Mettle 300/600J AC/DC flashes available in USA

Mettle 600AD

Texas, USA: eBay seller OEC Camera have listed two AC/DC studio flashes manufactured by Mettle. The 300AD and 600AD are 300J and 600J Bowens-mount flashes operating on 110VAC or an included 16VDC battery pack. They are similar to the Adorama Flashpoint M and Quantuum R+ Dual Power series.

The Kurbster (who supplied the picture above) has written a hands-on review of the Mettle 600AD which can be found here. The specifications are the same as the Quantuum R+ Dual Power with exception for the AC voltage:

Quantuum R+ Dual Power

ModelR+300R+600 
Power,Ws300600Quantuum R+ Dual Power
GN, m 5878
Recycle, AC/DC 1.5 / 5.5s1.5 / 5.5s
Stepssteplessstepless
Minimum1/321/32
Modelling150W150W
Flashes18090
MountBowensBowens
PackBattery Pack Battery Pack
Outputs11
Weight1kg1kg
Size, mm 195x165x65195x165x65
Price€255
AU$600
€359
AU$750
AliasesMettle 300AD, 600AD - Proxistar PS-300C
RetailersFoto-Tip (PL) - Photo-Shop-Studio (AU) - Mediaresort (DE) - OEC Camera (USA)

The Mettle 300AD and 600AD are priced at $257.75 and $298.25 respectively at OEC Camera.

  • JOHN COFFEE

    The Kurbster is sponsored by OEC, has has written abiut
    that flash all over the web

    • http://www.kurbster.com Kurbster

      John, 1st. I am not sponsored by OEC Camera, 2nd I did a
      review of this flash for everyone to check out it’s specs. It has
      only been posted on my website, my facebook, and the flickr
      strobist group (Not all over the web) Get your facts straight
      before you post misleading comments about someone else. Have A
      Happy Holiday Season The Kurbster

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jorge_pastrana/ jorge

    hi how many full power pops you get from the
    battery??

    • David Selby

      200 flashes at 300J and 100 at 600J according to the seller.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jorge_pastrana/ jorge

    does anybody know the t.1 flash duration at full power of these unit ??

  • http://www.bryanfarrell.co.uk Bryan

    I friend bought a 3 set of 600ADs with power packs we’ve used them on location during wedding shoots and tomorrow night i am going to use them for group shots at an engagement party, so far they work well and very good at the price

  • http://www.cedricjappont.com cedric

    I have 300 and 600J flash and it dit not freeze action like I want to…

    My speedlight is more efficient for freezing action than this more powerfull flashes. I don’t know why …

    • David A. Selby

      Speedlights are, by design, much quicker than more powerful flashes. Only since quite recently can you get monolights with fast flash durations.

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