The Impact Digital Monolight 300W/s (120VAC) as part of the VSD Series of monolights is proof that a 300 watt/second monolight does not need to be expensive. The VSD300 provides enough stored power to easily light a portrait or small still-life setup. It has features found on monolights that cost twice as much.
This monolight has a digital readout coupled with its four-stop power variator. It accepts Bowens monolight reflectors and head accessories. The VSD300 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 VSD300 is available as part of several complete lighting kits. A slightly more powerful version of this light is the VSD400.
|Guide Number||182 in feet, @ ISO 100|
|Recycle Time||2 sec @ full power|
1/800s @ full power
1/1800s @ lowest power
|Flash Variability||Full to 1/8 power in 1/10 stop increments|
|User Replaceable Flashtube||Yes|
|Modeling Light Wattage||100|
|Voltage Stabilization||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Flash Ready Indicator||LED on test button|
|Operating Voltage||110-120VAC, 60Hz|
|Built-in Slave Cell||Yes, 10 m range|
|Auto Dump||Yes - limited - strobe fires automatically as power is turned down|
|Dimensions||11.6 x 8.5 x 6" (29.5 x 21.6 x 15.2 cm) with 6" reflector|
|Weight||3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)|