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Norman 400 Watt/Second Portable Battery Assembly Kit - Includes: LH52K UV Flash Head, 5" Reflector, 2 Batteries, Super Charger, Cable, Strap

B&H # NO400BK Mfr # 810809
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You Pay: $1,449.00

The Norman P400B Portable Battery Assembly is one of the most popular 400 w/s flash power supplies on today's wedding/location photography market. Its all-aluminum housing is rugged and compact. It can be worn either over-the-shoulder with the included shoulder strap, or around the waist. Delivering a guide number of 163 @ full power, the 400B can also be dialed down to 50 w/s.

The LH52K flash head is the basic light head from Norman. It features a power cord, flashtube, and standard reflector. It is designed to fit onto any flash bracket, light stand or tripod by using its 1/4"-20 threaded socket on the bottom of the lamphead.

No-Memory Battery
The "Super Battery" has no memory and the super charger provides a more complete charge without heating the battery, thus increasing performance and battery life.
Four F-Stop Range
Power pack switches between 50 w/s, 100, 200, and 400 w/s.
Fast Recycling
The Power Supply recycles in 3 seconds @ maximum power.
Easily Replaceable Flashtube
No tools are required to replace the UV coated flashtube
Re-Designed Cord
The lamphead features a 5' coiled cord with vinyl jacket that won't crack or split.
Power Pack
Maximum Watt/Seconds 400
Guide Number 163 @ 10', ISO 100
Recycle Time 3 seconds @ full power
1.5 seconds @ 1/2
.8 sec. @ 1/4
.3 second @ 1/8 power
Distribution 1 Outlet
Flash Ready Indicator Ready Light on Lamphead
Built-in Slave Cell No
Auto Dump No
Fan Cooled No
Number of Flashes @ Full Power 190 +
Dimensions 10.5 x 5.25 x 3.25" (26.6 x 13.4 x 8.25 cm)
Weight 6 lb (1.72 kg)
Flash Head
Maximum Watt/Seconds 400
Replaceable Flashtube Yes (FT400)
Modeling Light No
Built-in Slave Cell No
Changeable Reflector Yes
Cable 5' Coiled
Dimensions 5 x 5" (12.7 x 12.7 cm) with standard 5" reflector
Weight 1.25 lb (0.6 kg) with 5" reflector
Battery Charge Time 2.5 hrs each battery
Operating Voltage 120-230V AC
Weight 4 lb (1.8 kg)
Dimensions Not applicable
Weight 12.75 lb (5.8 kg)
Norman 400 Watt/Second Portable Battery Assembly Kit - Includes: LH52K UV Flash Head, 5" Reflector, 2 Batteries, Super Charger, Cable, Strap
  • Basic UV Lamphead with Coiled Cord
  • 810701 5 Inch Standard Reflector
  • NO400B
  • 2 x 812863 NiCad Battery for P400B
  • 810860 Super Dual Charger with R5003 Cable
  • Contour Shoulder Strap
  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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    Simple and Reliable

    By hjoseph

    from Washington DC

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    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful
    • Quality lighting


    • Heavy
    • Lacks Features

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Norman 400 W/S Portable Battery Assembly Kit:

    These work great for outdoors and weddings. The battery is a little heavy but the lamp makes up for it because it is so light and compact. The batteries charge in about 2 hours and you are ready to go. I use these as an extra light when shooting large groups, or formal portraits. The quality of the light is so much better than regular speed lights. There are no complicated bells and whistles and computer generated aids to help you light a subject so you need to know your guide numbers and F-stops. This is old-school lighting not ETTL or Automatic features. However, you can get a small sticker to tape on your flash head that gives you the range based on aperture/ISO and distance from Norman, or make one yourself. I have other portable flash units but this is as close as you can get to Studio lighting hands down.

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    I would buy this again

    By photographer1

    from Wapakoneta, Ohio

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        Comments about Norman 400 W/S Portable Battery Assembly Kit:

        We use it primarily for sports photos indoor and outdoor. We like the simplicity of the it. Have tried other flashes and batteries and they are much more complicated.

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