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GODOX Lux Junior Retro Camera Flash Speedlite Speedlight On-Camera Flash GN12 6000K±200K Compatible with Sony, Nikon, Olympus, Fujifilm, Panasonic Cameras

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It is not powered by alkaline batteries but by its internal lithium battery, capable of 150 shots at full power. Charging is via a USB-C cable (included in the box). The Lux Junior features a Vintage, Retro aesthetic, with controls based around the dial and switches of yesteryear. With its silver-coloured accent and classic textured surface, the Lux Junior is the perfect companion for enthusiasts who enjoys the vintage look. Keep It Simple Overall, I am having a lot of fun with the Lux Senior, and I look forward to really putting it through its paces. It looks cool, and the handling and feel are excellent. The flash, as I mentioned, can be used off-camera – both with a sync cord as well as wirelessly, in optical control mode. But even when used on-camera – as with all the photos in this article – it produces a relatively soft and pleasing look, thanks to the way the reflector shapes the light. I’ve noted the exposure settings in my captions, but basically, I stayed on Manual mode, ISO 250 and f/5.6, slightly varying the shutter speed based on the ambient light. (As flash users would know, the shutter speed only affects the ambient exposure, not the flash exposure which is typically much shorter than the shutter speed.) Flash power was set to 1/64. The only exception is the two “shutter-drag” photos, whose settings are also noted in the captions. ISO 250, f/5.6, 1/50 sec. Flash power: 1/64. Look and feel As a tribute to the timeless aesthetics that transcends time, Lux Junior presents the pure classic design and function to explore the essence of photography along with you and turn your nostalgia into tangible beauty.

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The sample photos were shot with my trusty old Nikon D5200 with a Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 lens. The lens was zoomed to the narrow end, which is 30mm in full-frame equivalent. The flash was always on-camera, with no modifiers. The camera’s white balance was set to Cloudy, though I made minor edits in post to tweak the colours and contrast to my taste.

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My camera bag is always a little overstuffed. It’s heavy with lenses and gear, but the advantage is I’m far less likely to have any single point of failure. Still, I’m always looking to lighten the load. Flash recycle times varied depending on how new the batteries were and what power of flash I was using, but generally, it was almost instant. The battery life was also pretty good, but I’d advise having a couple of spare AAAs on hand. Flash Dials, Manual Mode, and Automatic Mode

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There are also two optical Slave modes, which can be helpful if you want to use multiple flashes simultaneously or play with an off-camera flash for more creative effects. But this feeling is not new, nor did it start with Stranger Things. Just think about the evolution of cameras, which looked like hi-tech tools from the space age, and nowadays, many of us prefer the looks of retro-styled camera models. The OM-D line does justice to the heritage of Olympus’ OM series. The same with the PEN lineup, with the maximum exponent of elegance achieved with the PEN-F. Olympus PEN-F, with the Godox Lux JuniorAny flash will bring you some sort of bag or case for protection during transport, but I really liked the little velvet pouch of this Godox Lux Junior. Right now, you might be thinking, “why not just buy an 80’s flash and save some money?”. Well, I would think twice about putting an old flash on your current camera because they typically use a high 200-400v trigger voltage, which could seriously damage the circuits of a modern digital camera. Olympus PEN-F . Olympus M.Zuiko 25mmF1.8 . f/2.8 . 1/125″ . ISO 320 The Godox Lux Senior If you are a professional, cover events or do portrait sessions, Godox has the right solution for you at an unbeatable price, but it is not the Lux Junior. The big difference lies in the reflector. Because despite presenting a naked flash bulb without a diffuser in front of it, the presence of the parabolic reflector makes a better distribution of light, almost like a beauty dish, “wrapping” the subject. It’s not better or worse than a direct flash, it’s just different. The results are more natural, and the contours are smoother. Flashes have evolved immensely, with capabilities unthinkable a few years ago, turning almost into mini-computers with a rather complicated operation, and have become used almost exclusively by professionals. But it was not always so. What changed then?

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Last month we reported on the release of two new Godox flashes with a distinctive, retro look: the Lux Senior and Lux Junior. I like using flash, and I like Godox as a company – I own two Godox flashes ( TT600 and TT350) and an X2 wireless trigger. So when they offered to send us their two retro flashes for review, I jumped at the opportunity. Hugo Pinho is a travel and exploration photographer who adores the shooting style of the 1990s. In this article, he exposes us to a section of photography history as well as the characteristics and functions of the Lux Junior and Lux Senior from Godox. It can produce the right results when used in the appropriate conditions. And it’s USB-C rechargeable, so there’s no fumbling around to find the batteries for it in your drawer full of spares. It’s an incredibly good conversation starter and will give you a solid appreciation for the struggles that film-era photographers would go through daily.Out of curiosity, I tried using the Lux Senior off-camera in slave mode, positioned diagonally in relation to my son. I used the Lux Junior as a trigger at its minimum power of 1/64, and it worked flawlessly. Olympus PEN-F . Olympus M.Zuiko 25mmF1.8 . f/2.8 . 1/125″ . ISO 320 Olympus PEN-F . Olympus M.Zuiko 25mmF1.8 . f/4.0 . 1/125″ . ISO 320 The PROS

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After some testing using Auto mode, I chose to use Manual mode because it allows me to make incremental adjustments and play with exposure. As I mentioned before, after a while, it becomes very intuitive to choose the power level, which is adjusted so easily just by turning a dial. The big difference lies in the reflector. Because despite presenting a naked flash bulb without a diffuser in front of it, the presence of the parabolic reflector makes a better distribution of light, almost like a beauty dish, “wrapping” the subject. It’s not better or worse than a direct flash, it’s just different. The results are more natural, and the contours are smoother. Olympus PEN-F . Olympus M.Zuiko 25mmF1.8 . f/2.8 . 1/125″ . ISO 320 But aesthetics is not an exact science. It’s in constant motion, sometimes in circles. My kids loved watching every season of Stranger Things. They thought their clothes were amazing and funny at the same time, but also their bikes, their houses, and then the technology of the time… it was just awesome! And I enjoyed watching this series as much, or maybe more than they did. That feeling of nostalgia for a time when life used to be simple washed over me with every episode, and this series conquered the hearts of everyone, of all ages. It is no coincidence that Kate Bush reached Number 1 in the UK chart. However, I have some critiques to point out after some time of use. And I start by mentioning the opening operation of the reflector blades, which are not as smooth as you would expect, and which sometimes require two hands and a little patience. It’s bigger and heavier, weighing in at 227g, but thanks to its design, it’s pretty compact and easy to store when closed.

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Besides, as I found during my field test, people are intrigued by the Lux Senior. It looks vintage, non-threatening and interesting. That makes it a great hook, and if you’re asking random strangers to pose for a portrait, they are more likely to say yes. Dave (pictured below) asked me about the Godox flash; I asked if I could take his picture, and we ended up having a nice little chat about his lovely film Leica, tungsten films and street photography. ISO 250, f/5.6, 1/25 sec. Flash power: 1/64.

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