Following the success of the Honey Badger Monolight, Interfit has just announced the Badger Unleased, a 250Ws battery-powered flash with HSS and TTL. This new offering drops the constraints of the AC power cable and is instead powered by a 2900mAh battery. With its compact form factor and cable-free portability, the Badger Unleashed is poised to be a capable shooting companion for photographers on the go.
According to Interfit, the Badger Unleashed is their direct response to customer requests for a light that combines the compact form factor of the Honey Badger and the mobility and high-tech functionality of the S1. To make this happen, they packed 250Ws of power, a 15W LED modeling lamp, and an in-line battery into a small body. To make it the most versatile Badger yet, they also threw in HSS and TTL in addition to a new stroboscopic mode.
Here’s a rundown of the main features of this new battery-powered flash from Interfit:
Built-In Battery Power: Equipped with a 2900mAh battery offering cable-free portability, 430 full-power flashes, and a 90-minute recharge time from flat to full.
Compact Form Factor: The Badger Unleashed weighs in at under 4 lbs, measures 5” wide (6” including the outer ring), and 8” deep from the back panel to the edge of the protective cap.
Extended Power Range: 9-stop power range, the same as the S1, and two more stops than the original Honey Badger. Power can be adjusted from 250Ws down to 1Ws in 1/10th of a stop increments for precise exposure.
Fast Recycle Time: Best-in-class full-power recycle time, at an impressive 1.5 seconds.
HSS and TTL: HSS enables shutter speeds up to 1/8000th of a second, while TTL metering automatically adjusts flash power to create an accurate exposure. TTL mode also provides +/- 3 stops of exposure compensation.
LED Modeling Lamp: The 15W LED modeling lamp produces 1250 Lumens, and can be used as a continuous light source for both photo and video applications. The Daylight-Balanced LED can be adjusted proportionate to the flash power, or set straight to full power.
Built-in Radio Receiver: Features a built-in radio receiver that is compatible with all Interfit TTL and manual remotes. This allows full control over the light’s power range, flash mode, modeling lamp, and beep function.
Versatile Modifier Mount: Uses the popular Bowens® S-Type modifier mount, making it compatible with all your favorite Interfit modifiers. Made popular by the original Honey Badger, the Badger Unleashed also features a built-in pop-up softbox ring.
Glass Dome Diffuser: Includes a frosted glass dome diffuser that protects the flash tube and helps to spread light evenly throughout larger modifiers.
Think you could use the Badger Unleashed for your next shoot? Pre-orders for the Badger Unleashed Flash Head at $349.99 and Spare 2900mAh Li-Ion Battery are now open through the Interfit website and most photo retailers. Shipping is set for early November 2018.