Nova Bluetooth Flash – updated

I was recently made aware that the Nova Camera Flash app had been updated to allow for multiflash use. Apparently the app can control up to 10 Nova flash simultaneously. As I have two such flashes – one for myself and one I bought for my wife, I decided to try a two flash setup.

For this test I used the two flash apart to light a puzzle cube. The arrangement is shown first followed by the resulting image.

Nova flash arrangement with one on each side of subject
Nova flash arrangement with one on each side of subject
Puzzle cube lit by Nova flash on each side
Puzzle cube lit by Nova flash on each side
Nova flash arrangement with one to right of subject and one behind it
Nova flash arrangement with one to right of subject and one behind it
Puzzle cube lit by Nova flash to the right and behind
Puzzle cube lit by Nova flash to the right and behind
Option to select multiflash
Option to select multiflash

So it does look like it will allow for multi Novas to be controlled by one single iPhone, which gives even more artistic capability to these devices.

What is good about the update?

1) More Novas, more power and more chance to shape the light to your requirements.

2) As they are so light, a multi flash setup will not be too heavy at all. And with built in rechargeable battery, it should be fairly easy to charge them as needed.

What could be improved?

1) There could be the option to adjust the ratio of lighting to give different lighting effect on each side of subject.

2) There is no way to choose which Nova flash is activated, as all will be switched on simultaneously. So you can’t keep a few spare in the bag, to swap for ones which have run flat (unless you can block the Bluetooth connection).

It is interesting that the Nova developers have decided to add this function to their flash, which probably means more sales as you will need to buy more than one in order to do multi flash. But the more options available to the user, the better. Well done to the developers.

Boon