Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight

BH #IMASX400 • MFR #AS-X-400
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Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight
Key Features
  • 400Ws, 150W Modeling Lamp
  • Recycling: 0.4 Sec. @ Full Power
  • 6 Stop Variable Power Range
  • S-Type Reflector Mount
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.
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Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight

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Impact AS-X-400 Overview

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

    Impact AS-X-400 Specs

    Flash Head
    Maximum Power400 Ws
    Power Control6 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
    Guide Number213' / 65 m at ISO100
    Flash Duration1/8000 to 1/5000 Sec
    Recycle Time0.4 Sec
    Color Temperature5600K ± 100K
    Flash Ready IndicatorAudio
    Reflector7.0" / 17.8 cm Changeable
    Accessory Fitting Type8 mm Umbrella Shaft, Bowens S Type
    Modeling Light
    TypeTungsten
    Base TypeE27
    Wattage150 W
    Sync
    Sync TypeButton, Cable, Optical, Radio
    Interface1/4" Sync
    Power
    AC Input Voltage110 VAC, 60 Hz
    Circuit ProtectionFuse
    Fuse8 A
    General
    DisplayNone
    Mount5/8" / 16 mm Receptacle
    Fan CooledYes
    DimensionsH: 5.5 x W: 5.5 x L: 16.1" / H: 14.0 x W: 14.0 x L: 41.0 cm
    Weight7.15 lb / 3.24 kg, Including Flash Tube, Modeling Lamp, and Reflector
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight10.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.7 x 10.9 x 8.6"
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