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Bolt VB-11 Bare-Bulb Flash and Accessory Kit

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Bolt VB-11 Bare-Bulb Flash and Accessory Kit
Key Features
  • VB-11 Bare-Bulb Flash
  • Cyclone PP-500DR Pack and Battery
  • Grid and Filter Kit
  • Beauty Dish with Grid
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 with battery, a host of light modifiers, a radio transmitter and receiver, and extension, doubler, and splitter cables.
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  • 1Description
  • 2Bolt PP-500DR Dual-Outlet Power Pack with Removable Battery
  • 3Bolt Grid and Filter Kit for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes
  • 4Bolt PP-DC Doubler Cable for Power Packs
  • 5Bolt PP-SC Splitter Cable for Power Packs
  • 6Bolt PP-MCX Mounting Clamp for Small Lights & Portable Power Pack
  • 7Bolt 15' Extension Power Cord for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes
  • 8Bolt Snoot Set for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes
  • 9Bolt PP-5800BP Cyclone 5800mAh Battery Pack for PP-400DR and PP-500DR Power Packs
  • 10Bolt Beauty Dish and Grid Kit for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes
  • 11Bolt Umbrella Mounting Kit for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes
  • 12Bolt Remote Transmitter for Bolt Flashes
  • 13Bolt RR-16-A Remote Flash Receiver

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 with 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 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. 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 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 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-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.

Compatibility

Bolt PP-400DR and PP-500DR.

Capacity

The battery pack provides up to 2700 full-power flashes.

Portability

The battery is compact enough to be portable and interchangeable and can be recharged while shooting with another battery pack and provides consistent power throughout.

Rechargeable

The lithium-ion battery doesn't have to be completely drained of its power because it does not have a memory effect, so it is rechargeable at any time during its use.

Stand-Alone Charger

The battery pack delivers 5V of USB output power, which charges a smartphone or tablet without being connected to a Cyclone Power Pack.
UPC: 847628002333

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

    Physical
    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"

    Bolt Grid and Filter Kit for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes Specs

    General
    Modifier TypeColor Filter
    Grid (50°)
    Attachment MethodClip-On
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.135 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5 x 4.85 x 0.7"

    Bolt PP-DC Doubler Cable for Power Packs Specs

    Interface
    Connector 11 x Proprietary
    Connector 21 x Proprietary
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.23 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 5.25 x 2.4"

    Bolt PP-SC Splitter Cable for Power Packs Specs

    Interface
    Connector 11 x Proprietary
    Connector 21 x Proprietary
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.75 x 4.25 x 1.55"

    Bolt PP-MCX Mounting Clamp for Small Lights & Portable Power Pack Specs

    Physical
    Load CapacityLight Stand: 2 lb / 0.9 kg
    Flat Base: 8 lb / 3.6 kg
    Clamp Range0.1-1.8" / 0.3-4.5 cm
    Slot2" / 5.1 cm
    Dimensions2.6 x 1.0 x 3.5" / 6.5 x 2.5 x 9.0 cm
    Weight4.6 oz / 130 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.325 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.9 x 3.6 x 1.35"

    Bolt 15' Extension Power Cord for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes Specs

    Interface
    Length15' (4.6 m)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.49 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.6 x 3.25 x 3.2"

    Bolt Snoot Set for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes Specs

    Interface
    Modifier TypeSnoot
    Grid (40°)
    Attachment MethodClip-On
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.95 x 6.9 x 3.8"

    Bolt PP-5800BP Cyclone 5800mAh Battery Pack for PP-400DR and PP-500DR Power Packs Specs

    Physical
    Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
    Voltage11.1 VDC
    Capacity5800 mAh
    USB Output5 V /1 A
    Battery Charging TimeApproximately 4.5 Hours
    Working Temperature-41 to 104°F / -20 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity85% or Less
    CertificationCE and RoHS
    Dimensions2.7 x 4.5 x 1.7" / 6.9 x 11.4 x 4.3 cm
    Weight14.2 oz / 401 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.925 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 3 x 1.9"

    Bolt Beauty Dish and Grid Kit for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes Specs

    Interface
    Modifier TypeBeauty Dish
    Grid (40°)
    Attachment MethodClip-On
    Dimensionsø: 12.0 x " / ø: 30.5 x  cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight1.505 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.7 x 12.55 x 5.1"

    Bolt Umbrella Mounting Kit for VB-Series Bare-Bulb Flashes Specs

    General
    Interior ColorSilver
    Umbrella MountYes
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.275 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.6 x 5.6 x 2.75"

    Bolt Remote Transmitter for Bolt Flashes Specs

    Wireless
    Channels16
    Groups16
    Wireless Range150' / 45.7 m
    Radio Frequency433 MHz
    General
    Sync Speed1/250 Sec
    Connectivity
    Ports1 x 3.5 mm (Flash)
    Electrical
    Battery Type2 x AA
    Physical
    DimensionsTransmitter: 5.4 x 2 x 1.5" / 137 x 50 x 37 mm
    Weight2.3 oz / 65 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.19 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6 x 2.4 x 1.6"

    Bolt RR-16-A Remote Flash Receiver Specs

    Wireless
    Channels16
    Groups16
    Wireless Range150' / 45.7 m
    Radio Frequency433 MHz
    General
    Sync Speed1/250 Sec
    Physical
    DimensionsReceiver: 2.2 x 1.2 x 1" / 57 x 30 x 27 mm
    Weight0.7 oz / 20 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)2.5 x 1.25 x 1.05"
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    question

    Does the tran & receiver triggers work with Nikon cameras
    Asked by: Thomas G.
    Yes, the Bolt Remote Transmitter for Bolt Flashes and the Bolt RR-16-A Remote Flash Receiver may be used to wirelessly trigger the Bolt VB-11 Bare-Bulb Flash and Accessory Kit from a Nikon DSLR camera. Do note that this flash is fully manual, so it will not have i-TTL automatic exposure capabilities; you would have to set the flash output power manually.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

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    can I plug my pocket wizard transmitter into the flash unit?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Can't say for sure about using with Pocket Wizard, but it works just fine with Cactus V5 transceivers, so I'm guessing the answer is yes.
    Answered by: Stanley L.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    this bare bulb flash support high speed sync & 1st 2nd curtain?
    Asked by: Ilham I.
    Can this flash be used on a Hasselblad 500CM medium format film camera?
    Answered by: Alvin M.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

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    Asked by: Bill
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    Answered by: Rob
    Date published: 2019-08-14

    is power pack and flash compatible with interfit ...

    is power pack and flash compatible with interfit strobies?
    Asked by: Thomas
    The Strobies brand name covers a variety of flashes. This unit is compatible with some of there units like this one https://bhpho.to/2YzjZJ9.
    Answered by: Reuben
    Date published: 2019-07-05

    question

    any problem about overheat in the battery??
    Asked by: Emilio C.
    I can't say it will never happen, but I have not had any such problems to date even when shooting several hundred full power shots at a wedding. It's perhaps relevant that I always use the doubler cable so I'm powering the flash from both halves of the battery.
    Answered by: Stanley L.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    Can this flash be used on a Hasselblad 500CM medium format film camera?
    Asked by: Alvin
    I haven't used that specific camera, but this light should be compatible with any camera that has a hotshoe mount. I'd recommend using the sender/receiver units that communicate with the light though, instead of having it directly mounted on the camera, as this unit is pretty heavy and draws power from an external battery unit.
    Answered by: Jason P.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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