Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight

Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight

Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight

B&H # IMASX400 MFR # AS-X-400
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Product Highlights

  • 400Ws, 150W Modeling Lamp
  • Recycling: 0.4 Sec. @ Full Power
  • 6 Stop Variable Power Range
  • S-Type Reflector Mount
  • Includes Grid Reflector, Sync Cord
  • LCD Readout, Fan-Cooled
  • Mount has Adjustable Center of Gravity
  • Integrated Handle, 110 VAC, 60 Hz
  • User Replaceable Flash Tube
  • Intuitive Controls
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Impact AS-X-400 overview

  • 1Description

When describing the aptly-named 400Ws Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight from Impact the operative word is speed. The light is designed so you'll never miss a shot while waiting for it to recycle. Recycling time is a fast 0.4 seconds at full power, flash duration is an impressive 1/5,000 of a second, and continuous shooting speed can reach a rapid-fire 10 frames per second. This strong emphasis on speed makes the Astral Extreme a smart choice for fashion and event shooting and since it's fast enough to capture almost any movement at its peak, it's ideal for high-speed photography. You can even bring the Astral Extreme on location, powering it from a generator or inverter if there's no AC power available.

Easy might be the next way to describe AS-X-400. Adjustments are easily made on the light's back panel which incorporates a carry handle. Soft push buttons control the modeling light, ready beep, and optical slave on/off function. The slave allows you set Instant-Fire or Skip Pre-flash modes and trigger the flash head at distances up to 33'. You can also hard wire the AS-X-400 to your camera via the included 1/4" phono sync cord, or easier still, use an optional wireless radio system such as Impact's ControlSync 16 to trigger the flash from up to 150' away and remotely control its power, modeling and audible alert.

The Astral Extreme's power level, which is adjustable in 1/10 stops over a 6 stop range is displayed on an easy-to-read LCD screen. Both power and modeling lamp intensity are adjustable via simple knobs. The 150W modeling light dims when the flash is triggered while a switchable beep indicates full recycling.

A handy feature of the AS-X-400 is the adjustable mounting bracket that allows you to find the center of gravity for better balance when using heavy front accessories such as large softboxes. A built-in receiver can support umbrella shafts up to 8mm and umbrellas up to 7' in diameter. The speedring/reflector mount is S-type, providing you with a wide range of choices, not only from Impact but from the many manufacturers who have standardized on this mount. Impact includes a reflector that accepts 7" grids.

Benefits and Attributes
  • Ultra-fast 0.4 sec. recycle time at full power means you'll never miss a shot while waiting for your light to recycle
  • Speedy 1/5,000 sec. flash duration and 10 fps continuous shooting speed make this monolight great for event work as well as high-speed photography
  • Flash power output is up to 400Ws, with precise output control in 0.1 stop increments over a 6 stop range
  • Built-in 8mm umbrella mount and S-type bayonet mount allow you to attach light-modifiers like umbrellas, softboxes, and beauty dishes to customize and shape your light
  • Fan-cooling system, heat sinks, and speed-dedicated internal components prevent overheating when shooting at high speeds
  • UPC: 847628575707
    In the Box
    Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight
  • Flash Tube
  • Modeling Lamp
  • Protective Glass Dome
  • Transport Cover
  • Grid Reflector (7")
  • Power Cord
  • PC Sync to 1/4˝ Phono Cord
  • Spare Fuse
  • User Manual
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Impact AS-X-400 specs

    Maximum Power 400 Ws
    Recycle Time 0.4 Sec. @ full power
    Flash Duration 1/5,000 to 1/8,000 Sec.
    Power Control 6.0 Stop range: 1.0 to 6.0 in 0.1 stop increments
    Guide Number 213' (65 m) @ ISO 100
    Color Temperature 5,600 K +/-100 K
    Modeling Light Quartz halogen: 150 W (E 27 base)
    Flash Ready Indicator Switchable audio
    Operating Voltage 110 VAC, 60 Hz
    Built-in Slave Cell Optical, optional radio slave
    Circuit Protection 8 A fuse
    Accessory Mounting Bowens S-Type
    Mount 5/8" (16 mm) stand mount and 8.0 mm umbrella mount
    Triggering Test button, sync cord, optical slave, wireless remote port
    Sync Socket 1/4" (6.35 mm) Phono
    Fan Cooled Yes
    Dimensions 16.1 x 5.5 × 5.5" (41 x 14 x 14 cm) Without reflector
    Reflector: 7.0" (17.8 cm)
    Weight 7.15 lb (3.24 kg) Including reflector, flash tube and modeling lamp
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.7 x 10.9 x 8.6"

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