Bolt VM-260 Flexible Macro Flash

Bolt VM-260 Flexible Macro Flash

Bolt VM-260 Flexible Macro Flash

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Product Highlights

  • Twin Flashtubes with 11" Flexible Arms
  • Guide Number: 39' at ISO 100
  • Eight Levels of Power Adjustment
  • Manual Mode and S1/S2 Slave Modes
  • Control Panel with LED Indicators
  • Automatic Power-Saving Function
  • Max Sync Speed: 1/200 Second
  • Runs on 3 AA Batteries
  • Compatible with Most Standard Hot Shoes
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Bolt VM-260 overview

  • 1Description

Get the light you need for close-up and macro photography with this VM-260 Flexible Macro Flash from Bolt. Featuring two flashtubes, each on their own flexible 11" arm, users will be able to quickly and easily position the light as they need for their subject. These flashes are also able to deliver excellent power, with a rated guide number of 39' at ISO 100. Users will have access to eight levels of manual power adjustment from 1/1 to 1/128 as well as the ability to set this flash up as a slave in either S1 instant sync, or S2 skip pre-flash modes.

For operation and handling, the flash slides into most standard hot shoes for triggering and has a max sync speed of 1/200 second. It also offers a control panel on the rear with LED indicator lights to show battery life, power, and modes. Additionally, it has an automatic power-saving function when it is not in use and runs on three AA batteries.

UPC: 847628000759
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Bolt VM-260 Flexible Macro Flash
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Bolt VM-260 specs

    Type Flash
    Mount Shoe
    Guide No. 39'  / 11.89 m ISO 100 
    Modeling Light No
    Vari-Power 1/1 - 1/128
    TTL Dedication No
    Off-Camera Terminal None
    Flash-Ready Indicator Yes
    Charge Indicators Yes
    Display Yes
    Power Source 3x AA Alkaline, Lithium, Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.5 x 2.9 x 1.5" / 44.4 x 7.4 x 3.8 cm
    Weight 7.41 oz / 210 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 4.4 x 3.3"

    Bolt VM-260 reviews

    VM-260 Flexible Macro Flash is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Been waiting 45 years I've been hanging out for such a flash for ever. It works really well for macro. It is encreadably adaptable being able to move the flashes around. I have around 6 macro lighting setups including a ring flash but this is far more dependable. It's small and light and easy to pack away. Build quality is what you might expect from a McDonald's happy meal. Had to press the on Botton for 5 seconds to get it to go on.. Buy the unit with the understanding it's Expendable. You can buy 4 of these for an auto ring flash. I'll buy a new one when I destroy this flash. I've used it in the field with a macro lens and on a photo rail with a super macro. Lighting is great. It's my new best friend and it's going to have lots of adventures.
    Date published: 2017-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Flexible Flash with 14 Bendable Stalks Review of Bolt VM-260 Flexible Macro Flash. I specialize in macro, extreme macro, macro photo stacking, and various other subjects requiring clean, balanced, consistency and very flexible ranges of volume of light. My work as a matter of fact required specific lighting and the Bolt VM-260 does it all. I have many light sources that are artificial and this flash VM-260 by Bolt is close to the best most consistent light source I have found to date. The powerful twin tube flashes do not overpower but blend into what I do and the 14 flexible arms allow me to put my light exactly where I want it. The additional light allows me a deeper DOF and bright work. The brightness levels have 8 settings and this flash is a master or slave with the push of a button. The unit stays very active battery wise and has a power saving function that is easy to release with a push of the Test button. Great unit for beginner to advance and I highly recommend it to all who need proper light fill. Steve Baslow - DSLR Photography
    Date published: 2017-07-23
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from does not work After using this less than a dozen times it quit. Purchased it as a Christmas gift before Thanksgiving so that helped make it ineligible to return to B&H. Will pursue sending to the manufacturer under their warranty. Would not purchase this item again.
    Date published: 2018-03-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Flexible, Good Value The main advantage of the Bolt VM-260 is the ability to precisely position the two miniature flash heads for macro work. That being said, you have to figure out how to diffuse them for the majority of subjects, since the direct flash is naturally too harsh. I've been working on making temporary mini-soft boxes out of printer paper, kind of flash head origami, and they've proven helpful in creating softer light. I think without diffusion, I'd have to give it two stars instead of four, so be prepared to be innovative in creating softer light from this otherwise decent product. And handle it gently, because the foot of the device seems a little flimsy and prone to break. Still, all things considered, it can angle flash exactly where you want it, so it's a worthwhile purchase for that reason alone.
    Date published: 2018-10-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never Turned On as i said the product never turned on, i tried almost 100 batteries even 20 new and nothing happened. I am in another continent so i cannot return the product as the shipping and taxes are more than the value of this. i can't believe it's happening again. it's my third time i bought something from B&H and had problems
    Date published: 2018-10-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!! Just unpacked this and I think it's a good tool to have. I love macro work and I plan to put this to good use. It seems good quality and is easy to use!
    Date published: 2018-10-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Looks solid so far and good for manual flash had it running quickly
    Date published: 2018-10-29
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