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Interfit Badger Unleashed Battery-Powered Flash Head

BH #INHBU250 • MFR #HBU250
Interfit Badger Unleashed Battery-Powered Flash Head
Key Features
  • Li-Ion Battery: 430 Full Power Flashes
  • 9-Stop Power Range, HSS and TTL
  • Recycling at Full Power: 1.5 Second
  • Built-In 15-Channel Wireless Receiver
Galvanized by the popularity of the Honey Badger monolight, Interfit raises the bar on performance with the introduction of the 250Ws Badger Unleashed Flash Head The "Unleashed" designation refers to wireless freedom - the Badger Unleashed has a rechargeable, removable lithium-ion battery that will give you 430 full-power flashes with a 1.5 sec recycling time on a 90-minute charge. Interfit has also extended the power range to 9 stops adjustable in 1/10-stop increments. The LED modeling light can be used traditionally to preview your lighting setup, but with its highly accurate, 90 CRI rating, it can be used to shoot video too. Unleashed also refers to triggering and control. The flash head has a built-in 15-channel receiver that supports TTL using a separately purchased transmitter for Nikon, Canon, or Sony, as well as High Speed Sync with shutter speeds as short as 1/8000 sec to control the background light level.
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Interfit Badger Unleashed Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Built-In Battery Power
  • 3Compact Form Factor
  • 4Extended Power Range
  • 5Fast Recycle Time
  • 6HSS and TTL
  • 7LED Modeling Lamp
  • 8Built-In Radio Receiver:
  • 9Versatile Modifier Mount:
  • 10Glass Dome Diffuser

Galvanized by the popularity of the Honey Badger monolight, Interfit raises the bar on performance with the introduction of the 250Ws Badger Unleashed Flash Head The "Unleashed" designation refers to wireless freedom - the Badger Unleashed has a rechargeable, removable lithium-ion battery that will give you 430 full-power flashes with a 1.5 sec recycling time on a 90-minute charge. Interfit has also extended the power range to 9 stops adjustable in 1/10-stop increments. The LED modeling light can be used traditionally to preview your lighting setup, but with its highly accurate, 90 CRI rating, it can be used to shoot video too. Unleashed also refers to triggering and control. The flash head has a built-in 15-channel receiver that supports TTL using a separately purchased transmitter for Nikon, Canon, or Sony, as well as High Speed Sync with shutter speeds as short as 1/8000 sec to control the background light level.

Like its predecessor, the Badger Unleashed has a compact 5 x 5 x 7" form factor an at 4 lb is lightweight as well. Convenience features include a Bowens S-Type front accessory mount, making it compatible with the many manufacturers that produce products with this popular mount. The Badger Unleashed also has a built-in pop-up softbox ring that makes for very fast setup and a frosted glass-domed flash tube that exhibits the very even light dispersion that's so valuable when using softboxes. Lightweight with a small form factor, impressive performance, as well as control and power options make the Badger Unleashed hard to beat.

Built-In Battery Power
Equipped with a 2900mAh battery offering cable-free portability, 430 full-power flashes, and a 90-minute recharge time from exhausted to fully charged.
Compact Form Factor
Size and weight are crucial for the mobile photographer. The Badger Unleashed weighs in at under 4 lb, measures just 5 x 5 x 7".
Extended Power Range
9-stop power range, the same as the S1, and two more stops than the original Honey Badger. Power can be adjusted from 250Ws down to 1Ws in 1/10th of a stop increments for precise exposure.
Fast Recycle Time
At full power, the Badger Unleashed recycles in just 1.5 second. Recycle times get even shorter as you decrease flash power.
HSS and TTL
HSS enables shutter speeds up to 1/8000 of a second, while TTL metering automatically adjusts flash power to create an accurate exposure. TTL mode also provides +/- 3 stops of exposure compensation.
LED Modeling Lamp
The 15W LED modeling lamp produces 1250 lumens, and can be used as a continuous light source for both photo and video applications. The daylight-balanced LED can be adjusted proportionate to the flash power, or set to full power.
Built-In Radio Receiver:
Features a built-in radio receiver that is compatible with all Interfit TTL and manual remotes. This allows full control over the light's power range, flash mode, modeling lamp, and beep function.
Versatile Modifier Mount:
Uses the popular Bowens S-Type accessory mount, making it compatible with all your favorite Interfit modifiers. Made popular by the original Honey Badger, the Badger Unleashed also features a built-in pop-up softbox ring.
Glass Dome Diffuser
Includes a frosted-glass dome diffuser that protects the flash tube and helps to spread light evenly throughout larger modifiers.

Interfit Badger Unleashed Specs

Flash Head
Maximum Power250 Ws
Power Control9 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
Recycle Time1.5 Sec (Full Power)
Color Temperature5500K +/- 100K
Flash Ready IndicatorAudio, Visual
Accessory Fitting TypeBowens S Type
Modeling Light
TypeLED
Wattage15 W
Control ModesFull On, Off, Proportional
Color Temperature5500K
Sync
Sync TypeCable, Optical, Radio
Built-In Wireless ReceiverYes
Sync Speed1/8000 Sec (High-Speed)
1/250 Sec (Normal)
Power
Power SourceExternal Battery
Battery
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Maximum Output Voltage14.8 VDC
Capacity (mAh)2900 mAh
Battery Capacity2900 mAh
Flashes Per Charge430 Flashes (Full Power)
Recharge Time90 Minutes
General
DisplayLCD
Mount5/8" / 16 mm Receptacle
Auto DumpYes
Fan CooledNo
DimensionsH: 5.0 x W: 5.0 x L: 7.0" / H: 12.7 x W: 12.7 x L: 17.8 cm
Weight3.97 lb / 1.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.6 x 10.25 x 7.3"

Interfit Badger Unleashed Reviews

Wouldn't Synch w/ Interfit Trigger

By Otis
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-26

Bought this because I saw how well it worked with another photographer. Wouldn't synch with the Interfit trigger I bought with it. Tried to troubleshoot with B&H live video chat and they had the same issue with their unit out of the box at B&H on camera. Something is going on at Interfit. They say they aren't responding to emails.

Might need to update the firmware

By Sean
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-14

Couldn't get it to fire with my Sony A7 and the Honey badger Shoe Mount Manual Remote....Needed to go backward on the firmware to make it function properly. Works fine now but I wasted hours figuring that out.

2 of 3 broke within 2 years of light use

By Scott
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-11

These are (were?) a good idea, but, other than being too big for what they are these days, they are not strong. I got 3 of these in 2019. The weak model light on one went dead within a year. Another model light went out about 18 months in to ownership, as did another entire unit. Last summer (2021), a second unit died. Now, I am down to one working unit without a model lamp. The housings are too big for the 250ws output. It would be acceptable if they were higher output, or had an AC option. Westcott and Godox have been making smaller units with more juice for a few years.

Love the Badger Unleashed Line

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

I use these in studio, and love not having cables laying around anymore. Now I'm not struggling to roll my stands over them or worried about kids/their-parents getting tangled in power cables. These work fine with my Canon R5 & R6, though the firmware is technically unsupported. I use manual settings, though, and haven't tried TTL/HSS and can't vouch for them. It would be nice if Interfit could keep up with the latest hardware... I mean, the R5/6 are coming up on a couple of years old now. I'd ding a half a star for that if I could, but will go with 5 stars since I can't. These improve my quality of life that much.

Great portable lights/strobes!

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-23

Love the badgers! Excellent, well made back pack that personifies 'A place for everything and everything in its place. Has room to hold all the components and additional equipment.

Interfit Badger

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-08

terrific value I love these flashes

Not reliable or durable in a professional setting

By Kory
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-25

I was really looking for to using this light kit. After a single shoot, the second light stopped working and we ran into issues with the lights overheating. The customer support for Interfit is pretty awful, calling was the only way to get a response.

Buyer beware

By Nathan
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-13

It is worth noting that the flash will not work with TTL nor HSS with the interfit S1 manual remote. The camera specific remote that enables these features is not currently for sale on BH, Amazon, nor Interfit's website. To use the flashes at all you must contact Interfit and have them downgrade the software before they will connect to the S1 remote. Huge hassle and with that I cannot recommend this product. If you are able to buy the proper remote though, the flashes seem to be built well and the Bowens mount is an advantage compared to Godox offerings.

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Asked by: Aaron
The Interfit Badger Unleashed is made in China.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-04-11

Can this be powered by a wall outlet instead of ...

Can this be powered by a wall outlet instead of the battery?
Asked by: Guy
No, the Badger Unleashed is a DC-only light.
Answered by: Interfit Product Expert
Date published: 2019-02-19

Can this be used with a Interfit S1N AC/DC HSS ...

Can this be used with a Interfit S1N AC/DC HSS TTL Monolight?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Camera Mounted Remote allows selection and control of the S1N and the Badger. I run with a S1N and 2 Badgers
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-12-14

will ir work with a Godox XProS TTL Wireless ...

will ir work with a Godox XProS TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Sony Cameras?
Asked by: James
The flash head has a built-in 15-channel receiver that supports TTL using a separately purchased transmitter for Nikon, Canon, or Sony, as well as High Speed Sync with shutter speeds as short as 1/8000 sec to control the background light level. Interfit TTL-S Remote for Sony B&H # INRS1S: https://bhpho.to/2TXRTWb
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2019-08-23

What is the trick to getting the Godox Standard ...

What is the trick to getting the Godox Standard Reflector 7" to work on the Badger Unleashed?
Asked by: mike
The trick is in the naming semantics of the Godox 7" this reflectors. This one will work https://bhpho.to/2KaE4AN simple and easy. This one the Standard 7" has a grid standard sized 7" face but is not so standard on the mount as its for the AD600B and AD600BM https://bhpho.to/2PSvjya.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-11-15

What could be the angle of coverage? I am trying ...

What could be the angle of coverage? I am trying to figure out if it would have enough spread with a 48" softbox to cover dancer group portraits (maybe 6 front row, 6 back row). Any suggestion appreciated.
Asked by: Syed
The extruded flash tube and glass dome creates an almost 180˚ spread of light, so filling a large modifier is not a problem. As for your particular application, a large translucent umbrella may be a better option than a softbox.
Answered by: Interfit Product Expert
Date published: 2019-08-23

Does this light come with a softbox like the ...

Does this light come with a softbox like the Honey Badger?
Asked by: Lorenz
It does not come with a softbox, but you can get one here https://bhpho.to/2NTEfl4.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2020-07-27

Can I use the Godox X Pro trigger for this ...

Can I use the Godox X Pro trigger for this strobe?
Asked by: Ninad
If you own a Godox X1R receiver, you may connect the receiver to the 1/8" (3.5mm) sync terminal on the side of the Interfit Badger Unleashed Battery-Powered Flash Head. This would allow you to use the Godox XPro Transmitter with the Interfit Badger Unleashed Battery-Powered Flash Head. However, do note this will only allow you to trigger the monolight; you will not be able to control the flash output with the Godox XPro remote, and you would not have TTL automatic flash output power. You would have to set the flash output power manually. If you need to control the flash output from the flash trigger, you would have to purchase the Interfit flash trigger for your usage needs.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2019-03-10
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