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The Flashpoint 320M AC/DC Monolight is the lightweight power champion of our M Series family of portable studio monolights. The flash incorporates all the features of a professional 150 WS strobe within a sleek and tough housing. Features like completely continuous variable power settings from 1/32 to full output (5 stops)with self-bleed circuitry, a 100 watt modeling lamp that can be linked to power settings, built in optical slave photocell trigger, replaceable flash tube, visual and switchable audio verification of recycle signals, and sync connections to camera or remote devices.
The advanced design self contained strobe head delivers consistent bursts of light with an efficient guide number of 192 (ISO100/ft) to create studio quality images from still life sets to portraits. The quick recycle gives you the edge on action and the impressive output, a sweet f stop for sharp imaging. Used on location, the 320M provides multiple lighting for weddings and events without the weight and limits of multiple head pack generator systems. The flash duration assures rich color and full spectrum vibrancy with a full power recycle time at a snappy maximum of 1 second on AC. The unit stays stable and cool even when using the bright quartz modeling lamp.
The use of affordable portable, lightweight strobe units adds real image controlto your work without the major expense of high energy generator packs. Portraits become masterful. Event coverage a b reeze. Product photography is brought to life. Food and beverage pictures become tempting. Buy several of the 320M's or mix it up with the larger 1220M and 620M's for a powerful lighting system.
The optional lightweight external NiH battery pack frees you from AC wires for total lighting independence for at least 400 full power shots. The 2.6 pound M Series PowerPack keeps you in the action without the restriction of AC wires and extensions, anywhere.
The Flashpoint 320M is commonly used for General purpose, Indoors, Low light, Night time, Outdoor events / games, Outdoors, Portraits and more.The Flashpoint 320M is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Flashpoint 320M is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Flashpoint 320M: Attaches securely, Attach securely, Durable, Good color value, Good power output, Good price / value, Lightweight and Long-lasting
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SURPERB IN EVERY WAY!
Purchased 4 - 320M Monolights w/2 sets of barndoors & the build quality & features are superb. Listed are the features the 320M's have that are not found in the specs.HOPE THIS HELPS!! *YES IT HAS AUTO-DUMP *YES THE MODEL LAMP IS PROPORTIONAL TO THE POWER SETTING *PROTECTIVE CAP FITS W/MODEL LAMP INSTALLED *CAN SET MODEL LAMP TO STAY ON DURING FLASH OR TO TURN OFF AS FLASH FIRES. *SILVER HOUSING OF THE FLASH BODY& TRIPOD/UMBRELLA MOUNT IS ALL METAL.REFLECTOR IS 8 1/4" O.D.METAL WITH A ROLLED ...View full Review
Purchased 4 - 320M Monolights w/2 sets of barndoors & the build quality & features are superb. Listed are the features the 320M's have that are not found in the specs.HOPE THIS HELPS!! *YES IT HAS AUTO-DUMP *YES THE MODEL LAMP IS PROPORTIONAL TO THE POWER SETTING *PROTECTIVE CAP FITS W/MODEL LAMP INSTALLED *CAN SET MODEL LAMP TO STAY ON DURING FLASH OR TO TURN OFF AS FLASH FIRES. *SILVER HOUSING OF THE FLASH BODY& TRIPOD/UMBRELLA MOUNT IS ALL METAL.REFLECTOR IS 8 1/4" O.D.METAL WITH A ROLLED EDGE W/ALUM. BAYONET MOUNT.ALL OTHER BLACK PARTS ARE HIGH GRADE ABS OR HIGH IMPACT PLASTIC. *DEAD ON f11.3 @10ft.ISO 100 W/GOSSEN FLASH METER W/8" REFLECTOR ON. *POWER CORD HEAVY DUTY--PC CORD THICK & FLEXABLE. *RECYCLE TIME AT FULL POWER SEEMS INSTANT. JUST BY THEM--YOU WILL BE PLEASED!!
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Nice studio lights for beginners
These are great lights for beginners. I wish I would have went up to the 620's for more power. But they do have enough power for a small studio. The soft boxes are a little hard to figure out but if you youtube how to assemble you should have no problems.
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Great Monolights for the money. The important thing is that it gets the job done. well built renders exelent lighting and well colored balanced so far so good. And yes I would buy these again and again. thankyou Adorama.
I have been using these lights for a year. Recently, I bought another 320m light for spotlighting certain areas on the model/background, and it works great. I have had no problem using these lights. They are reliable and sturdy.
This new model M has it all. I used White Lightenings for years but they broke a lot. Not this one. Runs cool also.
After shooting with nikon CLS on a once new d200 and 2 sb800 bouncing off umbrellas, I picked up 2 of these 320m and 2 glo medium soft boxes and I want to kick myself for not shooting with strobes from day 1. They are more responsive in getting those sharp popping images. I shoot a lot of glamour stuff and they are decent for the price. I picked up an impact powersync16 radio system, 1 trigger 2 receivers so I can trigger the sb-800 ' s and the 320m together and it works great. Also picked up a vello freewave wireless remote shutter release, so I don't have to hold the camera and take a selfie. Also picked up a 60 inch b&w umbella from adorama dirt cheap for 20 bucks, throws great light, but will need a 3rd light perhaps the 620m and some sort of portable power supply that can hold 3 strobes. Even tho I can mix the monolites with speedlite via radio triggers I want a little more power for a main light where I have the option to turn them down like I would most likely have to do with the 620m series, I feel. I will most likely still use the sb800 on outdoor shoots on the 60 inch umbrella just because it a lighter load carry.
I use this product in a home studio setting. I have 2 620's and 1 320. They all work great. For the price, I highly recommend.
I've been using this light for over 3 years now no problem what so ever..
I have three of these strobes now. I have never had any issues and they work great. After thousands of flashes I have never had a misfire. The stobe is light and has a quick recycle time. Add the battery pack and you get portable light that is cheaper than a speedlight. Even though this is only 150 watts it is enough power even for outdoor portraits. I have used this with a beauty dish, in full daylight, with the sun to the models back, and it was powerful enough to light the subject.
The light itself is great, the recycle time is fairly quick, I using it at half power and takes a little less than a second to to recharge. That being said don't expect to do and Fashion Photography with it, There is more than enough power to do Studio work.
Paired with a beauty dish this has become my go to monolight for portraits and headshots. I also attach it to an overhead boom and create unique toplit touches. Especially like the built in slave unit, when it becomes necessary in a three light situation. Light, portable, fast recycle. At this point I've not had any negative situations arise
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