When we did the Benjamin vs. Rebecca Challenge a few months back I asked Ben how much the Broncolor cable between the pack and head costs? It was around $800. So, in Photokina, I was quite surprised and pretty happy to see that Broncolor are coming out with Siros – a ~$1,000 strobe.
Here is the interesting part, according to the discussions we had with Broncolor those $1,000 heads will have all the features of their big $10,000 brothers. They will not be as fast, or as powerful, but they will still give you that super fast T.1 t to completely freeze water splashes.
The way Broncolor are doing it is by making the strobes modular. You can get a basic head for around $1,000 (there will be a 400WS and an 800WS models).
Aside the basic head you can add some bells and whistles upgrades. There are several kits available: a Wi-Fi module which provides an app for controlling the setting the strobes, and an HSS (High Speed Sync) module which well… brings HSS in. Those will cost extra, but the base package would still be around $1,000-$1,500.
Here is another video coming from Broncolor, displaying the strobe.
Broncolor are targeting Christmas for availability, and it should be quite interesting to see them play in the mid range market.