Who Did It?
How Did He Do It?
This quick and dirty shot themed Chainsaw Bride was done with a simple one light setup combined with ambient light. Firat used a Profilux Plus 800 Ws monolight to overpower the sun on a Propac 1 battery pack as the portable power source. As light shaper he used the Multiblitz 3-in-1 Beauty Dish almost frontal to the model.
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The Light Shaper
The 17″ 3-in-1 Beauty Dish Reflector can be used with the included soft screen, the center deflector or with the honeycomb grid to give the beauty dish additional versatility. The white reflective surface produces a nice and soft light. Used with the center deflector, it creates a wide and uniform yet dramatic light cone that wraps around your subject with a hazy zone in the center and a nice gradual fall-off. A perfect light shaper for close up beauty, portrait and fashion photography…read more.
The TIPA® Award winning Profilux Plus 800 Ws Monolight produces enough light to overpower the sun. With 8 f-stops controlled in 1/10 it can be dialed down to 6.2 Ws. With the built-in multi-voltage technology (100-260V) it can be used anywhere you go – worldwide. Battery operated on the Propac 1 power pack it delivers up to 300 full power flashes...read more.
The Power Source
The Propac 1 Battery Pack for Monolights is your portable power source. It delivers up to 300 full power flashes with the Profilux Plus 800 Ws monolight without ever overheating (up to 1400 with the Profilux Plus 200!) . It weighs about 19 lbs. and charges in 4 hours. With this power pack you are absolutely free what, when, and where you want to shoot – except underwater…read more.
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What’s it all about?
So you think what’s the buzz about off camera flash? Well, to us it’s just semantics. Off camera means well…something that is not attached to your camera’s hot shoe. So we’re thinking speedlights or monolights positioned on a tripod at some distance from you that are triggered by your camera via sync cord or wireless trigger. Makes sense? To us it does….no matter how you name it, it’s a flash not sitting directly on the hot shoe. Everything else is marketing…
To celebrate this new insight you can get a $100 Off Discount when purchasing a Profilux Plus 200 Ws Battery Powered Monolight at www.multiblitzusa.com by using the following code during checkout:
A Class of its Own – Purely Professional
The Multiblitz X10 AC/DC is designed to fulfill the high demands of commercial, fashion, and advertisement photographers. Due to the integrated “SPEED MODE“, super fast recycling times with up to 20 flashes per second are possible due to simultaneous re-charging and firing of the flash. Staggeringly short flash durations second to none make the X10 AC/DC the perfect tool for freeze-photography. The X10 AC/DC strobe light is battery operable, guaranteeing up to 310 (650) flashes at full power with the Multiblitz PROPAC 1 (PROPAC 2) battery pack. In developing the X System, we strictly followed the high technical standards of professional DSLRs and created a battery-powered studio flash for the modern high-class professional.
The X-SYSTEM can take on any floor pack in its class.
The X System features a control range of 10 f-stops, adjustable in 1/11 increments. The flash output ranges between 1.9 and 1000 Ws and the fast-dial function allows quick adjustments between low and high outputs. Multiblitz’s “true-multi-voltage-technology” protects the X-SYSTEM from power grid voltage fluctuations. With an operating voltage rang between 80-265 V, the X-SYSTEM is a versatile flash which can be used anywhere in the world.
Super Fast – Consistent Performance – Extremely Efficient
- 1000 Ws
- 10 stop control range
- 1/4000 s flash duration
- Super fast 1.5 recycling time at full power
- Up to 20 flashes per second in SPEED MODE
- Optional DC battery operation w/PROPAC battery pack
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We are saddened to announce that our father, friend and boss Gerd Wulms passed in the early morning hours of December 5, 2013
Since 1973, Gerd Wulms led Multiblitz with ingenuity, creativity and innovation to become the leading manufacturer of studio flash systems worldwide. In 1976, he forever changed the photography world when he invented the MINISTUDIO, the world’s first portable lighting kit in a suitcase. Many more innovations followed.
With Gerd Wulms, the photo industry loses a hard-working pioneer and passionate entrepreneur. We will miss him dearly and will do everything to carry on Multiblitz in his spirit.
Falk & Veit Wulms and everyone at Multiblitz
Get a FREE 24″ x 24″ Softbox ($199 value!) when purchasing a Profilux Plus 200 Ws battery powered monolight!
Get a FREE 7″ White Reflector & 7″ Soft Screen Disc ($1when purchasing a Profilux 250 Ws studio light!
Free items will be added automatically to your cart when shopping at the Multiblitz USA Studio Lighting Online Store between December 2, 2013 and midnight December 7, 2013. OFFER ENDS 12/07/13
SAVE BIG on Flash Tubes, Studio Lights, Modifiers, and Lighting Kits
- Up to $40 on select flash tubes
- Up to $50 on select light modifiers
- Up to $100 on select studio lights
- Up to $300 on select lighting kits
Visit the Studio Lighting Sale section in our online store for more information!
OFFER ENDS 11/30/13!
Why there are different type of mounts?
Well, it’s all history: Multiblitz is the forerunner in the industry when it comes to developing light-weight, compact, and small studio lights. The original Multiblitz mount is the larger V-Type mount. When Multiblitz introduced the world’s most compact studio flash: the Profilite, the smaller and compact housing of the studio light required a smaller mount: The P-Type mount (Get it? Profilite – P-Type…we know, incredible German creativity). And while we were at it, we called the larger mount V-Type after the – you guessed it – Variolite studio flash. Today, both mounts coexist. Compact units with small housings and the P-Type bayonet mount, and larger, more powerful units, with the larger V-Type bayonet mount.
So what’s the difference?
As you can see in the image above, the P-Type speedring has a smaller inner diameter of approx. 3 3/4″ (9.5 cm), has 4 narrow prongs and is very compact. The V-Type mount has a diameter of about 5″ (12.5 cm), has 4 wide prongs and is more robust. Currently, Pro X tungsten lights, Compact Plus, Profilux (Eco) and Profilux Plus studio lights feature the P-Type mount. X-System studio strobes are the only studio lights in the current Multiblitz portfolio that feature the V-Type mount.
Does it make sense?
Well, while it might be confusing, it actually makes sense. Smaller housing = smaller mount. Larger housing = larger mount. We are working on providing every Multiblitz light modifier for both bayonet mounts, at least softbox and octabox modifiers. It is another story with hard metal reflectors, but we offer a 27″ Beauty Dish XL with interchangeable speedring. There are some limitations though: Due to the torque that is acting on the units, not all large modifiers will be available for the smaller P-Type mount. Below is a list of the different P-Type and V-Type Multiblitz studio lights.
P-Type Mount Multiblitz Studio Lights
- Profilux Eco
- Profilux Plus
- Profilux Classic
- Compact Plus
- Pro X
- Digi X
- Profilite Compact
V-Type Mount Multiblitz Studio Lights
- Variolite Compact
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We are happy to get back into the studio generator business and this, with all due respect, with a bang! The new Multiblitz XPAC 24AS studio generator combines the technology of our flagship X-SYSTEM studio light with more power and versatility. Comparing studio generators comes down to crunching the numbers. How about this:
- 2400 Ws
- 0.05 s recycle time
- 1/6000 s flash duration
- a mere 7.5 kg | 16.5 lbs
- 11 | 10 f-stops control range
- 2 true asymmetric and individually controlled head sockets
- Stabilized color temperature
- Remotely controllable
- MSRP: 3.473,21 €
With stunning recycle times, short flash duration and light-weighted the XPAC 24AS offers everything a professional photographer looks for in a studio generator. It features four modeling light modes: proportional, 100%, free and maximal proportional. The built-in wireless sync module allows control of all settings via the Multiblitz TRIGGER HAPPY remote, including the Easy Clip flash delay function. The BL 41 flash head is equipped with the larger mount for V-bayonet light shapers. The XPAC´s Advanced Trigger Technology makes the XPAC 24AS fully compatible with older generation flash heads used with the Magnolux and Magnolite studio generator product lines.
We are pretty sure you’ll have a hard time finding a studio generator with these specs at that price point.
- Flash Energy, Ws: 2400
- GN, ISO 100 (w/RINOS-2, 30cm standard reflector, silver): 181
- F-Stop, 2m, ISO 100 (w/RINOS-2, 30cm standard reflector, silver): 90
- Channel 1 control range: 11 F-Stops, 2,4 – 2400 Ws
- Channel 2 control range: 10 F-Stops, 2,4 – 1200 Ws
- Max. control range at asym. operation: 9 F-Stops
- Flash voltage stability: 0,05%
- Flash duration, t 0.5, s: 1/6000-1/1600
- Color temperature stabilized: Yes
- Recycling time, sec at 230 V: 0.05 – 1.2
- Synchronisation: Lead, Radio, Cell, IR
- Wireless control of all functions w/TriggerHappy
- Wireless flash triggering w/RS2
- Sync voltage, V: < 5
- Modeling Light, W | V: 650 | 240
- Power Supply, V: 160-265 Voltage Tolerance Technology
- Dimensions, mm | in: 225 x 175 x 400 | 8.9 x 6.9 x 15.8
- Weight, kg | lbs: 7.5 | 16.5
Last weekend, we got together with the Washington School of Photography at the Pinebox Art Center in Baltimore to present the new X10 AC/DC Strobe Light and some new light modifiers. During the two day open shoot, attendees were able to test action shots with lots of motion using the Multiblitz X-System in Speed Mode and play around with different setups and modifiers.
We used the X10 AC/DC strobe light with the 40″ Deep Parabolic Octabox (PROFOC 100P) as the key light. For a 2 light setup we used the battery-powered Profilux Plus 200 Ws studio light as the fill light, switching back and forth between numerous modifiers including the 12″ x 48″ Strip Light (PRORIP 30), the 17″ 3-in-1 Beauty Dish Reflector (PROBEAU SET), and a 7″ Silver Reflector (FILNOS).
If you are n the Balto./DC area and would like to try out Multiblitz products, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org