AlienBees Offers ABR800 Professional Ringflash System

AlienBees ABR800 Ringflash

The ABR800 is a self-contained studio ringflash system designed for the creative professional photographer. Its compact and lightweight design makes it easy to use with professional or semi-professional cameras equipped with lenses up to 4 inches in diameter. It is made by AlienBees, a division of Paul C. Buff, Inc.

AlienBees said a studio ringflash like the ABR800 is an invaluable and favorite tool of the professional photographer due to its ability to produce essentially shadow-free lighting, revealing unique catchlights in the eyes of subjects when used with fashion and portrait work.

With its built-in power supply and modeling lamp system, the ABR800 needs only to be plugged into a standard 120 Vac outlet – no power pack is required. At 320 high-efficiency real wattseconds, the ABR800 is powerful enough to achieve f11 to f22 exposures in most studio uses while its 5 f-stop variable power range allows it to be dialed down for low-aperture shots where limited depth of field is desired.

We recently made a product review of the ABR800 and the full details may be viewed here.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.