Sunday, September 19, 2010

Paul C. Buff unveils Vagabond Mini Lithium. 3.5lbs!

Holy cow time to upgrade my 18.5 lb Vagabond II. I'll sacrifice the small lost of power to get rid of 15lbs any day! 18.5 lbs doesn't sound like much but when you have lights, tripod, camera(s), lens, umbrellas and any other photo accessory you can think about it is huge!

Vagabond II Portable Power System Specifications

18.6 pounds

10.25" (height) x 8.5" (width) x 6" (depth)
Shoulder Strap

adjustable from 28" to 48"
Battery Lifespan

500 charge / deep-discharge cycles
Battery Weight

13.25 pounds
Battery Dimensions

6.5" (height) x 7" (width) x 3" (depth)

Vagabond mini Quick Specs Chart:
Weight / Dimensions 3.5 pounds total weight / 2.75” x 4.3” x 7.5” dimensions including battery
Battery 14.8V 8.8AH LiCoxNiyMnzO2 lithium battery (130 watt-hours)
Battery Charging 3-hour rapid charging with supplied universal charger (95VAC to 250VAC)
Powering Capacity one to four Paul C. Buff™ flash units
(the more lights connected, the longer the recycle time)
Recycle Time
(see Test Data below) recycles 160 Ws in approx. 0.75 seconds
recycles 320 Ws in approx. 1.5 seconds
recycles 640 Ws in approx. 3 seconds
recycles 1280 Ws in approx. 7 seconds
Battery Life
(see Test Data below) 640 Ws: Typically 400 to 500 shots per charge
1280 Ws: Typically 200 to 250 shots per charge
Storage discharged battery can be safely stored for months at a time without damage. There is no sulfating or “memory effect”
Warranty The Vagabond Mini™ Lithium carries a 2 Year Factory Warranty

The one benefit to the heavier vagabond is that you can attach it to you light stand to keep it from tilting over or flying away on a windy day.

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