Phottix is proud to kick off 2011 by announcing it’s PPL-400 Battery Powered Studio Strobe (PPL=Phottix Portable Light).
You don’t want to drag that giant studio light on location – and buy a huge, cumbersome power pack to keep it fired up. The PPL-400 is a great alternative. Don’t worry about mains power – take you power and strobe with you in a convenient carrying case.
The PPL-400 Studio Strobe is compact and powerful. All digital with ITBT technology, the PPL-400 offers 400W of power adjustable over 7 stops – from full to 1/64 power. With recharge times of 1-3 seconds, a ready tone, continuous and FP modes, optical slave and a modeling lamp, this strobe is big power in a small package. An included umbrella holder and handle make this strobe adaptable – use it on a light stand or have an assistant hand-hold it.
Weighing in at 900 g the PPL-400 fits nicely into its padded carrying bag. The Bowens adapter (not included) makes this strobe compatible with many Phottix soft boxes.
The included high-capacity 7.2A power pack can fire a blistering 650 full-power flashes. The power pack can also be attached to compatible Nikon or Canon flashes, providing extended use and fast recharge times.
The Phottix PPL-400 is available from your local Phottix retailer or the Phottix Online Store.
Included in set:
PPL-400 Strobe with flash tube and modeling light
Umbrella / Lightstand Adapter
Power Pack in Case with strap
Power Pack Charger
Strobe Power cables x2 (coiled and straight)
Hot shoe to 3.5 Sync Cable.
All packed in padded Nylon shoulder bag
PPL-400 Technical Specifications
GN: 56 (ISO 100 with 48° reflector)
Flash Duration: 1/3200s to 1/35000s
Recharging Time: 0.1-3.5S
Modes: Manual, Multi, Continuous, Multi Continuous
Tones: Ready Tone, Adjustment Feedback
Manual Stops： 1/1 – 1/64
Triggering: Optical Slave, 3.5mm Sync Jack
Modeling Lamp: 12V35W
Color temperature: 5500K ± 200K
Size: Diameter: 90mm Height: 140mm (cylinder)
Sounds pretty cool but how much is this going for..?
Does this have a replaceable flash tube??
Yes, the tube is replaceable.
I have 2 questions here,
1. How much does it cost to get the tube replace?
2. Where can i get the power cable for the batt pack to be connected to Nikon SB800 & SB900
Could you please point me in a direction where I can get a little more info regarding the Modes: Manual, Multi, Continuous, Multi Continuous.
Do you need to shoot TTL do achieve these modes?