The StarFire is ideal for on-camera as well as off-camera remote applications. It can be used by itself as an automatic flash with the built-in optical sensor, however its primary value is combining it with the Photoflex ShoeMount flash SoftBox Kits and using the Photoflex FlashFire wireless transmitter/receiver units
The StarFire can be used at full power with a four second recycle time, or it can be powered down to a variety of settings for faster recycling
Power output similar to a Canon 580EXII or Nikon SB900
Fully manual operation with 6 different power settings
Optical Slave Mode S1 which fires on the first flash
Optical Slave Mode S2 which will ignore a preflash and allow this flash to be used manually with other wireless TTL flashes
Powered by 4 AA Batteries which will provide up to 1500 flashes
Rated 5 out of
Very pleased with this purchase"This is a great flash for a fraction of the price of a Canon/Nikon/etc flash.
But only buy it if you are interested in off-camera flash, shooting in manual, and don't need more than full-stop increments in power levels.
Something else to keep in mind with this flash is that the head is fixed at 35mm zoom. I knew what to expect when I bought this flash so I'm quite happy with it.
The controls are simple to use -- I figured out how to use it without reading the manual. Finally, the flash has a built-in optical slave that allows it to easily integrate into any lighting system where you're shooting within the maximum sync speed for your camera. And it can be configured to ignore E-TTL preflashes."