Interfit has announced the Honey Badger compact studio flash head. Designed to offer photographers speed, power and versatility, the 320Ws flash is joined by the new universal S1 Manual Remote, optimized for use with the Honey Badger, as well as the Interfit S1 and S1a strobes. Look for our hands-on review soon, and as we’ve just received our sample units.
The new strobe—which Interfit named after the animal known for its “powerful physical features, speed, intelligence and general aggressive demeanor” that “combine to make one ferocious little powerhouse”—features a compact design. Even with its sturdy housing, the unit weighs just three pounds, measuring five inches wide (six inches including the outer ring) and six inches deep from the back panel to the edge of the protective cap, making it an excellent mobile lighting solution.
Additional features include:
- Extended Power Range—Seven-stop power range, with power adjustable from 320Ws to 5Ws in 1/10th-stop increments
- Fast Recycling—One second at full power; recycle times get shorter as flash power is decreased
- Short Flash Duration—A t.1 flash duration of 1/900 sec.
- 60W LED Modeling Lamp—Flicker-free LED has an equivalent light output of a 300W tungsten lamp
- Built-In Radio Receiver—Compatible with all existing S1 TTL remotes and newly announced S1 Manual remote
- Versatile Modifier Mount—The Bowens S-Type modifier mount makes the flash compatible with the same modifiers as the S1
- Pop-Up Softbox—Included 24-inch softbox with inner and outer diffuser
- Glass Dome Diffuser—Frosted diffuser protects the flash tube and helps to spread light evenly throughout the modifier
Interfit also has released the universal S1 Manual Remote for the Honey Badger, as well as the S1 and S1a strobes. It’s designed with a single pin for manual control and triggering across all camera platforms.
Additional features include:
- Manual Shooting Mode
- Remote Power Adjustment
- 8 Control Groups
- 15 Channels
- 100m Wireless Range
- AAA Batteries
- 5mm Sync Jack
- AC Power Option
The Interfit Honey Badger 320Ws is priced at $299.99; it’s also available as two-light kit for $699.99. The S1 Manual Remote is priced at $79.99.
Get more details at the Interfit website.
See the press release below, including specs:
The Honey Badger – 320Ws Flash Head
Irvine, CA: Introducing the Honey Badger, a compact studio flash head
The Guinness Book of World Records named the Honey Badger the “World’s Most Fearless Creature”. Their powerful physical features, speed, intelligence, and general aggressive demeanor combine to make one ferocious little powerhouse that is known to give even top predators a run for their money! We could think of no better namesake for our new light. Our Honey Badger is a compact, 320Ws studio flash head equipped with the speed, power, and versatility that every photographer needs to attack their next shoot
Compact Form Factor:
The ability to travel with lighting is crucial for the mobile photographer, and size and weight matter. The Honey Badger weighs just 3lbs, measures 5” wide (6” including the outer ring), and 6” deep from the back panel to the edge of the protective cap, making it one of the most compact self-contained studio flash heads on the market. The robust and compact housing makes the Honey Badger the ideal solution for photographers on the move
Extended Power Range:
The Honey Badger has an incredible 7-stop power range, two more stops than traditional studio flash heads. Power can be adjusted from 320Ws down to 5Ws in 1/10th of a stop increments for precise exposure.
Fast Recycle Time:
At full power, the Honey Badger recycles in an impressive 1 second. Recycle times get shorter and shorter as you decrease flash power.
Short Flash Duration:
Short flash durations give us the ability to freeze motion beyond the capabilities of our shutter sync speed. At full power, the Honey Badger has a t.1 flash duration of 1/900.
60W LED Modeling Lamp:
The Honey Badger is equipped with a 60W LED modeling lamp with the equivalent light output of a 300W tungsten lamp. This flicker-free LED can be used as a continuous light source for both photo and video purposes. The modeling lamp can be set to adjust proportionately to the flash power, or to full power. The color temperature was intentionally set to 5600K (daylight), to accurately portray the color of the light from the flash.
Built-in Radio Receiver:
The Honey Badger features a built-in radio receiver that is compatible with all existing S1 TTL Remotes, and the newly-announced S1 Manual remote. This allows full control over the lights’ power range, modeling lamp and beep function. When using the new S1 Manual remote, the Honey Badger can be adjusted individually via 8 different control groups (A-H), across 15 different channels (1-15). This allows for intricate multi-light setups and negates interference from neighboring photographers.
Versatile Modifier Mount:
The most unique feature of the Honey Badger is the versatile modifier mount. The Honey Badger utilizes the popular Bowens® S-Type modifier mount, making it compatible with the same modifiers as the S1. In addition, the Honey Badger also features a built-in pop-up softbox ring for use with pop-up style softboxes that are popular with speedlight shooters. The idea behind this feature is to allow photographers to grow into their studio lights by allowing them to use some of the existing modifiers they may already have purchased for speedlights.
Included Pop-Up Softbox:
Every Honey Badger includes a 24” pop-up softbox with an inner and outer diffuser. This style of softbox does not require any setup and folds away quickly and compactly.
Glass Dome Diffuser:
The Honey Badger includes a frosted glass dome diffuser. This protects the flash tube and helps to spread light evenly throughout the modifier.
Pricing and Availability:
The Honey Badger (with 24” pop-up softbox) will retail for $299.99, and will be available at all major photo retailers.
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Interfit Manual Remote for S1, S1a & Honey Badger
Irvine, CA: New Manual Remote brings S1 compatibility to all camera brands
The S1 Manual Remote is a universal remote that has been optimized for use with the S1, S1a, and newly announced Honey Badger strobes. The single-pin design enables manual control and triggering across all camera platforms.
Manual Shooting Mode:
This remote is compatible with all makes and models of cameras (film and digital) in manual mode.
*Access to TTL and HSS functions of S1 and S1a require Interfit’s brand-specific TTL remotes for Canon, Nikon, or Sony.
Remote Power Adjustment:
The S1 Manual Remote allows you to control the power output of your S1, S1, or Honey Badger from the camera position.
8 Control Groups:
This feature allows you to control up to 8 groups of lights independently of one another. Groups are displayed by letters, A-H.
*S1 and S1a can only be placed on Groups A, B, or C. Honey Badger can be placed on all Groups.
Having 15 Channels allows you to work in close proximity with other photographers without interfering with each others’ light setups. Channels are displayed by numbers 1-15.
*S1 and S1a can only be placed Channels 1-8. Honey Badger can be placed all Channels.
In addition to triggering and manual control, the Interfit S1 Manual remote allows you to control the modeling lamps and audible beeps on your lights.
100m Wireless Range:
The 100m (320’) wireless range lets you roam freely around the studio, field, city block, or wherever your work takes you!
All S1 remotes are powered by two AAA batteries.
3.5mm Sync Jack:
The 3.5mm sync jack on the side of the remote allows you to use your S1, S1a, or Honey Badger lights in conjunction with other radio flash systems. Simply connect your 3rd-party remote to the S1 remote via sync cable to fire all lights together.
AC Power Option:
The S1 Manual Remote can be powered by AC power using the micro-USB port on the side of the remote, eliminating the need for replacement batteries, and disabling the remote’s auto-shut-off functions. This is especially useful for long-term or permanent camera fixtures.
Pricing and Availability:
The Interfit Manual Remote will retail for $79.99, and will be available at all major photo retailers.