New portable power options at Japan PhotoNext

At the Japan PhotoNext exhibition, CononMark shows off a 12VDC monolight (DD400) and Godox display a pure sine wave inverter power supply (LP-750).

CononMark DD400 plugged into a car socket

Tokyo: The Japanese PhotoNext 2010 exhibition displayed several interesting new lighting gadgets from Chinese manufacturers.

CononMark

CononMark DD400

The CononMark DD400 is a DC monolight controllable from 400 to 6.5Ws (64:1) with a digital LCD and the opportunity to use S-mount accessories.

Unlike most other portable DC lights, the DD400 runs off any generic 12V SLA battery, including your car cigarette lighter. The manufacturer claims a recycle time of below 3.2 seconds, and a whopping 1300 full power flashes from a single charge. Should you return to civilisation, a mains adapter is also included.

It was spotted at the exhibition here and the manufacturer product page is here.

Godox

Godox Leadpower LP-750
Picture by DC Watch Impress

The Godox Leadpower LP-750 is a battery pack with a pure sine wave inverter, designed for use with studio lights. With three AC sockets putting out either 220 or 110V and a maximum continuous load of 750W, the LP-750 should be ideal for running multiple lights and other devices (e.g. laptops) on a location photo shoot. Though more expensive than an Innovatronix Explorer, the Godox unit uses a NiMH battery allowing it to be smaller and lighter.

You can find reportage on the brilliant orange power pack at the exhibition here. Specifications can be found here.

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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