Portflash Series Five is the latest and most powerful addition to Jessop's range of portable flash products. Series Five offers the highest specification yet, and is designed both for the more serious studio photographer and for existing Portaflash users who are looking to upgrade their equipment. The series features two flash heads.
The Portaflash 536 is rated at 160 joules, which is equivalent to a Guide Number of 36m at ISO100. Photographers can opt for full, half or quarter power, depending upon each shot's requirements.
The more powerful Portaflash 550 is rated at 320 joules, which is equivalent to a Guide Number of 50m at ISO100. Power output is steplessly variable down to one-eighth.
Both units include a proportional modelling light that adjusts according to the output level selected, allowing the photographer to see exactly how the chosen power will the affect the picture. In addition, a built-in slave triggers the unit remotely when another flash is activated in the studio, eliminating the need for trailing cables. The units come complete with a standard reflector, sync lead and mains lead. A variety of accessories is available, including a softbox, soft reflector, filter kit, barn doors and snoot/honeycomb.
The Portaflash 536 will sell for 149.99, and the 550 for 199.99 and are available from the company's network of stores across the UK or from the web site at http://www.jessops.com