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The Matrix MCD400R Monolight with Ion Inverter, Beauty Dish, and Grid from Photogenic is a great way to take studio quality lighting on the road in situations that don't offer access to AC power. The kit includes the 400Ws AC-powered Matrix MCD400R monolight with integrated receiver and wireless transmitter. A lightweight 3.5 lb Ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter with battery is included to let you use the MCD400R without AC power. The kit is rounded out by a 22" White Beauty Dish for distinctive lighting with a honeycomb grid to control the beam spread of the dish.
Matrix MCD400R 400Ws Monolight with Transmitter
The Matrix MCD400R 400Ws Monolight with Transmitter from Photogenic offers speed, lightweight, and core and convenience features usually found in flash heads twice its price.
The 400Ws Matrix recycles to full power in a fast 1.7 seconds with short flash durations that capture even the most fleeting gestures. Power is variable over 6 stops from 1/32 to full power, adjustable on the flash head's digital display in 1/10 stop increments. The bright 150W modeling light can be set to proportional to let you pre-visualize your final shot, a great benefit especially when using multiple light setups. The MCD400R's UV-corrected, user-replaceable flash tube ensures accurate rendition of colors right down to the subtlest of hues. The lifetimes of both the flashtube and modeling lamp are lengthened by the fan cooling in the high-impact polymer head.
The MCD400R comes with a 12' sync cord, but its integrated radio receiver allows wireless triggering even through walls and other obstacles using the included transmitter. Convenience features include soft push button back panel control and a ratcheting tilt handle that ensures precise, secure placement of your flash head. The Matrix MCD400R comes with a 7" reflector and is compatible with a wide range of optional accessories including grids, snoots, parabolic reflectors, softboxes, and umbrellas.
Flash power control range of 5 stops from 1/32 to full power in 1/10 stop increments
Preflash sync capable
User-replaceable UV corrected flashtube
Fan-cooled, high impact housing
Integrated wireless radio receiver and remote transmitter
Optical slave with on/off control
Easy to read digital control panel
Audible on/off flash indicator
Digital flash and modeling lamp power display
Convenient ratchet-handle tilt adjustment
Low noise, high performance fan to keep the flash head's electronics cool, lengthening the flash tube and modeling light lifespans
Ion Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System
The Photogenic Ion Lithium-ion Pure Sine Wave Inverter System allows you to take your studio strobes on the road or off the road without electricity and without noisy generators or bulky old-style inverters. Weighing in at only 3.5 lb including its battery, the Ion measures only 7.5 x 4.4 x 3.3" but is able to deliver hundreds or even thousands of full power flashes depending on the flash head in use. For example, Photogenic's 1,000W/s PL1000DR gets 300 full power flashes on a fully charged battery while their AKC160 will get a whopping 2,050 flashes from the same battery. Of course, you can double or triple your capacity by simply purchasing extra batteries which can be charged apart from the inverter. Extra chargers are available to charge more than 1 battery concurrently.
Convenience features include a USB port to power computers and other electronic devices and an LED "fuel gauge" that allows you to check on remaining power at a glance. The system includes the ION Inverter, battery, charger, light stand clamp and strap.
Note: flash capacity specs are based on Photogenic flash heads but other brands of flash heads may be used with the inverter. Power input is 100 to 265VAC, 50/60Hz but output is 120V only.
For complete specs on the items included in this system please click on the links below:
MCD 22" White Beauty Dish for Matrix MCD400R Monolight
Take your portraits to the next level by embracing the soft, yet crisp light provided by the MCD 22" White Beauty Dish from Photogenic, designed for use with the Matrix MCD400R monolight. The white beauty dish will diffuse the light and soften shadows while creating natural round catchlights in your subject's eyes. Additionally, it can accept an optional diffuser or honeycomb grid.
Honeycomb Grid for MCD 22" Beauty Dish
Limit light spill and control the width of your light's beam with this Honeycomb Grid from Photogenic, which is designed specifically for use with the MCD 22" Beauty Dish.
Overload, over temperature, overcharge/discharge,
over current, short circuit
Flashes per Charge
Photogenic monolights @ full power
AKC160 160W/s: 2,050 with 1.3 sec. recycling
AKC320 320W/s: 1,200 with 2.8 sec. recycling
PL625DR 250W/s 900 with 1.8 with sec. recycling
PL1250 500W/s 430 with 4.5 sec. recycling
PL1250DR 500W/s 500 with 3.8 sec. recycling
PL2500DR 1000W/s 360 with 7.5 sec. recycling
PL500DR 500W/s 570 with 3.8 sec. recycling
PL1000DR 1000W/s 300 with 5.5 sec. recycling