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 Wednesday, May 6, 2020

From Flashpoint:

Lightweight, Portable Flash Now Available Exclusively at Adorama

NEW YORK (May 5, 2020) – Flashpoint announces the XPLOR 300 Pro TTL R2 Battery-Powered Monolight, a portable, versatile light built for on-the-go photography. The Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro is a powerful yet compact 300W strobe light, built on the renowned R2 series of wireless flashes. The lightweight flash has a speedy, one-second recycle time, with a 328-feet R2 signal reception range and the capability to work seamlessly across all major camera systems. “We’re so excited to debut the next generation Flashpoint monolight that is the ultimate combination of power and size for on-the-go photography,” said Solomon Leifer, Brand Manager at Flashpoint. “The XPLOR 300 allows photographers to capture high-quality images using any camera system, while its easy-to-use modifier mount allows for unlimited lighting creativity.” Features of the Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro monolight include:

  • Compact and Portable: With a lightweight, three-pound body and measuring in at 7.5” x 3.8” x 3.4”, the Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro is perfect for wedding, event, commercial, and environmental portrait photographers, as well as run-and-gun photojournalists and adventure travelers.
  • Seamless Syncing Across Camera Systems: Sync cameras across any of the major brands (Canon, Sony, Nikon, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Olympic, and Pentax) to guarantee accuracy and consistency across images, even if one photographer’s on Sony while the other shoots on Canon. The XPLOR 300 automatically senses the camera system, and responds accordingly to guarantee a seamless, cohesive, and high-quality final product.
  • High Performance, Large-Capacity Battery: A 2600mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers up to 320 full power flashes, and re-charges in less than 2.5 hours. Easily swap out a new battery on the rear port in seconds to keep shooting without delay.
  • Bowens S-Mount compatibility: The XPLOR 300 Pro is designed with compatibility in mind. Attach the Glow S2 Round flash bracket or the AD-AB Adapter ring and enjoy the world of the popular Bowens S-Type modifier mount, with limitless light shaping tools from softboxes to focusing spot lenses.
  • Bi-Color LED Modelling Light: Intense Bi-Color LED guided modeling offers unlimited flexibility, combined with the dimmable Bi-Color LED modeling lamp to aid pre-visualization. Its 12W continuous light is also great for creating short form video.
  • Optional Modifiers: Easily attach any XPLOR 300 or 400 Pro direct mount modifiers to achieve more light effects, such as a softbox, snoot, or barndoor.

Additional features include:

  • Flashpoint R2 2.4GHz Radio System
  • Manual flash over 9 stops
  • TTL/M/Multi flash modes
  • 32 channels to isolate and protect the signal
  • High speed sync up to 1/8000 second
  • Last shot auto memory function
  • Second curtain sync
  • Professional balanced color temperature at 5600K – 200K
  • Bi-color LED modeling light (3000K – 6000K)
  • Quiet fan cooled mechanism
  • Large dot matrix LCD display

Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Giveaway

Now through May 17, Adorama has teamed up with Art of Visuals to give away ten Flashpoint lighting systems to photographers. To enter, follow @adorama, like the contest post, tag three friends in the comment section, and post a photo to your personal Instagram created using any form of artificial lighting and use the hashtags #aovLitUp #CreateNoMatterWhat.

Pricing and Availability

The Flashpoint XPLOR 300 Pro moonlight is available now for $499 at Adorama.com, and comes with a reflector and cap, flashtube, AD-E2 bracket, and lithium battery charger and cord, all in a convenient carrying case. A Softbox Kit, Travel Kit, and Location Kit are also available with added accessories at a discounted price.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Flashpoint News
Post Date: 5/6/2020 5:28:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, January 5, 2018

Adorama's Flashpoint XPLOR 600 Pro TTL has been announced and its specs put it in league with the Profoto B1X. Even at half the cost, the Flashpoint XPLOR 600 Pro has some key advantages over the B1X:

Flashpoint XPLOR 600 Pro vs. Profoto B1X

  • More power: 600Ws vs. 500
  • Faster recycling time: 0.9 sec vs. 1.9
  • More full-power shots per charge: 370 vs. 325
  • More powerful modeling lamp: 38W vs. 24
  • Better color consistency: +/- 75 K over entire power range vs. +/- 150 K

From Adorama:

Flashpoint today announced the XPLOR 600 PRO TTL, a new wireless strobe system with TTL connectivity to Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic and Olympus cameras. With a guide number of 285 feet at ISO 100, the lights are designed for both studio and location use. Boasting rapid recycling times and up to 370 full power flashes per battery charge, the Flashpoint XPLOR is positioned as a powerful source for pro location lighting.

Key Features

  • 600Ws TTL Wireless Flash
  • GN 285ft/87m (ISO 100)
  • Built-in 2.4GHz Wireless R2 Remote System
  • TTL, Manual and Multi-Flash Modes
  • Links to simultaneous multi-camera systems
  • 262-feet remote range
  • Claimed 0.01-0.9 second recycle time
  • HHS up to 1/8000 sec
  • Flash duration 1/22-1/10000 sec.
  • 9-stop output control from full to 1/256 power in 25 steps
  • Color temp 5600 degrees K
  • Proportional, Variable and Synced Modeling
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL II, Nikon i-TTL, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, and Fujifilm

Performance Upgrades

The XPLOR 600 Pro TTL boasts a fast 0.01 second recycle time at lower output settings, and 0.9 second at full power, making it a good choice for event photography as well as other settings where powerful and fast multiple flash is necessary. It’s powered by a 28.8v/2600mah Lithium battery pack that can be recharged separately in approximately two hours. And onboard fan keeps the unit from overheating.

The XPLOR 600 Pro TTL also doubles as a video light; its 38-watt LED modeling light throws the equivalent of a 400-watt conventional bulb, making it a good choice for video production as well as for other applications where constant light is important. At the other end of the spectrum, the unit offers high-speed synch flash at shutter speeds up to 1/8000 second.

The light is fronted by a Bowens mount for additional light modifiers, while an integrated reflector provides good light right out of the box.

The built-in R2 radio remote lets you link to simultaneous multi-camera systems, so you could shoot with both a Canon and a Nikon using the same flash units at the same time. The XPLOR 600 Pro TTL can be linked and synched to be triggered wirelessly in TTL mode with any R2 transmitting member of the R2 family, including the Flashpoint Streaklight 360, Zoom Speedlights, R2T and R2Pro Remote transmitters. So, if you have already invested in any of these models, you can seamlessly integrate the XPLOR 600 into your system.

In addition, a separate R2 receiver can be added to any remote flash that has a sync port, so you can add other brand flashes to your wireless TTL system.

Pricing and Availability

The Flashpoint XPLOR 600Pro TTL is available for $899, including a flashtube, Lithium battery charger, reflector and cap, and compartment case. It can be ordered now, exclusively from Adorama.

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Post Date: 1/5/2018 5:42:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 1, 2015

From Adorama:

April 1, 2015 – After months of research Flashpoint has developed the first ever on and off camera LED light series especially designed for cinema cameras with 4K recording.

Our new lights have a polarizing filter which spreads the rays for optimal 4K capture by dispersing the light in a "slower" way and matching the sensitive sensors that 4K cameras have. Available as a standard LED light or with adjustable color temperature, and as an on-camera unit (300 diodes) or an off-camera panel (1350 diodes).

The on-camera unit features a universal battery design, silent vented cooling, and up to 3 hours battery life. The off-camera panel can use AC power or V-mount batteries, and is the brightest unit of its kind on the market, even with the polarizing filter.

Flashpoint PolarLight 4K LED (Color Temperature Adjustable or Regular)

  • On-Camera – $349
  • Light Panel – $1,200

Product Highlights

  • Industry changing breakthrough technology
  • Exceptional brightness (1000lux /6150lux)
  • Vented cooling for silence
  • Color temperature adjustable
  • 6 stops stepless power control
  • Power source flexibility
  • Battery life readout
  • Panels can be combined to create large arrays
  • 1 year USA warranty

Pre-orders coming soon! Projected shipping time is beginning of September 2015.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Flashpoint News
Post Date: 4/1/2015 11:14:16 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, March 13, 2015

From Flashpoint:

Flashpoint’s Ring Li-on is a lithium-powered, self-contained ring flash system designed for on- and off-camera photography

New York, NY – March 12, 2015 – Flashpoint, a leading manufacturer of professional photography and video equipment, is now selling the Ring Li-on ring flash, the newest addition to its Flashpoint lithium ion family of on- and off-camera strobes. The Flashpoint Ring Li-on is a 400ws lithium powered, self-contained ring flash system optimized to meet the ever-innovative professional photographer’s vision.

As photography expert Gavin Hoey suggests in his tutorial video on the Adorama Learning Center, photographers can take advantage of numerous unique benefits when using a ring flash, and the Ring Li-on is a groundbreaking spin on the typical model. It produces even illumination and shadow-free light – a necessity for nature and field shooters in macro and close-up situations. Its shape also provides a creative bonus for fashion or portrait shooters who want to add circular catch lights in their subjects’ eyes. A compact, cordless flash system, the Ring Li-on can easily be used with any DSLR or medium format camera equipped with lenses up to 3.5 inches in diameter.

With a crystal clear LCD panel on the rear of the flash, photographers can easily view a number of settings on the Flashpoint Ring Li-on, such as indicators for battery level, LED model/video lamp power, audio confirmations and mode selection (manual, intelligent and standard optical slave, and stroboscopic). Photographers can also view power levels on the large panel, which are adjustable in third stop increments from full (400ws) to 1/128th power (3ws). The Ring Li-on’s sleek body also includes built-in overheat protection guards against setting the repetitive flashes too high, safeguarding against damage to the advanced flash head during shooting. An included diffuser provides even softer effects, and the remote power control Flashpoint Commander allows users to wirelessly change their flash power output on the fly from 150+ feet away for off-camera work.

Thanks to its generous internal interchangeable 11.1-volt lithium ion battery, this model from Flashpoint can deliver approximately 450 full power flashes per charge with a recycle range of .05 to 2.8 seconds. An excellent light source for fashion sequences and specialty lighting requiring edge-to-edge illumination, the Ring Li-on is a spectacular option with a solid guide number of 82 (ft. @ ISO 100) – rare power for portable ring flashes.

In addition to its easy on-camera setup, the Flashpoint Ring Li-on can be mounted to a tripod for simple and sturdy hands-free studio setups. An extremely versatile solution, photographers can use the easily affixed umbrella bracket to add an umbrella for even more lighting options. Plus, the included ¼ x 20” screw mount allows users to add a handle grip for balance when on the move. The Flashpoint Ring Li-On also offers constant LED lighting with three levels of output settings for modeling use or as a constant source for video light at a maximum 440 lux (0.5m). A smart flash, the LED lamps even feature auto shut-off to prevent excessive battery drain.

The rugged, streamlined Flashpoint Ring Li-on lights beautifully in any situation, be it macro detailing, fashion shooting, portrait placement or traditional softbox/umbrella applications, and with its on- and off-camera capabilities, it can be transported anywhere and everywhere for consistent, gorgeous lighting assistance.

Pricing and Availability
The Ring Li-on Ring Flash is now available for just $499.95 USD, exclusively from Adorama.

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Post Date: 3/13/2015 6:19:14 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, January 6, 2015

From Adorama:

New wireless speedlight flash units with all the benefits of an external battery pack are available in full manual, Canon TTL and Nikon TTL models, along with the Zoom Li-on Flash Commander Transmitter and Receiver Set, and other accessories

New York, NY – January 6, 2015 – Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, has expanded the Flashpoint lighting line once again with the launch of Zoom Li-on, a collection of on- and off-camera flash products with internal lithium ion batteries, providing all the benefits of an external battery pack. The Li-on line offers a range of high-power flash units and lighting accessories in easily transportable packages. Products include the Zoom Li-on speedlight Flash (available in manual, Canon TTL and Nikon TTL models), and the Zoom Li-on Flash Commander Transmitter and Receiver Set, all directed at bringing the best flash options to the studio or on location in an affordable package.

Zoom Li-on Flash (Available in Manual, Canon TTL and Nikon TTL Models)
The Zoom Li-on speedlight flash is a miniature powerhouse that runs off an internal lithium ion battery. It is no bigger than a traditional speedlight, delivering all the benefits of an external battery pack without the messy cables. It has a full power recycle time of less than 1.5 seconds, allowing for near-instant continuous shooting. One battery charge holds up to 650 full power shots, and even more for lower-powered use.

The Zoom Li-on Flash is designed for sleek, easy use, with simple controls and a large, bright LCD screen. The flash head is incredibly versatile. It rotates 360 degrees and tilts over 90 degrees to work with any type of bounce or modifier, and the head zooms from 24mm to 105mm to ensure the necessary coverage without wasted spill. With numerous modes – manual, two optical slave modes and a stroboscopic mode, and remote power control using a Flashpoint Commander and Receiver, the Zoom Li-on Flash works on the fly for both on- and off-camera work.

In addition to TTL automatic output, the Zoom Li-on models for Canon or Nikon TTL offer all the extra features of proprietary TTL strobes, such as HSS, exposure compensation, exposure bracketing, automatic zooming and flash exposure lock. Additionally, they offer complete integration with proprietary TTL strobe IR remote control systems, and can be used to control or be controlled by Canon or Nikon flashes as a master or slave, as well as for group control.

The Zoom Li-on Flash comes with a li-ion battery pack, battery charger, mini stand, protective case and instruction manual.

Zoom Li-on Flash Commander Transmitter and Receiver Set
The Commander Transmitter and Receiver Set is the perfect companion to the Zoom Li-on Flash, and is backwards-compatible with the Flashpoint Streaklight line. It allows remote power control from 150+ feet, allowing users to view and change flash output at any time. Other flash functions can also be adjusted remotely. With 16 channels and 16 groups, you can remotely control individual units or groups no matter how many units you use, and avoid interfering with other photographers.

The Zoom Li-on Flash Commander Transmitter and Receiver Set comes with a transmitter and a receiver featuring sync cord triggering exclusively designed for Zoom Li-on Flash products.

Pricing and Availability
The Flashpoint Zoom Li-on Flash is available now in three models – manual (99.95 USD), Canon TTL and Nikon TTL (179.95 USD). The Flashpoint Zoom Li-on Flash Commander Transmitter and Receiver Set is now available for 69.95. Additional batteries (49.95 USD) and battery charger (19.95) for the Zoom Li-on Flash can be purchased separately from Flashpoint.

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Post Date: 1/6/2015 9:53:45 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
   
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