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Impact Two Monolight Softbox Kit (120VAC)

B&H # IMVSD1602SK Mfr # VSD160-2KIII
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Price: $555.70
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Product Highlights
  • 320 Total Watt/Seconds
  • 2- 160 Watt/Second Monolights
  • Reflectors, 2- 24x32" Softboxes
  • Sync Cord, Light Stands
This is the Impact Two Monolight Softbox Kit (120VAC). Each basic monolight in this kit has a digital readout coupled with its four-stop power variator. It accepts Bowens monolight reflectors and head accessories. The VSD160 has cushioned touch-pad function control buttons. Power is adjustable in 1/10 stop increments, from full to 1/8 power. Its model light intensity may be controlled coupled to, or independent from the strobe power levels you select.

The Impact VSD160 is a good unit for occasional use by a hobbyist, or beginning professional. It is a good choice for building a system - its built-in optical slave fires the flash without wires, from the light of any other flash system. Its flashtube is good for tens of thousands of pops, and is replaceable.

This two monolight kit includes air cushioned light stands, 43" white umbrellas, and sync cord (Mini plug to PC).

Kit Items
    2 x Softbox - 24 x 32" (61 x 80cm)
  • 4 x Flex Rods
  • Interior Baffle
  • 1 f/stop front diffusion cloth with Touch Fastener
  • Mounting Ring for Impact or Bowens Monolights (except 100EX)
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty


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ImpactTwo Monolight Softbox Kit (120VAC)
 
3.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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      4.0

      Decent

      By Ray

      from Northfield, NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact Two Monolight Softbox Kit (120VAC):

        The heads work pretty good, not super strong but definitely adequate. The mount onto the stand really has to be tightened hard, which I hope won't strip them over time, otherwise the head will tilt downwards. The soft boxes are nice, and seem pretty sturdy. The stands aren't the best, they didn't really stay put with the weight of the strobe (which really isn't that much). I would say overall for the price, and the soft boxes alone, it's a good deal.

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        4.0

        Not bad, worth the price

        By DAPhoto

        from Detroit, MI

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Special Events

            Comments about Impact Two Monolight Softbox Kit (120VAC):

            I bought this kit as a hobbyist who wanted to start working with studio lighting and I've been impressed so far with my findings. For portraits and product photography, the 160 wattseconds are more than enough and I especially enjoy the nice rectangular softboxes and the Bowens mount. Flash recycle was good, around 2-3 seconds for most power levels. There are, however, a few small detractors. The PC sync cords are rubbish, you'll be better off getting another two. Also, the stands are a bit iffy. Good when it comes to holding the lights, but I would watch out/sandbag them when raising things up high. There's the beeping noise which, after a while doesn't become much of a problem at all and, a weak modeling light which I've remedied by cranking the thing all the way up and setting my flash power independently. All in all, for the price you're going to pay for these the softboxes are great and the lights have performed flawlessly (sans some PC cord shenanigans.) Great buy if you're a dedicated hobbyist or enthusiast and you can get over the niggling little details.

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            4.0

            No problems

            By Josh

            from Union, KY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Comments about Impact Two Monolight Softbox Kit (120VAC):

                  I have had this set for around 2 months now. I have had no problems at all. The only complaint and the only reason for four stars is the difficulty in putting together the softboxes. It is extremely tight to get put together. Other than that the stands seem fine and the lights are easy to use once you understand the settings.

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                  1.0

                  Terrible Terrible Terrible

                  By eat apples

                  from West LA

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                  Comments about Impact Two Monolight Softbox Kit (120VAC):

                  I urge everyone DO NOT BUY. The quality is extremely cheap and poorly build. I purchased 3 and have had consistent problems will each one. They can’t support the weight of a medium softbox, numbers in the back will blink on and off, screws are striped and falling off, they make loud beeping noises every time you change a setting. Why are you still considering buying one?????

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                  4.0

                  Very decent quality, very good price

                  By Camut

                  from Caracas, Venezuela

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy assembly
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Economic
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

                    Comments about Impact Two Monolight Softbox Kit (120VAC):

                    Light & reliable.
                    Is not for the ultimate pro shooting, but it is very decent for portraits and small events. It's very portable and easy to set up.
                    Build is decent, stands are up to the task and for the price I could not ask for more.
                    Works every time.

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