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Norman Allure DP320 Monolight - 320 Watt/Seconds (120VAC/12VDC)

B&H # NOADP320 Mfr # 810593
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You Pay: $369.00
Product Highlights
  • DC Operation Possible
  • 5" Reflector, Sync, AC, DC Power Cords

The Norman Allure DP320 is a unique AC/DC Monolight. It has a rating of 320 watt/seconds, comes with a 5" reflector, and a 100 watt screw-in modeling light with switch.

The Allure is compatible with all Norman reflectors and accessories, and it has a built in optical slave, which will cause the flash to instantly fire when it "sees" the light from other flash units.

The DP320 comes ready to use with AC power, and can be used with the Norman BP320 Battery, or the Quantum Brand Turbo Battery, which are available separately. Or, order this monolight with the Norman battery, by clicking here.

Versatile
Can be used where there is no AC power available, with the optional Quantum Turbo Battery.
Lightweight
Unit weighs only 3.5 lbs
Bright Modeling Light
100W during AC use only
Compatibility
Accepts all Norman reflectors and accessories
Reflector
Includes a 5", 64° reflector
Bulit in Slave
For ease of use with other flash units
Maximum Watt/Seconds AC Power: 320
DC Power: 280 with included battery
Guide Number 110 with included 5" reflector
Recycle Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Flash Duration Not Specified by Manufacturer
Flash Variability 3 f/stops: Full, 1/2, 1/4 power
User Replaceable Flashtube Yes (FT320)
Changeable Reflector Yes
Modeling Light Wattage 100W E26 Screw Base, AC operation only
Voltage Stabilization Not Specified by Manufacturer
Flash Ready Indicator LED's for flash, battery level, charging
Operating Voltage AC Power: 110-120V, 60hz
DC Power: 12V
Sync Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
Built-in Slave Cell Yes - optical, on/off switch
Circuit Protection Auto-shut off after series of quick successive flashes
Incorrect switching sequence prevents firing of flash
Battery output inhibited when Zero-Load is detected
Battery over-charge prevention
Fan Cooled No
Auto Dump No
Dimensions 4.8 x 4.8 x 9.3" (12.2 x 12.2 x 23.6 cm)
Weight 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)

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NormanAllure DP320 Monolight - 320 Watt/Seconds (120VAC/12VDC)
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attach securely (3)
  • Durable (3)
  • Good color value (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (4)
    • Indoors (3)
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      • Semi-pro photographer (3)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    IMHO: A great light for the Money...

    By MattMetal

    from Aurora, CO

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attach Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about Norman Allure DP320 Monolight - 320 Watt/Seconds (120VAC/12VDC):

      I recently purchased a second DP320 to have a pair for shooting Boudoir photography and it has been a really good fixture. On the plus side this light is simple and has a great photo sensor trigger built in. The downside is that the recycle times start to get long at the 1/2 and full power settings (2.5 sec. and 5 sec. respectively) I shoot with them usually on 1/2 power which allows me to get a fairly good rhythm with the subject. These lights are easy to integrate into your lighting package with their simple optical triggers - I really liked that a lot. Money well spent in my opinion!

      Matt
      Aurora,CO

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Plastic breaks

      By Mikey

      from Dallas TX

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Portable

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light

      Comments about Norman Allure DP320 Monolight - 320 Watt/Seconds (120VAC/12VDC):

      A replacement housing kit should be available to replace the plastic brackets that are breaking.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Value

      By Tamarindophoto

      from Tamarindo, Costa Rica

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Battery Power
      • Great Value
      • Lightweight
      • Perfect color

      Cons

      • Bad reflector
      • Bad sync connection
      • Poor build
      • Slow recycle

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor abuse

      Comments about Norman Allure DP320 Monolight - 320 Watt/Seconds (120VAC/12VDC):

      I bought this light to abuse in outdoor location shoots in a hideous tropical climate in Costa Rica. I have owned a ton of Norman lighting before, and I was initially disappointed with the flimsy build quality of the Allure. The switches feel cheap and I could crush the reflector with one hand. The modeling light also saps the output of the flash, so get a slimmer bulb and enjoy an extra 1/4 stop. Recycle time is slow, so forget fashion shooting. The reflector is also the incorrect shape and highly inefficient. The Allure puts out a lot of light though, plenty for shooting on a beach in full daylight, lighting a group, or getting f22 on a location food shoot. For the money this is the light to take on location and torture. If it explodes, at least you haven't paid through the nose for the Euro ($) gear. I use it with a Quantum pack and get 50-80 bursts. I wish that I had 5 more Allures.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Fast. Reliable.

      By brittbritt

      from fort worth

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Norman Allure DP320 Monolight - 320 Watt/Seconds (120VAC/12VDC):

        This light has a very quick recycle time and has dead on color temp every time! I highly recomend it!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        DP320

        By christi

        from LA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Norman Allure DP320 Monolight - 320 Watt/Seconds (120VAC/12VDC):

            I love this light except that it did not come with the correct DC power cord. It was bundled with a battery power pack that I cannot use until the correct DC power cord is sent. Other than that, it has worked like a charm. It is light weight and easy to use.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good Value

            By JEE : PlayPixel

            from San Francisco

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Norman Allure DP320 Monolight - 320 Watt/Seconds (120VAC/12VDC):

              I use this light for outdoor portrait. The thing I like is I can connect to my 3 years old Quantum Turbo 2X2 battery which allow up to 70-80 pictures. This Allure DP320 have AC/DC power.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Decent monolight for the money.

              By michaelone1

              from New Jersey

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • AC or DC power
              • Adjustable
              • Attractive Design
              • Low cost

              Cons

              • Slow recycle time

              Best Uses

              • Beach
              • Location lighting
              • Portraiture

              Comments about Norman Allure DP320 Monolight - 320 Watt/Seconds (120VAC/12VDC):

              I purchased two of these for location portraiture lighting without the benefit of any online reviews, so here is my impression after a couple of uses. The design is attractive and build quality is good, although there is a loose piece rattling around inside one. They are relatively compact and easy to set up. A switchable built-in sensor fires the light when it senses a flash. Power is adjustable in three stop increments, but, the recycle time is slow. Works with Quantum Turbo batteries with the included cord for studio quality light anywhere. An adapter is included that allows mounting on virtually any light stand or tripod. I also purchased a speed ring to use with a softbox which isn't a great fit, but that may be a a review for a different item. Included items: AC power cord, DC power cord, PC cord, reflector, heavy plastic protective cover, standard bulb modeling light and threaded stand adapter. Overall, I feel that the manufacturer of this item has done a good job of providing a decent low-cost solution to location lighting.

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