The new ALZO 15W Full Spectrum Light Bulbs, a.k.a. Joyous Light, have arrived. These CFL spiral-shaped light bulbs are available in 2 color temperatures:
3200K: creates a warm white light, ideal for home lighting or practical lighting on movie sets
5500K: full spectrum and daylight balanced, bright white light; this color temperature is ideal for task lighting, incl. reading, and portrait & product photography; also used to ease the effects of S.A.D. aka Winter blues
ALZO has just released 2 new products for DSLR video recording: the ALZO Smoothy Rig, a video stabilizer with a top gimbal, and the ALZO Smoothy Pod, a monopod with a gimbaled hand grip.
The Smoothy Rig is a lightweight, all aluminum camera stabilizer with a top gimbal that carries a DSLR camera or camcorder with the camera mount below it. This lowers the center of gravity and eliminates the need for a counter weight.
Similarly, the Smoothy Pod is a lightweight, all aluminum monopod designed to support a DSLR camera or a camcorder. The camera support includes a two-dimensional balance adjustment for a perfect horizon.
We have added 2 new Battery Grip models to our catalog, one for the Canon 5D Mark II and one for the Canon 60D. The battery grip holds 2 rechargeable LP-E6 Li-Ion batteries that double your camera’s operating time. For emergency situations, the battery grip can be used with 6 AA alkaline batteries, but their run time is much shorter. The battery grip slides into the battery compartment of your camera and adds 1.7 inches on the bottom. For this purpose, we sell the ALZO Transformer DSLR Rig Height Extenders that add extra height to the DSLR Rig.
The ALZO Drum Ceiling Light consists of a china ball-style diffuser and flags for masking the sides of the diffuser to control light spill. The drum light diffuser and a set of 4 flags are available separately. The diffuser can also be used with a flashlight or monolight, together with a speedring.
The new ALZO Video Camera Tripod, the Propod II, is a versatile, leightweight and all-metal tripod with smooth fluid panhead action. It is ideal for lighter cameras such as camcorders, providing a sturdy base with its double-strut alloy legs and a center Y-leg brace for stable support. Includes a carry bag. Weight: 7.5 lbs.; max. recommended load: 12 lbs.; max. height (extended): 53″; collapsed length: 30″.
By special request, ALZO built a mobile photo studio that allows the customer to take product pictures in their warehouse. In this case, the products are fragile and carrying them back and forth to a stationary shooting platform would have increased the likelihood of accidental breakage. In addition, inventory management would have complicated the process of shooting thousands of products. The other important design criteria was battery operation as the warehouse does not have distributed easily accessable power.
The wheeled cart and is made of heavy-duty, reinforced plastic that can carry about 600 lbs. (in other words, ideal for portraits of a group of 4 ). The top shelf holds an ALZO 24″ clear plastic riser platform for shadowless imaging (reduces photo editing), 2 tilt adjustable poles support ALZO 790 battery-powered LED lights, and an adjustable monopod with a ball mount firmly holds the camera. The shelf attached to the end of the cart is for a laptop that is tethered to the camera for remote controlling the camera functions using BREEZE SYSTEMS software.
This wireless, mobile photo studio is ideal for shooting a large number of products where reducing the handling and saving time is important.