The new M6-TTL flash was not the only new thing presented by Multiblitz at this year’s Photokina trade show. The German lighting maker has introduced a number of new lighting tools for stills and video shooters alike.
The Multiblitz V6-D is an LED studio light with a daylight-balanced colour temperature of 5000K. The claimed output is equivalent to a 650 W halogen lamp with a CRI of over 92. According to the manufacturer, the V6-D uses “one of the most advanced and efficient LED modules available today”.
Thanks to the relatively low amount of heat generated from LEDs, the V6-D does not need a heat-resistant softbox to work safely and the low power consumption makes it “an highly economical light source”. The light itself weighs 1.4 kg.
As well as multi-voltage AC support, the V6-D can run from the new V-Pac1 and V-Pac2 battery packs. It uses the Multiblitz P-type accessory mount. At full power, you can get 45 minutes of run time from the V-Pac 1 lithium battery or 100 minutes from the V-Pac 2. The advantage of the smaller pack is that is is (according to the manufacturer) approved for taking in cabin luggage on aeroplanes.
The recommended retail price is €706.98 including VAT. This includes the multi-voltage AC adapter but not the V-Pac1 or V-Pac2 battery packs, which are sold separately for €474.81 and €548.59, respectively (including VAT).
To accessorise the V6-D, and indeed any light with a Multibltiz P- or V-type bayonet, the new 16-rib Multiblitz Parabox is a softbox-cum-beauty dish with removable inner and outer diffusers and a parabolic construction. Thanks to the “Quick Assembly Ring”, setting up the softbox takes only a few seconds.
The 120cm-diameter Parabox 120 is priced €459 and the 190cm Parabox 190 is listed at €1059, both including VAT.
For more information, visit the Multiblitz web site.