WHAT'S IN THE BOX
As a senior high portrait photographer, being able to overcome outdoor ambient light issues was a constant goal. Using flashes and strobes in the Midwest just consumed too much time for my outdoor portrait sessions which often take place in either 90-degree heat or 40-degree cool air. The Reflex S, in burst mode, provides enough power to work as a reliable fill, and you can use the constant light for WYSIWYG error-free light placement. My portrait sessions transformed from static posing sessions to full-blown flow poses including walking, jumping, and spinning by my subjects. With the right accessories, I was able to sync my two Reflex S units to my Nikon D5 for 12 FPS sync'd bursts which provided me with tons of useful proofs for my clients.
More proofs = more chances to please your clients, and less static poses = fun portrait experiences for my high school clients.
I will be adding more Reflex S units to my inventory this spring to expand the ambient light levels that I can use for my sessions - I'll be able to shoot earlier in the morning and later in the afternoon. I'm looking forward to firmware updates and future innovation from Light & Magic - the Reflex S totally transforms the way professionals work with off-camera lighting. The future of photography looks brighter already!
The Reflex S is a generational type light that is totally a game changer! I just got back from photographing an Indian destination wedding in Mexico and this system performed impeccably! The Reflex recycling time was unmatched compared to any strobe or speed light I have ever used in my 30 year photographic career. The burst mode will fire as fast as you can press your shutter..... every time!! This system is truly amazing!! The quality of light, ease of use and overall performance is truly incredible. The Reflex S works well with my CLx10 and my Stella Pro 5000. This system will truly take your creativity to the next level!!!!
I recently purchased 3 Reflex-S the week they launched. The biggest reason why I wanted the Reflex-S is the digital burst capability. At 20 frames /second without losing power while keeping the shutter speeds high enough to freeze action without ghosting sold me. During a recent night shoot, I used an R5 camera with settings 1/1000th 2.8 at iso 800 and grouped all three lights on the Flashpoint R2pro trigger. The lights never missed a frame.
I also like the option of having continuous lighting for night portraits. I've used the lights for portraits - in a softbox, rim light, and rear kicker. The lights can be setup on a stand or even handheld. I've connected these Reflex's to Bowens - S mounts and to the Magmod systems.
I spoke with two ambassadors from the company, and they helped with my questions. The customer service is fantastic too. I had several conservations with Stella Pro on Instagram before my purchase. I thought it was cool to speak with someone from the company at 0155 in the morning.
Fantastic light and digital burst is the wave of the future!
This is absolutly a must !... as a wedding photographer, its super easy to use, sincronize in high speed, never overheat, portable, weight, an amazing light all time.
With the enough power to use in every situation during the wedding, ... and the battery remain enough power for trash the dress a day after that .... after around 5,000 shoots.
As a photojournalist working in New York for the Daily News I literally never know in advance what I’ll be shooting for the paper, could be a portrait in the morning or a video for the website in the afternoon and this portable reliable light does everything because doubles as a flash or continue light. With 9000 lumens of power I literally can lit the Brooklyn Bridge during a photo shoot. Well done light and motion this light will revolutionize the way photojournalists, portrait photographers, videographers work.