The Chinese Solution For Field Flash - Jinbei
The person who gets one of the smaller studio flash sets - like the excellent Elinchrom D -lite sets - eventually gets ambitious and wants to take the flash out into the field. Glorious idea - the Elinchrom D-Lite flashes make wonderful mains and fill. But there are a lot of fields that don't have a mains power socket handy.
It's no good throwing a couple of wires over the 55,000 volt transmission lines - Synergy frowns on this and the fire department hate sweeping up your ashes...you are far better off getting a portable battery pack to run the Elinchroms.
The Jinbei EN 350 is just the job. Thats a rechargeable battery pack that slides in the top and you'll see the two output sockets are configured for normal Australian plugs. There's a charging line into the top, and a mains charger included in the kit. I noted also a USB feed out that would presumably power small devices for ever...
We've tested how much you can get out of the battery here in the shop and we are of the opinion that you could get it to fire about 200 shots from a two-head setup.
The whole thing is lightweight - don't let the heading picture fool you into thinking that it is the monolith from the Stanley Kubrick film. You can sling it over your shoulder and haul the Elinchroms on the other side. Or better yet - get an assistant and a stick and drive them before you like a pack mule.