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Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC)

B&H # IMEX100AK MFR # EX100A-KI
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Value: $32.95

Product Highlights

  • 100W/s
  • Includes 24x24" Softbox

You Pay: $139.95

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The Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC) is an economical 100 watt/second monolight with modeling light and power variator. This kit includes a softbox with mounting ring, to soften the light output.

The 24 x 24" included softbox has a silver interior for crisper highlights.
Sync Cord with Monoplug to PC included
Line sync voltage is only 4.3VDC -- safe for any camera's circuitry
Maximum Watt/Seconds 100
Guide Number f/8 @ 10' @ ISO 100, with reflector
Recycle Time 3 sec @ full power
Flash Duration 1/1500 sec @ min power
1/1000 sec @ full power
Flash Variability Full to 1/8 power
User Replaceable Flashtube Yes
Changeable Reflector Yes
Modeling Light Wattage 60
Voltage Stabilization No
Flash Ready Indicator LED on test button
Operating Voltage 120VAC, 50/60 Hz
Built-in Slave Cell Yes
Circuit Protection Fuse
Fan Cooled No
Auto Dump No
Dimensions 9.5 x 7.75 x 5" LxHxW (without reflector)
Weight 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Kit Weight 8 lb (3.6 kg)
Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC)
  • 24 x 24" Softbox
  • 7" Reflector
  • Flashtube for EX 100 Monolight
  • Dedicated EX100A Speedring
  • 60W Modeling Lamp
  • Mini to PC Synch Cord
  • Spare Fuse
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Included Free

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    ImpactOne Monolight Kit (120VAC)
     
    4.5

    (based on 128 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (73)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (45)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (54)
    • Lightweight (49)
    • Easy to use (35)
    • Good color value (32)
    • Good power output (29)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (6)
    • Weak (6)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (61)
    • Indoors (57)
    • General purpose (43)
    • Studio (27)
    • Low light (26)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (38), Photo enthusiast (18), Semi-professional (17), Pro photographer (12), Enthusiast (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (84)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect Starter Strobe

    B&H customer support helped with all my questions about this product when purchasing it. They also offered support on how to set up and use the strobe. The strobe was easy to...Read complete review

    B&H customer support helped with all my questions about this product when purchasing it. They also offered support on how to set up and use the strobe. The strobe was easy to use with my Canon 40D right out of the box so no phone call was necessary. Using the strobe and soft box help eliminate all the hard shadows when taken pictures of my pets. Now I can use my 430EX as a fill-in flash. Strobe performs exactly the way I was hoping, and I will be looking into remote fire capabilities in the future.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good while it lasted

    I've had this set for about two years, and it's gotten occasional use -- meaning I used it maybe once a month, and each use saw 200-400 firings.

    The light...Read complete review

    I've had this set for about two years, and it's gotten occasional use -- meaning I used it maybe once a month, and each use saw 200-400 firings.

    The light stand included is pretty good, the softbox is OK (hard to set up, and I could never get mine to seem *perfectly* put together). The flash itself was pretty great, it gave off great light and was very reliable. Wish it had a way to turn off the slave, but overall I was pretty happy with it.

    Then I was shooting a friend's maternity photos last weekend, and the flash committed suicide. The bulb didn't blow -- in fact, I still have the original bulb. But something internally popped, very loudly, and the unit visibly put off quite a bit of smoke. And now when I shake it there's stuff rattling around inside, no doubt the shreds of whatever exploded inside. I'll probably dissect it out of curiosity, and who knows, maybe it's fixable.

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    4.0

    Impact Strikes again

    By thebartalk'r

    from Citrus Springs, Florida

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Too Diffused
    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Night Time
    • Portraits
    • Small Studio Space

    Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

    Having recently ordered by mistake, a set of small wattage strobes(100WS) by Impact with two very nicely designed soft-boxes with an umbrella included. The rest of the kit consisted of two very sturdy stands. I was expecting Impacts quality in lighting to be present, but what I found instead simply amazed me. In an xtra-small studio space, such as I am plagued with at present, I figured the lower WS-rating may work in my favor. I saved money, and over-kill on the pwoer to correctly light a scene.
    The Impact EX-100A Monolights went through their paces like a big-time pro. They supplied plenty of light,and stopping power for moving objects. using only the flash-ring and a 60watt bulb and soft-box set up. Only one other light was included in this shoot. An Impact continuous light/250W bulb main light.

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    5.0

    Great for starters

    By Dee from Philly

    from Philadelphia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

      setting up the softbox is a little bit of a challenge, after a few time your get the hand of it...

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      • No

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      5.0

      Exactly what I was looking for

      By Cat

      from Montreal, Canada

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

          Fast shipping. Everything was in order. Great product.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Bargain at twice the price

          By Jarsh

          from Nashville

          Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

          I am an amateur photog and didn't expect much out of these. I already had what I thought was a basic kit now I realize my previus kits were toys. These are a bargain at twice the price when you consider what all they include! The lights are lightweight and plastic but fire quickly and often. The stands are heavy and seem to be made well. If you want a great product give these a try.

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          5.0

          Solid product for the price

          By Mo

          from Beckley, WV

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Good Power For The Money
          • Solid Build

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

            These monolights are actually a bit more solidly manufactured than I thought they would be for the price. A few trial shots demonstrated to me that these units will do exactly as I expected. I haven't had the opportunity to field theses yet, but based on my tests, I think they will perform admirably. The softbox that came with the unit was actually easier to set up than I assumed it would be and produces a well-shaped light pattern. The real test will be time: how will they be doing a year or two from now. Stay tuned.

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            5.0

            Great purchase

            By Subaru Lou

            from Summit, NJ

            Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

            I wanted to upgrade our very basic flashes/slaves that did not have any adjustments and took several seconds to recharge. This monolight and soft box are great. 1/320 is as fast as I was able to use it but the adjustability is fantastic for still life and portraits. Easy set up and a protective cover for the strobe and modeling light make this set my new favorite piece of equipment. Recharge is almost instant and I was pleasantly surprised by how many incremental adjustments there are for output. Chord to camera is nice and long too. A bargain all around!

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            4.0

            Good basic kit

            By Buzzbeat

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Loses Charge Quickly

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Portraits

            Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

            Used this to shoot about 25 company headshots and it performed well. The boom stand and light however didn't provide much value - the arm didn't lock and hold when fully extended and a sandbag is definitely needed. I had to rig it in order to get 3-pt right.

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            5.0

            Gets the job done

            By David L

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

              I am a landscape photographer. I was recently commissioned to do some executive head shots... but I did not have any lights. I typically volunteer with a professional commercial photographer to do head shots so I am used to using the best equipment in the business. This is most definitely not that level and is much more flimsy than his equipment. But for the price this product is amazing! Besides the 'weight' being much lighter than the next level equipment, the features are actually more than I had expected from a light kit of this price. I am a pleasantly surprised and happy customer!

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              5.0

              what a great first mono strobe set up

              By bald_butcher

              from mn

              Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

              This was my first mono strobe. I was hesitant to jump in with all the more expensive lights out there, and was not sure what expect with this very affordable started set. Boy am I happy I took the plunge! There is really nothing bad to say about this! I even bought a second after I used this a couple times...and what a difference it made I'm my photos. If your thinking about trying monostrobe flash...this the product for you. Buy it!

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              4.0

              Does a very nice job for the money

              By Phil

              from Baltimore

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice Light Output

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

                I don't do a lot of portrait work, so I didn't want to pay top dollar for monolights. But, I was surprised at how nice these lights are. They provide a nice soft light and adjusting the lighting levels is a snap.I'm using wireless sync adapters with them, but they worked well without them. The only negative I have is that the softbox is a little hard to assemble and mount.

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                5.0

                Love them!

                By Girl With Camera Tattoo

                from Victorville, Ca

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

                  I recently shot a maternity session and they worked great! I was worried, them being only 100 watts, that they wouldn't light my subject the greatest but they were perfect! Im glad I bought them!

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                  5.0

                  Love it!! Thanks for the suggestion.

                  By Adri

                  from Miami Beach, Fl.

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

                    Great kit. Complete with all you need for on the go photography.

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                    5.0

                    powerful little light!

                    By Crow

                    from Grand Rapids, MI

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

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                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

                          I use the light for portraits and it's great! Plenty of power, compact. The softbox is sturdy and easy to attach. I've also tried it with an umbrella. A great value for the money. I'd recommend it highly, esp. as a starter kit.

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                          5.0

                          A Good Value

                          By Jerry

                          from Sarasota, florida

                          Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

                          I received the Monolights as a gift and am very pleased with their quality. They seem well made, are more than adequately powered, and very easy to use. I couldn't be more satisfied.

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                          5.0

                          Awesome value

                          By Ash

                          from Philadelphia, PA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

                                These lights are a great value for the money. Easy to put together for anyone that knows what they're doing. Also they sync cord isn't needed as they slave to any on camera flash.

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                                4.0

                                Great value for an amateur.

                                By efthemios

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Securely
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

                                  So far, so good with this monolight. The slave works great and it is plenty powerful for portraits. I bought this to learn some lighting techniques and I think it is an excellent value.

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                                  5.0

                                  great!

                                  By mike

                                  from new york ny

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

                                  great product!!

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Value but need to correct WB

                                  By thebuckeye

                                  from Columbus, OH

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors

                                    Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

                                    I bought two sets of this kit for my product photo table. the price is good, and the quality is much better than what I thought before got the real product.
                                    with a camera setup of f16, ISO100, I only need around 1/4 of the full output power. It cycles immediately after a shot.
                                    The soft box and stand are also made of a quality better than what I expected.
                                    In conclusion, this is a value product. It does not cost your arms and legs to setup a small studio. I am a happy customer.
                                    The only problem I found so far is color temperature. It gives a bluish tint if white balance in a camera is set to flash. After correcting WB by using a CBL lens the color of all photos is no longer a problem.

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                                    4.0

                                    Good starter set

                                    By Photos on the go

                                    from Las Vegas, Nevada

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors
                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

                                      Product works great if fine for studio use

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                                      4.0

                                      Lighting up with pizzazz

                                      By Mary

                                      from Campbell, NY

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Powerful

                                      Cons

                                      • Runs Hot

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors
                                      • Low Light
                                      • Portraits

                                      Comments about Impact One Monolight Kit (120VAC):

                                      Great for photo shoots and usage of radio & receivers.

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