Benjamin Von Wong Plays with the New Light-Blaster

The Light Blaster is a new an innovative product. It combines a speedlight with a slide projector (yes those old 35mm slides) and a Canon EF mount for a lens.

Using the Blaster is very simple – you put your speedlight on one side, connect any old Canon EF lens to the other side (there is a Nikon adapter as well for a few extra dollars) and you pop a 35mm slide in the middle. Don’t have a slide – you can use any old negative or even printed transparencies (and the manufacturer even created some relatively inexpensive creative kits with interesting patterns that you can try).

On this video photographer Benjamin Von Wong does a quick preview of some of what the Blaster can do. You can actually do a lot more with it depending on how creative you are, what slides you have and how you use the Blaster.

You can order the Light-Blaster online for $100 (as well as more creative kit patterns and the Nikon adapter). More info can also be found on the DIYphotography website.

Here are a few other video/stills examples but all of the seems to just scratch the surface of what the Light-Blaster can actually do in the hands of creative photographers:

Jill Rosell doing a portrait with the Blaster

Renee Robyn doing a fashion shoot with the Blaster


Some images made with the Blaster



Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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