Lastolite By Manfrotto has announced a trio of new accessories for its popular 1.8m x 2.15m (6’ x 7’) HiLite Background: a Window Voile, Shaper and Shapers & Masks.
HiLite 1.8 x 2.15m Window Voile
The Lastolite Window Voile turns the HiLite into a huge head to toe window light, Manfrotto says, allowing photographers to create the illusion that the subject is looking out through a large window or doorway.
The voile attaches to the Hilite from behind to recreate a classic window-lit look. It comes supplied with a collapsible aluminium pole that clips to the top of the HiLite and the voile then hangs from the pole like a curtain.
HiLite 1.8 x 2.15m Shaper
Using the same collapsible aluminium pole as the voile, the Shaper is an 86cm wide opaque black panel that hangs on the pole from the top to the bottom of the HiLite and masks the light from the Hilite. The shaper can be moved to any position along the aluminium pole, allowing the photographer to create a single strip of light or split the light into two strips on either side of the shaper panel.
Each position offers a different lighting effect on your subject and can also be used to mask the photographer when shooting with the HiLite directly behind them and with the subject in front.
HiLite 1.8 x 2.15m Shapers & Masks
The Shapers and Masks consist of a set of three Shapers and three Masks. The three Shapers (1 x 86cm wide, 2 x 66 cm wide) allow the photographer full control of the width of the strip of light leaving the HiLite softbox.
This set also includes three masks, which attach to the top and the sides of the Hilite.
Price tags for the new HiLite accessories are:
HiLite 1.8 x 2.15m Window Voile LL LB8989 – £123.95
HiLite 1.8 x 2.15m Shaper LL LB8988 – £108.95
HiLite 1.8 x 2.15m Shapers and Masks – £245.95