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Review of the Moonlabs Tiny Flash (pre-production unit)

Preamble

If you have been following this blog for some time or you know of my Street Photography, you know I love employing a twinkling when shooting. Especially during times before the COVID-1 9 lockdown( s ), I is actually experience sauntering about taking photos with a flash. The main thing for me as a street photographer has always been manoeuvrability and portability, others might call it minimalism, and for the above reasons, I try to carry as few things as is practicable with me. My largest camera as of today is the Fujifilm X-Pro1 with the XF18mm attached to it, which lately has felt a little too big for my needs, and my Ricoh GR, which is just perfect. Since I enjoy working with flash, I too use similarly sized flashguns. Such as the Flash Q2 0 II or the all-time classic, but now finished Fujifilm EF-X2 0. What would be the site of carrying a twinkling that is bigger than my camera? For illustration, my old-time Yongnuo YN5 60 II when paired with my Ricoh GR was just plain silly. It even felt silly attached on my X-Pro1 and merely gazed size-appropriate on a DSLR.

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Bertrand, the founder of Tiny Flash. I opened it up and read it, and to my surprise and thrill, I insured it was about a brand-new pocket-sized flash that claimed it used to work any camera( analogue or digital )! I wrote back to Bertrand, uttering my feeling and desire to review his show. After a few cases daylights, the example contacted my door! Here are my guess about it.

The Moon Tiny Flash for street photography

I would like to stress that this review is from a fully personal point of view. Neither I nor any of the other Streethunters.net Writers are camera or camera supplementary professionals. We do not claim we are camera gurus and we do not have any affiliation with any camera or camera supplement brand. All gear that we have reviewed we have reviewed from the Street Photographer’s attitude only. In this pole, you will read my personal opinion about the Moon Tiny Flash.

During the Moon Tiny Flash examine, I will discuss the flashgun’s improved tone, design, pieces, and size& portability.

Structure Quality

The Tiny Flash feels sturdy enough in the hand. I think it can probably take a hit or two, although I can’t vouch for that. Even though I braced it in my hands for a while studying it I can’t be sure what it is made of. The bottom proportion is plastic. The top fraction is made of some very light metal alloy or high-quality plastic. I can’t certainly tell, which isn’t a bad thing. It is that it has no sharp peripheries or any fucking that stick out. It feels smooth and safe to the touch. It emphatically doesn’t feel cheaply made. When propping it I feel like I am viewing a good quality make.

Rating: 9

Blueprint

The Moon Tiny Flash layout is simple, minimal, handsome, and stylish. It is black, smooth, small-scale and has only one button on it and one USB-C port. More on the port last-minute. Because of its smooth hems, black colour, and minimalist intend, it sits on your camera unobtrusively. It barely contributes any additional amount to your setup. To turn it on or off, all you have to is to press the button for 2 seconds. A helpful sunlight will inform you that the blink is on.

When I slipped it on my Ricoh GR, and later on my show postponement cord to reach some off-camera shots, it fit perfectly with a smooth, soft sound, fastening into target firmly and not are moving forward the slightest.

I only obtained it a bit too tight for my X-Pro1’s hot shoe, so I didn’t force it because I didn’t want to damage it, or my camera. However, I situated it as gently as I could on it, exactly to get a sense of magnitude, and to see what it looked like and it ogled immense.

In my opinion, it is a very beautiful flashgun, very nicely designed.

Rating: 10

Features

Here is where things become interesting. The Moon Tiny Flash at first glance was reported to me it paucity in peculiarities. After a closer study of the manual, though, I found out it is not just an on/ off, one intensity flashgun. Surely it is a very simple to use flash compared to other small-minded twinklings such as the EF-X2 0 or the Q20II and even more so when leant against big professional flashguns, but it has a few hidden aces up its sleeve.

First, it works with both analog and digital cameras. That is huge, especially for street photographers that use both cinema and digital and don’t want to own numerou flashguns.

Second, it only has one button, so it has a particularly shallow hear curve.

Third, it is gave with a action sensor, so each time you pick up your camera, the flash is ready to fire. I enjoy this piece! They call Smart Power Management and in their words:

Traditional timers on a light meant that your flare would power off without you realising, offsetting you miss decided shots. With Tiny Flash, a motion-sensing accelerometer coupled with an algorithm will see your gestures, and keep the flash ready-to-fire until you put your camera to rest. You won’t miss that prized street shot again.

Last, it has a USB-C charging socket that doubleds for USB-C to PC connectivity as well for older cameras constructed before the 70 s. If you are wondering where you can find such a line, it is included in the box!

These cool little aspects spawn the Tiny Flash mighty attractive, although I missed manual light severity restraints. However, I understand that by adding a dial such as the one on the EF-X2 0 would are additional to its sizing and force and defeat its primary role. The reasonablenes for getting this flashing is for its minimalistic mode, size, and portability that is explained more in the following section of its consideration of the report. But a flashgun in reality doesn’t “need” intensity control. Sure, it induces the photographer’s life easier, but it is not mandatory for a twinkle. All you have to do is use your camera’s aperture and ISO ensures exercised control over the Tiny Flash’s ignited. If “youre ever” confounded and don’t understand how you can control a single ferocity flashing, then just check out the table below that can also be found on the Moon Labs website .

Rating: 7

Width& Portability

This is where this light “shines”! I can’t stress how TINY the Tiny Flash is compared to all other flashguns on the market. Even the smallest ones such as the Flash Q2 0 II or the Fujifilm EF-X2 0.

It is so small and light you can’t feel it on your camera. You can hardly notice it, especially on cameras with large figures. The pre-production unit I had weighed 46 gr and fit effortlessly in my jeans pockets. And when it came to charging it, all I had to do was stay it in my iPhone’s charger, or my girlfriend’s Android phone charger. I even tried it on my MacBook Air charger for a few minutes out of curiosity, and it drove. So, as far as Size& Portability in twinklings disappear, the Tiny Flash is the King. It is incomparable to anything else, that is how portable this little flash is. Excellent.

Rating: 10

Performance Photo taken with flash Photo taken without flashing

Although the Tiny Flash is small and minimalistic it accomplishes quite well. With a recharging period of 4”( final product will recharge faster according to Moon Labs) and a bright twinkling, it plays fine in both dim and bright glowing situations and is great a occupy in shadowy fields. It can easily be used in backlit compositions and of course in any other low-pitched sunrise condition.

Photo taken with twinkle Photo taken without flashing

Because it has the motion-sensing accelerometer coupled with an algorithm that sees your actions, you are able to never inadvertently take a “dark” photo. In the box, the manufacturer claims that you can get at least 50 blasts on one charge. That might not sound like a great deal, but if you take into account the fact that you can charge it on the go, this isn’t such such issues. Battery life could have been better, but the blink flames all the time at full power, so in that respect 50 shots are ok. Too, I genuinely hope to see those faster recharging times in the final product. Until then, I will rate it accordingly.

Rating: 8P TAGEND Conclusion

The Tiny Flash by Moon Labs is the absolutely compact flash

If you are a Flash Street Photographer such as myself or even a street photographer that wants to dabble in the artistry of artificial light in wall street but needs something inconspicuous, glowing, and tiny, then this is the flashgun for you. The Tiny Flash is so little and weightless you can’t feel it on your camera. Even though I experimented a pre-production unit I have fell in love. Harmonizing to Bertrand, this unit is one stop down compared to the actual production cells that will soon be available. Currently, Moon Labs has launched 1 funding safarus on Indiegogo. Let’s hope they meet their expedition the requirements and we get to see this little gem on our cameras soon! If you feel like helping Bertrand and his unit releasing the Tiny Flash, you can visit the Tiny Flash Indiegogo safarus.

I wish I knew how much this show will cost. I hope it can challenge the other small-scale twinklings on the market by not being too expensive. But that is to be seen!

If you want to know more about the flash, just ask me in the comments. Also, if “youre feeling” I haven’t stroked upon something that I should have, please let me know. If you want to follow up on the progress of the Tiny Flash projection, you can follow Moon Labs on their Instagram account at @moonlabs. photo.

Stay Sharp& Keep Shooting!

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