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Impact Photo Portrait Studio Kit

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Impact Photo Portrait Studio Kit
Key Features
  • 3 x Single Lamp Fluorescent Fixtures
  • 3 x Daylight Fluorescent 40W Lamps
  • 2 x Light Stands: 6'
  • 1 x Backlight Stand: 3'
B&H has put together a kit using predominantly Impact gear that's a great economical solution for your Photo Portrait Studio needs. The kit includes 3 fluorescent fixtures with 40W daylight-balanced lamps, two 6' stands, a 3' backlight stand, 2 white translucent umbrellas, 2 silver-beaded umbrellas, and a stand and umbrella case.

Kit Components:

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Impact FF-S1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Impact Single Socket Fluorescent Fixture
  • 3Impact Light Stand (Black, 6')
  • 4Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3')
  • 5Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp 40W/120V 5000K E26 Base
  • 6Impact Umbrella - White Translucent (33")
  • 7Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver (33")
  • 8Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories

B&H has put together a kit using predominantly Impact gear that's a great economical solution for your Photo Portrait Studio needs. The kit includes 3 fluorescent fixtures with 40W daylight-balanced lamps, two 6' stands, a 3' backlight stand, 2 white translucent umbrellas, 2 silver-beaded umbrellas, and a stand and umbrella case.

Kit Components:

The Single Socket Fluorescent Fixture from Impact is a lightweight fixture in a polycarbonate housing designed to accept Edison-base compact fluorescent lamps. It can be used with up to 105W CFL bulbs. The fixture's bracket tilts and locks into position and features a standard 5/8" receiver that mounts on any 5/8" stud or accessory.

The 3-section 6' Impact Black Light Stand is an economical support with an industry-standard 5/8" stud top with a 1/4"-20 thread. The stand folds down to 26.3" and weighs 1.8 lb.

This 3' black anodized aluminum Impact Back Light Stand consists of a base and riser. Use the lower part as a base to place a mounted light at floor or table level. Add the extension to the base to raise the height of the light to a maximum of 3'.

The 33" Impact Translucent White Umbrella both reflects light and allows it to pass through. Used in the traditional bounce mode, some of the light is reflected onto your subject while the rest is transmitted, increasing the room's ambient light level, adding fill and reducing contrast. Used in shoot-through mode, the outside of the umbrella is pointed toward the subject with the light source behind it. This allows you to shoot much closer than normal to render a very soft look.

The Impact 33" Beaded Silver Umbrella strikes a good compromise between high output and soft light quality. The black backing prevents light leakage and provides directional control while the beading breaks up the specular quality that standard silver umbrellas have.

The padded nylon Stand and Umbrella Case measures 36 x 9 x 9" and allows you to carry up to 25 lb of gear. It has a webbed double carry handle that is stitched completely around the outside of the case, as well a removable shoulder strap.

Impact Single Socket Fluorescent Fixture

The Single Socket Fluorescent Fixture from Impact is a lightweight fixture in a polycarbonate housing designed to accept Edison-base compact fluorescent lamps. It can be used with up to 105W CFL bulbs. The fixture's bracket tilts and locks into position and features a standard 5/8" receiver that mounts on any 5/8" stud or accessory.

UPC: 847628563582

Impact Light Stand (Black, 6')

Great for small to medium-size lights, the black anodized aluminum 6' Light Stand from Impact is a lightweight (1.8 lb) support that can handle gear weighing up to 4 lb and folds down to just 26.3" to easily fit in a small bag. The stand has a minimum working height of 26.3" and a stable footprint of 30". The 3-section stand has an industry-standard 5/8" top stud with 1/4"-20 threads for additional mounting options.

Benefits

  • Light and compact design: The two telescoping risers extend to a full height of 6' and fold down to 26.3" for easy transport and storage
  • Integrated 5/8" spigot: Compatible with lights, flash units, and other photo and video accessories with a 5/8" receiver
  • Matte black finish: Prevents unwanted glare from reflected light
UPC: 847628011953

Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3')

This 3' Impact Back Light Stand consists of a base and riser. Use the lower part as a base to place a mounted light at floor or table level, as low as 5.5". Add the extension to the base to raise the height of the light from 22.8" (57.9 cm) to a maximum of 3' (90 cm). The stand is constructed of black anodized aluminum.

Quick Set Up

Sets up easily in the matter of seconds

Very Stable

Stable under recommended loads

5/8" Reversible Stand Mount

Fitted with a reversible 5/8" top stud, with 1/4"-20 and 3/8" threads
UPC: 847628011939

Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp 40W/120V 5000K E26 Base

This is the Eiko Spiral Fluorescent 40W/120V 5500K E26 Base Lamp. It fits Photoflex StarliteQL, Westcott Spiderlite, or any other floodlight fixture that can accept a floodlight bulb. It provides 5000° Kelvin (daylight), equivalent in brightness to a 150 watt tungsten bulb.

Low heat, long life - 10,000 hours
UPC: 031293054234

Impact Umbrella - White Translucent (33")

Umbrellas soften, broaden, and diminish the light output of any flash light source. Umbrellas with a white interior will soften and weaken light more than an umbrella with a silver lining. A white umbrella without a black backing may also be used as a makeshift softbox, although the use of the light will not be as efficient as with a lightbox.

Choosing umbrella size is determined by the size of the subject, and the strength of the light supply being used. Choosing an umbrella surface is as subjective as choosing a paint and brush.

This Impact 33" White Translucent Umbrella is suggested for use in head-and-shoulders portraits for one or two persons.

UPC: 847628013278

Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver (33")

Umbrellas soften, broaden, and diminish the light output of any flash light source. Umbrellas with a white interior will soften and weaken light more than an umbrella with a silver lining. A white umbrella without a black backing may also be used as a makeshift softbox, although the use of the light will not be as efficient as with a lightbox.

Choosing umbrella size is determined by the size of the subject, and the strength of the light supply being used. Choosing an umbrella surface is as subjective as choosing a paint and brush.

This Impact 33" Beaded Silver Umbrella is suggested for use in head-and-shoulders portraits for one or two persons.

UPC: 847628013261

Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories

The Impact Light Kit Bag #3 (Black) is a soft padded case designed to transport and protect a 2 monolight lighting kit. It has space to hold 2 monolights with reflectors, cables, umbrellas and light stands. It is carried by 2 overlapping carrying handles or the included shoulder strap.

Bag Basics

  • Fits 2 monolight lighting system
  • Soft padded lighting bag
  • Holds up to 35 lbs

Carrying Options

  • Two overlapping handles
  • Removable, adjustable shoulder strap
UPC: 847628011885

Impact Single Socket Fluorescent Fixture Specs

Light Fixture
DimmingNo
Fixture Dimensions6.5 x 6.5 x 4.1" / 16.5 x 16.5 x 10.4 cm
Mounting
Fixture Mount5/8" Receiver
Power
Power SourceInternal Ballast
AC Input Power120 VAC, 60 Hz
Physical
Weight1.1 lb / 500 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.33 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.65 x 6.95 x 4.6"

Impact Light Stand (Black, 6') Specs

Stand Type1 x General Purpose Stand
Maximum Working Height6' / 1.8 m
Minimum Working Height26.3" / 66.8 cm
Load Capacity4 lb / 1.8 kg
Closed Length26.3" / 66.8 cm
Mounting
Stand/Column Top Mount5/8" Stud with 1/4"-20 Male
Features
Accepts Second RiserNo
WheelsOptional
Air CushionedNo
Detachable BaseNo
Leveling LegNo
Reverse LegsNo
General
Column Diameter1.0" / 25 mm
Number of Sections3
Footprint Diameter30" / 76.20 cm
Leg ShapeRound
FinishBlack
MaterialAluminum
Weight1.8 lb / 0.8 kg
Warranty LengthLimited 1-Year Warranty
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.235 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)26.4 x 3.5 x 3.5"

Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3') Specs

Stand Type1 x Backlight Stand
Maximum Working Height3' / 0.9 m
Minimum Working Height5.5" / 14 cm
Load Capacity7 lb / 3.2 kg
Closed Length20" / 51 cm
Mounting
Stand/Column Top Mount5/8" Receiver
Included Adapter1 x 5/8" Stud with Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Male
Features
Accepts Second RiserNo
WheelsNot Compatible
Air CushionedNo
Detachable BaseYes
Leveling LegNo
Reverse LegsNo
General
Number of Sections2
Footprint Diameter23.6" / 60 cm
FinishBlack
MaterialAluminum
Weight2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
Warranty LengthLimited 1-Year Warranty
Packaging Info
Package Weight3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.55 x 3.3 x 3.25"

Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp 40W/120V 5000K E26 Base Specs

CodeSP42/50K
Base TypeE26
Bulb ShapeSpiral
Lumens2650
Wattage40 W
Color Temperature5000K
Bulb ColorNone
Color Accuracy StandardCRI 80
Average Life10,000 Hours
Maximum Overall Length (MOL)7.1" / 18.0 cm
AC Input Power120 VAC, 60 Hz
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.445 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.8 x 2.95 x 2.9"

Impact Umbrella - White Translucent (33") Specs

Size33.0" / 83.8 cm
Interior ColorWhite (Translucent)
Shaft Diameter8 mm
Folded SizeL: 23.0" / L: 58.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.55 x 3.7 x 1.6"

Impact Umbrella - Beaded Silver (33") Specs

Size33.0" / 83.8 cm
Interior ColorSilver
ExteriorBlack
Shaft Diameter8 mm
Folded SizeL: 23.0" / L: 58.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23.05 x 2.6 x 1.95"

Impact Light Kit Bag #3 - Holds 2 Monolights with Light Stands and Accessories Specs

General
Interior Dimensions35 x 8 x 8" / 88.9 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm
Type of ClosureZipper
Carrying/Transport OptionsHandle, Shoulder Strap
Load Capacity35 lb / 15.8 kg
PaddedYes
MaterialNylon
Exterior Dimensions36 x 9 x 9" / 91.4 x 22.6 x 22.6 cm
Weight4.05 lb / 1.84 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)52 x 8 x 8"

Impact FF-S1 Reviews

Retraction: poor quality

By Mohammad
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-29

I was happy with the item at first, but after light use, the contact for the bulb in one of the sockets fell apart. I compared it to other studio lights I have and I can see the poor craftsmanship in that contact not being large enough to have enough friction with the socket. I took a picture but I can't find how to add it to the review.

Update...

By T. K.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-13

I thought I would leave an update to my previous review. I did get the umbrellas into their spot...right after I left my review. I guess I was trying to hard the first few times but now easy as pie. All in all this is a very nice set for my needs at the time.

Please Help.......

By T. K.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-16

I just received my kit and I am very excited to use it. Everything looks and feels good but I have just one question- how in the heck do you get the umbrellas inside to hole on the light? I about broke my wrist trying to get it inside.

Sturdy, well made, nice carrying case

By Mohammad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-03

The unit seems well made, the smaller 3' stand is all metal construction. The 6' ones have some high quality plastic parts. They're stable, even though they're large. With two set of umbrellas (diffusing and reflective) allow multiple options when setting up the studio. 40W bulbs are large and seem bright enough for studio setting. The cords are extra long, allowing more flexibility in placement. Packing and unpacking is easy and intuitive with no instructions needed.

Convenient and economic for Beginners and Professionals

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-25

Great value for price. With it you get three stand, three lighting fixtures, light bulbs, 2 translucent umbrellas, 2 silver umbrellas, and a case. It really has everything you would need to light anything from a simple portrait to a stylized noir scene. It's a toolkit of all the basic essentials for any photographer or videographer. My one comment about his kit would be that it can be a pretty tight fit to get everything into the case assembled, it'll fit just fine if you put each piece into it separately, not a huge deal really apart from that it's easy set up and break down. I do recommend saving the light bulb boxes for safe transportation.

Great for start up

By Ann
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-26

Just wanted to give portraiture a try. Glad I have the chance to try without a huge outlay. If I decide not to I can still use it for stills. Love the fact that I can only grow with it if I decide this is the way for me to go. I honk this was a great starting point

Inadequate power

By Bernard
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-21

While the packaging is great, the power of the light bulbs provided is too low. Also, the umbrellas are too small for proper light distribution

Amazing quality for the price

By Juan Pablo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-11

I was a bit hesitant to get this kit due to the low price, I was worried the quality was going to be bad. I'm glad I decided to follow my instincts to get the kit. The quality is great, and the price is unbeatable. It would be way more money to get every component separately. B&H has done an amazing job by putting together this kit.

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Is there a flash in this package?

Is there a flash in this package?
Asked by: Ingunn
No this is Fluorescent Lamp
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-23

So these do not need domes on the back of these ...

So these do not need domes on the back of these lighting sockets?
Asked by: Lisa
This kit does not use reflectors. If you would like a kit with reflectors we do have some.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-08-05

question

Does anyone know if the sockets are ceramic, as opposed to plastic?
Asked by: Harvey
The inner portion of the socket is ceramic while the outer portion is plastic.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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can i mount a reflector on that socket?
Asked by: Anonymous
It has an umbrella mount and the kit comes with two umbrella reflectors. At this moment, we are assembling most of the kit. Everything is wonderful and high quality. This isn't ideal for a primary portrait rig but it's a wonderful supplement.
Answered by: Greg S.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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