Our newest battery powered studio and location lighting photography kit. You can use the STROBEPRO DC 600 as your ONLY flash lighting kit!
With its powerful LED modeling lamps, fast recycling, stunning flash consistency, asymetrical power and the ability to use it ANYWHERE. Our wedding, landscape and location photography customers are telling us they're not even using their speedlights anymore because of their new DC 600 kit.
The DC 600 is a tough yet elegant portable powerpack with two outlets. Either one or two DC 600 flash heads can be plugged in at a time, and a full size professional ringflash is also available.
Add DC 600W LED Head
Add DC Professional Ringflash
1 x Battery
1 x Head Control Pack
1 x 600W Strobe Head (2 Heads total with special)
1 x 600W Power Cable
1 x Aluminum Carrying Case
1 x Battery Charger Cable
1 x 35 Degree Reflector
1 x Handheld Strobe Head Handle
1 x Camera Bracket
1 x Radio Control Reciever and Transmitter
1 x Battery Shoulder Strap
DC 600 FEATURES
Controls: All of the controls for the flash heads are included on the generator itself.
Outlets: The generator has 2 outlets, allowing either 1 or 2 flash heads to be fitted to it. If 1 flash head is fitted, the maximum power is 600 Ws, which is enough to overpower the sun in most lighting situations. If 2 flash heads are fitted, up to 400Ws of power is delivered to socket A and the other 200Ws is delivered to socket B.
Power adjustment: Flash output is adjustable from full power down to 1/16th, via a click stop adjustment dial. Because twice as much power (400 Ws) is available from socket A than from socket B (200 Ws) the power from socket B can be reduced to just 12.5 Ws, a total adjustment range of 6.3 stops!
Setting the power: The power is set via a click-stop dial, and the setting is shown on the LED display.
Modelling lamp: The modelling lamp can also be switched on or off manually if required. The cool-running LED modelling lamp is the brightest in its class, with a 44% higher output than its brightest rival. , The LED display shows the length of time that you have set for the modelling lamp to be on (up to 99 seconds).
Battery: Although the lithium battery is lightweight and tiny, it has an enormous capacity and provides 360 flashes at full power (many more at lower power settings). It makes no difference whether one or two flash heads are fitted.
Consistency: The flash performance is amazing ? the flash energy consistency varies no more than 1/10th of a stop at any power setting, and the colour temperature is extremely consistent too, varying flash to flash by no more than 10K (10 degrees on the Kelvin scale)! The colour temperature is 5600 at full power and reduces by only 340K at minimum power.
Recycling time: The recycling time is extremely fast, there are two settings, normal and fast. Using the normal setting drains the battery less quickly, so this setting should be used when possible. At normal recycling setting, it recycles in just one second at minimum power and 3.75 seconds at full power. When you switch to fast recycling those times become an incredible 0.384 seconds at minimum power and 2.9 seconds at full power.
Flash duration: The STROBEPRO DC 600has a short flash duration of 1/1400th sec at full powr and 1/900th sec at minimum power. This is fast enough for all normal portrait/fashion/glamour usage.
Performance: At 100 ISO and with the standard reflector fitted
At full power the guide number is 166 (ft) or 54.45(m)
At 400 Ws the guide number is119 (ft) or 39.03 (m)
And at minimum power the guide number is 23 (ft) or 7.54 (m) ? a massive 6.3 stops of total adjustment.
Outlet sockets: Two lamp sockets with an asymmetric 1:2 power ratio.
Warranty: 1 year manufacturers defects on all parts including flash tube. We visit the factory overseas often. The quality control and testing are second to none. Each flash product we sell goes through a minimum of 1 week testing at all power settings in a controlled testing environment. Quality and Performance are priority #1.
How does it compare with other makes?
The DC 600 generator unit is slightly larger and heavier than the Elinchrom Ranger Quadra but produces 5 times more flashes per charge at any given power setting, so you are unlikely to need to take a spare battery with you to location shoots, making it much smaller, lighter and cheaper than the Quadra. The flash head is also slightly larger and heavier than the Quadra head, but the Quadra head becomes larger (and more expensive) when the adapter needed for accessories is fitted to it.
At only $799 for a one head kit or $948 for a twin head kit, the STROBEPRO DC 600 is much better value.