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 manual operation avails power settings from 1/1 to 1/128 and when attached to the included PP-500DR Dual Outlet Power Pack very fast recycling to full power in 1 second is 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 2700 flashes per charge are possible. The pack includes a removable 5800 mAh battery. 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.
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.
Interchangeable Battery System
USB Charging Port
Battery Meter Display
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.
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 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 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
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.
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.
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.
Bolt PP-5800BP Cyclone 5800mAh Battery Pack for PP-400DR and PP-500DR Power Packs
The Bolt PP-5800BP Cyclone 5800mAh Battery Pack is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is compatible with the PP-400DR and PP-500DR Power Packs. The battery has an output power of 11.1V and a capacity of 5800mAh, which provides up to 2700 full-power flashes. A power indicator keeps track of remaining power, but the battery is rechargeable at any time during use because it doesn't have a memory effect. The battery is compact enough to be portable and interchangeable, so you're never without power. The integrated USB port delivers 5V of output power and can be used as a stand-alone charger for a smartphone or tablet without being connected to a Cyclone Power Pack.
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.
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.
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.
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.