Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Flash, 300 Watt Seconds

Flashpoint

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About Flashpoint

Let's make a studio lighting setup.
We need a Main light, Fill light, Edge light, Hair light, Back light.
Light!

But heavy.
Heavy cost for getting great results. Pro gear is sophisticated and engineered to deliver spectacular, consistent color balanced lighting. But definitely not price sensitive. Heavy.

Welcome the Flashpoint Budget Studio Flash 300. The biggest and greatest feature laden member and leader of the family.
You won't be able to light up Madison Square Gardens, but you will be able to achieve perfect pictures with the same effects and master touch that the expensive gear features for portraits, products and location imagery. And all the control of blending several flash heads in syncopated harmony for a fraction of the cost! Set up is a breeze and the lightweight unit stays cool under pressure. 300 watt seconds of power, modeling lamps, tremendous 4 stop output range, zippy recycle, and a punchy 190 guide number in a budget package. You simply cannot go wrong.

The Flashpoint Budget Studio family of moonlights, FPLFBF300W, FPLFBF160W, and the FPLFBF120W, are the solution for the budget minded strobist that wants to get results without compromising flash quality. With 300, 160 and 120 watts seconds respectfully, the AC powered monolights recycle rapidly with little amp draw. You can use them on household circuits without blowing fuses. Run them off our new Flashpoint Power Stat ion and you can bring them virtually anywhere.

Photographers and reviewers shower praises on the "price/power/feature ratio" of the Flashpoint models, over similar products on the market. Whether you are a fresh beginner or a frugal seasoned shooter these honeys will sweeten your studio hive.

Flashpoint Features

  • The budget solution for studio flash power
  • Perfect for people or object photography
  • Durable Aluminum Housing
  • Rapid .5 - 2 second recycle with audio and LED alert
  • Sync via cable or optical slave
  • Modeling lamp with ratio control from 1/8 to full
  • Pre-flash test button
  • Switchable Optical slave/preflash slave/master setting with LED indicator
  • 5A fuse protected circuit
  • Replaceable flash tube
  • Umbrella shaft lock

Flashpoint Specifications

Flash Output
300WS
Guide Number (100 ISO ft)
190
Power Voltage
100-120V/60Hz
Flash Output Range
4 stops with 1/2 stop increments
Sync Terminal
3.5mm mini jack
Recycle Time
.5 - 2 seconds
Recycle Indicator
LED Display plus Audio option
Flash Duration
1/2000 - 1/800s
Color Temperature
5600K +- 200k
Fuse
5A
Model Lamp
2 Pin 75W
Reflector
Built-In
Accessory Mount
Universal
Housing
Aluminum
Dimensions
9 X 7.0 X 4.25"
Weight
2.3 lb
Mfr #
BF-300W
SKU
FPLFBF300

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Powerful small light

I have one of the older flashpoint lights which I love. I wanted to add another. I was concerned this was so much smaller than the others but don't let that fool you. I was shooting hi-key and had the power set at the lowest setting! I like the beep when ready too

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice price but don't break your bulb!

These are nice units for the price. I have two of them. I would rate the product a five but for one reason. My only complaint is that no one seems to carry a replacement bulb (Not Adorama or anyone else). I had one on stand fall over and broke the bulb (my fault). I have been waiting for a backordered replacement bulb for two weeks now. No indication of when I can expect it. A monolight with no bulb is not much use.

Reviewed by 10 customers

 
4.0

Great economy/budget studio flash

By

from St. Louis, MO

Excellent for a beginner on a budget, or someone who just wants low-cost, lightweight and dependable flash power. I wanted a very low cost, lighter-weight option to carrying around my heavy Norman 2000D and flashheads (yes, they still work) to shoot on location scale models and small products. I now have three of these monolights and wireless triggers for them. Unbelievable value for the money. They work great. Adjustable power levels and modeling lights are very useful. Umbrellas are easy to mount and give excellent quality lighting. Well constructed for the price. The light stand mount is plastic, but seems to hold up well. The ready beep gives a quick confirmation the unit is ready to fire again (with a three-light setup, you can just make sure you counted three beeps). Don't know how well it would fair being dropped, but you could buy a half dozen of these for the price of one supposedly "droppable" unit.

 
5.0

Awsome

By

from Pawling. NY

I've used two of these with remote triggers at wedding receptions. I put them in opposite corners and select the one I want to use with the channel on the trigger. They cycle fast enough to shoot during the dancing, but not fast enough to capture the bouquet toss at 7 frames per second. But other than that I've been incredibly happy with them. They are a great flash unit. Worth way more than their price.

 
1.0

Defective Min/Mx Power Knob

By

from Hinesville, Ga

I have another Model Flashpoint light that I really like, soI ordered this one hoping to pair it with the I have, but the power knob was broken, it spanned all the way around. So, I returned it an got a replacement which did the same thing. I was going to ask to be sent a third one but was told, the knob would probably do the same thing.

 
5.0

Awesome Studio Flash

By

from Loganville, Ga

Much less expensive than a good speed light, with much more power and no batteries to replace! I use this monolight in my portrait studio with a 40" umbrella. The results have been great. It can be triggered wirelessly, as a slave or with a sync cord.

 
5.0

Excellent Studio Flash

By

from Loganville, Ga

There are other much more expensive moonlights available, but this one does the job very nicely. I use it in my studio with great results. It recycles very fast and never fails to fire.

 
5.0

Perfect for studio light

By

from Loganville, Ga

I use this light in my photography studio as a key light for portraits and head shots. It provides a powerful, reliable light source, more dependable than speedlites. Not worrying about dead batteries during a photo shoot is a major plus.

 
5.0

Great Light For Portrait Studio

By

from Loganville, Ga

I purchased this light in a kit with a 40' umbrella and stand. I use it as a key light in my studio. The entire kit costs less than one of my speedlites, and provides a much more reliable and powerful light source. It runs on AC power, so dead batteries are never an issue. I have done two photo sessions with it so far, and both turned out excellent.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice price but don't break your bulb!

By

from New Hampshire

These are nice units for the price. I have two of them. I would rate the product a five but for one reason. My only complaint is that no one seems to carry a replacement bulb (Not Adorama or anyone else). I had one on stand fall over and broke the bulb (my fault). I have been waiting for a backordered replacement bulb for two weeks now. No indication of when I can expect it. A monolight with no bulb is not much use.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

don't get fooled by the size of this lit

By

from ca

ended up buying 3 of thees .

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Powerful small light

By

from NJ

I have one of the older flashpoint lights which I love. I wanted to add another. I was concerned this was so much smaller than the others but don't let that fool you. I was shooting hi-key and had the power set at the lowest setting! I like the beep when ready too

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Shopper  can I use pocketwizard with this?
RENE R  Yes, it has a port.
miguel d  hello i just bought a pair of these strobes how would i go about attaching say a beauty dish or finding a protective cover to fit them what size should i be looking for?
THOMAS F  This was a upgrade to use with my JTL Versalights J-160 system, and I picked it because it will fit my versalight accessories. I have the snoot, Artwork set witch has barndoors, honey come & color gels, I also have 3 sizes of softboxes and they all fit on this flashpoint moonlight, for the softboxes I use this speed ring from JTL".Code 2704 Metal Ring: For Versalight J-160" it works better then the others and its simple. hope this answers your question.
Bob S  Again...does the insertion of a sync cord into the 160 & 300 units "kill" the slave sensor? In that we use RC triggers, this would work. Let me know, please. Thank you.
Andrew R  I believe that the optical slave stays "live" unless switched off. Setting the unit to "Master" should disable the optical slave.
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