ProMaster Unplugged monolights are remote-triggered and battery-powered; unburdening photographers from a tangle of cords
FAIRFIELD, CT – APRIL 19, 2018: ProMaster, a leading brand in high-quality accessories for still photography and videography, announces a new product family that brings wireless, portable lighting to photographers packed with an array of exciting features. ProMaster Unplugged is made up of five monolights that are battery-powered and are triggered via 2.4GHz radio, and a selection of accessories to customize and augment the user experience.
“ProMaster Unplugged offers a complete ecosystem of lighting products that are wireless, portable, durable, reliable, and reasonably priced,” said Paul Orzel, ProMaster’s Director of Product Development. “As a photographer, I think my fellow shooters will appreciate the freedom Unplugged lights give us to create and control lighting anywhere, inside or out.”
Each Unplugged monolight is constructed with a durable metal casing that will deliver years of performance. The Bowens S-style mount gives photographers access to the widest variety of light shapers. Each strobe has a fully integrated tilting light stand mount with umbrella connector. The included reflector features a snap-on diffuser that produces soft light in an unobtrusive form factor. Every light boasts an LED modeling lamp and a German designed hyman-style flash tube that delivers 5500K color temperature with a CRI of 96.8.
The included lithium batteries provide 240-360 full-power flashes on a single charge (varies from model to model). Additional batteries are sold separately. ProMaster Unplugged monolights can easily be converted to AC wall power with the optional AC adapter.
ProMaster Unplugged monolights are broken into two sub-collections.
The manual m-Series offers single and two-light kits in 300 watt/second, 400 watt/second, and 600 watt/second powers (USD $299.95 to $999.95). The two-light kits include two light stands and a rolling storage case. Each monolight has a 16-channel, 2.4GHz mReceiver built-in and includes an mTransmitter. m-Series strobes offer a maximum sync speed of 1/250 second and a six f-stop power adjustment range.
Photographers who wish to mix their lighting with other types and brands, including speedlights, can do so by adding an mReceiver, sold separately. mReceivers can connect to strobes, power packs, and speedlights, making them an integrated part of the system. The reliability of the mTransmitters and mReceivers make the system an ideal triggering solution for all photographers, whether they are using Unplugged monolights or not. An mFiring Kit, which includes both an mTransmitter and mReceiver, is available.
The ProMaster Unplugged TTL-Series offers single and two-light kits in 400 watt/second and 600 watt/second powers (USD $699.95 to $1,679.95). The two-light kits include two light stands and a rolling storage case. Unplugged TTL is fully compatible with Nikon iTTL and Canon eTTL by adding the proper 15-channel, 2.4GHz transmitter (sold separately, USD $79.95). However, TTL is just the beginning. Creative photographers will appreciate such features as exposure compensation, high speed sync (up to 1/8000 sec.), rear curtain sync, manual mode, a variable output LED modeling light, fast recycling times, and short flash duration. All ProMaster Unplugged TTL lights and TTL transmitters are firmware upgradeable.
A complete list of pricing and specifications, including recycle times and output power measurements in lux/second can be found at www.promaster.com.
For more than 59 years, ProMaster has sold products exclusively through independently owned stores. We do so enthusiastically because we are committed to supporting the efforts of locally owned businesses. We know the retailers who sell our products on a first name basis and we help them to share their passion for photography with you by providing an incredible variety of high quality accessories for still cameras, video cameras, and mobile phones. ProMaster products are available in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. For more information on ProMaster, please visit www.promaster.com.