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Capture bullets in flight with the first safe, affordable high-speed flash.

The Vela One is the fastest flash around. Take pin-sharp photos of supersonic bullets and explosions using a normal SLR. Pre-order now for estimated delivery in June 2015. Pay nothing until April and cancel at any time.

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The Vela One is 100 times faster than a regular speedlight, which is an eternity in high speed photography. See the difference, even with an airgun.

Top feature: it won’t kill you!

The Vela One is cheaper, safer and faster than any other way of taking high-speed photos. Compare for yourself!

How it works

Watch this video to see how to use the Vela One high-speed flash.

Material Powder-coated aluminium, steel plate, ABS, polycarbonate
Dimensions 26 x 26 x 10 cm
Lighting elements 9 x COB LEDs with individual polycarbonate reflectors
Power supply 4 x AA batteries (Alkaline or NiMH rechargeable). Micro USB.
Pulse length (t.1 = t.5) 500ns, 1μs, 2μs, 3μs, 4μs, 5μs
Strobe count 1 – 6 flashes
Strobe interval 10μs – 250μs (4-100kHz)
Guide number Approx 5-7 feet at ISO 100.
Flash latency ~5μs from trigger to flash
Trigger input 3.5mm audio jack
Trigger/slave output 2.5mm audio jack
Supported triggers Triggertrap Ada, TTv1, Camera Axe, DIY triggers and more
Firmware licence Open source: GPL v3.0
Firmware platform Atmel AVR