Sync plug: standard 1/8 headphone. The Einstein can be fired wirelessly with the PCB CyberSync system.
Power Source: A/C compatible.
In Action Mode:
1/588 @ full power 1/13,000 @ min.
In constant color mode:
1/588 @ full power to 1/8000 @ min.
The Einstein is unique in many ways, for instance it has two operating modes:
Constant color mode:
In this setting the light emits the same Kelvin temperature throughout the whole power range. At 5600k the flash duration only fluctuates +/- 50 in temp. Also, the minimum speed is 1/8000th.
In action mode, the temperature increases from 5600k to 6400k, so for Action mode is meant to put duration first over color consistency, with duration of 1/2000 at half power.
Pros: Flash duration is the highlight of these lights. Also simple to use, straight forward to the user, definitely worth the weight!
Cons: With all Paul C. Buff strobes the usual complaint is how bulky and heavy they can be. One Einstein weights a total 4 pounds 5 ounces.
Overall: Moving from standard hot shoe flashes to these guys goes without saying has changed the whole way I think with lights. That is a good thing; I suggest them for any action shooter but be ready for a bigger bag!
by Wes McGrath