Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash

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Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash
Key Features
  • Bare Bulb Design with 360Ws Output
  • Guide Number: 262' at ISO 100
  • Coverage: 28mm with Reflector
  • Optical Slave Mode with 33' Range
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Featuring a bare-bulb design and an output of 360Ws, the Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash is a specialized shoe-mount flash unit that offers users a quality of light similar to studio strobes in a compact, portable package. The bare bulb design provides a full 360° specular light and is able to work with a variety of optional light modifiers, such as an umbrella mount, colored filters, and grids for creating distinct lighting effects.
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Bolt VB-22 Overview

Featuring a bare-bulb design and an output of 360Ws, the Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash is a specialized shoe-mount flash unit that offers users a quality of light similar to studio strobes in a compact, portable package. The bare bulb design provides a full 360° specular light and is able to work with a variety of optional light modifiers, such as an umbrella mount, colored filters, and grids for creating distinct lighting effects.

The unit features a powerful guide number of 262' at ISO 100 and covers about 28mm when used with the included reflector. The flash can also be used as an optical slave at a range of up to 33'. This mode has two settings to control whether to trigger the flash immediately when the master is fired or to ignore a single preflash.

The VB-22 flash also features a stroboscopic, or repeat, mode that allows the unit to fire multiple flashes in a row, meaning users can capture multiple images of a subject in a single exposure. The locking head can rotate 135° right and 180° left as well as tilt from -15 to 90° for added control and versatility. Additionally, the unit is fully manual and offers power settings from 1/1 to 1/128. The flash does require power from an optional external power pack which will provide a recycle time of approximately 0.1 to 5.2 seconds. It comes with a retaining ring, diffuser, reflector, power cable, protective pouch, a stand/tripod mount, a stand mounting foot, and a shoe mounting foot.

Interchangeable shoe and stand mounts that allow more secure attachment to either a light stand, tripod, or shoe
Manual AF-assist light for focusing in low-light situations
1.75" backlit LCD display
Power settings from 1/1 to 1/128 in 1/3 EV steps
Flash duration of 1/300 to 1/10,000 second
Can accept multiple accessories to adjust light quality
Can be triggered via hot shoe, PC sync cord, 3.5mm cable, as an optical slave, or with a dedicated remote control
UPC: 847628577268

Bolt VB-22 Specs

Flash Head
Guide Number262' / 79.86 m at ISO 100
Coverage28 mm (with Reflector)
Bounce Head-15 to +90°
Swivel Head315°
Flash Duration1/300 to 1/10000 Second
Recycle TimeApprox. 0.1 to 5.2 Seconds
Secondary IlluminationNone
Exposure Control
Exposure ControlManual
Flash ModesStroboscopic
Power Range1/1 to 1/128 (Manual)
Flash CompensationNone
Wireless
Wireless OperationOptical Pulse (Manual)
Up to 33' / 10.06 m
Remote Timing ModesInstant Sync
Skip Preflash
Power
Internal PowerNone
External Power Pack CompatibleYes
General
MountShoe
Off-Camera Terminal3.5 mm, PC, Proprietary
Dimensions (W x H x D)7.9 x 3.7 x 3" / 200 x 93 x 75 mm
Weight2.09 lb / 0.95 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.2 x 10.4 x 6.2"
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I did some digging and found the following... 1. The Godox XTR-16 uses a USB connector to mate with whatever flash it's being used with. 2. The Bolt VB-22 has a USB port for external receivers. I'm going to _assume_ these will communicate with each other; they'll fit together for sure. I'm going to be buying a few of these VB-22 kits despite already owning some Godox equipment. At a minimum incompatible equipment can be synced optically, even old stuff with that ability.
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Does the VB22 have high speed sync?

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Asked by: Brian
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Will This work with Quantum turbo battery?

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Will this work with PP 1000?

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