Paul C. Buff Einstein for action stopping?

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Looking at getting some new strobes for my studio work.
I will be frequently working with products, focusing on action stopping ( liquids, splashes, flower & powders...) and colour consistency.

Are the Paul C Einsteins still the strobes to go for fast action freeze? Wituout breaking the bank that is :)

They now have a dealer in Europe and they stock all the product range:
https://www.flitsenflash.com/en/

I was also looking at the Godox QTII series but they seem the colour consistency seems to be bad in SPEED mode across the entire power range ( according to some reviews).
What about the AD600?
 
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For really short flash durations, any IGBT-controlled flash is what's needed. For water droplets and close-up stuff, a speedlight is probably favourite as they have ample power at close distance.

Paul C Buff Einsteins are available as an Interfit Badger over here https://uk.interfitphotographic.com/product/badger-unleashed-250w-strobe-head/ I've not tried it, though there are plenty of other options now, notably Godox, and I'd personally be looking at the AD200, AD400-Pro or AD600-Pro if it's battery convenience you're after. In a flash unit's spec sheet, if you see a flash duration of 1/10000sec or less, or High Speed Sync, or TTL-metering mentioned, then it's IGBT controlled.
 
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For really short flash durations, any IGBT-controlled flash is what's needed. For water droplets and close-up stuff, a speedlight is probably favourite as they have ample power at close distance.

Paul C Buff Einsteins are available as an Interfit Badger over here https://uk.interfitphotographic.com/product/badger-unleashed-250w-strobe-head/ I've not tried it, though there are plenty of other options now, notably Godox, and I'd personally be looking at the AD200, AD400-Pro or AD600-Pro if it's battery convenience you're after. In a flash unit's spec sheet, if you see a flash duration of 1/10000sec or less, or High Speed Sync, or TTL-metering mentioned, then it's IGBT controlled.

Thanks for the advice.

As much as I like the AD400 and 600 Pros, I already have an AD600, I'm not really keen on them as I need to buy separate extension heads in order to mount them with large modifiers otherwise they are too heavy for boom arms.
I also I do not want to rely on the batteries in studio and having to charge them every session, I have already had two batteries die on me and they are not cheap to replace. Work around is getting the AC adapter but then the price for each unit goes up considerably, extension head + AC adapter, an extra £230 per head so pretty much £1000 per unit in total.
 
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