The MBX 500 is a battery-powered (built-in, exchangeable) 500Ws monolight, optimized for short flash duration, and ideal for leaf shutter lens applications. The unit is triggered and controlled with the Priolite Remote Control HS, but can also be used with other flash triggering systems.
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 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 omega-shaped flash tube has a long life span and can be replaced by the user. A quiet fan protects the strobe from overheating.
Please keep on mind that this unit does not support HotSync functionality and will be limited to flash sync speeds at up to x-sync. This particular series has been developed with a short flash duration in mind, which makes it an ideal companion for leaf shutter cameras, offering shutter speeds at up to 1/1600th of a second with full flash synchronization.
|Power Output:||500 Ws|
|Modeling Light:||LED, equivalent to 80 W halogen|
|Recycling time:||2.5 sec at full power|
|Flash duration:||1/4500 sec (t05) at full power|
|Flash Sync Speed:||x-sync with focal plane shutter cameras
up to 1/1600th of a sec. with leaf shutter cameras
|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 (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)|