Low price, high speed monolights come to Europe

Freezing action with studio lights just got cheaper, as Walimex and Quantuum each introduce fast flash duration digital monolights.

Quantuum R+ 300 Digital HS

Freezing action with studio lights just got cheaper, as Walimex and Quantuum each introduce fast flash duration digital monolights.

Walimex Pro VC-400H PLUS

Manufactured by Visico, this Walimex-branded studio flash adds fast flash durations to the tried-and-tested features from their existing line of monolights.

Walimex Pro VC-400H PLUS

  • Optional remote control
  • Bowens S-type bayonet
  • Adjustable mounting rail for balancing modifiers
  • Optical slave including pre-flash detection mode
Energy 400J
Guide Number 70
Power Range 1/1 – 1/32 continuous
Recycle Time 0.9 – 1.2 sec
Flash Duration 1/1,000 – 1/2,500 sec
Modelling Lamp 150W
Colour Temperature 5600K ±200K
Power Supply 220-240V AC (50Hz)
Dimensions 300*130*130mm
Weight 2.5kg

Released on Friday 3rd June, the Walimex Pro VC-400H Plus is available to pre-order for €399.99 from Foto-Walser. The remote control (which is the same as that used for other VC Plus series lights) can be bought separately for €59.99.

Quantuum R+300 Digital HS

Also known as the Mettle D300R, Quantuum’s latest monolight brings high speed IGBT technology to the European masses at an affordable price.

Quantuum R+ 300 Digital HS

  • Optional 8 channel radio trigger
  • Bowens S-type bayonet
  • Capable of 1 frame per second at full power
  • Capable of 7 frames per second at minimum power
  • 24 month warranty
Energy 300J
Guide Number 54
Power Range 1/1 – 1/32 continuous
Recycle Time 0.5 – 1.0 sec
Flash Duration 1/800 – 1/10,000 sec
Modelling Lamp 150W, E27
Colour Temperature 5600K
Power Supply 220-240V AC (50Hz)
Dimensions 136*127*320mm
Weight 2.2kg

The Quantuum R+300 Digital HS is available from Foto-Tip for 1,099 PLN (about €286 / £231).

Quantuum Ring Flash RF800

Also from Quantuum, the RF-800 is a basic battery-powered pack and ring flash, perhaps aiming to compete with rival kits from Jinbei, Elinchrom and Godox.

Quantuum Ring Flash RF-800

  • Battery powered ring flash
  • Camera mounting bracket
  • 1/4″ and 3/8″ mounting threads
  • Handle grip
  • LED modelling lamp
  • Carrying case
Energy 600J
Power Range 1/1 – 1/8 continuous
Outer Diameter 205mm
Modelling Lamp 10 LEDs
Charging Time 6 hours
Weight of Head 1.1kg
Weight of Pack 3.0kg

Available now, the Quantuum Ring Flash RF-800 can be bought for 1,699 PLN (about €442 / £357) from Foto-Tip.

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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