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New Product Review; Photoflex PX300 StarFire Flash

March 21, 2011

Photoflex has recently introduced an in expensive, powerful, and portable flash without the bells and whistles or cost of a TTL flash. The StarFire flash is comparable in power to a Canon 580EXII or a Nikon SB900, the StarFire is the perfect solution for photographers that want to use a flash with radio triggers like the new FlashFire.

With most radio trigger systems, a TTL flash needs to be operated manually. The StarFire flash provides photographers an inexpensive way to build a multi-light setup to compliment exsiting studio strobes or create an entire portable studio setup. The Star Fire features two optical slave modes, one that syncs with the first flash(like on a studio strobe) and one that syncs after a TTL pre-flash. This allows the StarFire to be used with a wireless TTL setup albeit manually as a “kicker light” or with studio strobes; in both cases, syncing with optical slaves.

Specifications-StarFire Flash

  • Guide Number 80 (@35mm, 100 ISO)
  • 3 Flash Modes (Manual, Slave 1, Slave 2)
  • 7 Power output settings
  • Power Source: 4 AA Batteries
  • Battery Life Up To: 1500 flashes
  • Recycle Time: Approximately 4 seconds
  • Colour temperature 5600K
  • Flash Duration 1/800s to 1/20,000s
  • Weight: 250g

The Star Fire flash can also be paired with compact and innovative Photoflex 16 channel FlashFire radio trigger.

Specifications-FlashFire:

  • 50m range (164ft)
  • 2.4 GHz 16 Channel
  • Flash Sync Speed: 1/200s
  • Power Source Trigger: 1 X CR2(20,000 flashes/ battery)
  • Power Source receiver: 2X AAA(up to 45 hours standby)
  • Includes 1/4″ and 3.5mm jacks for attachment to studio strobes.

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