Review: Cactus CB-60S softbox

Cactus has kindly sent us one of their foldable softboxes for review. We’re testing the silver version of their 60x60cm softboxes, the CB-60S. This softbox is designed for use on location, which means that it has to be portable, easy to set up and tear down, sturdy, all while providing soft yet contrasty light. Read […]

Preview: Pixel X800c Speedlight for Canon

Pixel HK have sent us two preproduction models of their new X800c flash units for testing. While it is very similar to their Mago flash we tested earlier, it has an added feature, being the ability to provide E-TTL II through radio. We’ve run some preliminary tests to see how it holds up to Canon’s […]

Unboxing: Pixel X800c Speedlight for Canon

Pixel have kindly sent us their new flash gun for Canon, the X800c. While it fully supports Canon’s optical E-TTL II protocol, it also boasts a radio transceiver, so it provides E-TTL through radio. See our unboxing video inside!

Review: Pixel Mago Speedlight for Canon

When Pixel HK asked for people to test and review their first flash unit — the Mago for the Canon E-TTL II system — on FlashHavoc, I volunteered. I’ve received the flash in the mail some days ago and have used it during shoots and in test setups to put it through its paces.

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Review: Cactus Wireless Flash Transceiver V6

For several years, I’ve been using the Cactus V5 wireless flash transceivers (or radio triggers, as they’re often called) for strobist photography. They are relatively low-cost and very reliable full-manual triggers that can trigger virtually any flash gun from just about any camera.