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

USA seller OEC Camera have listed a pair of 300J/600J Bowens S-fit AC/DC studio flashes.

Mettle 600AD

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.

David Selby
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