The MBX500 HotSync is a Li-Ion battery-powered (built-in, exchangeable) 500Ws 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 1/200th 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 220 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 MBX500 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.
“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.
MBX500 HotSync (discontinued)
|Power Output:||500 Ws|
|Modeling Light:||LED, equivalent to 80 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 (remote not included)|
|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:||220 flashes at full power, over 6000 at the lowest power setting|
|Battery charging time:||2 h to 80 %, 3 h to full charge|
|Battery:||16 V, 50 Wh, 1.3 lbs., Li-ion battery with protection, no memory effect|
|Standard delivery:||1 MBX500 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:||15.7 x 6.7 inch|
|Weight:||8.2 lbs. (including battery)|