The MBX 1000 HotSync is a battery powered (built-in,exchangeable) 1000Ws monolight, optimized for flash synchronization up to 1/8000 second. A long and even flash duration of 1/200 second enables focal plane shutters to properly expose the whole sensor. (Please click on the HotSync tab to learn more.) This HotSync functionality is only available with Priolite Remote Control HS. The unit can also be used with other flash triggering systems, but in such cases only shutter speeds up to 1/200 second are available. By using very short shutter speeds it is now possible to freeze high speed motion even on a bright sunny day. It also means that you can open up a lens to a wide aperture to achieve shallow depth of field.
The battery provides up to 160 flashes at full power and can be changed by the user.
The battery has a charge indicator, and can be charged inside or outside the flash unit. The power switch is protected against accidental switching by a spring-loaded flap, so the unit can be transported easily without being accidentally turned on. The flash power is adjustable in 1/10 f-stop increments, using a turning knob, or remotely up to 300 meters via Remote Control.
The operation of the MBX 1000 HotSync is the same as the standard version of MBX 1000. The massive reflector mount accepts not only Priolite reflectors but also Bowens S-line and many Hensel accessories. Except for the handle, all parts of the unit are constructed of solid metal. The support rail profile is made of aluminum casting, and the reflector mechanics are made of die-cast aluminum.
The omega-shaped flash tube has a long life span and can be replaced by the user. A quiet fan protects the strobe from overheating.
The HotSync feature is currently compatible with Canon, Nikon and Pentax Cameras – including Nikon D810.