Building on the original AC powered Honey Badger, Interfit Photographic have announced the Badger Unleashed HBU250, a 250Ws fully cordless Lithium-ion powered flash, now including TTL, HSS, and a 9 stop manual power range.
The original Honey Badger offered a well specced AC studio flash option at a very economical price, and the Badger Unleashed are set to do the same for cordless TTL HSS monolights, with a retail price of just $349.99, and $59.99 for extra batteries.
And once again you can have the new Badger in any color you like… just as long as that’s bright yellow!
The Interfit radio flash system currently supports TTL and HSS with Canon, Nikon, and Sony camera systems. And Remote Manual with other camera brands.
As well as TTL and HSS to 1/8000s, the Badger Unleashed feature a 9 stop Manual power range (1Ws – 250Ws), in 0.1 stop increments, as well as adding a Multi (stroboscopic) mode.
Full power recycle time is a respectable 1.5 seconds, and the 14.8V 2900mAh Lithium-Ion battery offers up to 430 full power shots, with a 90 minute recharge time.
The Badger Unleashed offer a 15W daylight balanced LED modeling light, which can be set to either Proportional (to follow the flash power setting) or Full Power.
Again the Badger provides built-in Interfit 2.4GHz radio receivers, which can be fired and controlled by the existing Interfit S1 TTL Remotes, allowing control for 3 individual groups – A / B / C, or the Interfit S1 Manual Remotes providing up to 8 Groups.
This also makes the Badgers a nice compliment to the Interfit S1 TTL strobes, and builds on the Interfit 2.4GHz flash ecosystem.
INTERFIT BADGER UNLEASHED HBU250 FEATURES
- Fan Cooled (?)
- S-Type Modifier Mount
- 15W LED Modeling Light
- 1250 Lumens / Daylight Balanced
- Proportional or Full Power
- Flash Modes – TTL / M / Multi
- HSS to 1/8000th (down to ? power)
- FEC – 1/3rd Increments (±3 Stops)
- Manual Power – 9 Stop Range – 2.0-10.0 (In 0.1 Stop Increments)
- Interfit 2.4GHz Radio System Built-In
- Canon / Nikon / Sony TTL Radio Slave Modes
- Range – 100m+
- 3 Groups – A / B / C
- 15 Channels
- Optic Slave Mode
- 14.8V 2900mAh Li-Ion Battery Pack
- 430 Full Power Flashes
- 1.5 Second Recycle Time at Full Power
- IGBT Technology
- Flash Duration – ?
- Color Temperature – 5700k +/- 100k
- Large LCD Display
- Temperature Regulation
- Bowens S-Type Mount
- Frosted Glass Diffuser Dome
- USB Port for Firmware Upgrades (??)
- 3.5mm Sync Port
- Size -12.7 x 12.7 x 17.8cm (5 x 5 x 7″)
- Weight – 1.8kg (3.9lb)
The Badger Unleashed once again offers a standard S-Type modifier mount, with built in pop-up softbox mounting ring.
The Lithium-ion battery pack slides neatly into the top of the flash.
And the Interfit S1 TTL Remotes provides control for 3 individual Groups A / B / C, with a range of up to approx 100 meters.
Or the more economical S1 Manual Remote can be used with Remote Manual power control only, with up to 8 Groups.
INTERFIT BADGER UNLEASHED HBU250 SPECS
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Interfit Badger Unleashed are available for pre-order now for $349.99, and expected to ship by early November 2018 –
The Badger Unleashed will also be on display at Photokina 2018, at the Interfit stand, Hall 2.1, Stand E036.
Interfit – Website