Flashpoint's new Budget Studio Monolights give you powerful flash and pro studio results for as little as $49.95.
Flashpoint announced new Budget Studio Lighting Kits and Monolights, available exclusively through Adorama, at the photography trade show this week at CES. Designed for hobbyists and professional photographers on a tight budget, the new lineup of Stuido Monolights and Lighting Kits include models with 120, 160 and 300 watt seconds. The AC-powered lights are energy efficient and can be used on standard household circuits or can go anywhere via the just-announced Flashpoint Power Station portable power source.
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Each light includes a sync cord, AC power cord, instruction manual and one-year warranty. Constructuion consists of durable aluminum housing, and recycle time is said to be between half a second and two seconds. Audio and LED alerts tell you the light's ready for use. A pre-flash test button, optical slave/master settings and a 5A fuse-protected circuit are aslo built-in. Each light also has a modeling lamp.
All lighting kits come with a monolight, a 40-inch white/black Glow umbrella, and a 6-foot Flashpoint three-section lightstand. Free shipping is available within the US. The units are:
The Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Flash 120 offers a perfect-picture option of 120 watt-seconds. The smallest output of the family, it is ideal for smaller portraits or scenes. Set up is easy while the lightweight unit stays cool under pressure. It offers modeling lamps, a tremendous four-stop output range, zippy recycle time and a punchy 125-guide number in a budget package. Achieve professional-quality results that mirror those from high-end expensive gear at the low price of $49.95. The full kit costs $89.96.
The middle-of-the-road option, the Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Flash 160 is ideal for lighting up larger scenes. Photographers have the control of blending several flash heads in syncopated harmony for a fraction of the cost while retaining all of the quality. Another lightweight option, this monolight offers modeling lamps, four-stop output range, quick recycle and an incredible 141-guide number. Take your photography to the next level with the 160 watt-seconds option for only $69.95. Complete the kit for $109.95.
The Flashpoint Budget Studio Monolight Flash 300 is the best solution for packing the most punch into your image. The leader of the pack, this option is ideal for portraits, products and location imaging, and offers the same high-quality output as its smaller companions. It includes power linked modeling lamp, four-stop output range, unbeatable recycle and an outstanding 190-guide number. It is available now for the low price of $99.95. Get the full kit for $139.95.