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Venus Optics KX-800 Flexible Macro Twin Flash

BH #VEKX800 • MFR #VEKX800
Venus Optics
Venus Optics KX-800 Flexible Macro Twin Flash
Key Features
  • Designed with Two Flexible 18.9" Arms
  • Guide Number: 190' at ISO 100
  • Independent Output Control
  • LED Focus Assist Light
Along with their impressive development of unique macro lenses, Venus Optics has created the versatile KX-800 Flexible Macro Twin Flash to help illuminate your close-up subjects. It has a twin flash design with each head mounted on its own 18.9" long flexible arm. This flash boasts a guide number of 190' at ISO 100 and each head has independent output control for dialing in the perfect ratio for the scene. Also, manual power can be set from 1/1 to 1/128 for 8 levels of adjustment.
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