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BoltCyclone PP-310 Compact Power Pack for Portable Flashes
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Compact (8)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (10)
    • Family photos (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Well designed if somewhat poorly assembl

    I am using this Cyclone PP-310 to power either one of my Canon 600EX-RT's or my ol' faithful Q-Flash depending on the assignment. I haven't done any hard testing yet, but it...Read complete review

    I am using this Cyclone PP-310 to power either one of my Canon 600EX-RT's or my ol' faithful Q-Flash depending on the assignment. I haven't done any hard testing yet, but it seems to be as promised.. fast charge, powers the Q-Flash and 600's easily and recycle time is very quick even at full power. I was slightly disappointed to see that the power button and the reflective disc that contains the power LED's were rather loose when it arrived. Now being that the device is designed the way it is.. it was easy enough to remove the 4 screws that hold the top down and fix that problem myself.. but if capacitors, wires and warranties make you break out in a cold sweat, don't bother.. but honestly it's SUCH an easy fix I only held back one star for it. It's worth every penny to DIY and it only took me 2 minutes and hopefully it was an anomaly anyway so none of you will have to bother.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not sure about this one, just yet.

    Had some problems first time using when balancing daylight and flash fill.
    Mis-firing quite a lot. Had to abandon use during outdoor portrait session and rely on Canon 580EX AA's. Will continue...Read complete review

    Had some problems first time using when balancing daylight and flash fill.
    Mis-firing quite a lot. Had to abandon use during outdoor portrait session and rely on Canon 580EX AA's. Will continue to test but not on client session for sure.
    Will update results :o(
    I hope I didn't make a mistake not going with Quantum.

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    4.0

    Works Great

    By Jimijam

    from Greentown, PA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Bolt Cyclone PP-310 Compact Power Pack for Portable Flashes:

      Blew off about 2o shots right in a row on manual settings. About a shot a second. No difference in the exposure when pics were viewed in lightroom.

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      5.0

      So light I forgot it was on my arm

      By Nina

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Bolt Cyclone PP-310 Compact Power Pack for Portable Flashes:

        This is the first external battery pack I have purchased and I have to say, being a petite woman, it was so comfortable and light I forgot it was on my shoulder. I shot a wedding with this on my shoulder and it never fell off nor did it disrupt me taking photos. I took 2000 photos with a Nikon SB-910 flash and the battery still have enough juice for 2000 more. I recommend this product.

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        5.0

        Unmatched bang for the buck!!

        By AJ

        from Oceanside NY

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Bolt Cyclone PP-310 Compact Power Pack for Portable Flashes:

          I use this professionally with a Canon 600ex and it is awesome. Compared to my old packs the pp-310 is virtually weightless and used with flash in ettl after five hours of almost continuous use and 600 frames the "tamk" was still full. Amazing product. I will be picking up another very soon!!! Completely compatible with my Quantum Turbo cables which is a huge plus and big savings.

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          5.0

          just what i was looking for

          By justbrowsing

          from westchester ny

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Bolt Cyclone PP-310 Compact Power Pack for Portable Flashes:

          Boosts my flash so it can rapid fire.

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          5.0

          great power so far

          By Click

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Bolt Cyclone PP-310 Compact Power Pack for Portable Flashes:

            Haven't used the power supply much yet, but the Bolt Cyclone charges quick and puts out consistent power with my Quantum Q2-flashes. So far so good! Great price.

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            5.0

            Great compact power!

            By Blotske

            from Underwood, ND

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Bolt Cyclone PP-310 Compact Power Pack for Portable Flashes:

              I bought two of theses so I could power two flash heads. I love them. They keep my AA batteries powered up so I don't have to keep changing them. I hated to be on location and have to change them all the time. These work great!

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              2.0

              Not sure about this one, just yet.

              By Buzz

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Bolt Cyclone PP-310 Compact Power Pack for Portable Flashes:

                    Had some problems first time using when balancing daylight and flash fill.
                    Mis-firing quite a lot. Had to abandon use during outdoor portrait session and rely on Canon 580EX AA's. Will continue to test but not on client session for sure.
                    Will update results :o(
                    I hope I didn't make a mistake not going with Quantum.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    when you need extra power

                    By Milton

                    from Dallas, Texas

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Bolt Cyclone PP-310 Compact Power Pack for Portable Flashes:

                      added power is always good

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      If you like speed it has it

                      By Farmer Paul

                      from Stockton, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Bolt Cyclone PP-310 Compact Power Pack for Portable Flashes:

                        I ues this at brithday and family gathering, it cycles fast with my Nikon 800 flash. Kids are fast and this help my flash get all the actions.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love my Bolt!

                        By michael the rower

                        from new york, NY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Bolt Cyclone PP-310 Compact Power Pack for Portable Flashes:

                            For large, all day events, I always bring two external battery packs. I used to have a Quantum and a Bolt, now I have two Bolts. I find that they are cheaper, last longer, and give a quicker recharge than the Quantum.

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                            4.0

                            Well designed if somewhat poorly assembl

                            By JohnnyFlash

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Modern Looking
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                            • Sloppy Final Assembly

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Bolt Cyclone PP-310 Compact Power Pack for Portable Flashes:

                            I am using this Cyclone PP-310 to power either one of my Canon 600EX-RT's or my ol' faithful Q-Flash depending on the assignment. I haven't done any hard testing yet, but it seems to be as promised.. fast charge, powers the Q-Flash and 600's easily and recycle time is very quick even at full power. I was slightly disappointed to see that the power button and the reflective disc that contains the power LED's were rather loose when it arrived. Now being that the device is designed the way it is.. it was easy enough to remove the 4 screws that hold the top down and fix that problem myself.. but if capacitors, wires and warranties make you break out in a cold sweat, don't bother.. but honestly it's SUCH an easy fix I only held back one star for it. It's worth every penny to DIY and it only took me 2 minutes and hopefully it was an anomaly anyway so none of you will have to bother.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Quallity Product

                            By Pa-pa

                            from Champaign, IL

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • High Number Of Flashes
                            • Rapid Cycle Time

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Bolt Cyclone PP-310 Compact Power Pack for Portable Flashes:

                              Have only used a few times thus far; maybe a hundred photos; still has full charge (as indicated by charge status lights); came fully charged and have not had to recharge. Fast cycle time. Clip tightly secures to belt; so much so that it may be a little difficult to remove from belt. Have been very satisfied with its performance

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