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Photoflex StarFlash 650 Watt/Second Monolight (110-120VAC)

B&H # PHSBSF650W Mfr # SB-SF650W
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The SB-SF650 Photoflex StarFlash 650 Watt/Second Monolight is suitable for the professional, as well as the aspiring photographer. The StarFlash uses a high-quality German flash tube. The modeling light can be set at full brightness or proportional to the flash tube light output.

This strobe can be used with a reflector, umbrella, or softbox. The included Tilt Swivel Mount is secure and allows for tilt range of 170°. The Tilt Swivel can be repositioned on the StarFlash to compensate for weight imbalance when using larger soft boxes. This monolight can be fired with the included mono to PC sync cord, or via its optical slave, from another flash.

Recycles Quickly
This monolight recharges in 4 - 5 seconds. Audible and visible light full-charge indicators inform you of when it is ready to fire again.
Five Stop Power Range
Variable power from full to 1/8
Built-In Slave
Built-in optical slave "sees" the light from other flashes, and fires automatically.
Durable
Extruded aluminum housing with durable rubber paint finish
Maximum Watt/Seconds 650
Guide Number Not specified by manufacturer
Recycle Time 4 - 5 sec @ full power
Flash Duration 1/1700 second @ full power
Flash Variability Full to 1/8 - 5 f/stops
User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
Changeable Reflector Yes, available separately
Modeling Light Wattage 250, JDD
Voltage Stabilization Not specified by manufacturer
Flash Ready Indicator LED and Audible
Operating Voltage 110-120VAC, 6.3A
Sync Voltage 3.8 volts
Built-in Slave Cell Optical, infra red
Circuit Protection 5 x 20 style 6.3 amp
Fan Cooled Yes
Auto Dump Not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions 15.5 x 5 x 5.5" (39.4 x 12.7 x 14 cm)
Weight 7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
Photoflex StarFlash 650 Watt/Second Monolight (110-120VAC)
  • Flashtube
  • 250W Modeling Light
  • Tilt-Swivel Bracket
  • Protective Lamp Cover
  • Mono to PC Sync Cord
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    PhotoflexStarFlash 650 W/S Monolight (120V)
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Attach securely (3)
    • Durable (3)

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      Best Uses

      • Indoors (3)

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      5.0

      Great Product As Usual

      By Gonzales Photography

      from Las Cruces, NM

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Runs Hot

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Night Time
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Photoflex StarFlash 650 W/S Monolight (120V):

      I have been using photoflex's monolights in the studio for 3 years now and love them. Before I was using another brand that was not reliable. These strobes never let me down whether they are used onlocation with a battery pack or in the studio. This is my second 650 and I own the 300's as well!

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      4.0

      Great light!

      By Mike

      from Xenia, Ohio

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Photoflex StarFlash 650 W/S Monolight (120V):

        I shoot a lot of full length shots, especially dancers. I use the Starflash 650 With a Photoflex 7' Octodome mostly with grids. It's a killer set-up. You almost can't miss with it. It has a great bracket that handles the large softboxes effortlessly. It's an incredible workhorse. I also have two Starflash 300s and two AB B800s. The Starflash lights are extremely well made and have performed flawlessly. Photoflex also has great tech support. I would buy another one without hesitation!

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        4.0

        Great value

        By Tom

        from Lutz, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Durable
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about Photoflex StarFlash 650 W/S Monolight (120V):

          I use these and similar StarFlash units of other power ratings for portraiture. Used in many combinations with extra Large and large softboxes, reflectors, umbrellas, snoots, barn doors, etc, Compatible with Photoflex & Bowens S-type light modifiers, extending the range of available accessories.

          I employ a Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 transceiver with each, via simple modification of the light's mounting bracket to attach the PW. However, the built in optical slave works reliably too.

          I have no experience with other monolights, but I am well satisfied with these, even knowing that their output intensity is unlikely to be controllable with the Pocket Wizard Zone Controller when it becomes available.

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          5.0

          Great Light

          By Blue Studios

          from bergen county, NJ

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Durable
          • Powerful
          • Well built

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors

            Comments about Photoflex StarFlash 650 W/S Monolight (120V):

            This is a great powerful light. I suggest buying it in a kit it will be much more beneficial getting everything at once. The recycle time isn't horrible I haven't found any issues with it.

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