Pairing a versatile and unique bare bulb flash with a broad array of light modifiers and power supplies, the Bolt VB-11 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-11'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 180Ws, a guide number of 196' 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 0.05-2.6 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. 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.