Archive for October, 2011

Llumm Studios & Innovafoto Mola test

Our fantastic friends at Llumm Studios, Valencia Spain, recently teamed up with the Spanish Mola distributor, Innovafoto, to create a comprehensive Mola test. There intention was to recreate the same conditions for each softlight, so they could appreciate the differences that exist among the different Mola range.

“I am just excited about the new Mola reflectors. My company, Llumm Studios, in collaboration with Innovafoto, has collected each Mola reflector model to arrange a comprehensive test of their differences and peculiarities. … I hope this analysis helps you in choosing your Mola. Although the tests are very exhaustively done, you know results can be changed simply by zooming in or out any on these light sources.”

“The test has two parts: First, focused on the model, Charles, and secondly we took general shots where we could see the light effect over a large area. We will check the differences in shadows and contrast and also the range and light fall-off of each Mola reflector.”

Read up on the testing here - http://www.llumm.com/test-mola/ (in spanish)

Below is a behind-the-scenes video of the testing process…

and see the results from their test here: http://www.llumm.com/test-reflectores-mola/ (including images like that shown below, click on the issuu ‘expand’ link)

click below for a bigger version… (courtesy Llumm Studios, translated by Mola)

www.llumm.com
www.innovafoto.com

 

Mola product: Mola Quadra Speedring

Mola is excited to release a new dedicated speeding for the Elinchrom 400w Quadra lighting system. No longer do you need to use an Elinchrom speeding and the Elinchrom RQ-to-EL adapter. This new speedring will ensure the quadra’s flashtube will sit deep into any of the Mola range, making sure you get the most out of your Mola + Quadra combo.

and the new speeding with the elinchrom quadra mounted on a mola (compression mounting system)

We have tested the Elinchrom Quadra A head and the 22″ Mola Demi and it does hold well. (the demi is the only mola which will require the light head to support its own weight, the rest have their own integrated handles)
That said, it wouldn’t take a lot to bend the Quadra head as Elinchrom have made it out of plastic. If you are keen to use the Quadra head + demi outdoors in windy conditions, we suggest you also pickup the Mola Lumi bracket so the weight is taken off the Quadra head itself.
This not and issue with any of the other mola reflectors.

stock of this new speeding should be rolling into B&H etc around the end of October.

Mola spotted: David Tessieri shoots Irina Shayk

Spotted!

We spot a 33″ Mola Euro used by New York fashion and advertising photographer, David Tessieri as he creates some gorgeous images with supermodel Irina Shayk. This ‘Baila, Luili Baila’ Spring / Summer 2011 collection was shot for Luli Fama Swimwear, on location at the Viceroy Miami Hotel, Miami.

www.davidtessieri.com

Enjoy the behind-the-scenes video below…

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and the resulting images…