Multiblitz has announced the release of a line of tungsten lights, the Pro X continuous lighting system. With a 1000w halogen bulb, dimensions of 4.3 x 5.3 x 3.8 in (W x L x H) and weighing only 2.6 lbs, Multiblitz unsurprisingly claims that the Pro X light is “the most compact, lightweight and yet powerful halogen light available today.” They claim 75 hours of life for the 1000W fan-cooled bulb delivering light at 3200K. The standard array of reflectors, rotating barn doors, and umbrellas are available. More interesting, however, are the two sizes (24” x 24” and 24” x 32”) of heat-resistant soft boxes that Multiblitz has exclusively developed.
For still photographers who turn to continuous tungsten lights for their unique look, along with millions more who are now using DSLRs to shoot video requiring professional lighting, it is nice to see a company coming out with a new lighting system aimed squarely at those users.
The PRO X will be sold as a lighting kit with two PRO X units, two light stands and two 4-flap barn doors in a padded soft case. It will be exclusively available in the US at the Multiblitz USA online store multiblitzusa.com starting on April 15, 2013 and is priced at: $849 (US), shipping included.
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