The MBX1000 HotSync is a battery-powered (built-in, exchangeable) 1000Ws monolight, 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 of the MBX1000 HS 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 robust reflector mount accepts not only Priolite reflectors, but also Bowens S-line, and many Hensel accessories. Except for the handle, all parts of the MBX1000 HS are constructed of solid metal. The support rail profile is made of aluminum casting, and the reflector mechanics are made of die-cast aluminum.
The omega-shaped flash tube has a long life span and can be replaced by the user. A quiet fan protects the strobe from overheating.
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 many SONY, CANON, and NIKON models.
High-powered strobe photography at shutter speeds of up to 1/8000th of a second, combined with the ability to operate any of the Priolite Hot Sync strobes at any power setting and without the need for an outlet, truly represents a quantum leap forward for all owners of Pentax cameras,” says Joachim Renschke, the CEO and founder of Priolite GmbH. By using the 2.4 GHz spectrum, the Priolite Remote Control supports 4 groups, 9 different ID’s in each group, 1/10th of a stop power adjustments, and remote control of modeling lights wherever your next assignment might take you. Photographers now no longer have to rely on generators while on location, searching for outlets, or running wires when setting up their lights.
MBX 1000 HotSync
|Power Output:||1000 Ws|
|Modeling Light:||halogen 100 W, dimmable|
|Recycling time:||2.5 sec at full power|
|Flash duration:||1/200 sec (t05) at full power|
|Flash Sync Speed:||Up to 1/8000 second with Priolite Remote Control RC-HS (SONY, CANON, NIKON, PENTAX)|
|Color Temperature:||5500 Kelvin|
|Power control:||in 1/10 f-stops, from full power to 17 Ws|
|Flashes per battery charge:||160 flashes at full power|
|Battery charging time:||2 h to 80 %, 3 h to full charge|
|Battery:||58 V, 80 Wh, 2 lbs., Li-ion battery with protection, no memory effect|
|Standard delivery:||1 MBX1000 Hot Sync (flash tube, glass dome, protection cap, built-in remote control module)
1 Li-Ion battery
1 UL/CSA approved charger
1 user manual
2 year US warranty
|Dimensions:||18.1 x 6.7 inch|
|Weight:||9.9 lbs. (including battery)|