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Photogenic PL500DRC Solair 500W/s Monolight

B&H # PH500UV Mfr # 918336
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You Pay: $899.00
Product Highlights
  • 8 Stop Power Range
  • 120V
  • Fast Recycling: 1.5 Sec. @ Full Power
  • 250W Proportional Modeling Light
  • Photocell Slave
  • UV Color Corrected Flash Tube
  • Flash Duration 1/5,800 Sec.@ Min. Power
  • Fan Cooled
  • Digital Display
  • Includes 7.5" Reflector

The Photogenic Solair PL500DRC 500W/s Monolight offers speed, power and control, a wide choice of accessories and intuitive operation backed by impressive specs at a very reasonable price.

The PL500DRC keeps you fully informed of your power levels via its large highly readable digital display. Power settings are adjustable in 1/10 or ½ stop increments across an impressive 8 full stops. The bright 250W modeling light can be set to Proportional to let you previsualize your final shot when using multiple lights. Other settings include Full On, OFF and manual control of the modeling light output. The PL500DRC Radio Solair even allows 2 or 3 shot bracketing around your prime exposure.

The PL500DRC recycles to full power in a lightning-fast 1.5 seconds at full power and 0.5 seconds at minimum power with short flash durations that help you stop every gesture, an attribute which is extremely valuable when working with kinetic subjects like dancers or athletes.

Convenience features include a test button, optical slave and integral handle.The UV color corrected flash tube ensures that blue doesn't creep into your color balance on subjects like a bride in her gown. It also ensures natural, flattering skin tones. The PL500DRC comes with a 7.5" reflector and is compatible with a wide range of optional accessories including grids, snoots, parabolic reflectors, softboxes and umbrellas.

Eight Stop Power Range
Power levels are displayed in easy-to-read LED digits allowing settings from 3.9W/s to 500W/s in 1/10 or 1/2 stop increments
Fast Recycling
The PL500DRC recycles to full power (1,000W/s) in only 1.5 seconds and 0.5 sec. at minimum power to catch even the most fleeting gestures
Modeling Light
The PL500DRC's bright 250W quartz modeling lamp offers independent power control that is adjustable from full to 1/128 power in 1/10 or 1/2 stop increments. Settings include Proportional, to previsualize lighting effects, Manual adjustment or Full On or Off
Flash Bracketing
Flash bracketing is a great time-saving feature especially when you'd like to shoot at a specific f/stop. You can set up your Solair for 2 or 3 shot bracketing over or under the prime exposure
Low Trigger Voltage
Digital cameras can be used with Photogenic monolights without fear of damage to the camera's electronics
User Replaceable UV Flashtube
No tools are required to replace this "plug & play" flashtube. The UV coating ensures clean whites and flattering flesh tones
Ready Indication
A ready light and audible alert let you know when the flash is fully charged
Auto Dump Function
When reducing the power output, excess flash power in the capacitors is released before exposure to insure consistent performance
Fan Cooled
A low noise, high performance fan keeps the flash head's electronics cool while lengthening the flash tube's and the modeling light's lives
Safety Features
The PL500DRC incorporates surge protection to handle power spikes and internal thermal protection which monitors heat generated during intense use
System Compatibility
The PL500DRC Radio Solair is compatible with all Photogenic Quick-Change light shaping accessories
Maximum Watt/Seconds 500
Guide Number 365 @ 10' (3.0 m), ISO 100 with PL7R reflector, 110 with no reflector
Recycle Time 1.5 Sec. @ max. power
0.5 Sec @ min. power
Flash Duration 1/280 Sec. @ max. power
1/5,800 Sec. @ min. power
Flash Variability 8.0 Stops, full to 1/128 power, 500 to 3.9W/s
in 1/2 or 1/10 stop increments
Color Accuracy < +/- 50K from full to 1/32 power
< +/- 100K from full to 1/128 power
User Replaceable Flashtube Comes with C4-15C (UV), optional C4-15 (non-UV), C4-15F (frosted non-UV), C4-15D (frosted UV)
Changeable Reflector Yes
Modeling Light 250W (ESS), optional 100W (ESR) or 150W (ESP)
Control: 6 stops, full to 1/32 power
Voltage Stabilization +/- 0.05 Stop
Material Extruded aluminum
Operating Voltage 105-125VAC, 60 Hz, 10 amps
Power Consumption 0.2 Amps idling, 15 amps charging
Flash Ready Indicator Ready light
Modeling light dims during recharging and then powers up when recharged
Sync Voltage 5V, 1/4" (6.35 mm) outlet
Built-in Slave Cell PocketWizard radio receiver, Photocell
Circuit Protection Fuse, 3AG type 16 amp, SLO-BLO
Fan Cooled Yes
Auto Dump Yes
Mount 5/8" (16 mm) female
Dimensions 4.5 x 4.5 x 6.75" (11.4 x 11.4 x 17.1 cm)
Weight 5.5 lb (3.17 kg)

Lamps /Tubes /Flashtubes

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Impact -  ESS Lamp (250W, 120V)
  • You Pay: $7.99
 

Light Controls

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Photogenic -  Quick Change Background Reflector
  • You Pay: $78.48
 

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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Photogenic -  Sync Cord - Monoplug to PC
  • You Pay: $16.50
 

Light Stands & Accessories

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Impact -  Light Stand, Black - 6' (1.8 m)
  • You Pay: $19.99
 

Slave and Remote Units

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Smith-Victor -  RTK-4 Radio Trigger Set
  • You Pay: $79.95
 
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