Review Posted: Zenon MagneFlash -- A Brilliant Idea|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, January 26, 2004 - 14:10 EST)
Our disdain for built-in flash is so strong that we think of it as inherently defective. So when newsletter subscriber Bill Stocks put us on to Peter Louden's Zenon MagneFlash, we begged for one to review. Peter sent us a review unit and we've been playing with it for weeks now.
The MagneFlash is a slave flash, triggered by infrared energy, so it works with any digicam that has a built-in flash. You simply cover the built-in flash with one of the two IR filters that come with the flash and enjoy around 250 flashes per charge.
It gets that kind of performance because it isn't a typical flash unit. The light unit itself is encased in the ABS plastic case that holds the rechargeable batteries. It's output is focused on a 5x7-inch flat panel. The result is ideal lighting for close ups from macrophotography to head-and-shoulders shots.
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