Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight

Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 2-Monolight Kit

Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 2-Monolight Kit

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Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 2-Monolight Kit

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Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 2-Monolight Kit Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 10 Impact Light Kit Bag #2 (34 x 13.5 x 12") Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45"

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  • 2x 400Ws, 150W Modeling Lamp
  • 2x Air-Cushioned 10' Light Stands
  • 2x 45" Convertible Umbrellas
  • 1x Soft Padded Carrying Case
  • Recycling: 0.4 Sec. @ Full Power
  • 6 Stop Variable Power, 110 VAC, 60Hz
  • S-Type Reflector Mount
  • Includes Grid Reflector, Sync Cord
  • LCD Readout, Fan-Cooled
  • Mount has Adjustable Center of Gravity
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  • 1Description

This Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 2-Monolight Kit was put together by B&H to allow photographers to take the lights' studio quality of light and high speed features on the road. The kit includes 2 AS-X-400 monolights, each with a flash tube, 150W modeling lamp, power cord, sync cord, 7" reflector, black/white convertible umbrella and 10' air-cushioned light stand, and a soft-sided, padded system bag.

When describing the aptly-named 400Ws Astral Extreme 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 light 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, giving you 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.

  • 2 x Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight

    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
  • 2 x Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 10')

    This Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand is a black anodized aluminum support that rises to a height of 10' and folds down to 33.5" for storage and transport. The stand will handle up to 8.5 lb and is topped with a 5/8" stud with 1/4"-20 threads. It has a wide footprint of 38" for greater stability. Air cushioning gently lowers the light when making height adjustments to protect equipment and fingers.

    Air-Cushioned
    Protects equipment and fingers from damage
    Compact Design
    Will fit easily into most location cases
    Accepts Casters
    For easy positioning of lights
    UPC: 847628030626
  • Impact Light Kit Bag #2 (34 x 13.5 x 12")

    The black Light Kit Bag #2 (34 x 13.5 x 12") from Impact makes transporting your lighting kit easy and secure. The bag is designed to hold three monolights along with their reflectors (such as Impact VC500LR), four stands, boom, umbrellas, cables and other support gear but can also be used to hold other lighting equipment instead. You'll have plenty of room to take along enough lighting gear for a portrait session - all packed in an organized and accessible way. A touch fastened divider tray separates the stands, boom and umbrellas from the lights preventing them from bumping together and causing scratches or damage. For additional smaller equipment such as cables and small accessories, there are three interior 10.5 x 8.0" zippered mesh pockets.

    The bag is made from soft, padded water-resistant nylon and contains six movable touch fastened interior dividers (6 large, 2 small) that will permit you to configure the bag to accommodate the gear you need that day. The Light Kit Bag is carried by its two 2" wide overlapping top carry handles that can easily be extended into dual shoulder straps. The contents are accessed via dual zippers that when placed together will accept a user-supplied lock. For even more protection, the bottom of the bag contains three rubber feet for when the bag is placed on the ground. And the bag folds down to a quarter of its height for convenient storage and easy setup. Whether for storage or transport, the Impact Light Kit Bag will serve both pro or amateur well.

    The soft padded carry case is designed to hold three monolights with reflectors, four light stands, umbrellas, cables and other accessories
    The interior has six movable, touch fastened dividers that permit you to configure the bag to suit your needs; dividers consist of six large and two smaller styles
    2" (5.1 cm) wide overlapping dual carry handles that convert to a shoulder strap
    Interior has three zippered 10.5 x 8.0" mesh pockets (26.7 x 20.3 cm)
    Touch fastened protective nylon tray separates light stands and umbrellas from monolights
    Water-resistant padded nylon construction
    Folds down to less then 4" for convenient storage and easy setup
    Dual zippered opening; accepts user-supplied lock
    UPC: 847628030619
  • 2 x Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45"

    This is an Impact 45" white satin umbrella with removable black backing. Umbrellas soften, broaden, and diminish the light output of any flash light source. Umbrellas with a white interior will soften and weaken light more than an umbrella with a silver lining. A white umbrella without a black backing may also be used as a makeshift softbox, although the use of the light will not be as efficient as with a softbox.

    Choosing umbrella size is determined by the size of the subject, and the strength of the light supply being used. Choosing an umbrella surface is as subjective as choosing a paint and brush.

    This size is perfect for a 1 - 2 person half-length portrait, or a 3x4 ft product setup.

    Backing may be removed half way, providing a unique combination of light bounced from different surfaces.
    UPC: 847628013308
In the Box
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • 2 x Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight
    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
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.7 x 10.9 x 8.6"
  • 2 x Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 10')
    Maximum Load 8.5 lb (3.8 kg)
    Maximum Height 121.5" (308.6 cm)
    Minimum Height 40.5" (102.9 cm)
    Closed Length 33.5" (85 cm)
    Footprint Diameter 38" (96.5 cm)
    Leg Tip 0.8" (20 mm)
    Attachment Size 5/8" (16 mm) stud with 1/4"-20 male threads
    Accepts Wheels Yes, casters
    Air Cushioned Yes
    Weight 2.4 lb (1.1 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 34.0 x 3.0 x 3.0"
  • Impact Light Kit Bag #2 (34 x 13.5 x 12")
    Material Soft, padded, water-resistant nylon exterior
    Type of Closure Dual zippers that will accept user-supplied lock
    Exterior Dimensions 34.5 x 14 x 13" (87.6 x 35.6 x 33 cm)
    Interior Dimensions 34 x 13.5 x 12" (86.4 x 34.3 x 30.5 cm)
    Folded Dimensions 3.5 x 34.5 x 13ʺ (9 × 87.6 × 33 cm)
    Carrying/Transport Options Overlapping, 2.0" (5.1 cm) wide dual carry handles that readily convert to shoulder straps
    Weight 5.75 lb (2.6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.0 x 14.0 x 12.5"
  • 2 x Impact Convertible Umbrella - White Satin with Removable Black Backing - 45"
    Open Diameter 45" (114 cm)
    Closed Length 29.8" (75.5 cm)
    Shaft Diameter 8 mm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.0 x 2.6 x 1.4"
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