Impact Cruiser AC/DC 500Ws Battery Powered TTL Monolight

Impact Cruiser ACDC-500-TTL 2-Light Kit for Nikon

Impact Cruiser ACDC-500-TTL 2-Light Kit for Nikon

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  • 2 x Cruiser 500Ws Heads w/ Batteries
  • 1 x Wireless TTL Controller for Nikon
  • 2 x Air-Cushioned Light Stands (10')
  • 1 x Rolling Kit Bag
  • 3 Second Recycling to Full Power
  • 328' Wireless Range
  • Li-Ion Battery, 350 Full Power Flashes
  • 100-240 VAC
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Compatibility: Nikon

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Impact AC/DC 500 TTL overview

  • 1Description

B&H has put together the Impact Cruiser ACDC-500-TTL 2-Light Kit for Nikon to meet the needs of image-makers shooting with or without access to mains power. The kit includes two Cruiser ACDC-500-TTL Monolights, each with a Li-Ion battery that outputs 350 full power flashes, a battery charger, 7" reflector, and a sync cord. While you can trigger the light with the sync cord, B&H provides a wireless solution while maintaining TTL exposure with the inclusion of a Wireless Controller that allows you to make adjustments at distances up to 328'. Each light is supported by a 10' light stand with air-cushioning that gently lowers the head when making height adjustments. It all fits in the included Rolling Kit Bag.

  • 2 x Impact Cruiser AC/DC 500Ws Battery Powered TTL Monolight

    With the introduction of the Cruiser AC/DC 500Ws Battery Powered TTL Monolight Impact brings you wireless freedom not only from the AC outlet, but from PC and TTL cords as well. The flash head is powered by a removable lithium-ion battery and can provide up to 350 full-power flashes on a single charge. You can also run the Cruiser in the studio on AC power via its multi-voltage adapter. A charger is provided to top up the power in the removable battery. The light's 10W LED modelling is designed to draw minimal power. The flash head's wireless TTL works with your camera's auto-exposure system like a speedlight. The Cruiser has a built-in wireless receiver that allows you to control the light wirelessly at distances up to 328'. A Cruiser Wireless Controller for Nikon, Canon, or Sony cameras is required for remote use. You can also shoot in manual mode for simple remote triggering. Part of the TTL system, HSS (High Speed Sync) allows flash syncing (Canon and Nikon) up to 1/8000 sec to overwhelm the sun, control background light intensity or to shoot with wide apertures.

    The Cruiser backs its wireless technology with solid core specs. It has a 9-stop power range that can be fine-tuned in 1/10 stop increments, while it recycles to full power in just three seconds. It also boasts short flash durations from 1/1000 to 1/9000 sec. for freezing action in sports or dance or for special effects with water or other liquids, while maintaining a steady color temperature of 5700K.

    The Cruiser is ready for worldwide use thanks to the inclusion of a 100-240 VAC AC adapter and battery charger. The light also comes with a 7" reflector, stand mount, PC cord, and a protective cap. The unit is firmware updatable to keep you current with enhanced capabilities.

    TTL, High Speed Sync and Manual Mode
    The Cruiser's dedicated 2.4 GHz transmitter for Canon, Nikon, or Sony enables photographers to take advantage of their camera's TTL system just as they would with a speedlight. Having 8 channels, 4 groups provides complete control of the Cruiser with +/- 3 stop EV fine tuning from a distance of 328 feet. Part of the TTL system users can access is the Cruiser's High Speed Sync mode (Nikon and Canon only), which enables syncing at shutter speeds up to 1/8000 of a sec to control ambient light levels or shoot with wide apertures. Wireless manual shooting is also available utilizes the entire 9-stop power range; in 1/10th stop increments from the controller.
    AC or Battery Power
    The Cruiser runs on 100-240 VAC current via its adapter but can also output up to 350 full power flashes with its lithium-ion battery.
    LED Modeling Lamp
    The Cruiser's 10W LED modeling lamp is designed for minimal drain on the flash head's battery.
    Freeze Action with Short Flash Durations
    Flash durations as short as 1/1000 to 1/9000 sec allow action freezing for sports, dance, or special effects like water or liquid splashes.
    Traditional Sync Modes
    Besides wireless operation, the Cruiser can be triggered by its onboard optical slave or hard wired with the included PC cord.
    Universal Voltage
    Both the AC adapter and the battery accept 100-240 VAC current for worldwide use.
    UPC: 847628001978
  • Impact Cruiser Wireless Controller for Nikon Cameras

    Get the most out of your Cruiser TTL 500 Monolight with this shoe-mounted Impact Cruiser Wireless Controller for Nikon cameras. This wireless 2.4 GHz transmitter enables remote control and i-TTL communication from the camera to the light, including support for high-speed, 1st & 2nd curtain sync. It features an impressive range of 328' and has access to eight channels to limit interference. Also, the controller can set up three groups for added control and can remotely access flash output in 1/10-stop increments, turn on/off the sound alert, and set the modeling light power. These settings are easily seen and set via a backlit LCD and a micro-USB port is available for future firmware updates. For power, it accepts two easily-found AAA batteries and the shoe mount is locking for added security.

    Designed specifically for the Cruiser monolight, this transmitter is compatible with Nikon i-TTL to provide support for automatic metering and communication between the camera and a light, including support for high-speed, 1st & 2nd curtain sync.
    Using a 2.4 GHz frequency this trigger can reach ranges of up to 328' and it has access to eight channels to limit interference.
    Three light groups can be configured and users can perform exposure compensation for TTL mode or manual power control in manual mode. Manual offers control over output in precise 1/10-stop increments. Also, users can turn on/of the sound alert and set modeling light power from the controller.
    A backlit LCD provides a clear, easy-to-understand view of the current settings.
    The controller is powered by two AAA batteries.
    A locking shoe mount ensures it is securely attached to the camera.
    Future firmware updates can be installed via a micro-USB port.
    UPC: 847628002081
  • 2 x Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 10')

    This Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand is a black anodized aluminum support that rises to a height of 10' and folds down to 33.5" for storage and transport. The stand will handle up to 8.5 lb and is topped with a 5/8" stud with 1/4"-20 threads. It has a wide footprint of 38" for greater stability. Air cushioning gently lowers the light when making height adjustments to protect equipment and fingers.

    Protects equipment and fingers from damage
    Compact Design
    Will fit easily into most location cases
    Accepts Casters
    For easy positioning of lights
    UPC: 847628030626
  • Impact Light Kit Roller Bag #2 (Medium, Black)

    Store, protect, and transport up to three compact strobe monolights, LED monolights, or battery strobe systems and related accessories with the black Light Kit Roller Bag #2 from Impact. For strength, durability, and protection, this bag features unibody construction, a weather-resistant 600D nylon shell, and dual zippers that can accommodate an optional, user-supplied padlock. There's also a convenient business card/ID pocket on the top of the bag. Gear is easily organized with the four included touch-fastening dividers. Bright yellow fabric lining the inside of the case and the dividers makes it easier to locate gear in low light.

    Store a few stands, umbrellas, and other accessories in the compartment created with the longest divider. A variety of accessories may be stored in the large mesh, zippered, inner accessory pocket. Carry your Light Kit Roller Bag with the heavy-duty folding plastic top grip handle, bottom haul handle, twin hand straps with grip handle, or roll it over flat ground on the heavy-duty, ball bearing casters. A long rubber skid plate and scratch plate help protect the bottom of the bag. Upright standing is possible thanks to the two rubber feet located on the bottom of the bag, opposite the wheels.

    The Light Kit Bag accommodates up to three select compact strobe monolights, LED monolights, or battery strobe systems. It's also roomy enough for stands, umbrellas, or boom arms.
    Compatible Products
    This versatile bag holds a variety of compatible lights such as:
    Impact Digital Monolight
       160Ws: VSD-160
       300Ws: VSD-300
      400Ws: VS-LCD400
    Impact VC-500WL 500Ws Digital Monolight
    Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight
    Genaray MonoBright Daylight LED 1200
    Protects Your Gear
    The rigid unibody construction and padded interior protects your gear against the bumps and impact that occur during transport.
    Protection from the Elements
    Durable weather-resistant 600D ballistic nylon exterior shields contents from moisture, dust, dirt, and debris.
    Adjustable Dividers
    Four padded adjustable dividers secure and protect your lights. Each divider is attached to the interior lining with heavy-duty touch fastener strips. Whether your bag is lying flat or standing upright, your lights and gear will be held firmly in place.
    Bright Yellow Interior Lining
    Bright yellow interior fabric on the lining and dividers makes it easier to locate your gear under low light.
    Heavy-Duty Casters
    Moving your gear from place to place is easy with the built-in, ball bearing casters. They easily glide over most surfaces and absorb the vibrations from rough flooring or pavement.
    Large Inner Pocket
    A large mesh pocket on the inner lid is ideal for securing and organizing cables, microphones, and other accessories. It can be zippered shut so that your gear stays secure and doesn't rattle around inside the bag.
    Business Card/ID Pocket
    Photographers will appreciate the built-in business card/ID pocket located on top of the bag.
    Carrying Options
    Using the sturdy, folding plastic grip puts the bag on the prefect angle to be pulled on its casters. The twin carry straps are handy for lifting the bag in or out of vans or car trunks. And the bottom haul handle can be used in conjunction with the top handle for one- or two-person lifting.
    Dual Zipper
    The heavy-duty zipper accommodates an optional, user-supplied padlock for extra security.
    Upright Standing
    Upright standing is possible thanks to the two rubber feet located on the bottom of the bag opposite the wheels.
    Added Protection
    For added protection, the underside of the bag features two long rubber skid plates, and a center scratch plate.
    UPC: 847628008175
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • 2 x Impact Cruiser AC/DC 500Ws Battery Powered TTL Monolight
    Flash Head
    Maximum Watt/Seconds 500 Ws
    Guide Number f/16.8 at ISO 100, direct flash @ 10' (3.0 m)
    Wireless Range 328' (100 m)
    Flash Variability 9 Stops in 1/10 stop increments
    Recycle Time Full Power: 3.0 sec.
    Flash Duration 1/1000 - 1/9000 sec min/max power
    Color Temperature 5700K (+/-150K)
    Modeling Light 10 W LED
    High Speed Sync High Speed Sync: 1/8000 sec (Nikon and Canon only)
    Wireless Remote Built-in receiver
    Optional Cruiser TTL Canon, Nikon or Sony 2.4 GHz transmitter Channels: 8, groups: 3
    Triggering Wireless remote, sync cord, IR/optical (1/8" sync socket)
    Sync Voltage 4.3 V
    Reflector Mounting System Bowens S-Mount
    Reflector: 7.0" (17.8 cm) diameter
    Charge Indicators Audio and visual full power recycle indicators
    Protection Features Overheat limit
    Operating Voltage 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Battery: 14.4 V
    Dimensions 14 x 4.9 x 6.6" (35.6 x 12.4 x 16.8 cm)
    Weight With Battery: 5.9 lb (2.7 kg)
    Without Battery: 4.4 lb (2.0 kg)
    Battery Type Lithium-ion
    Power 350 Full-power flashes
    4500 mAh / 64.8 Wh
    Normal voltage: 14.4 V
    Battery Charge Time 3.0 hours with included multi-voltage charger
    Dimensions 3.7 x 4.2 x 2.6" (9.4 x 10.7 x 6.6 cm)
    Weight 1.5 lb (680.4 g)
    Voltage Input: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Output: DC 16.8 to 2.5 A
    Weight 0.6 lb (272 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.5 x 10.0 x 9.0"
  • Impact Cruiser Wireless Controller for Nikon Cameras
    Channels 8
    Groups 3
    Wireless Range 328' / 100 m
    Radio Frequency 2.4 GHz
    Control Modes TTL
    Ports 1 x 3.5 mm (Flash)
    1 x Micro-USB
    Battery Type 2 x AAA
    Dimensions 3 x 2.4 x 2" / 7.6 x 6 x 5.2 cm (Transmitter)
    Weight 3.2 oz / 90.7 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 4.5 x 2.0"
  • 2 x Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 10')
    Maximum Load 8.5 lb (3.8 kg)
    Maximum Height 121.5" (308.6 cm)
    Minimum Height 40.5" (102.9 cm)
    Closed Length 33.5" (85 cm)
    Footprint Diameter 38" (96.5 cm)
    Leg Tip 0.8" (20 mm)
    Attachment Size 5/8" (16 mm) stud with 1/4"-20 male threads
    Accepts Wheels Yes, casters
    Air Cushioned Yes
    Weight 2.4 lb (1.1 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 34.0 x 3.0 x 3.0"
  • Impact Light Kit Roller Bag #2 (Medium, Black)
    Material Weather-resistant, heavy-duty 600-denier nylon shell
    Type of Closure Zipper
    Carrying/Transport Options Folding, plastic grip on top
    Haul handle on bottom
    Twin carry straps
    Built-in heavy-duty casters
    Maximum Load Capacity 35.0 lb / 15.8 kg
    Interior Dimensions 36.0 x 13.0 x 9.5" / 91.0 x 33.0 x 24.0 cm
    Exterior Dimensions 39.0 x 15.0 x 11.0" / 99.0 x 38.0 x 28.0 cm
    Weight 15.4 lb / 7.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 39.8 x 16.0 x 12.0"

Impact AC/DC 500 TTL reviews

Cruiser ACDC-500-TTL 2-Light Kit for Nikon is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Takes phenomenal pictures, has issues The system works great. Takes gorgeous pictures that you would expect to only be possible with a more expensive flash. It could use a little more umph on the modeling lights, but they get the job done. The problem is with the controller. I slid it on my hot shoe, took some pictures then tried to remove it. The problem is that it was defective and the locking pin would not lift up . The company was cool about it and finally had me take it apart. I noticed that the plastic gizmoe that picks up the pin was badly made. They got me a new one with in a few days. The problem is that is was just as bad as the first one. I was not going to jam it on my D810 this time, so instead I jammed it on an F6. I figured out I could remove the battery and use needle nose plyers to lift the pin and remove it. So, tried it on an N90, jammed. Tried it on an F5, jammed. This means it is not a problem with my hot shoe. The pin is fully extended and the little wheel does nothing to raise or lower it. They said they would replace this one. We will see.
Date published: 2018-05-28
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