Best portable flash kit: 06 Priolite M-Pack 500J Frankfurt Kit
Price: £1395, $2220
An intriguing new design, the Priolite kit looks like a conventional studio flash head cut into two sections.
As such, the cylindrical power pack includes the control panel and an interchangeable li-ion battery, while the flash head is typically compact and lightweight.
Rated at 500Ws and with a single output, the power pack includes an RF wireless receiver, for use with a remote controller, which is available as an optional extra.
The overall weight of the kit is just over 6kg, including 1.6kg for the head and 4.5kg for the power pack.
In our tests, at a two-metre range with translucent umbrella, the resulting aperture range was f/1.6 to f/20.
It takes about three hours to fully charge the battery, after which 220 full-power flashes are available.
Pros… Stylish, well-built, with a good range of optional extras.
Cons… You can’t run two heads from a single power pack.
WE say… There’s no shortage of power, but it’s a pricey option.
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