Adorama Monolights Page 3
The lights, with the exception of the DigiPoppers' modeling light, held up remarkably well while shooting portraits and glamour photographs in a variety of locations, varying in size from a garage to a condominium clubhouse to a commodious rental studio. I wished the DigiPoppers locked more positively onto the top of my normal Manfrotto and Photoflex light stands and made it a habit to check to see if they were secure. I never had an accident, which was especially notable since, at one point, they were used to demonstrate lighting techniques during a workshop and were handled by students changing setups, power settings, and light modification devices. I was surprised that they fit the Manfrotto 3353 Nano Stands perfectly. One of the Flashpoint II monolights has been used in several events sponsored by a local photography group and like a Timex watch, took a lickin' and keeps on tickin' providing consistent and fast recycle times and exposures.
While the higher, continuously variable output Flashpoint II monolights were wonderful to work with, the size of the DigiPoppers made them a favorite when I wanted to toss lighting gear for a simple shoot into a backpack. Despite their low cost, both Adorama monolight series deliver great value for the watt second.
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Adorama DigiPopper Monolights
|Maximum Power Output:||200 ws||300 ws|
|Variable Power Output:||50-100-200 ws||75-150-300 ws|
|Guide Number (ISO 100):||93||115|
|Recycle Times:||1-3 sec||1-3 seconds|
|Flash Duration:||1/600-1/1000 sec||1/600-1/1000 sec|