The New Broncolor Siros Monolight Announced
This year at photokina, Broncolor announced its new monolight called Siros. The lights offer flash control up to 9 f-stops and are designed to rapidly fire up to 50 flashes per second. Also, depending on the model that users purchase, the power output is adjustable from a low 2 Joules to up to 400 or 800 Joules.
Features of the 400 Joule model includes charging time between 0.02 and 0.9 seconds and flash durations from 1/500s to 1/8000s. The 800 Joules version on the other hand offers a similar charging time but a flash duration from 1/4000s to 1/8000s. Both the models sport a 300W halogen modeling light and incorporates Broncolor’s ECTC technology for achieving consistent color temperature.
There’s more! By using the company’s app called bronControl, users will be able to operate Siros by using a single rotary controller or WiFi. This will allow users to control the lighting right from their cellphone devices. It can be triggered using Broncolor’s RFS2.1 radio system or its built-in PocketWizard receiver. For additional sync options , a sync cable and photocell is also available.
Weighing at just 7 pounds, the Siros lights require an external battery converter or AC power to operate. The lights will be available only in January 2015. Pricing is yet to be revealed.Tags: Product, lighting, broncolor, september 2014, photokina 2014, monolight, Siros, bronControl