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Photogenic PG3001MLB 100W/s Monolight

B&H # PHPG3001MLB Mfr # 912797
You Pay: $119.95
Product Highlights
  • 3 Stop Power Range
  • 6.0 Second Recycling to Full Power
  • 40W Modeling Lamp
  • Built-in Slave
  • 120V

This Photogenic PG3001MLB 100W/s Monolight is best suited for use as a background, or hair light. It includes a built-in optical slave for ease of use with other strobes, and a 40W modeling lamp for ease of positioning.

The PG series of monolights by Photogenic and Medalight are the same. These lights are available individually or in kits equipped with 2 or 3 economy monolights and a variety of useful accessories packed neatly and securely into a rugged, 7 x 14 x 30" soft carrying case.

Modeling Light
Easily replaceable 40W appliance bulb for a modeling light.
Compact Design
Very lightweight and compact, making location photography a breeze.
Built In Slave
Switchable optical slave for synchronization with other flashes.
Stand Adapter
High impact plastic for strength with light weight. Its ratchet handle employs friction grip at the swivel. The adapter fits 3/8 and 5/8" stands or 1/4" and 3/8" threads with a special stud attachment accompanying each light.
Umbrella Holder
Angled to permit proper alignment of the umbrella with the light.
Maximum Watt/Seconds 100W/s
Guide Number 105, in feet at 100 ISO
Recycle Time Minimum 4 sec., maximum 6 sec.
Flash Duration Not specified by manufacturer
Flash Variability 3 f/stops, Full to 1/4 power (100 to 25W/s)
User Replaceable Flashtube No
Changeable Reflector No
Modeling Light Wattage 40W
Voltage Stabilization Yes, +/- 1%
Flash Ready Indicator Ready light
Operating Voltage 105-125V AC, 60Hz
Sync Voltage 5V
Built-in Slave Cell Yes
Circuit Protection 3A Fuse
Fan Cooled No
Auto Dump No
Dimensions 4.25 x 6.5" (10.8 x 16.5 cm)
Weight 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg)
Photogenic PG3001MLB 100W/s Monolight
  • Flashtube
  • 40W Modeling Light
  • Sync Cord
  • AC Power Cord
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
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    PhotogenicPG3001MLB 100W/s Monolight
     
    3.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (5)
    • Good color value (3)
    • Good power output (3)
    • Long-lasting (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors (4)
      • General purpose (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

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      5.0

      Great Light for shooting in small spaces

      By Joni

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light

        Comments about Photogenic PG3001MLB 100W/s Monolight:

        These little lights are very good for shooting in small spaces. I have a secondary studio that is 6X7 feet and these lights do a wonderful job. Light and compact they can be attached to a wall or mounted on the back of a door.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Good little light

        By spectru

        from Fort Myers, Florida

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Price

        Cons

        • Needs more pwr adjustment

        Best Uses

        • Background light
        • Hair light

        Comments about Photogenic PG3001MLB 100W/s Monolight:

        I ordered a Photogenic, received a Medalight. The description says they are the same, but I had never heard of this brand before. Photogenic doesn't even list this little light on their website.

        This light replaced a speedlight as a hair light. At 1.5 lbs, it's small enough to put on my boom without having to worry about over-balancing. Even at just 40 watts, the modelling light does the job - a great boon over the speedlight.

        I haven't had it long enough to rate it's durability. The plastic body seems sturdy enough.

        I was considering getting three of these - a hair light and two background lights, but I thought I'd try one out first. So far, I still think I might get two more for background lights.

        At 1/4 power, I still had to lose two more stops in camera, so I wish it had a couple stops more adjustment.

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        4.0

        good background light

        By Karen Muse

        from Jackson, MI

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors

          Comments about Photogenic PG3001MLB 100W/s Monolight:

          This works great as a background light. I've been using my first one for about two years, have knocked it over several times, and it still works. The only bad part about this light is you can't change the flash tube.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Dont underestimate this light

          By Kid Kodachrome

          from Hyde Park, New York

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about Photogenic PG3001MLB 100W/s Monolight:

            Darn nice hairlight. I get all the output I need set at only 1/4 output. What I really like as a location shooter, is that this unit is so light weight, It dosent require a counter balence on the boom arm. I have been using this light for only two weeks.

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            3.0

            It´s not bad

            By JC

            from Barranquilla, Colombia

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Special Events

              Comments about Photogenic PG3001MLB 100W/s Monolight:

              The product is good, but it does´nt have slave button. It´s a little difficult to work with that, because I use radio slaves, but monolight sensor still "reed" any other flash.

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              3.0

              "great kicker - don't knock it over"

              By BKS

              from Farmington, MI

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Runs Hot

              Best Uses

                Comments about Photogenic PG3001MLB 100W/s Monolight:

                Great kicker/accent light to have as an extra hair light or even to use as a main light for a dramatic "Hollywood" look. Only down fall is it does not take a great beating, if it tips over more then 4 times it can be done and needs to be replaced. I advise a sturdy light stand!!!

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                4.0

                Exellent Product to buy

                By Luis

                from PR

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about Photogenic PG3001MLB 100W/s Monolight:

                  The product is exellent when you take photos at the studio.

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