Remember the Priolite MB500 shown at Photokina 2010? This German-made 500J monolight features a built-in Lithium battery with an advanced remote control system and caused a real stir. If you’re tired of reading through technical data, here are some hands-on reviews:
- Video demonstration of the MB500/M500 at Photokina
- Extensive video review of the MB500, being used on location
- Written review by Martin Gottwald
Since the trade show, the company has been extending tendrils across Germany and Europe, and now you can buy Priolites and Priolite accessories in several countries.
A few distributors we’ve noticed:
- Studio Express (Germany) + eBay store
- Klinger Fotohaus (Germany)
- Achatzi (Germany)
- MD Foto (Latvia)
- Studio Tecnic (Belgium)
- B3K Digital (Canada)
The recommended retail price for a single MB500 is €760 plus VAT. The AC-powered M500 is €680 plus VAT.
Asked about the future, the company stated, “We plan to have US distributors in April 2011.”