Today we have a few words and images from a Priolite customer: Stephen Walton of SJWPhotography, who has been using the M-Pack 1000 HotSync professionally for a few years. Check out more of Stephen's work over at his website.
I have been using these (Priolite) flashes now for close to 3 years. They really are the do it all flash. With quality German construction and Li-Ion rechargeable batteries, they can be used both in the studio and out on location. Providing 1000watts of power, you always have enough light and with the Priolite Control A unit on top of my Canon 5D MK III, I can control each flashes output from my camera and can sync at up to 1/8000sec.
I shoot a lot of corporate portraits and having portable battery powered flash means I don’t need to go hunting for a power point when I’m shooting in client’s offices. This also means there are no power leads for people to trip over and using the Priolite Control Unit means there are no sync leads either. This all makes for a quick, safe and easy setup that is also easy to move around from office to boardroom to reception area.
I also shoot a lot of action on location, a recent shoot I did with triathlete Ben Coventry meant I could capture him at full speed on his bike with studio quality lighting on location.
One of the other great features of the M-Pack 1000 HotSync is the optional bracket and super clamp that enables you to clamp the pack to your light stand, making it even easier to move around and also acting as a weight to stop your lights toppling over.
These lights have had a lot of use and the build quality is second to none! There is no dodgy easily broken plastic moulded clamps or brackets, everything is made from aluminium or steel and the cords connection is a strong, durable plastic that is built to last.
The only negative thing I could say is that they are a little bulkier than other flashes, but they are also the only 1000 watt high speed sync flash that I know of on the market.
Images provided by Stephen Walton, SJWphotography.