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05-17-2017, 07:26 PM   #1
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Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 monolight strobe - Action stopping wonder!

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Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 monolight strobe - Action stopping wonder!

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410.00 USD

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Indianapolis, IN (United States)

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I've got more strobes than I need right now, so I'm selling the Einstein to help fund a new camera purchase. If you're interested in freezing action, then the Einstein is the best choice you have in studio strobes until you get near $10,000. It uses some fancy circuitry to get an extremely short flash duration, which is what allows it to freeze action so well.


Here's a couple interesting reviews you can read that explain why the Einstein is such a champ at freezing action:

Rob Galbraith DPI: Stopping action with the Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 monolight

Freezing Action With an Einstein Monolight

And here's an action photo from the first review that was lit with Einsteins:


Here's some interesting commentary from the review in regards to that photo:
"The hurdler is leaping at close to competition speed, the camera is stationary and the framing is tight, which means subject movement across the frame is considerable. From shooting this in daylight, we know that a shutter speed below about 1/5000 (yes, 1/5000!) will lead to subject motion blur. This is a sports flash torture test, and the Einstein 640 was able to stop the action completely at 80ws. It came darned close at 160ws too."
I've only been using the flash for a few months in my home studio, so it only has around 2600 clicks on it (there is a counter in the menus). I'll keep using it until it sells, so the count may go up a bit more. As you can see, it still has the protective film over the LCD screen.

The flash comes as pictured with the diffuser, the cap, and the carrying case, as well as a Paul C. Buff CyberSync transceiver for wireless and high speed triggering.




Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

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Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Shipping Charge
Free in US, contact for international

Shipping Services
USPS or FedEx

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PayPal

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I can also accept Chase QuickPay

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!


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I assume this is for 110V AC (USA and Japan) and not 240V.
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QuoteOriginally posted by YankeeDan Quote
I assume this is for 110V AC (USA and Japan) and not 240V.
Einstein's can use 120 or 240. Great light.
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Brooke is correct. Here's a couple pieces of information from the Paul C. Buff website:
Power Requirements: Automatic power switching from 95 to 265 VAC, 50/60Hz
(no lamp change or user attention required)

**The Einstein™ arrives with a standard US power cord (IEC connector to 3-prong North American plug). To use the Einstein™ in other countries with different outlet configurations, you can purchase a standard power cord with an IEC connector on one end and the suitable plug for your location on the other.
I hope this helps!

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Price reduction!
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Hi,
I am very interested in buying the Einstein 640. Exactly how do I go about buying it, I haven't purchased anything off the Forum before.
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I'm sorry, the strobe just sold.
 

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