Rick Friedman using the Dynalite Baja B6 At Unique Photo.
Come visit Dynalite at WPPI in Las Vegas March 7-9 2016 Booth #1642
Check out the full line of Dynalite lighting products a well as the new BAJA series or portable strobes.
Dynalite, America’s leading manufacturer of lightweight, portable flash equipment, just released a second unit in the totally wireless Baja series with the Baja B6 compact flash. The powerful 600 watt second Baja B6 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 B6 delivers all the same functions and reliability of the Baja B4 but with additional power providing up to 600w/s!
The Baja B6’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 B6 sports a impressive 400 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 B6 can stop action meeting the demands of most fashion and sports shoots. With a 7 ƒ-stop aperture range in 1/10th step increments, the Baja B6 accommodates the sophistication of critical exposure control with repeatable light output and color temperature consistence along with HSS capabilities.
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 B6. 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 B6 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 user selected 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 sync.
The Baja B6 (like 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.
*Some of the information contained in Patrick’s video on the Baja contain information has been updated. The receiver unit (BRR-616) is now included when you purchase the BajaB4 head and currently is priced at $599.99
Rick Friedman has been a photojournalist for over three decades. Based in Boston, he travels the world for numerous publications, corporations, advertising assignments and film and television productions. His published work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Nature, USA Today, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Stern, Discover and many other publications. He has produced over 75 book and magazine covers. Rick is a CreativeLive instructor, Chimera Visionary, and a Dynalite VIP Rick has been teaching his “Location Lighting Workshops™” for the past 8 years across the US and UK. Rick has taught thousands of people his style of practical lighting.
I have been using Dynalite strobes my entire career. My first Dyanlite pack is over 30 years old and it still works perfectly. On a major assignment I will use Dyanlites ranging in age from my oldest pack to my new Dynalite Baja. The color is always perfect and the light output is always consistent. One less thing to worry about on assignment.
Rick has photographed every presidential candidate from President Jimmy Carter to President Barack Obama. “Rick Friedman on the Campaign Stump” is a Photo District News article discussing Rick’s coverage of presidential campaigns. The books Hillary Clinton, Infra Structures, and The Gourmet Prescription are a few of his projects. Rick is the past President of the Boston Press Photographers Association. He has won awards from the American Society of Media Photographers, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Boston Press Photographers Association. He has work in the permanent collection of Harvard University and the Newseum in Washington, DC and has had solo shows at Boston City Hall and the Boston Public Library in addition to having his work displayed in numerous other shows.
“One of the greatest things about being a freelance photojournalist is the great variety of assignments I get to cover and the places I get to go. I could be covering the President one day, spending the following day with a noted scientist or professor (or both) and the following day over seas on a travel story. I truly have the best job in the world”.
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