Photographers looking for a way to remotely control the direction of their camera or flash may be interested in a new gadget created by photographer Mike Garrard, called the Panlight.
Panlight is a small remote control pan and tilt mount that has been specifically designed to provide a lightweight solution for directional control of your camera or speed light flashes. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about this unique photography accessories that could help add more creativity to your shots.
The Panlight project now over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to $23,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. Garrard explains a little more about his creation :
“Using a small remote control, now you can change the direction your device points from up to 100ft away, 360 degrees left and right, and nearly 180 degrees up and down.
The problem with using off-camera flash mounted to a light stand, is to make a change to your flash’s direction you have to return to your stand, lower the extension, make a change, re-extend, and hope you’ve got it right. Perhaps you need to repeat this process several times. Panlight means you never have to waste time doing this again, and helps you to capture images you would have missed with your flash pointing in the wrong direction.
One of the most exciting uses for Panlight is the ability to work with a remote camera. Smaller, lightweight mirrorless cameras such as Fuji, Olympus and Sony models are becoming increasingly popular and are controllable via an app on your phone. So mount one on your Panlight and reach angles you’d never have been able to before.”
So if you think Panlight is something your photography could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website via the link below to make a pledge and help Panlight become a reality.
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