Hink Pro Limited have released the world's first flashgun with a flexible gooseneck, allowing unprecedented levels of maneuverability for photographers; potential for iOS compatibility.
Earlier this month, we launched our Kickstarter campaign for the world's first flexible flashgun. We call it the Spacefish. Talking to photographers has made us realise that lots of novices are put off using flashguns because they're "scary, technical things". We don't think that needs to be the case, and that's part of the reason we've made the Spacefish.
The Spacefish makes it easier to control your light when shooting and allows you to be more creative. The flexible neck means that flash movement is no longer limited to a series of angles and clicks and we've made it easier to attach modular accessories with in-built systems for colour filters and remote triggers. It has a recycle time of approximately 0.8 seconds, built in LED modelling/AF-Assist light and a guide number of 33m. It is currently a manual flash, but if we surpass our Kickstarter target we will be able to include eTTL on the first model. (For full specs please visit our Kickstarter page or our website.)
Flash photography can be beautiful, creative, innovative and exciting. "We want less people to be scared away by the technical side of flash photography and to realise that you can have a lot of fun with it!" says Founder and Development Director Chris Clark. "The company was founded in March 2013 and after almost exactly one year of development we've learned a lot, not only about flashguns but also about business, the industry and about what photographers want and need. It's taken longer than we wanted, and it's been more difficult than we wanted but we're finally ready to get going!"
Co-Founder and Creative Director Philippa Oliver says "Spacefish is our first ever product and we need help to get it to market - that's where Kickstarter comes in. We believe that the future of photography is wide open to projects like this, with more and more innovation entering the market." We want to be part of this innovation and we have many ideas to give to that market beyond this first project. Spacefish is not only a product we are passionate about, but also a stepping-stone to bigger and better things. One of the things we are most excited about is the addition of smartphone technology. We will be developing apps that allow photographers to easily control their lighting from a single device, which will easily attach to the original Spacefish through our accessories system.
For more information on the product and our Kickstarter project, please visit our website!