DynaLite Baja B5
Dynalite, America’s leading manufacturer of lightweight, portable flash equipment, just released their new wireless Baja B5 compact flash. The powerful 500 watt second Baja B5 is packed with advanced features and performance in a battery powered wireless controlled strobe, to include TTL, HSS and Stoboscopic modes. Inspired by feedback from working location photographers, the Baja B5 delivers more than expected.
The Baja B5’s well laid out, large LCD screen with logically placed controls, allows you to get shooting quickly. With a 9 f/stop range TTL and 8 f/stop range in manual (in 1/3rd stop increments), the Baja B5 delivers critical exposure control with repeatable light output and consistent color temperature.
On-location or in the studio, the Baja B5 sports an impressive 280 full power flashes on a 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 2.5 hours. 110 and 220 volt adapters are also available to give the B5 extended studio capability with faster recycle times. Pumping out an impressive flash duration of 1/450 to 1/12,800th of a second, the Baja B5 can stop action, meeting the demands of most fashion and sports shooters. Sophisticated features such as the fast flash duration mode, provides quick and repeatable selection of correct flash duration for high-speed flash photography.
The Baja B5 uses 2.4Ghz wireless triggering. Up to four separate groups of flash units can be controlled with 80 selectable channels per group, out to 330 feet. The B5 has built-in capability for TTL and HSS (up to 1/8000th sec.) using compatible B5 radio transmitters, available for Canon, Fuji, Nikon and Sony cameras. In stroboscopic mode, it’s possible to produce 99 flashes at 99Hz, for capturing multiple movements of a subject.
Other features such as built-in optical slave, audible flash indicators, and metal light stand swivel mount round out the features. The Baja B5 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.
Model BAJA B5
Total Power (w/s) 500 w/s
f/Stop (Max) (ISO 100, RSH 165H, m) 45.2
Variable Range of Flash 9.0 f/stops in TTL – 1/3rd stop increments
8.0 f/stops in manual – 1/3rd stop increments
Recycle Time seconds (full power) 2.3 sec. Li-ion Battery
Recycle Time seconds (full power) 2.0 sec 110 V
Recycle Time seconds (full power) 1.5 sec 220 V
Color Temperature 5600 (+/-200)
Modeling Lamp 20W LED
Flash Duration (0.5t) @ min:max 1/12800 : 1/450
2.4 GHZ Wireless triggering Yes
Groups / Channels 4 / 80
Stroboscopic Flash 99 times / 99 Hz
Flash Trigger Methods Manual Trigger Button, Photocell, Sync Cable, 2.4Ghz radio
Optical Slave S1 (manual mode) S2 (TTL mode)
Battery Power Rechargeable 11.1v 8.8 Li-ion
Flash Count (Full Battery @ Max Power) 280
Weight (lbs) 5.6 lbs.
Dimensions 10.7″ x 4.9″ x 6.5″
Accessory Mount Bowens