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Calumet Genesis 200 2-Light Umbrella Kit with Rolling Case

Download Instructions »Enter the world of studio lighting with these extremely affordable, and yet sophisticated self-contained flash units. The Genesis 200w/s monolight provides you with all the power and lighting control that you will need to create professional-looking portraits and great still-life tabletop photographs. They will provide you with recycling times as low as one second. The Genesis flash units’ 5-volt sync voltage is even safe for today’s digital cameras.Flash operation has never been easier. The convenient rear control panel of each Genesis puts their full range of flash controls at your finger tips. Each model features digital, variable flash-output controls that allow you to adjust power levels over a 5-stop range. You can switch from full to proportional modeling with the press of a button. A built-in optical photo cell provides wireless flash syncronization and it is adjustable to increase or decrease sensitivity, depending upon the environment you are working in. An audible flash-ready alarm lets you know when your Genesis is fully charged and ready to go.(Compatible with Elinchrom Speedrings.)Features:Variable flash powerBuilt-in adjustable photo cell sensorHigh quality user-changeable flash tubesEasy-to-use digital controls5 volt sync suitable for digital camerasProportional modeling lampsEasy-lock reflector mountCharge indication lamp/soundFan cooledAngle of Coverage of standard 8.25” reflector – 65 degrees. 1-year limited warrantyNote About Genesis Modeling Light Operation:The Genesis monolight has three user-defined modeling lamp modes: User-defined (Full), Proportional, and Off.To change modeling lamp output in the user-defined (Full) mode, press the modeling lamp selector button until the top light is green. (The top position is marked as “Full”). If the light is already on, cycle through the settings until you get back to the Full setting. When the light first comes on, the power setting will be flashing on the digital readout. While the display is still flashing, change the unit power setting with the up and down buttons. This will allow you to change the modeling lamp output between minimum (display will read 10) to full (display will read 60) but will not affect the flash tube setting. Once you release the power selector button, the display will revert to your current flash tube setting.In the proportional setting, the modeling lamp output changes relative to the power set for the flashtube. As you adjust the flash tube power, the modeling lamp power will automatically increase or decrease in proportion to flash tube power.
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Review 1 for Calumet Genesis 200 2-Light Umbrella Kit with Rolling Case
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I am shocked at what came to my door
PostedSeptember 23, 2011
Tcherry
from Phoenix, Az
Age: 35-44
Gender: male
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I am an in the garage studio photographer. I have always bought my products from cowboy studio for the simple fact that they were cheap, and when the product came it was.....well cheap. Cheap build, quality and performance but hey you get what you pay for and being I was on a budget they seemed like the best choice. Well it was time for an upgrade and figured I would see what else was out there. I did my research; a ton of it and it seemed that every blog I read somewhere had the name Calumet. I went to this site figuring it would be like Paul C. Buff and have a bunch of products that are way out of my price range. Well when I first came to this site I confirmed that Paul C. Buff is entry level compared to this stuff. I found this product and knew that from the pictures this for once looked like a real flash compared to everything else in my price range.
I took the plunge and hoped it was going to be one of those products that was better than I expected. Well 5 days later I was shocked; I had never carried something with this type of weight into my house. I was excited now; so without a second to lose I tore into it!!! First items opened where the tripods, I finally had something that actually looked sturdy and was able to hold flashes plus whatever you put on the front of them. The next item was the umbrellas, once again the build quality was something I was not use to. Excellent quality it actually looked like it would withstand years of torture and abuse. Next was the flashes; wow I have never held any other flash in my hand that felt so solid and well built, I loved the ergonomics of it as well. Before I even powered them up I knew I had a quality product. Last thing I opened was the rolling case and once again I was not use to something so sturdy and solid feeling, even the dividers inside were very padded but constructed with a center that was very stiff to keep its form as well as being able to withstand weight you put on it instead of your equipment taking the stress. I turned them on and again I was shocked at the quality, look and performance of these units. Without fail they worked every time the modeling lamps were also very bright, you could use these without the flashes and still be able to achieve beautiful portraits. There are so many options on the back that let you customize to your needs that you really can dial it in for what you want. I power metered each flash individually to see if indeed each increment of 10 were actually one full stop and they were. Very precise equipment.
In the end if you are anything like me and are a little nervous about spending a little bit more than you wanted to for flashes, trust me you will NOT be disappointed! You will get the feeling that this was a screw-up and you somehow cheated Calumet out of $800 flashes. I can't say enough about their build, output, and look; I feel and look like I am a professional photographer with this kit.
A word of advice, I would recommend this kit with the rolling case instead of the kit without it. Only reason is once you see what you have for the money you are really going to want to take care of these beauties. Did I mention that I love these flashes!!!!!?
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Superior Build Quality, Fast, Sturdy/Stable, Easy Setup, Solid Operation, Ergonomic/Comfortable, Good for Beginners
Cons: they make my other flashes look like toys
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