The Broncolor Ringflash P for Para 88 Reflector comes standard with ten circularly arranged rugged halogen lamps, each 20W, giving a total 200W of light for precisely simulating the properties of the flash and modeling exactly what the resulting flash will look on your subject. Giving off 3200Ws of flash energy, the Ringflash can be used for long flash sequences due to its built-in high power, yet remarkably quiet fan.
The Ringflash P comes standard with specialty glass and bracket for use with the Para 88 umbrella. The front glass allows light to evenly spill into the Para at a wider angle creating a more uniform circular light. Attached is the specialty bracket which allows the Ringflash to attach to the center column of the para to be focused. This bracket also allows the Ringflash to be tilted in case the photographer wants to direct the light to where it is needed most. The conversion set (glass and bracket, sold separately) allows you to use the Ringflash on camera, as well as a number of different reflectors and honeycomb grids.
You no longer need to rely on a preview (or instant prints) to see the characteristic of the light; reflections and shadows can be orchestrated more deliberately and spontaneously. The continuous light of up to 200W also narrows the pupils and thus largely eliminates the red-eye effect. Moreover, the light intensity is easily sufficient for auto focus cameras to reliably focus without additional light.
The angle of the Ringflash P is also adjustable in the Para FB so that a slightly asymmetric fill can be obtained. If you wish to convert a Ringflash P to a Ringflash C, this can be easily accomplished with a special retrofit kit (sold separately). Then, it can be used in Paras FB 170, FB 220, and FB 330, where it aligns the light source exactly on the optical axis. In this way, the Para FB is filled with absolute uniformity and the reflections in the umbrella are moderately boosted, thus making them softer.