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Photogenic Studiomax III recycling speed on battery
Old 11-23-2005, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all

This is my maiden post ;-) Greetings to all.

I thought I might ask this here because I read that a few forumers own and use the Studiomax battery powered strobe.

I am really interested in these lights (the Studiomax III 320Ws unit - AKC320B) but I can't seem to locate any specs with regards to the recycling speed when the light runs on battery. Do you guys have any *real world* times to share? Say at Full, half, quarter power?

The flashtube looks awfully fragile and I am just wondering how you guys protect the unit when transporting?

Also, I own a few Lumedyne 052C minicyclers as well as two Quantum Turbos. Is there anybody using the Studiomax with these? One of the things that attract me to this light unit is that the high voltage cord comes with the head.

I appreciate any advice and information regarding these lights, as well as your opinions as to the pros and cons in real use.

Sincerely
Willy
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Old 11-24-2005, 09:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have one and power it with a Quantum Tubro Z.

It takes about 3-4 seconds to charge for a full burst recycle. It takes about 2 second for a half burst recycle.

It gets worse as the battery goes down.

I get about 100-200 shots to a battery charge depending on what I am doing.

I love the thing, you just have to learn to work a bit slower.

As for transporting the flash, I use one of the little plastic cups that came with one of my big photogenic flashes (held in place with the accessory attachment screw) to protect the tube. I don't recall one coming with the unit, but you can get one from B&H for about ten bucks.

It takes all of my other Photogenic accessories.

Mark
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Re: Photogenic Studiomax III recycling speed on battery
Old 11-24-2005, 01:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Mark. Appreciate the information.
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