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battery operated monolights for portable lighting

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introduction

  • the improvements in lithium ion batteries has resulted in a number of studio-type monolights being developed with batteries on the units instead of massive, heavy lead acid battery packs.

very bright LED lights with Bowens S mount

Aputure Lightstorm COB 300D

  • coming mid 2017
  • D = daylight colour balance
  • ~$US1000
  • with two 150W batteries, will last about 1hr at full output which is enough to compete with the midday sun apparently

Aputure Lightstorm COB 120D

conventional flash lights but battery powered

Profoto B1 Bowens XMT500 Godox Wistro AD600 / Flashpoint XPLOR 600
year 2015 2016 2016
price $US1899 with XMTRC $AU1245 TTL / $AU845 non-TTL
mount Profoto Bowens S Godox or Bowens S B version
remote controller Profoto XMTRC Godox X1 or flash
radio TTL Canon/Nikon/Sony Y Y Y to 80m (TTL model)
TTL/HSS Canon/Nikon/Sony via on-camera flash unit IR N N Y (TTL model)
HSS Canon/Nikon/Sony Y Y Y
power 500Ws 9 stops 500Ws 9 stops 1/3rdEV 600Ws GN87m 9stops 1/3rdEV
full power shots 220 500 500 (8700mAh)
full output duration 1/1000th sec ? 1/220th sec
shortest duration 1/19,000th sec 1/10,000th sec 1/10,000th sec
LED modelling light 20W 10W 10W
weight 3kg 3.4kg 2.66kg
features freeze mode, 20 flashes in a sec sync delay, strobe sync delay, strobe, flash duration indicator, optional 600Ws H600 or 1200WS H1200 remote head!
issues cost, battery capacity cost HSS mode automatic above 1/160th sec despite camera having faster sync, transmitter buttons flimsy and accidentally changed by photographer's head, H600 gives 1/3rd EV less light output, long flash duration 1/220th sec for full output

Elinchrom ELB 1200

  • 1200Ws with option for 2.2kg Hi Sync Head to 1/8000th sec
  • GN 128m ISO 100 with Pro or HiSync heads, and 90.6m with Action Head (shorter flash duration head)
  • set will cost around $AU6000 for one light
  • Strobo, delay and sequence features
  • 50W LED modelling lamp (eq. to 250W)
  • Skyport radio remote control - 20 channels, 4 groups (will cost an extra $AU395 and is specific to either Canon or Nikon)
  • 4.3kg
  • 90Wh (1.1kg, 215 shots full power and apparently can be taken in cabin luggage on flights) or 1.5kg 144Wh lithium ion battery

Elinchrom ELB 400

  • 424Ws
  • choice of three heads and two ringflashes
    • Quadra Action Head provides the best flash duration (up to 1/5700) for freezing motion
    • 0.28kg Quadra HS Hi Sync Head to 1/8000th sec
    • Quadra Pro Head is a great all rounder, HS compatible with the highest guide number and a flash duration between the other two heads (up to 1/3000s)
    • Quadra Eco Ringlflash is a portable lightweight solution
    • Quadra Ringflash Pro allows freezing movement with a flash duration of up to 1/4500 s
  • compatible with all previous Quadra products
  • optional Elinchrom Mount Adapter Mk II enables the use of every Elinchrom accessory
  • set will cost around $AU2300 for one light
  • Strobo, delay and sequence features
  • intelligent slave cell technology ensures that your existing Speedlights can easily be incorporated within your chosen lighting solution
  • 50W eq LED modelling lamp (presumably 10W LED)
  • Skyport radio remote control - 20 channels, 4 groups (will cost an extra $AU395 and is specific to either Canon or Nikon)
  • 2kg incl. battery
  • LiIon battery (0.73kg, 350 shots full power and apparently can be taken in cabin luggage on flights)

specs and reviews

photo/monolight_battery.txt · Last modified: 2017/07/30 14:08 by gary1