Important News and Announcement Archive

This page is an archive for news and announcement information that has been previously displayed on our homepage. This page should only be used for reference as archived information may not be current. Please refer to our homepage for the latest news and announcements. If you have any questions please contact us.

  • We will be closed for Labor Day, September 1st
    (08/21/2014) - Please be aware we will be closed Monday September 1st, 2014 in honor of Labor Day. UPS packages will not be in transit nor will they be scheduled for delivery on that day. Please visit UPS for additional details.
  • We will be closed for Independence Day, July 4th
    (06/25/2014) - Please be aware we will be closed Friday July 4th, 2014 in honor of Independence Day. UPS packages will not be in transit nor will they be scheduled for delivery on that day. Please visit UPS for additional details.
  • NOW AVAILABLE: New Limited Edition Colors!
    (10/24/2012) - Limited Edition Purple Haze and Navajo Turquoise AlienBees™ are now available! Click here for details.
  • New Einstein™ E640 advertisement available!
    (10/17/2012) - In our latest ad, Paul explores how our Einstein™ E640 performs compared to much more expensive competitors. See the ad before it hits newsstands here!
  • NOW AVAILABLE: 22-inch Reflector Bag
    (06/28/2012) - The 22-inch Reflector Bag is now available for ordering! All new lightweight soft-side carrying bag for your Beauty Dish or Retro Laser™. Check it out here.
  • Invoices Will Be Emailed Beginning January 1, 2012
    (12/20/2011) - As of January 1, 2012, we will no longer be mailing hard copies of invoices. Your invoice / receipt will be emailed after your order has been shipped. The invoice will be sent to the email address that you provide during checkout. In the past, we have mailed hard copies of the invoices and received numerous requests for email versions. If you still would like a hard copy version, please note that when ordering online or ask when placing your order by phone.
  • TWiP interviews Paul C. Buff
    (12/14/2011) - This Week In Photo host Frederick Van Johnson interviews Paul C. Buff in their latest episode. To listen to this episode click here!
  • We will be closed for Memorial Day, May 26th
    (05/15/2014) - Please be aware we will be closed Monday May 26th, 2014 in honor of Memorial Day. UPS packages will not be in transit nor will they be scheduled for delivery on that day. Please visit UPS for additional details.
  • We will be closed on Good Friday, April 18th
    (04/09/2014) - Please be aware we will be closed Friday April 18th, 2014. UPS will operate all services normally. Happy Easter! :)
  • Happy Holidays!
    (12/03/2013) - In honor of Christmas and the New Year, our offices will be CLOSED on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24th and 25th, 2013 and Wednesday, January 1st, 2014. Click here to view our complete holiday schedule.
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    (11/14/2013) - In honor of Thanksgiving, our offices will be CLOSED on Thursday and Friday November 28-29, 2013. Check out our complete holiday schedule here.
  • We will be closed for Labor Day, September 2nd
    (08/23/2013) - Please be aware we will be closed Monday September 2nd, 2013 in honor of Labor Day. UPS packages will not be in transit nor will they be scheduled for delivery on that day. Please visit UPS for additional details.
  • We will be closed for Independence Day, July 4th
    (06/24/2013) - Please be aware we will be closed Thursday July 4th, 2013 in honor of Independence Day. UPS packages will not be in transit nor will they be scheduled for delivery on that day. Please visit UPS for additional details.
  • We will be closed for Memorial Day, May 27th
    (05/16/2013) - Please be aware we will be closed Monday May 27th, 2013 in honor of Memorial Day. UPS packages will not be in transit nor will they be scheduled for delivery on that day. Please visit UPS for additional details.
  • Happy Holidays!
    (12/03/2012) - In honor of Christmas and the New Year, our offices will be CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday, December 24th and 25th, 2011 and Tuesday, January 1st, 2013. Click here to view our complete holiday schedule.
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    (11/07/2012) - In honor of Thanksgiving, our offices will be CLOSED on Thursday and Friday November 22-23, 2012. Check out our complete holiday schedule here.
  • We will be closed for Labor Day, September 3rd
    (08/22/2012) - Please be aware we will be closed Monday September 3rd, 2012 in honor of Labor Day. UPS packages will not be in transit nor will they be scheduled for delivery on that day. Please visit UPS for additional details.
  • We will be closed for Independence Day, July 4th
    (06/20/2012) - Please be aware we will be closed Wednesday July 4th, 2012 in honor of Independence Day. UPS packages will not be in transit nor will they be scheduled for delivery on that day. Please visit UPS for additional details.
  • We will be closed for Memorial Day, May 28th
    (05/17/2012) - Please be aware we will be closed Monday May 28th, 2012 in honor of Memorial Day. UPS packages will not be in transit nor will they be scheduled for delivery on that day. Please visit UPS for additional details.
  • Happy Holidays!
    (12/14/2011) - In honor of Christmas and the New Year, our offices will be CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday, December 26th and 27th, 2011 and Monday, January 2nd, 2012. Click here to view our complete holiday schedule.
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    (11/18/2011) - In honor of Thanksgiving, our offices will be CLOSED on Thursday and Friday November 24-25, 2011. Click here to view our complete holiday schedule.
  • Einstein featured on Strobist!
    (10/26/2011) - David Hobby has written a great article on Strobist about Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz and his Silver Angel series of images, that are featured in our current Shutterbug advertisement. To learn about how Jaroslav uses his Einsteins to create such amazing photos click here to visit Strobist.
  • NOW AVAILABLE: 12 NEW PLM™ Models
    (8/30/2011) - 12 new versions of the PLM™ are now available for ordering, including both a standard umbrella-style version and on on-axis speedring version with a new “soft silver” fabric. All versions now shipping from stock! Check out the new PLM™ page.
  • Our offices will be CLOSED on Monday, September 5th, 2011 in honor of Labor Day.
    (8/30/2011) - UPS packages will not be in transit nor will they be scheduled for delivery on that day. We will be open the following morning at 9:00am CT and resume shipping at that time.
  • COMING SOON: 12 NEW PLM™ Models
    We are releasing 12 new versions of PLM™ including both a standard umbrella-style version and an on-axis speedring version with a new “soft silver” fabric. Read the full announcement in our forum.
  • Our offices will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4, 2011 in honor of Independence Day.
    (6/27/2011) - UPS packages will not be in transit nor will they be scheduled for delivery on that day. We will be open the following morning at 9:00am CT and resume shipping at that time.
  • Welcome to our NEW WEBSITE!
    (6/24/2011) - PaulCBuff.com is our all new website for factory direct sales of AlienBees™, White Lightning™, Zeus™ and Einstein™ flash units and accessories designed by Paul C. Buff - please update your bookmarks accordingly. We hope you enjoy the new website!
  • Vagabond Mini™ Lithium Review
    (3/18/2011) Check out Rob Galbraith's review of the Vagabond Mini™ Lithium here.
  • Einstein™ v.2 E640 flash units now shipping
    (1/7/2011) - All Einstein™ units shipped from January 2011 forward are version 2 units. Still need to have your version 1 unit upgraded? Call us.
  • 1/03/2011: Our new Vagabond Mini™ Lithium is now shipping! Click Here to learn more...
  • 8/15/2010: The new PLM™ v.2 is here, available in 51-inch, 64-inch and 86-inch sizes! The new design includes a speedring cage assembly that allows exact centering for accurate aiming and optimal lighting quality. For use with lights by other manufacturers, the new design additionally includes traditional umbrella-style mounting with its 7mm umbrella pole. Click here to learn more…
  • 9/3/2010: Check out the new, in-depth review of the Einstein™ flash unit by Rob Galbraith on his Digital Photography Insights website and John Fisher’s three-part Einstein™ review on Model Mayhem.
  • 12/8/2009 Paul C. Buff, Inc. now has a Tech Forum for all your technical help needs! For more info visit http://www.paulcbuff-techforum.com/.
  • 10/16/2009 We are no longer accepting orders from new customers outside USA, Canada and US Territories. Info for International Customers