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Photogenic PG4001ML Pro Line Monolight Electronic Strobe

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Product Highlights

  • High-impact plastic case vented on all sides
  • 40-watt modeling light (easily replaceable appliance bulb)
  • Modeling light features separate on/off switch
  • Color-corrected flashtube (5200oK)
  • Unique ratchet handles
  • Pro Strobe Integrated Design Makes
  • So Well Designed & Smoothly Responsive It Improves Your Skills
  • Includes Monolight Only
Photogenic PG4001ML: Picture 1 regular $183.00

About Photogenic PG4001ML

Whether a student, hobbyist, or seasoned pro, take everything you need for worry-free lighting on your next shoot when you pick up a StudioMax. Buy these lights individually or in kits equipped with two or three all-purpose, economy series monolights (or strobes) and a variety of useful accessories packed neatly and securely into a rugged, 7" x 14" x 30" soft carrying case. Ideal for weddings, proms, pets, babies or any job where cumbersome equipment can cost you the right shot.

The StudioMax line is a perfect product for the entry level photographer. StudioMax offers a full range of professional photographers accessories, such as barndoors, reflectors, softboxes and snoots. Among the numerous extras included with the PG4001 is a uniquely designed stand adapter made of high impact plastic for strength with light weight. Its ratchet handle employs friction grip at the swivel, not ratchet, and the adapter fits 3/8''-5/8'' stands or 1/4''-3/8'' thread with special stud attachment accompanying each light. This thoroughly unique, professional class adapter has a built-in (not added) umbrella holder which is angled to permit proper alignment of the umbrella with the light regardless of shaft size and also to allow positioning of the umbrella at the right spot for stability and balance on the stand.

Features of the Model PG4001ML monolight include a handsome gray, molded case of high-impact plastic, vented on all four sides for complete, cooling airflow. The vents are baffled to prevent penetration and damage from slender foreign objects and to safeguard the user from high voltage. Dimensions are 8-1/4'' x 4'', weight only 2.5 lbs., the GN is 150 using ASA 100. Generates 150WS, 150 Joules. At full power, the light will recycle in 4-6 seconds.

The control panel on the back of the PG4001ML includes an on/off switch for the built-in photo slave; power selector switch with positions for full, 1/2 and 1/4; test button; ready light; sync cord; and external fuse. It has a 40 watt modeling lamp with an on-off switch independent of the power switch which allows viewing at each light independently of others in the set-up. It also eliminates the necessity of turning off any light.

The Remote Control Unit, a small (2-1/2'' x 4''), hand held plastic unit with 20 feet of plug-in phone cable cord. The remote facilitates operation of light placed in difficult-to-reach positions such as suspended in air or tucked amid or behind posing groups. Use it to change power setting, test fire the strobe by pressing the "press-to-test" switch. You can even plug in your sync jack. The remote also has a battery check light. Please note this item is sold separately.

Photogenic PG4001ML Features

  • High-impact plastic case vented on all sides
  • 40-watt modeling light (easily replaceable appliance bulb).
  • Modeling light features separate on/off switch to view modeling effect when using multiple lights.
  • Color-corrected flashtube (5200oK)
  • Unique ratchet handles with friction grip and umbrella holder.
  • Pro Strobe Integrated Design Makes for Unique on-the-Stand Stability and Balance.
  • So Well Designed and Smoothly Responsive It Improves Your Skills.

Photogenic PG4001ML Specifications

Power (Watt Seconds)
Guide Number
150 @ ASA 100
Flash Duration
Power Control
3 f/stops
Full to 1/4
Recycling Time
4-6 seconds @ full power
Fan Cooled
Modeling Lamp
40 watt
105-125 Volts AC 60hz
Built-In Slave
User replaceable flashtube
4 x 8.25 in. (10.2 x 21 cm)
2.5 lbs
Mfr #

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compact and very lightweight


Very good, compact and lightweight light to hang from the ceiling for a hair light. I even found a small form softbox to use with it.


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Shopper  What adapter would I need for this light and a nikon D90?
Andrew R  I'm not sure I understand your question. This strobe unit is not specific to any one make or model camera and may be triggered using one of several options depending on your preference. Using a speedlight or built-in flash this unit can be triggered via its built-in optical slave. It can also be triggered using a sync cable or a wireless trigger unit ( ). The only additional accessories you would need would include a light stand and some sort of light modifier (such as an umbrella or softbox).
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