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    Best portable flash kit: 6 top models tested and rated

    | Accessories | Reviews | 03/12/2013 00:01am
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    Best portable flash kit: 02 Calumet Genesis GF400 + PowerPort Duo 1000

    Best portable flash kit: 02 Calumet Genesis GF400 + PowerPort Duo 1000

    Price: £500, $800
    The Genesis GF400 looks more like a souped-up flashgun than a portable flash kit. It comes with a hotshoe mounting plate for direct triggering.

    There’s also a cold shoe adaptor, so you can mount the head on a tripod, but not on a standard light stand.

    The small 800g head is matched by a similarly lightweight li-ion battery pack, which weighs just 500g.

    This enables 450 full-power flashes and takes about three hours to charge. You can easily clip the small battery pack onto your belt for full mobility.

    There’s a good range of output power, stretching from f/1.1 to f/13 in our two-metre translucent umbrella test.

    Verdict
    Pros… Compact and light in weight. Battery has two outputs.
    Cons… Flashgun-like controls are a bit fiddly.
we say… An interesting take on portable lighting.

    Score: 4/5

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    Posted on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 12:01 am under Accessories, Reviews.

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