• The unit mounts onto any standard lightstand with a 5/8" or smaller mounting stud. It has a circular flash tube that is daylight balanced at 5600 deg. K, a guide number of 90 at ISO 100 and a recycling time of 5-7 seconds. It also comes with a 60 watt removable modeling lamp. The Budget Studio monolight Flash can be triggered through the camera with its included 12' sync cord, by another flash being fired and activating the built-in Photo-Slave, or through its open-flash test button. It's a compact 7.0" long with a diameter of 3-3/4" and weighs only 15 ounces.
Most Liked Positive Review
Good starter flash or for secondary uses
Great for portable (on location) or small studio operations. Used mainly as a supplimental flash as highlight/backlight, or with umbrella or 12" softbox for quick headshot portraits. Has about a 2-3 second recycle time which is fine for situations where there is no need for continuous flash shooting. The first flash after standing by is about a 1/2 stop brighter than subsequent shots.
Most Liked Negative Review
nice inexpensive addition
using as spot light for hair on portraits...but had to make my own cone...the plastic one that came with camera started to melt
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I like this light, for it's simplicity, yet power. It is very strong and effective. Love its modeling feature, although control range is limited. I use mine primarily for controlling my back ground lighting. It can be use as a strobe primary light, but remember its modeling feature is limited as to pre light falling on subject/area. I just think it is great for outstanding rear lighting. Get a background light stand (18-24inches) to go with this light. don't use it with the larger stands.
Bought this on Adorama's anniversary for [$], so it was a no brainer. Was lookin for a monolite that I could practice with, been playing with strobes for a short time but wanted to venture into monolite realm. This one definitely affordable and it works for basic portraits and product photography. Pro's are its cheap, it's simple, relatively portable, model light working so far, fits my light stands. Cons are slow recycle time,basic light not many settings, short cord ,the hole that holds umbrella has no way to tighten tension so umbrella not completely secure. But overall would recommend this to someone who wants to experiment with a monolite and doesn't want to drop a ton of money.
Purchased a pair of these moonlights to learn about lighting with strobes. They are compact, light weight and seem to be pretty durable. At 100 ws they are not super powerful, and have little power adjustment (full or half). The light is right on at ~ 5000 k. Wish there were more accessories for this model of light.
I have been pleasently surprised by this little light. When traveling I grab 2 of this and a couple of umbrellas. Able to get pleasing results. It's not a full function monolight but for what it is it works great.
This was my first studio flash a year or so ago. It is good as a starter flash to learn the basics. It can also be useful for backlighting.
This is a really good starter monolight for the casual user.
Great product for that price and very easy to set up
I have had two of these units, and both have had issues with the built in slave units. they are week, and inconsistant. Not even a good value for the low cost, spend a little more and get a little better unit. They are small and light, which was the attraction for me in the beginning.
The Adorama Budget Studio Monolight Flash, is simply delightful to use. And not to mention the fact that it re defies simplicity, with a kick of any other "brand" name product.
I purchased these lights to place on my ceiling to light my backdrop, and they work great, I wanted something small,lightweight, and durable and they function perfect for what i was looking for. They work great.