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Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash Kit with PP-500DR Pack and Battery

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Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash Kit with PP-500DR Pack and Battery
Key Features
  • Bare Bulb Design with 360Ws Output
  • Guide Number: 262' at ISO 100
  • Coverage: 28mm with Reflector
  • Optical Slave Mode with 33' Range
Featuring a bare-bulb design and an output of 360Ws, the Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash Kit with PP-500DR Pack and Battery from B&H 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 Kit with PP-500DR Pack and Battery from B&H 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 VB-22 comes with a retaining ring, diffuser, reflector, power cable, protective pouch, a stand/tripod mount, a stand mounting foot, and a shoe mounting foot.

Working with the included PP-500DR Pack Dual Outlet Power Pack the VB-22 has a very fast full power recycling time of just 1 second! The power pack has two outlets for powering two flashes simultaneously and works with most flash units featuring HV power ports. Also, the PP-500DR's flash cable ports can be locked once the cable is attached, making the connection extra secure. This pack is powered by a rechargeable battery and has 4 LEDs for determining charge. Additionally, it has a belt clip and comes with a shoulder strap.

Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash

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 PP-500DR Dual-Outlet Power Pack with Removable Battery

The PP-500DR Dual-Outlet Power Pack with Removable Battery from Bolt is an interchangeable battery system that is compatible with most on-camera flashes such as Nikon, Canon, Sony, Bolt, Sunpak, Vivitar, Metz, and other popular flashes. The dual outlets on the pack enable you to use two on-camera flashes at the same time, and the outlets have locking connectors to secure the power cables and prevent them from falling out. The portable lithium-ion battery is rechargeable via the included AC adapter, which takes approximately 4.5 hours to fully charge.

At full capacity, the battery supplies up to 2700 flashes at full power while you keep watch of the battery's life through the meter display. The battery recycles between flashes as fast as one second, so you never miss a shot. A 1A USB charging port is supplied to charge other small electronic devices like a smartphone. A belt clip and shoulder strap are also included, which gives you plenty of carrying options.

Flash Compatibility

Nikon, Canon, Sony, Bolt, Sunpak, Vivitar, Metz, and flashes with HV port.

Battery Compatibility

Bolt PP-5800BP and Bolt PP-400BP battery packs.

Portable Power

The battery provides up to 2700 flashes at full power.

Dual Outlets

The portable battery provides two outlets to connect two on-camera flashes at the same time.

Recycling Times

The PP-500DR provides fast recycle times as short as one second.

Interchangeable Battery System

Switch out your battery pack and continue shooting when you run out of power with the Cyclone DR PP-500DR Power Pack.

Rechargeable

With the included AC adapter, the battery recharges in approximately 4.5 hours.

USB Charging Port

Charge other small electronic devices like a smartphone through the built-in USB charging port that provides 1A of output power.

Battery Meter Display

Keep track of the power pack's battery life via the meter display.
UPC: 847628013681

Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash 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"

Bolt PP-500DR Dual-Outlet Power Pack with Removable Battery Specs

General
ChemistryLithium-Ion
Capacity5800 mAh
Carrying OptionsBelt Clip, Strap Lugs
Charging Time4.5 Hours
Dual Flash CapabilityYes
Battery Type1 x PP-5800BP
Recycle Time1 Sec (Full Power)
Number of Flashes2700
Connector TypeProprietary
Output Ports2 x Flash Power Socket
1 x USB Type-A
Maximum Output Voltage11.1 VDC
Dimensions (W x H x D)6.3 x 1.6 x 4.3" / 160.02 x 40.64 x 109.22 mm
Weight19.4 oz / 550 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.33 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.5 x 8.3 x 2.7"

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