Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Flash, 300 Watt Seconds

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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

Reviews about this item

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4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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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 9 customers

 
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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Shawn F  Will any of the accessories used on a 320M series work on the budget series, such a speedring, barn doors, Umbrella reflector?
Andrew R  Accessories for this unit may be found here: http://www.adorama.com/FPLFBF300.html#accessories
Shawn F  You didnt answer my question. I have accessories for a 320m monolight. Will those work with this budget light?
David B  Can something like a softlighter or softbox be used with Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight 300 Ws flash? I'm looking to do full length portraits on a white backdrop . . . not sure if these are my ticket or not. Thanks in advance!
LARRY Z  There are softboxes that would be full length available for these lights. I would look at a place called cowboy studios. They sell inexpensive strobes and acessories. It's a universal mount that fits over these lights and has some rubber coated screws that tighten down to secure them. Hope that helps. Good Luck.
David B  Thank you Larry -- looking at all options before I move in a direction.
Perry P  Can the slave sensor for the Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Flash, 300 Watt Seconds be cut off?
Andrew R  Unfortunately there does not appear to be a switch to manually deactivate the optical slave. I suspect that the optical slave would be automatically disconnected if a sync cable is connected to the unit.
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