Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.(Black)

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About Adorama AC Master

Guide number of 90, same as the AC Slave with the additional feature of having a PC cord connection, that allows you to trigger it when connected to your camera.Uses sub-mini (2.5mm) sync terminal

The Adorama AC Master is commonly used for Fill flash, General purpose, Portraits and more.The Adorama AC Master is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Adorama AC Master is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Adorama AC Master: Consistent output, Durable, Easy to use, Fast recycling, Good power output, Lightweight and Versatile

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Consistent output (17),Lightweight (17),Easy to use (16),Fast recycling (16),Good power output (10),Versatile (8),Durable (7)
Best Uses:
Portraits (17),Fill flash (15),General purpose (13),Lighting (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (7),Semi-professional (6),Semi-pro photographer (5)

Adorama AC Master Reviews

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4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very pleased

I bought two of the LATCMS, plus one of the JTS-20 AC slave strobes. All three exceeded my expectations. My only concern was that the house brand LTACMS lamps were marked "100 V" and I have 120 Volt service. [...] I decided to plug them in for 8 hours and see if they went POOF. They seem perfectly content. Like the JTS-20, they trigger if they are even remotely within sight of another flash, even facing the wrong way from the master flash. I am totally impressed with their sensitivity, especi...

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I bought two of the LATCMS, plus one of the JTS-20 AC slave strobes. All three exceeded my expectations. My only concern was that the house brand LTACMS lamps were marked "100 V" and I have 120 Volt service. [...] I decided to plug them in for 8 hours and see if they went POOF. They seem perfectly content. Like the JTS-20, they trigger if they are even remotely within sight of another flash, even facing the wrong way from the master flash. I am totally impressed with their sensitivity, especially for such a low price item.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Update to my previous review

Had a pair of these AC Master slaves setup on a lightbox to do product shots for [...]. Last night one of them made a loud popping sound and wouldn't fire again. Sounds like the capacitor blew as the strobe tube didn't look burned or damaged. Kind of a bummer, but I'm afraid to waste money on another one.

Reviewed by 25 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Used like stobes, very nice results

By

from Jacksonville, Florida

I have six of these on a total of two light stands and use them like stobes and fire them with pc cord. Works great, looks like I used expensive stobes. Buy stobes if you have the money, but if this is a hobby and money is a factor, these will do the trick. Not for rapid shots, but they work for a shot every ten sec's. So far I have great results with all Adorama named products, I hope they keep putting out great priced, quality items for the money challenged. They only have one light output, so you will have to figure your settings manually, so be prepared to take it off the green square.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Studio Flash

By

from Stow, Ohio  -  Pro Photographer

I use these in a dual light setup (umbrella reflectors) with continuous output 5300K lights. They give the extra "pop" that portraits need and even out shadows. I've seen similar strobes for 4X the price but these do the job just fine. When used as a slave the sensor is sensitive enough even if the master unit is a good distance away.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Perfect for that extra bit of light

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from Edison, NJ  -  Semi-pro Photographer

These strobes are great to fill in lighting situations. Although not adjustable, for the price thet are very handy to have on hand at a shoot.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for the price

By

from Berwick, PA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I am a serious DIYer and use these for everything. They are versatile since there are so many varieties of light sockets available for custom made lighting. I group these together if I need more output such as a main light. I also started modifying them slightly to include a push button on/off for the optical slave (see photo) which makes reconfiguring them much easier and no need to discharge them if they are charged and you don't want them firing on the next shot. It would be nice if this feature was built-in, but it's really simple to DIY.

(0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not what is shown online

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from Hialeah, Fl  -  Photo Enthusiast

All the technical details aside, the product is shown as black and I received the bulbs in white. I did not get what I was expecting. Yes, they work. I have not had a chance to use them properly yet[...]

 
5.0

Excellent Value

By

from Lynchburg, VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I ordered the AC socket (LTSKE) the Background Lite Stand (LTSB) and the Filter Set (LTACF) with the Master/Slave (LTACMS) and am very pleased with the set-up. I use the light for fill lighting or add filters to change background colors.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Light for Bargain Price

By

from Kernersville, NC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

A great light with strong, consistent output for a bargain price. I bought this for use as a backlight, and it works very well in that capacity. The small size makes it easier to hide behind a subject. It is a bit trickier to modify, and I wish it had a variable output, but I knew it didn't going in--for that price I certainly didn't expect it. With a little DIY ingenuity, it's no problem.

 
5.0

great and cheap

By

from hattiesburg, ms  -  Semi-pro Photographer

great product! especially if going from hot lights to flash! it just screws in AC sockets

 
5.0

Excellent Product

By

from Central Florida  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have been very satisfied so far. Fires every time, recycles quickly.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cant Be Beat for the Price

By

from Queens, New York  -  Professional

I use this flash for fill lights and on the background, I also spot them down to a pin point light on product shots

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
LEE B  Performs like units costing far more. Solid construction.
Shopper  Is there a way to prevent this slave from firing by flash? I purchased a wireless slave trigger to use with the unit, however it still fires when it senses another flash despite having a receiver plugged in. I need to figure this out ASAP as I was intending to use these lights at a wedding in a few weeks, but they won't work if every other camera flash will set them off!
CYNTHIA S  No, there is not.
Teresa B  Can this be used with a softbox and if so, what type of adapter is needed?
ROBERT T  I own a few softwares, and the few that would probably work are designed for large compact fluorescent bulbs. My Chimeras take speed rings for all kinds of strobe heads but this one fits in a Standard light bulb socket. Adorama used to sell a light bulb socketted bracket that would fit on a lighting pole and hold a studio umbrella. Shooting through an umbrella can be a very effective way to get a diffused lighting source so you might thing of taking this route. Note that these units have no modeling lights - it's just a flash. I used them for shooting tricky home interiors where I could through them in an existing lamp or ceiling fixture. Since they aren't shaped like normal bulbs they won't hold a traditional lampshade or fit into tight lamp housings. Most of these were marketed under the label Morris, but the ones I bought from Adorama are essentially the same. Note that the reflectors around the flash tube are metalized plastic and there is no venting for internal heat buildup. This means that if you fire them several times without a break the reflectors will melt. So be easy on them. That said they are handy useful items
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