The MBX300 HotSync is a very affordable NEW battery-powered (built-in, exchangeable) 300Ws 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 a shallow depth of field.
The battery provides up to 180 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 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 unit 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 reduced wait and smaller dimensions make this light a perfect companion when mobility is a concern. The MBX300 HotSync is very portable monolight and an ideal companion for wedding, event, headshot, and other photographers, who often need a powerful fill-light, but also the ability to move gear easily from one location to another.
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.
“With many of my assignments on location, I am excited about Priolite’s continuing development of their Hot Sync System, and in particular this new MBX300 HS. Being able to add some fill-light easily and without the need for a power outlet makes these smaller and lighter units ideal for pro’s on the move. Whether you shoot weddings, events, or portraits, the new MBX300 HS is a powerful, portable and very affordable companion, and just like the MBX500 HS, the MBX1000 HS, or the M-Pack1000 HS, this strobe allows you to sync flashlight to your camera at up to 1/8000th of a second. The MBX300 HS is so easy to carry, that I can fit two of them in a backpack with room for other equipment, and be on my way,” says Alex Munoz, professional still and motion photographer from Los Angeles, California.
|Power Output:||300 Ws|
|Modeling Light:||LED, equivalent to 80 W halogen|
|Recycling time:||1.8 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 9 Ws|
|Flashes per battery charge:||180 flashes at full power, over 6000 at the lowest power setting|
|Battery charging time:||1 h to 80 %, 1.5 h to full charge|
|Battery:||16 V, 25 Wh, 0.62 lbs., Li-ion battery with protection, no memory effect|
|Standard delivery:||1 MBX300 Hot Sync (flash tube, protection cap, built-in remote control module)
1 Li-Ion battery
1 UL/CSA approved charger
1 user manual
2 year US warranty
|Dimensions:||14.17 x 6.7 inches|
|Weight:||7.05 lbs. (including battery)|