Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash

Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash and Accessory Kit

Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash and Accessory Kit

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Product Highlights

  • VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash
  • Cyclone DR PP-400R Pack & Extra Battery
  • Grid and Filter Kit
  • Beauty Dish with Grid
  • Dedicated 16-Channel Wireless System
  • Wide Reflector and Umbrella Mounting Kit
  • Snoot Set
  • 15' Extension Power Cable
  • Doubler and Splitter Cables
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  • 1Description

Pairing a versatile and unique bare bulb flash with a broad array of light modifiers and power supplies, the Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash and Accessory Kit from B&H includes the on-camera strobe, power pack, extra battery, a host of light modifiers, a radio transmitter and receiver, and extension, doubler, and splitter cables.

The VB-22's bare-bulb design produces a quality of light similar to studio strobes with the added advantage of being a compact, shoe-mounted light. It has an output of 360Ws, a guide number of 262' at ISO 100, and covers lenses as wide as 28mm. The locking head design can be tilted from -15 to +90° and rotated 135° left or 180° right for greater control over positioning. Fully manually operation avails power settings from 1/1 to 1/128 and when attached to the included Cyclone DR PP-400DR Dual Outlet Power Pack, recycle times between 0.1-5.2 seconds are possible.

The included pack's dual outlet design permits powering up to two heads at the same time, and depending on the configuration, up to 1400 flashes per charge are possible. The pack includes one removable battery and this kit also includes one additional 11.1V, 4500mAh PP-400BP Cyclone DR lithium-ion battery pack. Also offering versatile power options, this kit includes a 15' extension cable for a long working range between the flash and battery; a PP-DC Doubler Cable to help cut recycle times in half by using both outlets of the pack to power the single flash; and a PP-SC Splitter Cable to permit powering two separate flashes from a single outlet of the pack. Additionally, this kit also includes the dedicated Bolt 16-channel radio transmitter and receiver kit to permit wireless triggering of the flash.

For greater control over the bare bulb flash's appearance, a series of lighting modifiers are included for fine-tuning the output of the light. A clip-on 50° grid narrows the light beam and increases the contrast and hardness of the light, and red, yellow, blue, and green colored filters can be used for creative effects. The 12" beauty dish produces a soft, yet crisp light quality and also includes a 40° grid for more control. The snoot set includes both cone and tube snoots, and both feature built-in 40° grids for tight, pinpoint lighting. Additionally, the umbrella mounting kit also enables the attachment of optional umbrellas up to 45" and includes a wide-angle reflector for a broad quality of light.

  • 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 Cyclone DR PP-400DR Dual Outlet Power Pack

    The Cyclone DR PP-400DR Dual Outlet Power Pack from Bolt features dual plugs for powering 2 flashes at the same time. It works with most on-camera flash units with high-voltage (HV) connections, including those from Nikon, Canon, Sony, Bolt, Sunpak, Quantum, Vivitar, and Metz (cables required and sold separately). The pack has a fast recycle time of approximately 1 sec and provides up to 1400 full-power flashes, depending on the flash and settings used. The Cyclone DR's flash cable ports can be locked once the cable is attached, making the connection extra secure. The unit weighs a mere 1.2 lb.

    The power pack's microcontroller unit prevents overheating via integrated software and hardware protection. The included PP-400BP Cyclone DR Battery Pack is removable, allowing you to charge it while powering the Cyclone power pack with a second identical battery (sold separately). Also supplied is a 2-prong 100-240 VAC charger for worldwide use. Four LED's indicate remaining battery charge; one light on means 25% or lower, two lights mean 25-50%, three mean 50-75%, and all four mean 75% or higher. Additionally, the Cyclone DR comes with an adjustable neoprene shoulder strap that has a non-slip rubber underside and a quick-release buckle. It attaches to the strap lug on the power pack. The Cyclone also features a built-in belt clip, as well as two rubberized feet for stability.

    UPC: 847628565715
  • Bolt Grid and Filter Kit for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes

    The Bolt Grid and Filter Kit is designed for use with the VB-series bare-bulb flash units and comes with a 50° grid for limiting light spill and increasing contrast as well as red, yellow, blue, and green filters for creating accent lighting. These accessories easily mount the flash's reflector and use the retaining ring to remain secured in place. The filters can be stacked for creating different effects.

    UPC: 847628577152
  • Bolt PP-DC Doubler Cable for Power Packs

    The Bolt PP-DC Doubler Cable allows you to plug one power cord into two 4-pin DIN HV power pack outlets. This will cut recycle time in half and ensure that the flash is ready to fire when you need it.

    Repeated high-power flashes may raise the temperature of the flash or battery unit due to the high-speed recycling. Use caution to avoid overheating and allow your flash unit to cool down periodically.

    Compatible Power Packs
    Bolt Cyclone DR PP-400DR Dual Outlet Power Pack
    UPC: 847628577213
  • Bolt PP-SC Splitter Cable for Power Packs

    The Bolt PP-SC Splitter Cable allows you to power two flashes from one 4-pin DIN HV power pack socket, such as those found on the Bolt Cyclone PP-400DR.

    Compatible Power Packs
    Bolt Cyclone PP-310 Compact Power Pack
    Bolt Cyclone DR PP-400DR Dual Outlet Power Pack
    Bolt Cyclone X PP-600 Compact Power Pack
    Any power pack that utilizes a 4-pin DIN HV port
    UPC: 847628577220
  • Bolt PP-MCX Mounting Clamp for Small Lights & Portable Power Pack

    Easily mount your power pack to a light stand or attach a multitude of other items where you need them by using the versatile PP-MCX Mounting Clamp from Bolt. The clamp opens from 0.1-1.8" for use on light stands, tables, desks, doors, and other flat surfaces and it features a belt clip slot that allows users to easily hang their power pack. On the back two 1/4"-20 threads at different angles and one 3/8"-16 thread are available for mounting lights and other accessories. To prevent damage, the clamp features a rubber coating and it has the ability to hold up to 2 lb of gear when attached to a light stand or 8 lb on a flat base.

    UPC: 847628588578
  • Bolt 15' Extension Power Cord for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes

    This 15' Extension Power Cord from Bolt is used to connect your VB-series flash to a power pack. This 15' cord provides you with a much further reach than the standard cable.

    UPC: 847628577237
  • Bolt Snoot Set for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes

    This Bolt Snoot Set is designed for use with VB-series bare-bulb flash units. It comes with cone and tube snoots, each featuring a built-in 40° grid to assist in focusing light and limiting spill. The cone-shaped snoot creates a tighter pinpoint light with rapid falloff while the tube creates a spotlight with moderate spill. Each unit is mounted via the flash's accessory mount.

    UPC: 847628577251
  • Bolt PP-400BP Cyclone DR Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (11.1 V, 4500 mAh)

    The PP-400BP Cyclone DR Lithium-Ion Battery Pack from Bolt powers their Cyclone DR PP-400DR Dual Outlet Power Pack. It has an output voltage of 11.1 V and a capacity of 4500 mAh. The battery is identical to the one included with the power pack, so you can charge one while powering the Cyclone with the other. Use the 100-240V AC charger that was supplied with your power pack.

    UPC: 847628565739
  • Bolt Beauty Dish and Grid Kit for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes

    This Bolt Beauty Dish and Grid Kit is designed for use with the VB-series bare-bulb flash units. It features a 12" diameter beauty dish that will create a soft, yet crisp light source as well as a 40° snap-in grid for increasing contrast and limiting light spill. The dish easily slips onto the flash's accessory mount and comes with a diffuser sock that uses an elastic rim to remain in place on the dish. The sock can be used with or without the grid in place.

    UPC: 847628577244
  • Bolt Umbrella Mounting Kit for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes

    This Bolt Umbrella Mounting Kit is designed to allow for the use of umbrellas up to 45" on a VB-series bare-bulb flash unit. It works with shafts up to 8mm thick and features a wide angle reflector with a pass-through mounting hole for ensuring the light will completely fill larger umbrellas. Additionally, the umbrella bracket attaches easily and securely with a thumb screw on the flash head.

    UPC: 847628577183
  • Bolt RR-16-A Remote Flash Receiver

    The RR-16-A Remote Flash Receiver from Bolt is an advanced 16 channel, 16 group radio triggering device that can fire your compatible remote flash at sync speeds up to 1/250 second at distances up to 150' as well as control its power level.

    Operating on the 433 MHz frequency and powered by the host device, the receiver, when used with its separately purchased Bolt RT-16 transmitter, can raise and lower the power of the slave flash in 1/10 or 1/3 stop increments as well as turn modeling lights and audio alerts on and off. It's also capable of turning the AF assist on or off on flash units that have this feature.

    The RR-16-A Remote Flash Receiver is compatible only with Bolt VB-11 and VB-22 bare bulb flash heads, Interfit Strobies and Flashpoint StreakLight flash heads.

    Benefits
  • Triggers flash wirelessly from up to 150'
  • Adjusts power levels remotely
  • Turns modeling lamp and audio alert on and off
  • 16 Channels and groups
  • USB powered, no batteries
  • Compatibility
  • Bolt VB-11 Bare-Bulb Flash
  • Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash
  • Interfit STR-200
  • Interfit STR-227
  • Interfit STR-226
  • Flashpoint StreakLight 180
  • Flashpoint StreakLight 360
  • UPC: 847628582637
  • Bolt Remote Transmitter for Bolt Flashes

    The Remote Transmitter from Bolt is an advanced 16-channel, 16-group radio triggering device that can fire your compatible remote flash at sync speeds up to 1/250 sec. at distances up to 150' as well as control its power level.

    Compatible with the Bolt VB-11 and VB-22 flash heads, the 433 MHz transmitter can raise and lower the power of the slave flash in 1/10 or 1/3-stop increments as well as turn modeling lights and audio alerts on and off. It's also capable of turning the AF assist on or off on flash units that have this feature. It is also compatible with Interfit Strobies flash heads. The transmitter runs on 2 AA batteries and works with the separately-purchased RR-16-A receiver which is powered by the host slave flash. The transmitter can also be used as a handheld central remote controller to adjust the settings on the lights mentioned above, even if you use a different device or method to trigger them.

    Benefits
  • Triggers flash wirelessly from up to 150'
  • Adjusts power levels remotely
  • Turns modeling lamp and audio alert on and off
  • 16 Channels and groups
  • Uses a separately purchased RR-16-A receiver
  • Compatibility
  • Bolt VB-11 Bare-Bulb Flash
  • Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash
  • Interfit STR-200
  • Interfit STR-227
  • Interfit STR-226
  • Flashpoint StreakLight 180
  • Flashpoint StreakLight 360
  • UPC: 847628582620

Bolt VB-22 specs

  • Bolt VB-22 Bare-Bulb Flash
    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 262' (79.86 m) ISO100 
    Exposure Control Manual
    Vari-Power Manual: 1/1 - 1/128
    Bounce Head Yes, -15° to +90°
    Swivel Head Yes, 315°
    Coverage 28 mm
    Zoom Head None
    Off-Camera Terminal 3.5 mm, Proprietary, PC
    Recycle Time Approximately 0.1 - 5.2 seconds
    Flash Duration 1/300 - 1/10000 sec
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Compensation None
    Slave Timing Modes Instant Sync
    Skip Preflash
    Wireless Operation None
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 7.9 x 3.7 x 3.0" / 200.0 x 93.0 x 75.0 mm
    Weight 2.09 lb / .95 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.2 x 10.4 x 6.2"
  • Bolt Cyclone DR PP-400DR Dual Outlet Power Pack
    Battery Type Chemistry: Lithium-ion
    Output voltage: 11.1 VDC
    Capacity: 4500 mAh
    Recycle Time Approx. 1.0 sec with hot-shoe mounted flash
    Number of Flashes 1200-1400
    Status Indicators Power pack:
    2x orange LEDs indicate flashes are fully recycled
    4x blue LEDs show remaining battery charge

    Charger:
    Red light indicates battery being charged
    Green light indicates battery fully charged
    Belt Clip Attached
    Shoulder Strap Loops Yes
    Input Power 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 0.6 A
    Certifications Battery: RoHS, CE
    Charger: UL
    Operating Temperature -4 to 104°F (-20 to 40°C)
    Operating Humidity 0-85%
    Dimensions Power pack: 4.33 x 6.29 x 1.57" (11 x 16 x 4.0 cm)
    Charger: 3.75 x 1.25 x 1.62" (9.5 x 3.2 x 4.1 cm)
    Weight 1.2 lb (0.54 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 8.2 x 2.8"
  • Bolt Grid and Filter Kit for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes
    Grid 50°
    Colors Red, yellow, green, blue
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.9 x 4.8 x 0.7"
  • Bolt PP-DC Doubler Cable for Power Packs
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 4.4 x 1.5"
  • Bolt PP-SC Splitter Cable for Power Packs
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 4.5 x 0.4"
  • Bolt PP-MCX Mounting Clamp for Small Lights & Portable Power Pack
    Load Capacity Light Stand: 2 lb / 0.9 kg
    Flat Base: 8 lb / 3.6 kg
    Clamp Range 0.1-1.8" / 0.3-4.5 cm
    Slot 2" / 5.1 cm
    Dimensions 2.6 x 1.0 x 3.5" / 6.5 x 2.5 x 9.0 cm
    Weight 4.6 oz / 130 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 3.0 x 0.9"
  • Bolt 15' Extension Power Cord for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes
    Length 15' (4.6 m)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 3.3 x 3.2"
  • Bolt Snoot Set for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes
    Honeycomb Grids 40°
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 6.9 x 3.6"
  • Bolt PP-400BP Cyclone DR Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (11.1 V, 4500 mAh)
    Chemistry Lithium-ion
    Output Voltage 11.1 V DC
    Capacity 4500 mAh
    Certifications RoHS, CE
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.8"
  • Bolt Beauty Dish and Grid Kit for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes
    Grid 40°
    Diameter Dish: 12" (30.5 cm)
    Packaging Infouvysxrcres
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.5 x 12.4 x 5.2"
  • Bolt Umbrella Mounting Kit for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes
    Umbrella Size Up to 45" (114.3 cm) with shafts up to 0.3" (8 mm) thick
    Packaging Infouvysxrcres
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 5.6 x 2.7"
  • Bolt RR-16-A Remote Flash Receiver
    Frequency 433 MHz
    Channels 16 Channels, 16 Groups
    Operating Range Approx. 150' (50 m)
    Flash Synchro Speed 1/250 Sec. max.
    Controls Raise and lower flash power
    Modeling light or AF assist: On/Off
    Audio: On/Off
    Test fire
    Batteries No, USB 5 V
    Dimensions 2.2 x 1.2 x 1.0" (57 x 30 x 27 mm)
    Weight 0.7 oz (20 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.5 x 1.1 x 1.1"
  • Bolt Remote Transmitter for Bolt Flashes
    Frequency 433 MHz
    Channels 16 Channels, 16 Groups
    Operating Range Approx. 150' (50 m)
    Flash Synchro Speed 1/250 Sec. max.
    Controls Raise and lower flash power
    Modeling light or AF assist: On/Off
    Audio: On/Off
    Test fire
    Sync Terminal 3.5 mm Mini female
    Batteries AA x2
    Dimensions Body: 3.75 x 2.0 x 1.5" (95 x 50 x 37 mm)
    Body with antenna: 5.4 x 2.0 x 1.5" (137 x 50 x 37 mm)
    Weight 2.3 oz (65 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 2.3 x 1.6"

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