This kit is built around the M-PACK1000 HotSync, a battery-powered (built-in, exchangeable, Li-Ion) 1000Ws power pack, optimized for flash synchronization up to 1/8000 second. While the HotSync functionality is only available with Priolite Remote Control HS, the unit can also be used with other flash triggering systems, but only syncs at shutter speeds up to 1/200 second. By using very fast shutter speeds it is now possible to freeze high speed motion even on a bright sunny day. It also means that you can open up a lens to a wide aperture to achieve shallow depth of field.
The battery provides up to 160 flashes at full power and can be changed by the user. The battery has a charge indicator, and can be charged inside or outside the flash unit. The power switch is protected against accidental switching by a spring-loaded flap, so the unit can be transported easily without being accidentally turned on. The flash power is adjustable in 1/10 f-stop increments, using a turning knob, or from up to 1000ft away via the Priolite Remote Control. The Power Pack requires a PRIO HEAD 1000 to be connected, which is part of this kit. The PRIO HEAD works exactly like the other Priolite moonlight mounts and accepts all the same modifiers.
The HotSync feature is currently compatible with select PENTAX cameras at any power setting and at shutter speeds of up to 1/8000th of a second (1/4000th on Pentax 645Z and 645D), as well as Nikon, Canon, and Sony cameras.
“As a Pentax 645Z user I am excited about Priolite’s development of their Hot Sync System. It enables Medium Format flash photography in a way impossible before, and with no need for leaf-shutter lenses. The 645Z and 645D can now reliably sync at up to 1/4000th of a second, making it the ultimate and most sophisticated tool amongst professionals looking for high resolution, high image quality, and high speed flash photography. Unlike other systems that can sync with flash lights at no more than 1/1600th of a second, Priolite’s solution is a clear game changer in the world of photography,” says Alex Munoz, professional still and motion photographer from Los Angeles, California.
|Product:||M-PACK 1000 HotSync Buddy Kit|
|SKU:||08-1000-06 for Pentax (also available for Canon, Nikon, and Sony)|
|Power Output:||1000 Ws|
|Modeling Light:||100 W halogen|
|Recycling time:||2.5 sec at full power|
|Flash duration:||1/200 sec (t05) at full power|
|Flash Sync Speed:||1/8000 second with Priolite Remote Control RC-HS|
|Color Temperature:||5500 Kelvin|
|Power control:||in 1/10 f-stops, from full power all the way down to 17 Ws|
|Flashes per battery charge:||160 flashes at full power, over 6000 at the lowest power setting|
|Battery charging time:||2 h to 80 %, 3 h to full charge|
|Battery:||58V, 80 Wh, 2 lbs., Li-ion battery with protection, no memory effect|
|Standard delivery:||1 M-PACK1000 Hot Sync (built-in remote control module)
1 PRIO HEAD 1000 (1000Ws)
1 Radio Control HS for PENTAX, OR CANON, OR NIKON
1 Reflector 7 inch
1 Li-Ion battery
1 UL/CSA approved charger
1 Canvas Carry Case for M-Pack1000 HotSync
1 user manual
2 year US warranty
|Dimensions:||18.1 x 6.7 inch|
|Weight:||17.3 lbs. (including battery)|