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(based on 22 ratings)
Brand: Adorama
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Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.3 stars
(based on 22 reviews)
90% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Consistent output(15), Durable(6), Easy to use(15), Fast recycling(15), Good power output(10)
Best Uses:
Fill flash(13), General purpose(13), Lighting(3), Portraits(16)
Describe Yourself:
Enthusiast(7), Semi-professional(6), Semi-pro photographer(4)
 
Great for the price
By Photons 2 Pixels from Berwick, PA on 3/13/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

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.

Images shared by: Photons 2 Pixels

Modified slave strobe

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[0 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Not what is shown online
By A.FernandezVerified Purchaser from Hialeah, Fl on 1/17/2011
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Not color shown online
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

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[...]

 
Excellent Value
By PeteVerified Purchaser from Lynchburg, VA on 4/13/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Portable, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Background Color Change, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

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.

 
Great Light for Bargain Price
By TJ art photosVerified Purchaser from Kernersville, NC on 1/30/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output
Cons:
Difficult to modify, Not adustable
Best Uses:
Backlight, Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits, Studio
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

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.

 
great and cheap
By photo benVerified Purchaser from hattiesburg, ms on 1/11/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

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

 
Excellent Product
By DPOVerified Purchaser from Central Florida on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
General Use
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

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

 
Cant Be Beat for the Price
By Frank's For Your MemoriesVerified Purchaser from Queens, New York on 10/20/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Great fill back lightl, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

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

 
Very nice light for cheap
By HeathVerified Purchaser from Price, UT on 9/2/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Powerful Output
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

I've been using these for product shots and portraits of the kids. They have strong output, and because they screw into A/C sockets you can do some interesting things (like taking a picture of a room with these in lamp sockets for a cool natural effect. They only have one level of output, but that's easily modified with umbrellas, socks, snoots etc.

They are an excellent low cost flash solution. They trigger easily using my D40 with a SB400 in manual flash mode (even with the lowest power setting). One other thing not mentioned is they do include PC sync cords.

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shot with 2 AC slaves one in the lamp and one bare

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Tags: Made with Product

 
Well worth the price
By csickVerified Purchaser from NJ on 8/23/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Powerful Output
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

Works perfectly, great price

 
great cheap flash
By ayonayonVerified Purchaser from Bakersfield Ca. on 8/19/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

I love the PC connetion it works great with my d300. used as main flash and as fill.pop a gell and use to color your background a cheap but great flash

Images shared by: ayonayon

only used the flash and a reflecter with this pic.

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Tags: Made with Product

 
Works fine
By HerbVerified Purchaser from Greenwood, SC on 6/10/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Powerful Output
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

I bought two of the units to use in setting up for taking pictures of church members for a church directory. The units work fine and have a bit more output than I thought they would have. Plenty to bounce off the ceiling or wall or in our case, a piece of poster board. It's too early to offer an opinion about the durability.

 
Excellent!
By NikVerified Purchaser from Portland, OR on 6/10/2009
Pros:
Cheap, Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Versatile
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

Very-very-nice strobe!
Use it to light my home-made softbox. The strobe is really powerful, so I either move the softbox further or add additional layers inside. Recharge time is around 3 or 4 sec, which is fast enough for me. I use a cheap wireless trigger to sync the strobe with the camera - works just fine! Planning to buy another one to light the background. Don't see any cons, besides the fact that you can't reduce the output, but it would be silly to expect this for such a price :)

 
Good value in a basic fill flash.
By DavidVerified Purchaser from Huntsville, AL on 3/10/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight
Cons:
Non-standard plug socket
Best Uses:
Fill Flash
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

If they were smart, Adorama would list the umbrella/socket in the accessories list.

[1 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Update to my previous review
By VuVerified Reviewer from Houston, TX on 2/6/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons:
Not so durable
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

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.

 
Great little flash
By phothogVerified Purchaser from Missouri on 1/21/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Fast Recycling
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

Great little fill flash

 
Excellent!! Works perfectly
By JCVerified Purchaser from Ozone Park, NY on 1/21/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, General Use, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

Considering the price it was an excellent decision, a wise buy.

 
Good cheap light
By VuVerified Purchaser from Houston, TX on 9/4/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Quiet
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

Very versatile, quick recycling little lights. Extremely sensitive and will trigger off my Canon S70 flash set at -2 stops flash comp. The PC sync is a great feature as well. I have a pair of these in cheap desk lamp clamps pointed at a 26" light box. And I just plug in the PC cord to my Canon 40D, F16 at ISO 100 gives the perfect exposure.

 
Perfect and very affordable
By jorlorVerified Purchaser from Sunrise, FL. on 8/25/2008
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Quiet
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

very handy for jewelery macros
A movable holder for less than $5.00 at hardware stores are available

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
good cheap fun learning tool
By Guru GordoVerified Purchaser from Everett, WA on 2/13/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Construction
Best Uses:
Fill Flash
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

I use it with one to three AC slave Mates. The PC cord is kinda' frail. An inexpensive way to learn some basic lighting concepts and have some fun. I had ordered some colered lenses to go with but they didn't fit, there had been a design change and the lens was too small if I remember. No, they aren't pro lights but a lot of fun for the money.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love IT! and I plan on buying more.
By MadkhemistVerified Purchaser from West Palm Beach, FL on 2/12/2007
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast, Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Construction
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting, Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

I purchased two of these as an inexpensive start to a studio and I am very pleased with the results. They have given me consistant results and for the most part are very reliable. They are so easy to use once you figure out the exposures and placement that it will be along time before I make the jump to more expensive studio lighting.

Only bad thing is that there is no modeling light.

I would suggest that you purchase the filter kit for this flash for some really great lighting effects.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Works extremely well. Right out of box
By WendellVerified Purchaser from Utah on 2/5/2007
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fill Flash, Lighting
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

Use it as an external synch'd flash for balance and fill. Works great

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very pleased
By Ed from Lakewood, Wa on 8/24/2006
Pros:
Chump change, Fast Recycling, Ultra sensitive trigger
Best Uses:
Lighting

Comments about Adorama Adorama AC Master Slave with PC Connection, Guide Number of 90 at ISO 100.:

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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