Calumet Photographic is offering new photographers affordable yet sophisticated self-contained monolights for studio lighting that are ideally suited for portrait photography. The Genesis 400 and Genesis 200 are entry level studio strobes that offer these features:
- â€¢ Easy-lock interchangeable reflectors
- â€¢ Built-in umbrella mount
- â€¢ User-replaceable flash tube
- â€¢ Convenient carry handle
- â€¢ Universal 5â„8″ mounting and easy angle-adjustments
Genesis monolights offer recycling times as low as one second and their 5-volt sync voltage is safe for todayâ€™s digital cameras, according to Calumet.
The rear control panel of each Genesis monolight provides the user easy access to digital, variable flash-output controls; you can adjust power levels over a 5-stop range.
The Genesis 200 is a 200w/s monolight has a Guide Number of 125 (ft.) and offers flash-output controls over a 5-stop range. It weighs just 4.2 lbs. The Genesis 400 is a 400w/s monolight has a Guide Number of 160 (ft.) and offers flash-output controls over a 5-stop range. Each Genesis comes with an umbrella reflector, flash tube, 150w modeling lamp, sync cord, power cord and a protective cap.
Genesis monolights are on sale now at Calumet. The Genesis 200 kit, for example, is available for as low as $170. The kit includes one Genesis 200, a 10′ light stand and a 45″ white umbrella w/black cover.