 Silver Lightbanks
Achieve broad and beautiful light with the large surface and silver interior of this 6-foot diameter light bank. A Low Heat version is for strobes; a Hi Heat version is for continuous light. Fabric grids are available. Octa 6 Silver Low Heat $898, Hi Heat $1,458 chimeralighting.com
Rogue Flash Snoot
Part of the Round Flash Magnetic Light Modifier system for round flashes, the Flash Snoot creates a dramatic effect for portrait or product photography. Made of silicone, the snoot is collapsible and can be set to four positions for different sizes of spotlight. Collapsed flat for storage it’s 1.5 inches thick and weighs 2.8 ounces. It can be used for rectangular speedlights with the Rogue Flash Adapter, sold separately. $39.95 rogueflash.com