Retra

Capturing Anilao’s Critters with the Retra Flash PRO – Underwater Photography Article

Capturing Anilao’s Critters with the Retra Flash PRO As with this yellow goby, stylized image-making is easy to manage for macro using the Retra Flash PRO and Retra LSD snoot. The strobe’s centered pilot light makes aiming the snoot and directing the power of the flash quite simple (105mm macro lens, 75% strobe power, f/14, 1/200s)   I love gadgets—especially underwater photography gadgets that actually work. One gadget that definitely qualifies is the Retra Light Shaping Device, or LSD, which…

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Review of the Retra Flash PRO – Underwater Photography Article

Review of the Retra Flash PRO DPG would like to thank Retra Underwater Technology for supplying a pair of Retra Flash PROs and various accessories used in this review.     When it comes to camera equipment, any serious underwater photographer should own a good quality strobe, or preferably two. Even the most modest camera can take high-quality, high-resolution images, but without a decent source of artificial light, it is impossible to properly capture the vibrant colors of the underwater…

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Reflector for Retra Flash Announced – Underwater Photography Article

Reflector for Retra Flash Announced After beginning to ship the new Flash Prime and Flash PRO strobes in January this year, and introducing the new Supercharger battery pack to improve recycle times and number of flashes per charge, Retra has now announced a handy accessory—the Reflector. Made from machined aluminum finished with a reflective coating that’s also designed to resist corrosion and scratches, the Reflector snaps onto the strobe head (via the separate Reduction Ring), both narrowing the beam angle…

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A Preview of the Retra Reflector :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

A Preview of the Retra Reflector :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, October 12th, 2020 In this episode of Wetpixel Live, regular contributor Alex Mustard chats to Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon about the new Retra Reflector strobe accessory. This polished aluminum attachment decreases the beam spread, but intensifies the power of the strobe. Wetpixel Live is a series of discussions that aim to answer some of the questions that frequently crop up on the Wetpixel Forum. With nearly 50 episodes…

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Retra Reflector by Mike Bartick :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Retra Reflector by Mike Bartick :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, October 12th, 2020 I love all gadgets, especially underwater photography gadgets, and even more so when they work! When most things are shut down, the engineers at Retra have been hard at work accessorizing their strobes and developing tools to make them perform at an even higher level. Their most recent innovation, the “Reflector,” not only works but compliments the strobe with form and function. Imagine having a device…

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Review: Retra Supercharger :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Review: Retra Supercharger :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, June 22nd, 2020 Retra is shipping their Pro and Prime underwater flash guns. These are both powered by 4 AA batteries (Retra recommends Eneloop), and Retra’s tests show that the Pro version offers recycle times of around 3 seconds at 80% power and 1.5 seconds for 40% power. In terms of the number of flashes at full power, Retra states that the Prime will provide 200+ while the more powerful Pro…

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Supercharger Battery Pack for Retra Flash Announced – Underwater Photography Article

Supercharger Battery Pack for Retra Flash Announced Retra has unveiled a new battery pack for their Flash PRO and Flash Prime strobes. Appropriately named the Supercharger, the battery pack reduces recycle time by more than half and gives you more than double the number of flashes per charge. With the Supercharger (and eneloop pro batteries), recycle time to 80% power is about 1.5 seconds (compared to around 3 seconds without) and you can fire the flash about 350 times at…

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Retra announces Supercharger battery pack for Retra Pro :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Retra announces Supercharger battery pack for Retra Pro :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Monday, June 8th, 2020 Retra is accepting pre-orders for their Supercharger battery pack. Featuring double O ring seals, and a robust attachment mechanism, it reduces the Retra Pro Flash’s recycle time by about half and more than doubles the battery life. In common with the Retra Flash, it uses 4 AA batteries. The Supercharger for Retra Pro Flash is available for pre-order from Retra now, priced at…

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Retra ships Prime and Pro Flashes :: Wetpixel.com – Underwater Photography Article

Retra ships Prime and Pro Flashes :: Wetpixel.com by Adam Hanlon Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 Retra is shipping their Retra Flash. Available in two versions, the Pro offers 150 Ws while the Prime has 100Ws. Both have circular flash tubes and a color temperature of 4900°K. Triggering is via fiber optic only, although Retra offers an external electro-optical converter. The Retra Prime costs €799, while the Retra Pro is €899. Both versions are shipping now From Retra’s website New Retra…

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New Retra Flash Begins Shipping – Underwater Photography Article

New Retra Flash Begins Shipping Retra has announced that the long-awaited new versions of its strobe are now shipping. Boasting circular flash tubes, the Flash Prime and Flash PRO have similar features and functionality but differ in power: the former outputs 100Ws and the latter, 150Ws. The strobes have a color temperature of 4900°K, a beam angle of 130 degrees, and 13 power levels. They are fiber-optically triggered as standard, with electrical triggering available via an optional converter. Interestingly, the strobes…

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