Hobo Merlin 600 and 1000 now available

British studio lighting retailer CotswoldPhoto has announced the release of the Hobo Merlin 1000 - the most powerful unit in their Merlin studio flash series - available from £319.99. The Merlin 600 is also back in stock, having been sold out.

Hobo Lighting Merlin 300 and RM1 remote

Hobo Lighting Merlin 300 and RM1 remote

Gloucestershire-based studio equipment supplier CotswoldPhoto has announced the release of the Hobo Merlin 1000 – the most powerful unit in their Merlin studio flash range. The 600Ws Merlin is also available again, having previously been sold out.

According to the retailer,

Budget studio strobes usually compromise on component quality and key performance factors like consistent colour temperature throughout the power range. The Merlin has microprocessor control, high quality flash tubes and capacitors, to bring professional features and performance to affordable strobes.

Features

  • Settings shown on large liquid crystal display
  • Bowens S-type bayonet
  • User-replaceable Perkin Elmer flash tube
  • Adjustment from full to 1/32 power in 1/10 stops
  • CMOS chip control technology
  • Optical slave with pre-flash detection
  • Proportional modelling lamp control
  • Aluminium case with rubber coating
  • Overheat, overvoltage and abnormal operation warnings
  • Internal body temperature is displayed on screen
  • 2.4GHz transceiver for wireless control via optional Merlin RM1 remote
  • 6.35mm sync port

Specifications

ModelMerlin 300Merlin 600Merlin 1000
Energy300J600J1000J
Guide number568298
Recycle time0.2 - 1.0 second0.2 - 2.0 second
Flash duration1/800 - 1/1200 second
Modelling lamp150W250W
Colour temperature5600 ± 100K
Power adjustmentFull to 1/32 power in 1/10 stop increments
VoltageAC 220 - 240 Volts (50Hz)

The Hobo Merlin series is available exclusively from CotswoldPhoto, a UK-based seller who ships to the European Union.

David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.
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