B&H has put together The Angler and Impact Basic Portrait Kit to give photographers everything they'll need for professional-quality head-and-shoulders portraiture. The kit includes 2 Angler 160Ws monolights, 2 air-cushioned light stands, a wireless radio transmitter receiver set, 30" convertible umbrella, 18" softbox with speed ring, a black muslin background, and a background support system.
Angler Glamour Flash
The Glamour Flash combines affordability with dependable basic functionality. Power is adjustable from 1/16 to Full power over four stops via touchpad buttons. Settings are displayed on the large LED screen. The 60W modeling lamp can be set from full power for maximum visibility to Proportional to simulate power adjustments to enable previewing of your shot. Recycling is a fast 2 seconds and far shorter at reduced power settings. The Glamour Flash has an industry standard 5/8" receiver that mounts to a wide variety of light stands while the housing is rubber-coated to provide a grippy surface and protection from impact damage. The flash head can be triggered with the head's test button, a built-in wireless optical slave or with the included sync cord. The Glamour Flash comes with a user-replaceable flash tube, power cord, 60W modeling lamp, 7" grid reflector, and a protective cap.
Air-Cushioned Light Stands
This Impact Light Stand is aluminum, extends to 10', and has four sections with sure-twist section locks. If you forget to tighten any section with your light mounted, the light slowly descends, thanks to the air-cushioning of this stand. This useful feature saves equipment and fingers from harm during busy photo sessions.
Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter and Receiver
The Impact PowerSync16 Transmitter and Receiver allow you to trigger your Angler monolights up to 590' away indoors or 200' outdoors. PowerSync16 has 16 digitally coded channels available, so you can even work at events with other photographers without flash or radio interference. You can trigger as many flashes or cameras as you like from this one transmitter, as long as they're all on the same frequency and have a PowerSync16 receiver. Flash sync speeds of up to 1/250 second are possible with PowerSync16.
30" Convertible Umbrella
This Impact 30" white satin umbrella can be used in the traditional bounce mode to soften, broaden, and diminish the light output. Its black backing is also removable, so you can pump the light through it as you would a makeshift softbox.
18" Whitebox Softbox
This extra-small softbox allows photographers to place it where larger softboxes can't go for small object photography or for hair or accent lighting in fashion and portraiture. Its deep design gives the Whitebox longer, more directional throw than shallower softboxes of this size while retaining wrap-around light qualities and rendering natural-looking catchlights in the subject's eyes. The softbox features a soft white interior for maximum output and a removable front diffuser. Removing it converts the softbox into a deep, long throw reflector with high brightness and contrast.
Background Support System
The Impact 12' Background Support System will support seamless paper up to 11' in width as well as accommodate the 12' width of any brand of muslin background weighing up to 20 lb. The system consists of 2 heavy-duty professional support stands with 3 positive locking knobs and tubular legs, a sturdy 4-piece crossbar that snaps together with positive button locking devices, and a heavy-duty canvas carry bag.
Made from 100% cotton to absorb light and eliminate reflections, this 10 x 12' background is suitable for video or still photography. It's made from a single piece of fabric with a 4" rod sleeve on the short dimension for hanging. A carry bag is included.