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SP Studio SystemsMini Bare Bulb Slave
 
3.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (2)

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    (2)

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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Reviewed by 8 customers

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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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