The Adapter Kit contains a Gary Fong Lightsphere Adapter, which secures to a Light Socket Adapter with AC power plug (this version), or Europlug. The kit is compatible with the new Lightsphere Collapsible Speed Mount (Generation 5) and the new SpeedSnoot and fits on any standard mount light stand.
With the now mainstream acceptance of the hybrid still and video capable DSLR, amateur and professional shooters of all skill levels are increasingly turning to continuous lighting solutions.
LED lightbulbs and incandescent lightbulbs are not only inexpensive, but when compared to flash (which can only be seen for a fraction of a second), continuous lighting provides real-time feedback on your subject. Select lightbulbs are also bright enough to allow for fast shutter speeds, eliminating the complexity of syncing when using auxiliary flashes.
When paired with the famed Lightsphere Collapsible Speed Mount (Generation 5) Diffuser and a lightbulb, the Lightbulb Adapter Kit allows both photographers and videographers to deliver professional-style diffused lighting by softening shadows and producing more true-to-life skin tones.
Alternatively, when the Lightbulb Adapter Kit is paired with the SpeedSnoot and a lightbulb, the result is a dramatic spotlight that is great for adding high-impact color to a background, highlighting a specific area on a subject or creating special effects, all of which are often seen in high-fashion style photography.
Regardless of their skill level, the Lightbulb Adapter Kit provides a wide arrayof users the ability to sculpt studio-quality light at a fraction of the cost of traditional studio lighting. Additionally, consumers are increasingly seeking a single vendor for both still and video services so the professional lighting achieved using the Lightbulb Adapter Kit offers these hybrid shooters a powerful universal tool to meet the varying needs of the merging industries.
By taking advantage of the continuous source to pre-visualize the effects of various lighting set ups, photographers are provided the professional look of a diffused strobe lightwithout the confusion of syncing, metering and modeling. The beginning videographer will gravitate towards the ease-of-use and reliable quality-of-light, and professional videographers will appreciate maintaining their light efficiency while capturing beautifully soft, true-to-life skin tones.
The genesis for the Lightbulb Adapter Kit actually came from demand that distributors brought to Gary Fong's attention. There has been an increase of photographers and videographers shooting with continuous lighting sources; but without the advantage of TTL metering, their results are often over-powered and tend to washout subjects, In response to that market demand Gary Fong has created a universal system that helps photographers and videographers take advantage of the versatility of continuous lighting while maintaining a sophisticated light that discerning professionals demand.
The Lightbulb Adapter Kit comes packaged with a Gary Fong Lightsphere Adapter, which accepts the new Lightsphere Collapsible Speed Mount (Generation 5) and the new SpeedSnoot, and a Light Socket Adapter which accepts a lightbulb and fits on anystandard mount light stand. The Lightbulb Adapter Kit is available with AC power plug or Europlug