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Smith-Victor Flashlite 110-I 110 Watt/Second Monolight (110VAC)

B&H # SMFL110I Mfr # 690003
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The Smith Victor 110-I Flashlite is a 110 watt/second monolight. Use it for a hair light, background light, or even as a main light in a very small lighting set up. It operates on 110 AC voltage, recycles in 2 or 4 seconds, and operates at full, or half power. Its flash duration ranges from 1/600 - 1/1000 second, depending on the power chosen. The 110-I mounts to most light stands.

Compact
The fixture measures just 3.75 x 7 inches.
Modeling Light
60 Watt quartz halogen modeling light aids in aiming the monolight.
Built-in Optical Slave
Sensor "sees" the light from your other flashes, and fires instantaneously.
Guide Number 105, in feet, ISO 100
Recycle Time 2 sec. @ half power,
4 sec. @ full power
Built-in Slave Yes, Optical
Modeling Light 60W
Replaceable Flashtube No
Test Button Yes
Dimensions 3.75 x 7" (9.5 x 18cm)
Weight .75 lb (340 g)
Smith-Victor Flashlite 110-I 110 Watt/Second Monolight (110VAC)
  • 60W Quartz Halogen Modeling Light
  • Sync Cord
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    Smith-VictorFlashlite 110-I 110 Watt/Second Monolight (110VAC)
     
    4.3

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (7)
    • Good color value (5)
    • Attaches securely (4)
    • Good power output (4)

    Cons

    • Runs hot (3)

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (5)
    • Low light (4)
    • Night time (4)
    • Portraits (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    4.0

    it works

    By Dario Arias

    from Lawrence , Mass

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Harsh Color

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Smith-Victor Flashlite 110-I 110 Watt/Second Monolight (110VAC):

    It works good in my studio with a soft box or umbrella.

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    4.0

    Gets the Job Done - 8 months so far

    By SnapSeat

    from New Britain, CT

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smith-Victor Flashlite 110-I 110 Watt/Second Monolight (110VAC):

      Nice Size, Reliable, I have taken about 10,000 images with this in the last 8 months and it is still going. I am ordering a second as a backup today. If you need a basic strobe, this gets the job done for a cheap price.

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      4.0

      a bit puzzling at first

      By mechagodzilla

      from Toronto

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Runs Hot

      Best Uses

      • Low Light
      • Night Time
      • Portraits

      Comments about Smith-Victor Flashlite 110-I 110 Watt/Second Monolight (110VAC):

      I bought this for hairlight . This is also the 2nd one they had shipped me . The first one wasnt working. The test button didnt work. The 2nd unit sent to me seems to work but i noticed one odd thing about it . The main light fires off and is supposed to trigger the slave on this hairlight . Well, to my surprise, it seems to only trigger the hairlight if you DIM the modelling light or any other ambient light source or this hairlight will not flash at all -- REALLY STRANGE but it works once you get a hang of it. Personally i think its decent and lightweight. You do get what you pay for and its not bad.

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      4.0

      "Great Little Lite"

      By Master Black Belt

      from New Jersey

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Good Color Value
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Portraits

        Comments about Smith-Victor Flashlite 110-I 110 Watt/Second Monolight (110VAC):

        I use this for high lighting the hair of my subject when taking portraits

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        • No

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        4.0

        Inexpensive, but effective

        By David

        from Austin, Texas

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Special Events

        Comments about Smith-Victor Flashlite 110-I 110 Watt/Second Monolight (110VAC):

        I bought this light to use as a background light in an unusual setup. For my application I needed to mount the light on the backdrop crossbar and point down on the background. In the past I had used an Alien Bees light, which was fine, except that it was overkill and really too heavy.

        I bought this light because it was cheap and very lightweight.

        So far it looks like it will do what I want it to. Features are limited, but effective.

        Pros:
        - Inexpensive
        - Lightweight
        - Small
        - Accommodates umbrella
        - Build in optical slave
        - 3.5mm sync port in

        Cons:
        - Optical slave has no disable switch (plugging something into the sync port does not turn it off). To disable the optical slave, I had to cover it with two layers of gaffers tape.
        - Only two power settings - full and 1/2 power
        - Doesn't look like flashtube is replaceable
        - Limited accessory options
        - No flashtube protection cover (although barn door accessory will effectively provide this protection)
        - Power cord is permanent, i.e. not modular.

        I did a simple power test by measuring the light output at a fixed distance compared to a Canon Speedlite 580EXII. I would estimate that at full power, this light put out about 1/4 the output of the 580EX, but it's still plenty for a background or accent light.

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        5.0

        Perfect little fill light

        By corsophoto

        from Cape Coral, Fl

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Good price value
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fill light
          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Night Time
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Smith-Victor Flashlite 110-I 110 Watt/Second Monolight (110VAC):

          Consistent. Use it for fill, holds it's own against 400+ watt several light setup. Syncs well using optical slave, which can get difficult for some manufacturers. Lightweight and small, fits anywhere. Would like to be able to adjust the power output, but I can compensate other ways. I think I want to buy a few more, since these are reasonably priced.

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          4.0

          "perfect for the price"

          By JAVY CUETO

          from LAKE MILLS, WI

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Color Value

          Cons

          • Runs Hot

          Best Uses

          • ANY PARTY EVENT

          Comments about Smith-Victor Flashlite 110-I 110 Watt/Second Monolight (110VAC):

          HAIRLIGHT AND LIGHT FOR BACKGROUND WORKS PERFECT

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          5.0

          Great Auxillary flash

          By Richard

          from Finger Lakes of NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adequate fill-in power
          • Compact
          • Dependable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Special Events

            Comments about Smith-Victor Flashlite 110-I 110 Watt/Second Monolight (110VAC):

            I got the Flashlight as a fill-in for my two other monos. It exceeded my expectations. Turned out it was small enough to fit in my camera case (had to leave out my second back-up camera), and now it lives there. No, it is not a powerful flash, and the stand/umbrella connection could be heavier duty, but, hey, for the price, you can't beat it. I want a couple more...

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            5.0

            Great!

            By eM the PhotoStarter

            from Collinsville, CT

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Runs Hot

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time
            • Outdoors
            • Special Events

            Comments about Smith-Victor Flashlite 110-I 110 Watt/Second Monolight (110VAC):

            Very bright, and easy to use. I had to get the as-15 adapter to use it with the Nikon d80, but works great. Has a nice half bright setting.

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            4.0

            great little light

            By Dave

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy Setup
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Specific application

              Comments about Smith-Victor Flashlite 110-I 110 Watt/Second Monolight (110VAC):

              I purchased this light to use in a photo booth with a small softbox. The price was perfect and it works great. I would not use it for regular studio work, but for the job and the price it is perfect. I also like the size and weight. It only has two power levels, but that works ok because it is the only light source and I can meter to it.

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