Interfit unleashes the Badger with a 250Ws LiIon powered portable strobe

Sep 24, 2018

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Sep 24, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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When Interfit first released the Honey Badger, it just looked like a straight up copy of the Alien Bees DigiBee. But Interfit has is busting the Badger out of that mould with their next generation Badger Unleashed lithium-ion battery powered portable strobe.

It resembles the original Honey Badger but offers TTL and High Speed Sync. And, of course, there are no wires to worry about, thanks to a built-in battery.

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The TTL and HSS capabilities are only compatible with Nikon, Canon and Sony using the Interfit radio system. Other brands can use it, but you only get manual control and only up to your sync speed. It has a 9 stop power range in 0.1 stop increments, with a 1.5 second full power recycle time. And you can expect to get up to 430 of those on a full battery charge.

  • Power: 250Ws
  • Power range: 9 stops in 0.1 stop increments
  • Modifier mount: Bowens
  • Modelling Light: 15W LED / 1250 Lumen / Daylight balanced
  • Flash modes: TTL / M / Multi
  • HSS to 1/8000th
  • Nikon / Canon / Sony TTL radio slave modes
  • Range: 100m
  • 15 Channels
  • 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • Optical slave mode
  • 2900mAh Li-Ion battery pack
  • 430 Full power flashes
  • 1.5 second recycle time at full power
  • IGBT technology
  • Colour temp – 5700K +/- 100K
  • Frosted glass diffuser dome
  • 3.5mm sync port
  • USB port for firmware
  • Dimensions: 12.7 x 12.7 x 17.8 (5x5x7″)
  • Weight: 1.8kg (3.9lb)

The Badger Unleashed is compatible with the Interfit S1 TTL Remote for Nikon, Canon or Sony and S1 Manual Remote. Obviously, the latter only offers manual power control.

The HBU250 Flash Head will be available to pre-order soon for $349.99. Spare HBU250B batteries will come in at $59.99. They’re expected to ship by early November 2018.

If you want to check them out in person, they’ll be on display during Photokina 2018 at the Interfit stand. Hall 2.1, Stand E036.

[via Flash Havoc]

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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