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SP Studio Systems Excalibur 1600 - 160 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC)

B&H # SPE1600 Mfr # SP1600
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You Pay: $204.95
Product Highlights
  • Reflector, Modeling Light
  • Sync Cord, Umbrella
  • Air Cushioned Light Stand

The SP Systems Excalibur monolights are on the cutting edge of professional quality lighting. These are affordable, full featured strobes, perfect for the beginner, or advanced amateur.

This 160 watt/second monolight includes a reflector, umbrella, air cushioned light stand and sync cord.

Lightweight
Easy to transport for location photography
Color Temperature
Accurate color
User Replaceable Flashtube
No tools are required to replace this "plug & play" flashtube
Modeling Light
Uses standard household lightbulbs -- inexpensive and easy to find.
Built-In Slave
Switchable optical slave for synchronization with other flashes
Maximum Watt/Seconds 160
Guide Number 110, in feet @ 100 ISO
Recycle Time Minimum 0.3 sec, Maximum 3 sec
Flash Duration (t 0.5) 1/500 sec at full power
Flash Variability 3 f/stops, Full to 1/4 power, 160 to 40 w/s
User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
Changeable Reflector Yes
Modeling Light Wattage 60W Tungsten standard household
Voltage Stabilization Yes, +/- 1.5%
Flash Ready Indicator LED Charge indicator
Operating Voltage 110-120VAC, 60hz
Sync Voltage 9V
Built-in Slave Cell Yes, switchable
Circuit Protection Fuse safety protection
Fan Cooled No
Auto Dump No
Dimensions 4.9 x 8.9 x 15" (12.5 x 22.5 x 38cm)
Weight 5.1 lbs (2.3kg)
SP Studio Systems Excalibur 1600 - 160 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC)
  • Monolight listed above includes:
  • Flashtube (SPFT60R)
  • Modeling Light (ESR)
  • AC Power Cord
  • Sync Cord
  • Protective Cap
  • Reflector
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 3 Month Flashtube Warranty

  • Included Free

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    SP Studio SystemsExcalibur 1600 - 160 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC)
     
    4.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (4)
    • Good color value (4)
    • Attach securely (3)
    • Long-lasting (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (4)
      • Low light (3)

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      5.0

      Great for small studio

      By Tig1460

      from Ontario, Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Haven't experienced any

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light

      Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur 1600 - 160 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

      Having a small studio what I needed was a little punch to give my portraits what they needed. The excalibur 1600's do just that. You can adjust the strenght of the lights and they connect to a wireless system easily. The other good thing about these lights that they are light enough to be able to take anywhere. My only negitive is that I didn't get the set of lights with the bag which would make moving from location to location much easier

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      5.0

      "SWEET DEAL!!!"

      By CarbonDecay[...]

      from New York City, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Attach Securely
      • Consistent
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Long-Lasting
      • Portable
      • Powerful
      • Well built

      Cons

      • Minimum 5 second recharge

      Best Uses

      • Beauty
      • General Use
      • Glamour
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Night Time
      • Outdoors
      • Special Events

      Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur 1600 - 160 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

      I use this product in EERY possible environment possible! I shoot Beauty, Glamour, Alternative, Portraits and more!i swear by these, i actually had an incident on 2 shoots where my strob fell from full stan dextension from a quick unpredictable gust, and the fall didnt affect the light one bit! it has happened to 2 of the 3 i have purchased. i was hesitant at first, as i was eyeing the alien bee systems, but these lights more than make me happy for the time being! great build, consitent lighting, versatile and economical!!what else can u ask for!-[@]

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      4.0

      Affordable power

      By Jake the snake

      from San Francisco

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time

        Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur 1600 - 160 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

        These strobes are well built units and sturdy. Never had a problem with them so I can say that they are dependable in as much as they haven't needed to be sent back for poor quality. Its a 1600 so 160ws is correct but a good match would also be to have a 3200. Its better than expected for the price.

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        2.0

        Well Built - Comes Up Short

        By PhotoCat

        from Fort Worth, TX

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value

        Cons

        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about SP Studio Systems Excalibur 1600 - 160 Watt/Second Monolight (120VAC):

        I'm using the unit to photograph flowers.

        This is a well built unit. The Full, Half and Quarter settings are very accurate. The metal snoot is great (sold separately). I had a plastic snoot melt on me the other day when I forgot tourn-off the modeling light.

        There are some issues with this unit. It's real power output (rated at 160) is less than my cheap'o strobes which are rated at 100. Sync does not work on my unit. With my Sekonic light meter connected to the unit it would not fire. The sync cable is fine. This is not a problem for me because I will be using it as a slave.

        I'm using the unit exclusively with a snoot. There is a design flaw with the unit in combination with the snoot. Since the unit uses a standard 60 watt light bulb as a modeling light with the snoot mounted the bulb blocks a lot of the light coming from the strobe light. It knocks the light down by a full stop.

        The other issue is that the modeling light does track its output with the strobe light. There is a separate switch for the modeling light.

        It's not bad unit. It's just not on target for what I expected.

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        Lamps /Tubes /Flashtubes

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        SP Studio Systems -  60W Modeling Lamp for Excalibur
        • You Pay: $8.95
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        Light Controls

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        SP Studio Systems -  14" Soft Reflector for Excalibur
        • You Pay: $62.50
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        Umbrellas & Softboxes

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        Impact -  Umbrella - White - 30"
        • You Pay: $9.95
         

        Color Correction & Light Balancing

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        Impact -  Universal Filter Holder - 12x12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
        • You Pay: $39.95
         

        Cables, Clamps, Cords, Tape

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        Impact -  Sync Cord - 1/4" Phono Male to PC Male - 16" (0.4 m)
        • You Pay: $9.95
         

        Light Stands & Accessories

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        Impact -  Air-cushioned Light Stand (Black, 8')
        • You Pay: $32.95
         

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        • You Pay: $149.99
         
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