Dynalite BAJA B4
Dynalite, America’s leading manufacturer of lightweight, portable flash equipment, just released their new totally wireless Baja B4 compact flash. The powerful 400 watt second Baja B4 is packed with unexpected features and performance in a battery powered wireless controlled strobe. Inspired by years of working side-by-side with on-location shooters demanding a better portable flash solution, the Baja B4 delivers more than expected.
At first glance, the Baja B4’s well laid out control panel clearly gets your attention. From the big LED screen, logically placed buttons and dual function control knobs it’s easy to jump in and start shooting. Light output is easily increased or decreased in 1/10th stop increments with the micro-controller dual-function power dial. A power indicator display just below the main LCD screen gives up to the shot details on the rechargeable Li-ion battery’s status, so you never miss a shot. In addition, a similar power dial for the modeling light provides light level control of the LED modeling light.
On-location or in the studio, the Baja B4 sports a impressive 550 full manual flashes on one fully charged battery. With a quick battery change (optional extra battery), you can be back in the action in seconds, while the other battery charges in less than 5 hours. Pumping out an impressive flash duration of 1/500 to 1/12,800th of a second, the Baja B4 can stop action meeting the demands of most fashion and sports shoots. With a 6 ƒ-stop aperture range in 1/10th step increments, the Baja B4 accommodates the sophistication of critical exposure control with repeatable light output and color temperature consistence.
Sophisticated features such as the fast flash duration mode (T-Mode), provides a quick and repeatable way to select the correct flash duration for high speed flash photography. In stroboscopic mode (C-Mode), it’s possible to select 5, 10 or 15 flashes per second to capture multiple movements of a subject with the flash output power of the Baja B4. Other features such as built-in optical slave, audible flash indicators, Pyrex glass dome and metal light stand swivel mount round out the features.
In addition, the Baja B4 includes a 2.4Ghz power control wireless triggering system. The receiver with status indicators, mini-channel display plugs directly into the control panel of the Baja B4, while the hot shoe transmitter with full power control buttons and dials mounts directly on the camera. Up to six separate groups of flash units can be controlled with 16 selectable channels per group. Selecting which flash unit fires and at what power level is fully controlled at the camera position up to 590 feet away at 1/250th of a second shutter synch.
The Baja B4 accepts the standard Bowens lighting accessories mount, offering the convenience of a wide variety of light shaping tools including the full line of Dynalite soft boxes, reflectors and umbrellas.
|Total Power (w/s)||400 w/s|
|f~Stop (Max) (ISO 100, RSH 165H, m)||32|
|Variable Range of Flash||6.0 ƒ-stop in 1/10th stop increments|
|Recycle Time seconds (full power)||3.7 sec.|
|Color Temperature||5500 (+/-200)|
|Modeling Lamp||5W LED|
|Flash Duration (0.5t) @ min:max||1/12800 : 1/500|
|2.4 GHZ Wireless triggering||Yes|
|Flash Count (Full Battery @ Max Power)||550-800* (*while charging)|
|Weight (lbs)||6.1 lbs.|
|Dimensions (Wxxh)||13.5″ x 4.75″ x 8 5/8″|
|Battery Power||Rechargeable 11.1v 8.8 Li-ion|
*800 flashes possible when connecting to AC Battery Charge