Photogenic 1,000W/s Solair Digital Travel Kit With PocketWizard (120V)

Photogenic 1,000W/s Solair Digital Travel Kit With PocketWizard (120V)

Photogenic 1,000W/s Solair Digital Travel Kit With PocketWizard (120V)

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Product Highlights

  • 2x 500W/s Solair Monolight
  • Built-in PocketWizard Receiver
  • Wireless Triggering from 1,600'
  • UV-Corrected Flashtubes
  • 250W Modeling Lamp
  • 24 x 32" Soft Box, 45" Umbrella
  • Stands, Sync Cord, Case
  • Flash Tube Protectors
  • 1.5 Sec. Recycling @ Full Power
  • 6 Stop Power Range
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Photogenic PLR500DRC overview

  • 1Description

The heart of the Photogenic 1,000W/s Solair Digital Travel Kit with PocketWizard (120V) is the 500W/s Solair Monolight. Building on the foundation of the popular PowerLight PL1250DRC, the Solair has an 8 stop extended power range selectable in 1/2 or 1/10 stop increments with repeat flash accuracy within 1/20 of a stop and all of the information displayed on the large LED screen. The bright 250W modeling lamp can be set to full on/off, user preference or proportionate to the flash power.

What distinguishes the Solair however, is Constant Color Technology. It's quite common for other brands' color temperature to vary wildly when dropping from full to minimum power. The Solair varies a mere 100K from full to 1/128 power; indiscernible to most people.

Another unique feature is the Flash Auto Bracketing function. Under and over power settings can be programmed into the flash head in 1/10 - 1 ½ f/stop increments around the prime or normal exposure. As an alternative to hard-wired sync, trigger your PowerLights wirelessly at distances up to 1,600' via the built-in 32 channel PocketWizard receiver. (Requires purchase of PocketWizard Transceiver) This kit has everything you need to get started in the studio or on location. It includes two 500W/s Solairs, 8.0' light stands, a 24 x 32" softbox, 45" umbrella and umbrella reflector, cables, flash tubes and a rolling case to transport it all.

  • PLR500DRC Radio Solair 500W/s Monolight with PocketWizard Receiver

    The Photogenic PLR500DRC Radio Solair 500W/s Monolight with PocketWizard Receiver offers speed, power and control, a wide choice of accessories and intuitive operation backed by impressive specs at a very reasonable price.

    The PLR500DRC keeps you fully informed of your power levels via its large highly readable digital display. Power settings are adjustable in 1/10 or ½ stop increments across an impressive 8 full stops. The bright 250W modeling light can be set to Proportional to let you previsualize your final shot when using multiple lights. Other settings include Full On, OFF and manual control of the modeling light output. The PLR500DRC Radio Solair even allows 2 or 3 shot bracketing around your prime exposure.

    The PLR1000DRC recycles to full power in a lightning-fast 1.5 seconds at full power and 0.5 seconds at minimum power with short flash durations that help you stop every gesture, an attribute which is extremely valuable when working with kinetic subjects like dancers or athletes.

    Convenience features include a test button, optical slave and integral handle. A PocketWizard radio remote is built into that handle so that you can say goodbye to tripping over PC cords in favor of wireless triggering of your PowerLight from distances up to 1,600'. The UV color corrected flash tube ensures that blue doesn't creep into your color balance on subjects like a bride in her gown. It also ensures natural, flattering skin tones. The PLR500DRC comes with a 7.5" reflector and is compatible with a wide range of optional accessories including grids, snoots, parabolic reflectors, softboxes and umbrellas.

    Eight Stop Power Range
    Power levels are displayed in easy-to-read LED digits allowing settings from 3.9W/s to 500W/s in 1/10 or 1/2 stop increments
    Fast Recycling
    The PLR500DRC recycles to full power (1,000W/s) in only 1.5 seconds and 0.5 sec. at minimum power to catch even the most fleeting gestures
    Modeling Light
    The PLR500DRC's bright 250W quartz modeling lamp offers independent power control that is adjustable from full to 1/128 power in 1/10 or 1/2 stop increments. Settings include Proportional, to previsualize lighting effects, Manual adjustment or Full On or Off
    Flash Bracketing
    Flash bracketing is a great time-saving feature especially when you'd like to shoot at a specific f/stop. You can set up your Solair for 2 or 3 shot bracketing over or under the prime exposure
    Remote Triggering
    The PLR500DRC has a built-in PocketWizard receiver that will allow you to trigger your flash from up to 1,600' away. If it can perform like that in the field, just think of how it will handle the confines of your studio. It also has a built-in, highly sensitive, switchable optical slave for synchronization with other flashes
    Low Trigger Voltage
    Digital cameras can be used with Photogenic monolights without fear of damage to the camera's electronics
    User Replaceable UV Flashtube
    No tools are required to replace this "plug & play" flashtube. The UV coating ensures clean whites and flattering flesh tones
    Ready Indication
    A ready light and audible alert let you know when the flash is fully charged
    Auto Dump Function
    When reducing the power output, excess flash power in the capacitors is released before exposure to insure consistent performance
    Fan Cooled
    A low noise, high performance fan keeps the flash head's electronics cool while lengthening the flash tube's and the modeling light's lives
    Safety Features
    The PLR500DRC incorporates surge protection to handle power spikes and internal thermal protection which monitors heat generated during intense use
    System Compatibility
    The PLR500DRC Radio Solair is compatible with all Photogenic Quick-Change light shaping accessories
    UPC: 689670184014
  • 24 x 32" Rectangular Softbox with Mount Ring (Silver Interior)

    The 24 x 32" Rectangular Softbox with Back Plate and Mounting Ring for Photogenic Flash Heads provides soft, yet intense light for your subjects. The interior is silver, for a little extra snap to the light. The spring tension rods fit easily into the softbox and into the included Photogenic speed ring. The front panel is touch-fastener fitted, allowing you to place the panel at the edge or 1.5" into the box for improved light direction.

    Suggested use: 1 or 2 person half-length portrait.
    UPC: 689670060448
  • EC45BC Eclipse 45" White Flat-Panel Umbrella

    This Photogenic EC45BC Eclipse 45" White Flat-Panel Umbrella with its removable black cover has an extra white satin panel added during construction. The result is the elimination of the reflection of the metal frame of the umbrella in the eyes of your subject, or on highly reflective surfaces, such as chrome or brass.
    This size is perfect for portraits of 1 or 2 people, and small product set ups.
    This umbrella is designed for use with strobe lighting.

    Note: Using this umbrella with modeling lights or constant lights brighter than 300 watts for prolonged sessions will result in eventual discoloration or scorching.

    Softens and broadens the light output of any strobe or lower wattage constant light.
    Removable black cover allows the light source to "shoot-through", as a more direct light.

    Note:Ribs are hidden in bounce mode. Removing black cover for shoot-through exposes the ribs.

    UPC: 689670060110
  • 7-1/2" High Gain Reflector

    This 7.5" high gain reflector fits all Photogenic Powerlight and StudioMax II monolights.

    It gathers and intensifies the light output of the flash head. It can be used with any umbrella, and all Photogenic Powerlight accessories, such as barndoors, grid holders and filter holders.

    UPC: 689670070775
  • Air Cushioned Light Stand (8')

    The Photogenic Air Cushioned Light Stand rises to a maximum height of 8'. It has four sections, which enables it to fold down shorter than a three section stand. It folds to 26".

    Brushed anodized finish, rubber grip feet
    Top Baby (5/8") stud has a 1/4"-20 thread
    UPC: 689670177733
  • AK3419W Wheeled Soft Case with Pull Handle (Black)

    Store, protect, and transport two Photogenic PowerLights or similar sized lights, stands, umbrellas, and related accessories with the black AK3419W Wheeled Soft Case with Pull Handle from Photogenic. The case features a spacious, zippered main compartment, two padded touch-fastening dividers, and a large divider for creating an upper deck to accommodate your stands and umbrellas. Photographers will appreciate the large, exterior, zippered front pocket for storing cables and other accessories. Complementing this pocket is an interior clear-mesh pocket under the lid for gels, diffusers, and more.

    Carry your Photogenic AK3419W by the dual connecting strap handles, or with the included, padded shoulder strap. The case has a telescoping handle and built-in, two-inch wheels for travel over flat ground. Photographers will appreciate the bottom feet and sturdy handle construction that serves double-duty as a skid plate. When extended, the wheel-to-handle length is a comfortable 43". The case is constructed of strong nylon for durability.

    UPC: 689670184168
  • C4-15C Flashtube

    The standard, clear, UV Coated flashtube for the Photogenic PL2 Series monolights.

    Most current, professional flash heads and monolights are equipped with user replaceable flashtubes that may simply be plugged into, and unplugged from their sockets. With proper handling, these flashtubes may last for tens of thousands of flashes under normal use.

    This flashtube is UV-Coated, or UV-Corrected. UV flashtubes have a yellow appearance, and they counteract the excess blue 5700° or higher output of non-UV coated flashtubes. UV Coating lowers the color temperature to 5500°, which is the color of noon daylight on a clear day.

    UPC: 689670080163
  • ESS 250W Modeling Lamp

    The Photogenic ESS 250W Modeling Lamp is a replacement modeling lamp for Powerlights PL1000, PL500, PL2500, PL1250, PL300, PL1500, PL1875.

    Replacement modeling lamp for Powerlights PL1000, PL500, PL2500, PL1250, PL300, PL1500, PL1875
    UPC: 689670090131
  • Sync Cord - Monoplug to PC

    This is a straight, 15' sync cable, designed to allow firing of any strobe unit equipped with a 1/4" thick monoplug (old style phono) receptor. The other end plugs into any camera or firing device that has a standrad PC (post connection) terminal.

    Compatible with: Photogenic, Profoto, Speedotron, Hensel, SP Excalbur, and others.

    UPC: 689670071529
  • AC Line Cord - 110V, for PL and PM

    This is a replacement 110V grounded AC power cord for all current Photogenic PL Series monolights and Photomaster power packs.

    UPC: 689670070751
  • Protective Cap for Powerlight

    This is a plastic protective cap for storage and transport of the Photogenic Powerlight monolights.

    UPC: 689670070737
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • ESS 250W Modeling Lamp
  • 7-1/2" High Gain Reflector
  • C4-15C Flashtube
  • AC Line Cord - 110V, for PL and PM
  • Protective Cap for Powerlight
  • Sync Cord - Monoplug to PC
  • Two Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Mounting Plate and Speed Ring for Photogenic Heads
  • Storage Bag
  • Limited 30-Day Warranty
  • Black, Removable Cover
  • 30 Day Manufacturer's Warranty
  • 2 x Padded Dividers
  • Upper Deck Divider
  • Padded Shoulder Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • User Manual
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Flash
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Flash Tube
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • PLR500DRC Radio Solair 500W/s Monolight with PocketWizard Receiver
    Maximum Watt/Seconds 500
    Guide Number 365 @ 10' (3.0 m), ISO 100 with PL7R reflector, 110 with no reflector
    Recycle Time 1.5 Sec. @ max. power
    0.5 Sec @ min. power
    Flash Duration 1/280 Sec. @ max. power
    1/5,800 Sec. @ min. power
    Flash Variability 8.0 Stops, full to 1/128 power, 500 to 3.9W/s
    in 1/2 or 1/10 stop increments
    Color Accuracy < +/- 50K from full to 1/32 power
    < +/- 100K from full to 1/128 power
    User Replaceable Flashtube Comes with C4-15C (UV), optional C4-15 (non-UV), C4-15F (frosted non-UV), C4-15D (frosted UV)
    Changeable Reflector Yes
    Modeling Light 250W (ESS), optional 100W (ESR) or 150W (ESP)
    Control: 6 stops, full to 1/32 power
    Voltage Stabilization +/- 0.05 Stop
    Material Extruded aluminum
    Operating Voltage 105-125VAC, 60 Hz, 10 amps
    Power Consumption 0.2 Amps idling, 15 amps charging
    Flash Ready Indicator Audible, ready light
    Sync Voltage 5V, 1/4" (6.35 mm) outlet
    Built-in Slave Cell PocketWizard radio receiver, Photocell
    Circuit Protection Fuse, 3AG type 16 amp, SLO-BLO
    Fan Cooled Yes
    Auto Dump Yes
    Mount 5/8" (16 mm) female
    Dimensions 4.5 x 4.5 x 6.75" (11.4 x 11.4 x 17.1 cm)
    Weight 5.5 lb (3.17 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.25 x 11.25 x 10.25"
  • 24 x 32" Rectangular Softbox with Mount Ring (Silver Interior)
    Shape Rectangular
    Interior Silver
    Requires Speed Ring Yes, Included
    Accepts Grids Yes
    Removable Front Face Yes
    Removable Interior Baffle Yes
    Rectangular Dimensions W: 24.0 x H: 32.0" / W: 61.0 x H: 81.0 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 30.0 x 7.8 x 4.8"
  • EC45BC Eclipse 45" White Flat-Panel Umbrella
    Size 45.0" / 114.3 cm
    Interior White
    Exterior Black
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.5 x 2.4 x 0.6"
  • 7-1/2" High Gain Reflector
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.5 x 8.5 x 8.4"
  • Air Cushioned Light Stand (8')
    Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Male Thread
    5/8" Stud
    Maximum Working Height 8.0' / 2.4 m
    Minimum Working Height 26.0" / 66.0 cm
    Collapsed Height 26.0" / 66.0 cm
    Footprint Diameter 31.5" / 80 cm
    Air Cushioned Yes
    Detachable Base No
    Leveling Leg No
    Reverse Legs No
    Finish Black
    Weight 2.3 lb / 1.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.0 x 5.0 x 4.5"
  • AK3419W Wheeled Soft Case with Pull Handle (Black)
    Accommodates Two Photogenic PowerLights and light stands
    Material Padded nylon
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Carrying/Transport Options Dual, connecting carry straps
    Padded shoulder strap
    Telescoping handle
    Built-in wheels
    Interior Dimensions Upper Deck: 32 x 8 x 9" / 81.28 x 20.3 x 22.86 cm
    Lower Deck: 32 x 3.5 x 9" / 81.28 x 8.9 x 22.86 cm
    Exterior Dimensions Overall: 33 x 14 x 10" / 83.82 x 35.56 x 25.4 cm
    Umbrella/Accessory Zip Pocket: 33 x 5.5" / 83.82 x 13.9 cm
    Handle-to-Wheel Length: 43" / 109.2 cm
    Weight 13 lb / 5.9 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 34.0 x 18.0 x 15.0"
  • C4-15C Flashtube
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 3.0 x 2.9"
  • ESS 250W Modeling Lamp
    Base Type BA15d
    Wattage 250 W
    Voltage 120 V
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.4 x 1.4 x 1.4"
  • Sync Cord - Monoplug to PC
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 2.5 x 1.5"
  • AC Line Cord - 110V, for PL and PM
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.764 x 9.685 x 2.677"
  • Protective Cap for Powerlight
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.433 x 5.354 x 5.276"

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