OK so you have your strobe and your ready to unpack it from your box. Here are a few things you should know as a new strobe owner to ensure that you don’t unintentionally damage your new strobe before your get to use it for the first time.
Paying attention to these few tips will enable you to get many years of use out of your strobes and avoid self inflicted pain to yourself, others or your wallet.
Menik SW-400 Digital Studio Flash
Menik SW-400 Strobe
So you took the leap, much like I did and bought one or two of the Menik Sw-400 Mono-light Strobes. Like me, I am sure when you opened the box you were impressed by the build quality and the features you could see by just looking at the back panel. But all that was was overshadowed by a completely useless operators manual. Continue reading for several articles on the operation of the Menik SW-400 Strobe.
Gold Side of Reflector
What if I told you that for under $20 you could get rid of those harsh shadows that seem to be appearing whenever you use your camera mounted flash? Or if I said that you could warm up the skin on your subject by just using a hand held reflector? Interested? Keep reading to find out more.
24″ or 32″ 2-in-1 Circular Collapsible Disc Reflector, Gold/Silver Read more
The Menik Sw-400 Strobe is a great deal for the money compared to other comparable strobes on the market right now. The question is, is it a good value as well. Does it work well enough to do the job that most amateur to semi-pro photographers require. Making that determination is the basis for the second part of this series on the Menik strobe.
Menik SW-400 – 400 Watt Second Photography studio video monolight, studio strobe light with 75 W model lamp Read more
Is it possible to spend less than $150 and get a good quality, decent powered studio strobe that has a good feature set, above average build quality and be solid enough for the average amateur to semi pro photographer. I will attempt to answer these questions and more in this hands on review of the “Menik SW-400 Digital Studio Strobe”.
Cowboystudio 400 Watt Second Photography studio video monolight, studio strobe light with 75 W model lamp