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Enter the world of studio lighting and go anywhere with these extremely affordable, and yet sophisticated self-contained flash units. The Genesis 300B monolight provides you with all the power and lighting control that you will need to create professional-looking portraits and great still-life tabletop photographs. With the optional Genesis B Power Port (sold separately) you’re able to shoot just about anywhere!
Flash operation has never been easier. The convenient rear control panel of each Genesis puts their full range of flash controls at your finger tips. Each model features digital, variable flash-output controls that allow you to adjust power levels over a 5-stop range. You can switch from full to proportional modeling with the press of a button. A built-in optical photo cell provides wireless flash synchronization and it is adjustable to increase or decrease sensitivity, depending upon the environment you are working in. An audible flash-ready alarm lets you know when your Genesis is fully charged and ready to go.
Note About Genesis Modeling Light Operation:
- AC/DC operation
- Variable-flash power
- Built-in adjustable photo cell sensor (infrared and flash sensitive)
- High-quality, user-changeable flash tube
- Easy-to-use digital controls
- 4.3-volt sync voltage suitable for digital cameras
- Proportional modeling lamps
- Easy-lock reflector mount
- Compatible with Elinchrom light modifiers
- Charge indication lamp/sound
- Fan-cooled for consistent and dependable operation
- 1-year limited warranty
The Genesis monolight has three user-defined modeling lamp modes: User-defined (Full), Proportional, and Off.
To change modeling lamp output in the user-defined (Full) mode, press the modeling lamp selector button until the top light is green. (The top position is marked as “Full”). If the light is already on, cycle through the settings until you get back to the Full setting. When the light first comes on, the power setting will be flashing on the digital readout. While the display is still flashing, change the unit power setting with the up and down buttons. This will allow you to change the modeling lamp output between minimum (display will read 10) to full (display will read 60) but will not affect the flash tube setting. Once you release the power selector button, the display will revert to your current flash tube setting.
In the proportional setting, the modeling lamp output changes relative to the power set for the flashtube. As you adjust the flash tube power, the modeling lamp power will automatically increase or decrease in proportion to flash tube power.