- Multiblitz Rent
- Hardware Exchange
- Student Program
- International Service Points
- P- or V-Bayonet Mount?
The Multiblitz Tech-Support is happy to advise you on all technical issues. We are availble Monday to Friday from to 8 am to 5 pm. Do not hesitate to contact us, we will get back to you promptly.
Please note: If you would like to assert a warranty claim, please contact your Multiblitz dealer first
The Multiblitz Studio-Support is happy to advise you on all issues regarding the proper use of our flash systems in any working enviroment. We are availble Monday to Friday from to 8 am to 5 pm. Do not hesitate to contact us, we will get back to you promptly.
Multiblitz RentE-mail us if you are interested in renting one of our flash systems. We will let you know if an authorized Multiblitz dealer near you is participating in our rent programm.
Hardware ExchangeExchange your old flashes (Multiblitz and other manufacturers) and get great rates on a new Multliblitz flash system. E-mail us if you would like to take part in the Multiblitz hardware exchange program. We will let you know if an authorized Multiblitz dealer near you is participating.
Student ProgramSo you are a student? Great talent? Not so great assets? This might help: We offer students the most attractive rates on all Multiblitz products. E-mail us if you would like to take part in the Multiblitz student program, we will provide you with the details and let you know if an authorized Multiblitz dealer near you is participating.
International Service PointsIf your country is not listed, please contact your distributor!
Inh. Wolfgang Stummer
A 5020 Salzburg
Phone: +43 662 842250
Fax: +43 662 842254
335 Admiral Blvd. / Units 13 & 14
Phone: +1 905 670 5166
Fax: +1 905 670 3293
24, Rue Davoust
93698 PANTIN Cedex
Phone: +33 (0) 1 48 91 20 66
Fax: +33 (0) 1 48 91 13 91
Phone: +49 (0) 2203-9396/-13/-15
Fax: +49 (0) 2203-9396/-18
2391 PH Hazerswoude
Phone: +31 (0)172 230 270
Fax: +31 (0)172 230 271
c/ Comte Borrell 110, entresuelo 1ª
Phone: +34 93 514 81 91
Cell: +34 662 282 112
Jan Karlsson Blixtservice
Magnus Ladulåsgatan 48
Phone: +46 70 316 85 44
ELIT Fotograf VE Elektronik
Hocapasa Mah, Muradiye Caddesi
Hayyam Carsisi No.17/19 Kat 2 Daire 212
TR 33420 Sirkeci-Istanbul
Phone: +90 212 513 5867
Fax: +90 212 513 5883
Clive Christian - Camera Repairer
12 Wares Road
Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5TW
Phone/Fax: +44 1825 766202
1275 Bloomfield Ave
Building 1, Unit 7A
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Phone +1 973 244 9662
Fax: +1 973 244 9817
Multiblitz Studio Lights with P-Bayonet Mount
Compact Plus MKII
Profilite Compact 200/300/400
Profilux Plus 600
Profilite Plus 2/4/8
Pro X I 110V
Multiblitz Studio Lights with V-Bayonet Mount
Flash Heads for Magnolite 16/32/64/40/80
Flash Heads for Magnolux 12/24/36
Flash Heads for X PAC 24AS
Varilux 250/500/1000/1500/1500 S
Variolite Compact 300/600/900
Variolite Compact 1200/1800S
- PROFILUX, PROFILUX PLUS, PROFILUX CLASSIC? - I'M CONFUSED!
- WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROFILUX AND PROFILUX PLUS UNITS?
- WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN P-TYPE AND V-TYPE MOUNTS?
- WHAT UNITS FEATURE THE P-TYPE BAYONET MOUNT?
- WHAT UNITS FEATURE THE V-TYPE BAYONET MOUNT?
- WHAT IS POCAN®?
- WHAT IS THE GUIDE NUMBER (GN)?
Service & Repairs
- WILL MY OLD MULTIBLITZ LIGHT Modifier FIT THE NEW UNITS?
- I HAVE AN OLD UNIT, WHERE CAN I GET TUBES & ACCESSORIES?
- WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COATED AND UNCOATED FLASH TUBES?
Reforming Multiblitz Studio Lights
WHO WE ARE...
MULTIBLITZ was founded in 1948 in Cologne, Germany by inventor and entrepreneur Dr. D. A. Mannesmann. Since 1973, Multiblitz is managed by engineer and CEO Hans-Gerd Wulms and is one of the world’s leading companies for studio lighting. At the Photokina 1976, Multiblitz introduced the industry’s first compact studio flash the MINISTUDIO 202. Mutliblitz's 80s product line included PROFILITE and VARIOLITE studio flashes and MAGNOLITE generators followed by PROFILUX studio flashes in the 90s. Multiblitz's headquarters and production facility is located in Cologne, Germany.
WHERE ARE MULTIBLITZ PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED?
MULTIBLITZ studio flashes are conceived, designed, and manufactured in our facility in Cologne, Germany. Premium German engineering - Made in Germany since 1948.
PROFILUX, PROFILUX PLUS, PROFILUX CLASSIC? - I'M CONFUSED!
The current PROFILUX PLUS units are the successor to the very succesful pre-2008 PROFILUX (now called PROFILUX CLASSIC) units. The current PROFILUX units are named PROFILUX ECO outside North America and are the more affordable and simpler solution in comparison to the PROFILUX PLUS.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROFILUX AND PROFILUX PLUS UNITS?
PROFILUX PLUS units are battery operable with our PROPAC battery packs and have a voltage range of 100-260V. They can be operated on any power grid worldwide. The new PROFILUX units have a voltage range of 110-130V and are purely operable on a 120V grid.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN P-TYPE AND V-TYPE MOUNTS?
Over the last few decades, two kind of MULTIBLITZ studio flashes have evolved. Smaller units with small housings and the P-Type bayonet mount, and larger, more powerful units with the larger V-Type bayonet mount.
WHAT UNITS FEATURE THE P-TYPE BAYONET MOUNT?
Minilite, Profilite, Profilite Compact, Compactlite, Digilite, Profilux, Profilux Plus, Digi X, Pro X, Compact Plus.
WHAT UNITS FEATURE THE V-TYPE BAYONET MOUNT?
Ministudio, Studiolite Compact, Variolite, Varilux, Varispot, Xenolux, X-System.
WHAT IS POCAN®?
POCAN® is a glass fiber enhanced compound that offers a high heat resistance, strength and hardness, as well as excellent slip properties and high abrasion resistance, good resistance to chemicals, low susceptibility to stress cracking and low moisture absorption. All stress and heat bearing parts of Multiblitz studio lights are made out of POCAN®.
WHAT IS THE GUIDE NUMBER (GN)?
While the Watt second is often used to compare flash output of studio lights, a more precise method to compare flash output is the Guide Number (GN), which is the product of flash-to-subject distance and the f-stop of the aperture that will correctly expose a digital sensor with a specified sensitivity and was introduced by Multiblitz founder Dr. D.A. Mannesmann. Usually, the GN is measured at 1m (3 ft.) / 2m (6 ft.) at ISO 100, with a standard reflector in the range of 50°. A lot of manufacturers, try to conveniently "tune" the GN by using for instance a narrow angled light modifier or invented terms like "true" or "effective" Watt second. For decades, Multiblitz calculates the GN of our studio lights with a 50°, 7" silver standard reflector (FILNOS) at ISO 100 and 2m (6 ft.) to minimize measuring inaccuracies.
Service & Repairs
I HAVE A BROKEN UNIT, WHO DOES REPAIRS?
Please get in touch with the corresponding Multiblitz distributor in your country. You can find a list of distributors here.
WHAT ABOUT WARRANTY?
MULTIBLITZ three (3) Year Limited Warranty warrants Multiblitz-branded products against defects in materials and workmanship under normal use as follows: electronic flash units for a period of Three (3) YEARS andother Multiblitz-branded products, excluding consumable parts such as illuminants, for a period of One (1) YEAR.
WILL MY OLD MULTIBLITZ LIGHT SHAPER FIT THE NEW UNITS?
All P-Type (V-Type) mount light modifiers of the current product line fit the corresponding P-Type (V-Type) studio lights and flash heads from previous product lines. If you do not know what kind of unit you have, please contact .
I HAVE AN OLD UNIT, WHERE CAN I GET TUBES & ACCESSORIES?
Please get in touch with the corresponding Multiblitz distributor in your country. You can find a list of distributors here. If you cannot find the product you are looking for, please contact ..
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COATED AND UNCOATED FLASH TUBES?
Coated flash tubes produce warmer (red-ish) light at lower color temperatures. Uncoated flash tubes produce cooler (blue-ish) light at higher color temperatures. The difference is a few hundred Kelvin.
Reforming Multiblitz Studio Lights
WHY DO I NEED TO "REFORM" THE UNITS?
The most vital parts of an electronic flash unit are the capacitors. Capacitors have the nasty habit to lose their key function over time if they are not used frequently: their capacity. We recommend to reform your MULTIBLITZ studio flash before you use it for the first time or if you haven't used it in the last 3 months. This is not a specific characteristic of MULTIBLITZ units, it's a physical property that every capacitor has.
HOW DO I "REFORM" THE UNITS?
To reform your MULTIBLITZ studio flash, do the following: (Hint: Do not trigger while reforming, it defeats the purpose. The modeling lamp does not need to be turned on.)
- Do not trigger while reforming! It defeats the purpose.
- Connect the unit to a power source.
- Turn on your MULTIBLITZ unit.
- Set your unit to f-stop 1.
- Increase the f-stop by 1 every 15 minutes until you are at the highest f-stop.
- Leave your unit connected to the power source for another hour.
- The capacitors are now reformed.