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Calumet Genesis 400

Download the Genesis 400 Monolight Manual »Enter the world of studio lighting with these extremely affordable, and yet sophisticated self-contained flash units. The Genesis 400 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.Angle of Coverage of standard 8.25” reflector – 65 degrees.(Compatible with Elinchrom Speedrings.)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/sound1-year limited warrantyGenesis 400 Flash UnitFlash TubeModeling LampUmbrella ReflectorPower CordSync CordProtective CapTwo Spare FusesNote 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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Customer Reviews for Calumet Genesis 400
Review 1 for Calumet Genesis 400
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Pathetic
PostedFebruary 11, 2013
Photogeniclights
from Nowhere,AR
Age: 35-44
Gender: male
Features
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3 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
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Unreliable,horrible placement of sync plug, handle adjustment constantly stripping out and can't seem to keep my modeling lamps working. This is no fluke by 1 or 2 lights; unfortunately the company I work for has access to 100 or so. I've been a VOLUME photographer for 20 years and these, BY FAR, are the worst lights you could ever buy. Trust me on this....If you want good quality for great price buy ALIEN BEES.
Pros: Lightweight/Portable, wish i had something positive
Cons: Poor Build Quality, cost you hard earned $
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Review 2 for Calumet Genesis 400
3 / 5
3 / 5
Genesis 400 flash head
PostedDecember 4, 2012
Steve
from Chicago
Age: 35-44
Gender: male
Features
4 / 5
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Performance
3 / 5
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Price/Value
3 / 5
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Quality
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Hello my fellow photographer,
I am a hobbyist photographer for many years and I have a mix review on the Genesis 400.
I have 2 of them and they are great for the price. They gave you good quality lighting and easy to work with.
I got my first one in 2009 and add a second one last year. I don’t use them too often because I shoot outdoor with my Nikon speed light.
Well, the Genesis 400 that I got last year. I was using it over this weekend and during my shoot and it went up in smoke. Something was burning inside so that was it and the warranty had expired. Just hope the other last longer.
Besides the quality or just bad manufacture. It was good light for the bucks.
Pros: Many Useful Features, Quiet, Good for Beginners
Cons: Poor Build Quality
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