Dynalite MH2050 Roadmax Flash Head - 2000 Watt/Seconds

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Dynalite MH2050 Roadmax Flash Head - 2000 Watt/Seconds

B&H # DYMH2050 Mfr # MH2050
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Fan-Cooled, 18' Detachable Cable
  • Replaces #2050, 2040
  • Made in USA

The Dynalite MH2050 Roadmax Flash Head is a fan cooled, economical, minimum weight head with a 2000 watt/second flash tube. It has a built-in recessed reflector with 140° coverage with no hot spot for even light dispersion. Other reflectors can be added if desired for different degrees of coverage.

The MH2050 has many of the same specifications as the 2040, which it replaces. Improvements include lighter weight, slightly smaller size, and a direct-plug method for the head-to-pack cable. The elimination of the pigtail ensures a better connection to the power pack, and it saves space when you pack the head away in your location case.
A power supply for this flash head is required.

Compact Design
  • The MH2050 is one of the most portable flash heads on the planet
  • It is 1/2" shorter than the compact 2040 head
  • Long-Reaching Cable
  • 18' detachable cable is included
  • Head extension cables are available for heads used at longer distances from the power pack.
  • Easy to Control
    Integral tilt mechanism for continuous tilting for stand or suspension mounting.
    Easily Replaceable Flashtube
    No tools are required to replace this "plug & play" assembly
    Accessories Available
  • The reflector is built-on
  • May be outfitted with parabolic reflectors, barndoors,
    and grid spot holders for greater light control.
  • Modeling Light
    Bright 250W quartz halogen for easier positioning and focusing
    Fan Cooled
    Fan cooling of the lamp head allows for increased protection
    under the most demanding of circumstances.
    Maximum Watt/Seconds 2000
    User Replaceable Flashtube Yes (2403)
    Changeable Reflector Yes, any "33" series accessory can be added to supplement the built in umbrella reflector
    Circuit Protection On power pack of choice
    Cable Length 18' (5.45 m)
    Modeling Light Wattage 250W (GBESS)
    Modeling Light On/Off Switch Yes
    Protective Glass Dome No, Protective plastic cap to be removed while shooting
    Fan Cooled Yes
    Dimensions 6 x 4" (15.2 x 10.1cm) with handle
    Weight ~2 lbs (0.9kg)

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    DynaliteMH2050 Roadmax Flash Head - 2000 Watt/Seconds
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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        5.0

        Easy to use, very versatile

        By Janelle the student

        from Champaign, IL

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Night Time
          • Portraits

          Comments about Dynalite MH2050 Roadmax Flash Head - 2000 Watt/Seconds:

          I am a 2nd year photography student and I bought this kit for my lighting class now that I am getting into the more advanced classes. It has been really easy to use it was almost like plug and play it was so easy. I am finding it's very versatile and can do pretty much anything I need. I mainly use it so far for class, product photography, and portraits but I hope to be taking it out on location soon. It gives consistent, even lighting every time, no guesswork. I had used another brand before this and wanted something that plugged into a pack but with more ability to adjust the power than my previous kit, Dynalite has been perfect for that. I am really loving the 2 stop variation control it has become one of my favorite features. I also love the systems portability. I have back problems so to be able to fit the whole system into a lightweight case and go makes my life so much easier. I did buy a third head to use with this kit and some softboxes but otherwise this kit is pretty much ready to go the minute you get it. I spent months doing my research before deciding on this kit and it has been worth every penny, it does everything I wanted and more!

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          4.0

          It's a fine piece of stuff but....

          By Leswiz

          from LA CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • It's good stuff

          Cons

          • Cable attachment

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dynalite MH2050 Roadmax Flash Head - 2000 Watt/Seconds:

            I really wish it had a "pig tail" like the older model instead of the plug in for the cable attachment. I don't like fumbling around finding the receptacle when I can't get behind the head.

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            5.0

            Good stuff

            By jbpittman

            from midsouth

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Dynalite MH2050 Roadmax Flash Head - 2000 Watt/Seconds:

              I use this head primarily for location work. It is very light, well made, durable, and produces wonderful light with a built in reflector.

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              5.0

              Great consistency and high power

              By Andrew

              from Southern California

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

              • Built in reflector design

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Special Events

              Comments about Dynalite MH2050 Roadmax Flash Head - 2000 Watt/Seconds:

              Moved to a pack and head dynalite setup with 3 of these heads and a M1000Wi pack and I'm never looking back to my Alien Bees.

              While Alien Bees are good lights for a novice or entry-level photographer, they leave much to be desired in the color consistency department. I was seeing differences as much as 5000K (from the over shots to the under shots, not off the average) in a shoot and if you ever do catalog, that is unacceptable. I needed dead-on color and output and dynalite delivers. There is an occasional frame that strays but I would say it's only maybe one frame in a 250 shot set.

              The only downfall of these heads is the built-in reflector and the design that does not allow Dynalite's 18" beauty dish to be used, I've always had to rent a Mola instead. There is a reason for it in the design of the head that allows for its compact size and I have no regrets not purchasing the SH2000 heads.

              I do have to also say the cable detaching from the head instead from the leader cable like the 2040 heads is a much better design that travels far better.

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