Paul C. Buff lighting equipment, on-location and studio setups

Did you know? RENTaCAM Sydney now stocks a variety of monopods, tripods and tripod heads for both photo and video. Please get in touch if you need an advice on what combination is the right one for you.

The Einstein E640 Flash Unit

Main features and specs:

Einstein is a powerful, all-digital, self-contained flash unit using multiple IGBT devices to allow a 9 f-stop power variability range from full (640 Ws) to 1/256 power (2.5 Ws), adjustable in precise 1/10 f-stops with voltage regulation consistency over the entire operating range. Paul C. Buff - The Einstein E640 Flash Unit is available for hire from RENTaCAM Sydney.
  • 9 f-stop power variability (2.5 Ws to 640 Ws)
  • all-digital control from enormous LCD display
  • adjustable in precise 1/10 f-stops
  • action-stopping up to 1/13,000 second (t.1)
  • color consistency +/- 50° at any power
  • bright, voltage-controlled 250 Watt modeling lamp
  • Comes with FREE 8.5-inch Silver High Output Reflector
  • Comes with FREE CyberSync Transceiver
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $60, 3 days/weekend: $90, weekly: $150

Paul C. Buff - The Einstein E640 Flash Unit hire from RENTaCAM Sydney

Paul C. Buff - The Cyber Commander

Main features and specs:

Cyber Commander controls and displays virtually every parameter of a complex studio flash setup of up to 16 light units, including the relative flashpower and modeling lamp brightness of all of the lights, from 1.56 to 6400 Ws per light. Paul C. Buff - The Cyber Commander is available for hire from RENTaCAM Sydney.
  • hot shoe-mounted transmitter (used on the camera)
  • complete control of up to 16 lights on 16 frequencies
  • interference-free wireless control up to 400 feet on 2.4 GHz band
  • adjusts flashpower and modeling in 1/10 f-stop increments
  • stores and retrieves complex lighting setups
  • built-in flashmeter measures single lights, groups or setup
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $25, 3 days/weekend: $40, weekly: $65

Paul C. Buff - The Cyber Commander hire from RENTaCAM Sydney

Paul C. Buff - 8.5-inch Silver High Output Reflector

Main features and specs:

The 8.5-inch High Output Reflector produces a 45° beam and about 1 f-stop more light on the subject. This reflector is an excellent choice for general-purpose lighting due to its high efficiency and very smooth feathered pattern.
  • general use reflector designed for high output
  • bright silver with a textured finish
  • 45° beam spread
  • umbrella hole (fits most poles)
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $5, 3 days/weekend: $10, weekly: $15

Paul C. Buff - 8.5-inch Silver High Output Reflector hire from RENTaCAM Sydney

Paul C. Buff - LiteMod Unit Mainframe

Main features and specs:

The UMF LiteMod Unit Mainframe is the heart of the LiteMod system, providing the interface for the various LiteMod accessories, including the Snoot, the Barndoors, the Gels/Filters and Gel Holder, and the Honeycomb Grids.
  • 7-inch field reflector and mainframe in one
  • interface for all other LiteMod accessories
  • holds the LiteMod Snoot, LiteMod Barndoors, 7-inch honeycomb grids, Gel Holders and gels/filters
  • attaches to standard Paul C. Buff flash units
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $10, 3 days/weekend: $15, weekly: $20

Paul C. Buff - LiteMod Unit Mainframe hire from RENTaCAM Sydney

Paul C. Buff - LiteMod Barndoors

Main features and specs:

The LiteMod Barndoors open and close to throw the light in the direction of your choice. The sturdy metal doors have a wide range of motion to open and close fully. With four doors, you can angle your light for spot lighting, hair lighting, and back lighting.
  • four independent-leaf barndoors for angling light
  • black-coated metal doors (top, bottom, left and right)
  • can be used with the LiteMod Unit Mainframe
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $10, 3 days/weekend: $15, weekly: $20

Paul C. Buff - LiteMod Barndoors hire from RENTaCAM Sydney

Paul C. Buff - LiteMod Snoot

Main features and specs:

The LiteMod Snoot was developed primarily for product photography as it provides intense local light control. Designed for the LiteMod System, the snoot requires the LiteMod Unit Mainframe to attach to the front plate of your flash unit, and can be used in conjunction with the filters and gels. The long, narrow snoot will put out a narrow beam of light that will directly illuminate a small surface. The pattern is a 20º circle, the same as the 20º honeycomb grid.
  • physically narrows light into a small spot beam
  • projects a tight 20° beam spread
  • requires the UMF LiteMod Mainframe for use
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $10, 3 days/weekend: $15, weekly: $20

Paul C. Buff - LiteMod Snoot hire from RENTaCAM Sydney

Paul C. Buff - 15º Grid for 8.5-inch Reflector

Main features and specs:

A single grid snaps directly into the recessed outer lip on the reflector. When mounting the grid, leaving the tab (with the beam width size label) sticking out allows you to use the tab to pull the grid out of the reflector when you are ready to remove it.
  • 15º honeycomb grid for the 8.5-inch reflector
  • narrows the beam spread from 45° to 15°
  • snaps inside the reflector's recessed outer lip
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $5, 3 days/weekend: $10, weekly: $15

Paul C. Buff - 15º Grid for 8.5-inch Reflector hire from RENTaCAM Sydney

Paul C. Buff - 30º Grid for 8.5-inch Reflector

Main features and specs:

A single grid snaps directly into the recessed outer lip on the reflector. When mounting the grid, leaving the tab (with the beam width size label) sticking out allows you to use the tab to pull the grid out of the reflector when you are ready to remove it.
  • 30º honeycomb grid for the 8.5-inch reflector
  • narrows the beam spread from 45° to 30°
  • snaps inside the reflector's recessed outer lip
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $5, 3 days/weekend: $10, weekly: $15

Paul C. Buff - 30º Grid for 8.5-inch Reflector hire from RENTaCAM Sydney

Paul C. Buff - The Vagabond MINI Lithium

Main features and specs:

The Vagabond Mini Lithium is a third generation controlled-current pure sine wave power source for operating AC powered studio flash units in the field from its built-in battery. Both small and lightweight (weighing just 3.5 pounds, including quick-change high capacity lithium battery), the 230VAC INTERNATIONAL model of the Vagabond Mini Lithium is designed to operate from one to four 230V Paul C. Buff flash units (Einstein units operating at 230V and the 220V AlienBees units).
  • 3.5 pounds total weight (total system, including battery and inverter)
  • powers up one to four Paul C. Buff™ flash units
  • 14.8V 8.8AH LiCoxNiyMnzO2 lithium battery (130 Watt-hours)
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $40, 3 days/weekend: $60, weekly: $100

Paul C. Buff - The Vagabond Mini Lithium hire from RENTaCAM Sydney

Paul C. Buff - 32x40-inch Foldable Softbox

Main features and specs:

Rectangular softboxes provide a soft, diffused output that evenly covers your subject with a gorgeous wash of light. The interior is a highly reflective silver surface that bounces the light evenly through the translucent white front diffusion panel. Each box additionally arrives with a second internal baffle for double-diffusion, attaching inside the box to create even softer results.
  • simple and quick umbrella-like construction
  • arrives with the speedring attached
  • for use with Paul C. Buff units only
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $20, 3 days/weekend: $30, weekly: $50

Paul C. Buff - 32x40-inch Foldable Softbox hire from RENTaCAM Sydney

Paul C. Buff - 35-inch Foldable Octabox

Main features and specs:

Octagonal softboxes ('octaboxes') provide a soft, diffused output that evenly covers your subject with a gorgeous wash of light. The interior is a highly reflective silver surface that bounces the light evenly through the translucent white front diffusion panel. Each box additionally arrives with a second internal baffle for double-diffusion, attaching inside the box to create even softer results.
  • simple and quick umbrella-like construction
  • arrives with the speedring attached
  • for use with Paul C. Buff units only
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $20, 3 days/weekend: $30, weekly: $50

Paul C. Buff - Paul C. Buff 35-inch Foldable Octabox hire from RENTaCAM Sydney

Paul C. Buff - 47-inch Foldable Octabox

Main features and specs:

Octagonal softboxes ('octaboxes') provide a soft, diffused output that evenly covers your subject with a gorgeous wash of light. The interior is a highly reflective silver surface that bounces the light evenly through the translucent white front diffusion panel. Each box additionally arrives with a second internal baffle for double-diffusion, attaching inside the box to create even softer results.
  • simple and quick umbrella-like construction
  • arrives with the speedring attached
  • for use with Paul C. Buff units only
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $20, 3 days/weekend: $30, weekly: $50

Paul C. Buff - 47-inch Foldable Octabox hire from RENTaCAM Sydney

Paul C. Buff - 10x36-inch Foldable Stripbox

Main features and specs:

Narrow rectangular softbox (the 'stripbox') provides a soft, diffused output with more controlled, even coverage. The interior is a highly reflective silver surface that bounces the light evenly through the translucent white front diffusion panel. Each box additionally arrives with a second internal baffle for double-diffusion, attaching inside the box to create even softer results.
  • simple and quick umbrella-like construction
  • arrives with the speedring attached
  • for use with Paul C. Buff units only
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $20, 3 days/weekend: $30, weekly: $50

Paul C. Buff - 10x36-inch Foldable Stripbox hire from RENTaCAM Sydney

Paul C. Buff - 51-inch White PLM Umbrella

Main features and specs:

White 16 Rib Parabolic Umbrella: White satin diffusion/bounce fabric. Projects a wide, soft beam for soft studio lighting with uncontrolled spill.
  • extraordinary efficiency (16 times the output of a softbox!)
  • tightly focused, narrow shaft of light with sharp falloff
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $10, 3 days/weekend: $20, weekly: $30

White 16 Rib 51inch/128cm Parabolic Umbrella PLM

Paul C. Buff - 86-inch White PLM Umbrella

Main features and specs:

Paul C. Buff 86-inch White PLM Umbrella is now available for hire from RENTaCAM Sydney.
  • extraordinary efficiency (16 times the output of a softbox!)
  • tightly focused, narrow shaft of light with sharp falloff
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $10, 3 days/weekend: $20, weekly: $30

Paul C. Buff - 86-inch White PLM Umbrella hire from RENTaCAM Sydney

Paul C. Buff - 86-inch Extreme Silver PLM Umbrella

Main features and specs:

Paul C. Buff 86-inch Extreme Silver PLM Umbrella is now available for hire from RENTaCAM Sydney.
  • extraordinary efficiency (16 times the output of a softbox!)
  • tightly focused, narrow shaft of light with sharp falloff
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $10, 3 days/weekend: $20, weekly: $30

Paul C. Buff - 86-inch Extreme Silver PLM Umbrella hire from RENTaCAM Sydney

Paul C. Buff - 10-foot General Purpose Stand

Main features and specs:

An excellent general use 10-foot, 4-section light stand, with a 39-inch maximum footprint. This stand will hold any AlienBees™ unit with lighter-weight accessories such as umbrellas, the mainframe, and the brolly box (this stand is not recommended for boom arm or softbox/octabox use). The stand weighs a total of 4 pounds, and will hold up to 10 pounds, collapsing to 32.5 inches for travel.
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $10, 3 days/weekend: $20, weekly: $30

10-foot General Purpose Stand

Paul C. Buff - 13-foot Heavy Duty Light Stand

Main features and specs:

A 13-foot maximum height, 4-section light stand, with a 43-inch maximum footprint. This heavy duty stand is suitable to hold Einstein units, including heavy accessories such as the Boom Arm attachment and softboxes/octaboxes. The stand weighs a total of 6 pounds, and will hold 25+ pounds, collapsing to 42.5 inches for travel.
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $20, 3 days/weekend: $30, weekly: $50

13-foot Heavy Duty Light Stand

Glanz Softbox 40x40cm with speedring attached

Main features and specs:

Multi-use bracket to fit a wide variety of flash units including the Canon 580EX II, Canon 430EX II, Nikon SB-600, Nikon SB-800, Nikon SB-900, and many others. The lining on the inside of the softbox is silver reflective to channel as much light as possible through the unit. It can be used on a light stand or a tripod. Glanz Softbox 40x40cm is available for hire from RENTaCAM Sydney.
Hire / rental rates:

1 day: $20, 3 days/weekend: $30, weekly: $50

Glanz Softbox (14inch x 14inch) with speedring attached