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Light & Motion Releases Reflex Light For Hybrid Shooters; More Info At B&H

Photography News: Light & Motion has developed the StellaPro Reflex series of lights for hybrid shooters in need of capable strobe functions along with quality continuous lighting.
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NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- B&H is pleased to share the Light & Motion StellaPro Reflex and Reflex S—a new breed of LED fixture that supports ultra-fast flash as well as a highly capable continuous light. It also maintains a lot of StellaPro's DNA with its ability to run off a battery, a tiny size, and beautiful quality of light. Hybrid video/stills shooters desiring a single light for all their needs.

Light & Motion Reflex LED/Flash Head

Key Features

  • Color Temp: 5700K, CRI/TLCI: 92/93
  • 6000 Lumens, w/ Power Supply 9000
  • Swap Battery Handle, 3 RF Protocols
  • Umbrella Holder, 10-fps Flash Mode
  • Continuous Strobe Hybrid Technology

Taking a deeper look at the Reflex, you'll find it to be a light that answers a lot of questions all in a single package. It's a strobe and a continuous light. It's lightweight and rugged. It's battery or AC powered. It's ultra-fast and able to offer accurate color. Whether it is for weddings, events, action, adventure, editorial, or portraiture, the StellaPro Reflex can do the trick.

Light & Motion Reflex S LED/Flash Head

Being dual purpose does require a unique take on the light. It features a single, large flicker-free LED to perform both the continuous lighting and flash functions. This is a solid LED, much like earlier offerings from Light & Motion, which offers TLCI/CRI of 93/92, a daylight color balance, and maximum output of 9,000 lumens on AC power or 6,000 lumens on the included battery handle. Plus, in the burst (strobe) mode, it will double that output and hit 18,000 lumens. It's a reliable fixture that balances power and size, delivering similar output to similar-size LEDs and on-camera speedlights.

One of the best parts is the speed of this system compared to more traditional strobes, like a monolight. The Reflex S can hit speeds of up to 20 fps at full power without overheating. There is also no real recycle time, meaning that every time you hit the shutter you will have the Reflex ready and waiting. If you are looking to freeze action with the flash, then you are in luck as it does have a flash duration as short as 1 ms (1/1,000 second).

It is with speed where we can identify the differences between the Reflex and the upgraded Reflex S. The base Reflex offers continuous shooting of 10 fps and a minimum flash duration of 5 ms (1/200 second) while the Reflex S will offer the full 20 fps and minimum duration of 1 ms (1/1,000 second). You'll have to choose based on your own need, but both are good.

Flexible power options are the same for both, and many will likely opt for the included battery handle for on-the-go shoots. This battery will support continuous lighting up to 6,000 lumens for 30 minutes at full power or for up to 15,000 full-power flashes at 18,000 lumens. It connects using a standard USB-C port, and with 100W USB-C AC adapters you can achieve a max output of 9,000 lumens. Being standard USB-C PD, you can power the Reflex with a number of accessories, including large battery packs with D-tap to USB adapters.

For flash firing to sync properly with your camera, you will need to ensure a good connection. The Reflex offers built-in radio receivers to handle this, and StellaPro offers support for Profoto, Elinchrom, and Godox standards to make it easy to add a Reflex to your current kit. Alternately, there is a standard 3.5mm input for a wired connection to other triggers or directly to a camera.

Physically, the Reflex and Reflex S are tiny lights, perfectly suitable for on-camera or handheld use. They are also very durable, with IP65 weatherproofing that will let them hold up with a little bit of inclement weather when working outdoors. And they are rated to survive drops from 3.3' high. With the battery grip, they are light, coming in at around 1.5 lb.

Plenty of accessories and modifiers will be available to work with the Reflex and Reflex S. Included is a medium optic, though a wide 50-degree and spot optics are also available. A Chimera speedring and both 24" and 30" octaboxes are available for softer lighting as well. Or you can use the Profoto C-stand adapter for using Profoto light shaping tools. Users should have no problem getting the light looking just the way they need.

A cool accessory would be the bar attachment, which lets you mount up to five Reflex lights to a single stand. This will give you equivalent power to a typical battery-powered monolight if you were looking for maximum output. When using a trigger, all will sync perfectly.

The Reflex is opening the door to a new type of light, one that appeals directly to the ever-growing hybrid market where both stills and video are of equal importance. Having a single light for every shot is a hugely appealing idea, and the Reflex just might be the perfect light for many shooters.

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