I've been using Lumedyne equipment for about nine years and I have enjoyed doing so. On this web site I have published my criticisms of the original series equipment, which has now become labeled as the "Classic" range - these criticisms were that:
I can report that, apart from the sharp corners, all of these points have been successfully addressed and that the Signature series also has a range of other improvements.
These are the improvements that I've noticed so far (and there may be more) but the bottom line is that they have taken one of my favourite tools and made it better without losing the character that made the original so good to use. This, I am glad to say, is evolution rather than revolution.
So far I have one new 200 joule (w/s) pack and one basic head with a coiled power lead and a standard battery to add to my existing Classic series gear. To see the complete range their web site is www.lumedyne.com .
For many years now I have avoided synch leads attaching my camera to the flash unit. For most of that time I have used Wein infra red triggers, and found them to be an excellent solution to the problem. This year I have upgraded to the LPA Designs "Pocket Wizard" four channeled"Plus" range of transmitters and receivers. They have awesome range and seem to fire every single time.
The other accessories include a range of Manfrotto lighting stands, Elinchrom umbrellas, Chimera Soft boxes, Lee Lighting gels, Lastolite folding reflectors, Lightware cases and sling bags and Domke sling bags. I have also ben using a Lastolite Umbrella Box, which seems like a great compromise when you are in a hurry.