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Paul Buff wrote:
.... Also, I doubt a Metz flash has anywhere near 300WS - any specs? I suspect 50-80WS max, but could be wrong - no specs that I can find.
Based purely on a direct comparison with a Broncolor 600Ws strobe (with reflector). The Metz was one stop under. It's 'ball park' enough. I have no idea what it's power really is.
The 60CT is 3/10 of a stop less than a 400w/s equivalent with a parabolic reflector. Your estimate of 300w/s is a reasonable assumption. Not because the 60CT IS 300w/s, but because the 600w/s is inefficient. The disguising factor is the inefficiency of the Broncolor reflector. The efficient use of the Metz reflector in not illuminating extraneous parts of an image area results in a better performance for light on subject. The same happens with any high powered 'old school' lighting i.e Metz CT60, Sunpak 622's they both perform outdoors extremely well, punching well above their weight output wise.
For 'light on subject' your estimate of 300w/s would be bang on with comparable reflectors. If you (could) compare 'bare bulb' the result would be much lower.. but you're not.