Lighting Equipment

Paul C. Buff DigiBees: Studio Strobes That Won’t Sting Your Budget

July 20, 2016

By Greg Scoblete

Purveyor of budget-friendly lighting gear Paul C. Buff is launching a pair of new studio flashes with the appropriately catchy name, DigiBee.

These lightweight units will both weigh under 3 pounds and feature a new digital interface and a 400W-equivalent LED modeling light with four modes (on, off, flash power tracking and independent adjustment). They’ll be adjustable over a 7-stop range with a 5600K color temperature.

The lights are compatible with existing Paul C. Buff modifiers and ship with a sync cord. They can also be triggered optically. Wireless control is available using an optional CyberSync transmitter and receiver. If you’re the color-coordinating type, the flashes are available in a choice of green, red, blue or black body colors.

The DB400 is a 160 W/s flash with a 0.5 second recycle time and full power flash durations of 1/1450 (measured at t.1). It will set you back $310.


The DB800 delivers an output of 320 W/s with a 1 second recycle time and a flash duration of 1/975 (t.1). It costs $350.