By Marlin Lum
640ws Einstein monolight – by Paul C Buff
Word on the street. We’ve got the good pleasure of knowing, (that some time soon), Paul C. Buff, (manufacturer of our fondly desirable Alien Bee Lighting strobes) will be shipping the Einstein monoblocs.
Many of you might be using the Aliens Bees to as your light source for HighLight RTI captures. If you’re in the market for a monobloc, you might want to look into this unit. Though not yet available, this unit would take you to the next level, improving upon the alien bee line.
The new 640ws monolight seems pretty top shelf. Got features? Good stuff mate.
Just a few highlights:
–Worldwide power compatibility (95-265VAC, 50Hz or 60Hz, autoswitching)
-Full power recycle time of 1.7 seconds at 120VAC (60Hz) or at 240VAC (50Hz)
–CONSTANT COLOR and ACTION modes; one is optimized for colour temperature consistency and the other for stopping motion (uhm, sweeeet, but never throw away your gray card)
–Removable Pyrex flash dome over the flash tube and modeling light (got to love that)
-roughly the same size as the AB 1600, but heavier, bc it’s got some steel in it.
–Illuminated LCD display and push button controls for setting and reviewing of flash functions (don’t get left in the dark)
-The formal official name of this product = “Paul C. Buff Einstein 640”
The Einstein 640 release date is (tentative) but due in December 2009 direct from Paul C. Buff at an aprox price of about US$439.00.
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