In Brief; Calumet’s Genesis For Entry-Level Studio Lighting

The affordable yet sophisticated self-contained Genesis 200 ws and 400 ws monolights provide all the power and lighting control needed to create professional-looking portraits and great still life tabletop photographs. They provide recycling times as low as 1 second. The 5v sync voltage is even safe for today's digital cameras.

The convenient rear control panel of each Genesis offers a full range of flash controls. Each model features digital, variable flash-output controls that allow for adjustment of power levels over a five-stop range. The user can also switch from full to proportional modeling with the press of a button. A built-in infrared slave cell provides wireless flash synchronization and is adjustable to increase or decrease sensitivity. An audible flash-ready alarm sounds when the Genesis is fully charged and ready to go.

Other notable features of the Genesis line include; easy-lock interchangeable reflectors, built-in umbrella mount, user-replaceable flash tube, convenient carry handle, and universal 5/8" mounting and easy angle adjustments.

The Genesis 200 is a 200 ws monolight that has a Guide Number of 125 (ft) and offers flash-output controls over a five-stop range. The one-light kit, including stand and umbrella, is currently on sale for $169.99. The two-light kit with two stands and umbrellas is on sale for $339.99. The 200 weighs just 4.2 lbs. The Genesis 400 is a 400 ws monolight that has a Guide Number of 160 (ft) and offers flash-output controls over a five-stop range. Each Genesis comes with an umbrella reflector, flash tube, 150w modeling lamp, sync cord, power cord, and a protective cap. The 400 one-light kit is on sale for $299.99, or $569.99 for the two-light kit.

Contact Calumet Photographic, Inc., 900 W. Bliss St., Chicago, IL 60622; (800) 225-8638;