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SP Studio SystemsMini Bare Bulb Slave
 
3.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Durable (4)
  • Consistent output (3)
  • Quiet (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      These are GREAT! I now have 3.

      By dexterstyles

      from Fountain Valley, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful Output
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SP Studio Systems Mini Bare Bulb Slave:

          Perfect to add accent lighting to any scene. Small and work well.

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          1.0

          Mini Bare Bulb

          By kb9i

          from Woodstock, IL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fill Flash

            Comments about SP Studio Systems Mini Bare Bulb Slave:

            Heard about these on fredmiranda[@] and thought I would try them out. Could not get them to fire unless they are facing the control flash. I was hoping to use them in far corners of rooms or on tables. They had to be pointing at the control flash to fire.

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            5.0

            Get a couple of these, great for special

            By dexterstyles

            from Orange County, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fill Flash

              Comments about SP Studio Systems Mini Bare Bulb Slave:

              I use these little slave lights for special effect lighting. They are great to put onto things and make them glow with light.

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              4.0

              amazing fill light

              By CandyLust

              from Brooklyn NY

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Fast Recycling
              • Lightweight
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back-Up
                • Night Photography

                Comments about SP Studio Systems Mini Bare Bulb Slave:

                This works as an amazing fill light. the ONLY drawback to it is its top heavy so the suction doesnt always work...but if you stand it up against something its great!

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                5.0

                They're Great

                By Frame Of Light

                from Clifton Park, NY

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Easy To Clean
                • Fast Recycling
                • Lightweight
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Night Photography
                  • Photojournalism
                  • Portraits
                  • Sports Photography

                  Comments about SP Studio Systems Mini Bare Bulb Slave:

                  I love the fact that these mini slave flashes are small, powerful and inexpensive. They are small enough to fit in little areas that a normal strobe head cant fit into. They are powerful and pack a broad 120* angle of coverage. They can even be held at hand for interesting effects.

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                  4.0

                  Good value

                  By AgnesMom

                  from Tucson, AZ

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • 4-5 recycle

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about SP Studio Systems Mini Bare Bulb Slave:

                  Using as a hairlight with black backdrop for portraits. Tried as a fill light with on camera flash, works okay.

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                  3.0

                  underpowered

                  By proveg

                  from NYC

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                  • Weak output

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about SP Studio Systems Mini Bare Bulb Slave:

                    I expected a bit more light from this mini slave.
                    I purchased some colored filters for effects with it and they make the slave useless, bearly any effect what so ever, next time i will look for something with a bit more GN

                      • Similar:
                      • Sunpak 120J, Canon 580EX, etc, Vivitar 285HV

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                      3.0

                      Basic and inexpensive

                      By BJ

                      from Arlington, VA

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about SP Studio Systems Mini Bare Bulb Slave:

                          I've had this flash for a couple weeks to mainly use for lighting backgrounds. The suction cup isn't too great - It released and fell about 6 feet to a wood floor and the clear plastic cover shattered. To my surprise, the flash still worked great afterwards. The suction cup can be removed and the flash will screw onto a standard tripod mount which is probably a better option.

                          There is no manual power adjustment.

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