• Westcott Flex Panel

    The Westcott Flex Panel

    Whether you’re a photographer or a videographer, trying to find the most versatile light for your craft can often be a real challenge. On certain shoots, large lights may offer more power but come with the downside of being very difficult to adapt to confined quarters. Then their smaller brethren offer the opposite, giving more portability and ease of use while often lacking in the power department. That is what made the Westcott Flex Panel such an interesting prospect—power similar to larger lights with the versatility of smaller LED panels.

    Westcott has made their line-up of Flex Panel products quite diverse in a short period of time, offering several different size and colour-temperature variations. For my test I used the 10 x 10” Flex Daylight kit, which is one of the company’s mid-range lights. It offers an output of 2100 lux at 1 metre and reproduces a daylight colour temperature of 5600K rated 95 (out of a possible 100) on the colour rendering index. The flex is also dimmable down to 5% of its full power. All of this is packed into a body that is under 7-mm thick, weighs less than 200 g and is water-resistant. Needless to say, this is one powerful light.

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  • Apple MacBook Pro with OLED touch panel in the works for 2016

    Apple MacBook Pro will launch with new processor, thinner design this year, but not at the iPhone event, says a new report. (Source: Reuters)
    Apple iPhone 7 will launch on September 7, but the company is also planning to refresh its MacBook Pro laptop, which will be first major upgrade since the last four years, says a report in Bloomberg by Mark Gurman, who is known for his accurate Apple scoops. However, the report adds the new MacBook Pro won’t be making an appearance at the iPhone 7 event, although Apple has been testing this laptops for sometime now.
    The Bloomerg report says Apple’s new MacBook Pro will come with a OLED touchpanel on top, which will replace the function keys. The report says this ‘smaller display’ will present functions as needed, something that was reported earlier by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as wel…

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