In the June issue of Professional Photographer magazine, Ellis Vener reviews the Einstein Monolight 640 from Paul C. Buff.

In this test, Ellis pushed the limits of the Einstein’s recycle speed. He captured 145 frames at 10 frames per second with the Einstein set to 18.7 watt-seconds in constant color mode (t0.1 flash duration : 1/5,076 second). The monolight is fitted with a white 22-inch High Output Beauty Dish Reflector (22HOBD-W) and 15 degree grid (22HG15), aimed at the background. The flash is triggered by a Paul C. Buff Cyber Commander with a CSXCV transceiver mounted in the Einstein.

The Canon EOS-1D Mark IV exposures were set for 1/250th of a second at f/8, ISO 400, capturing large JPEGS recorded to a Lexar Professional 600X CompactFlash card.

Ellis compiled the frame animation using Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended.

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