Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight

Impact Ultimate Monolight Portrait Kit

Impact Ultimate Monolight Portrait Kit


Kit includes:

Impact Ultimate Monolight Portrait Kit Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight Impact 7' Improved Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black) Impact Luxbanx Duo Deep Extra-Small Octagonal Softbox (18") Impact Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott & Aputure Impact 20" Beauty Dish Reflector Impact Beauty Dish Adapter for Impact Monolights, Bowens, Travelite, Cowboy, Interfit Stellar, JTL, Photoflex, Rime Lite, Westcott Flash Heads Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 10')

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  • 2 x Astral Extreme 400Ws Monolights
  • 1 x Parabolic Umbrella: 7'
  • 1 x Luxbanx Duo Octabox w/ Speedring: 18"
  • 1 x Beauty Dish with Adapter: 20"
  • 2 x Air-Cushioned Light Stands: 10'
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Impact AS-X-400 overview

  • 1Description

B&H has put together this comprehensive Ultimate Monolight Portrait Kit for photographers looking for high performance features backed with quality of light options. The kit includes two Impact Astral Extreme 400Ws monolights, each with a 7" grid reflector and a 10' air-cushioned light stand. The kit's modifiers include a 7' white-interior parabolic umbrella, an 18" Luxbanx Duo Deep Octabox with speedring, and a 20" Angler Beauty Dish with adapter.

  • 2 x Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight

    When describing the aptly-named 400Ws Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight from Impact the operative word is speed. The light is designed so you'll never miss a shot while waiting for it to recycle. Recycling time is a fast 0.4 seconds at full power, flash duration is an impressive 1/5,000 of a second, and continuous shooting speed can reach a rapid-fire 10 frames per second. This strong emphasis on speed makes the Astral Extreme a smart choice for fashion and event shooting and since it's fast enough to capture almost any movement at its peak, it's ideal for high-speed photography. You can even bring the Astral Extreme on location, powering it from a generator or inverter if there's no AC power available.

    Easy might be the next way to describe AS-X-400. Adjustments are easily made on the light's back panel which incorporates a carry handle. Soft push buttons control the modeling light, ready beep, and optical slave on/off function. The slave allows you set Instant-Fire or Skip Pre-flash modes and trigger the flash head at distances up to 33'. You can also hard wire the AS-X-400 to your camera via the included 1/4" phono sync cord, or easier still, use an optional wireless radio system such as Impact's ControlSync 16 to trigger the flash from up to 150' away and remotely control its power, modeling and audible alert.

    The Astral Extreme's power level, which is adjustable in 1/10 stops over a 6 stop range is displayed on an easy-to-read LCD screen. Both power and modeling lamp intensity are adjustable via simple knobs. The 150W modeling light dims when the flash is triggered while a switchable beep indicates full recycling.

    A handy feature of the AS-X-400 is the adjustable mounting bracket that allows you to find the center of gravity for better balance when using heavy front accessories such as large softboxes. A built-in receiver can support umbrella shafts up to 8mm and umbrellas up to 7' in diameter. The speedring/reflector mount is S-type, providing you with a wide range of choices, not only from Impact but from the many manufacturers who have standardized on this mount. Impact includes a reflector that accepts 7" grids.

    Benefits and Attributes
  • Ultra-fast 0.4 sec. recycle time at full power means you'll never miss a shot while waiting for your light to recycle
  • Speedy 1/5,000 sec. flash duration and 10 fps continuous shooting speed make this monolight great for event work as well as high-speed photography
  • Flash power output is up to 400Ws, with precise output control in 0.1 stop increments over a 6 stop range
  • Built-in 8mm umbrella mount and S-type bayonet mount allow you to attach light-modifiers like umbrellas, softboxes, and beauty dishes to customize and shape your light
  • Fan-cooling system, heat sinks, and speed-dedicated internal components prevent overheating when shooting at high speeds
  • UPC: 847628575707
  • Impact 7' Improved Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black)

    If you had to choose a single light shaping tool, you might do well to pick the Impact 7' Improved Parabolic Umbrella with a black exterior and a white interior. First of all, it's a huge broad light source that wraps light around your subject, yielding clean highlights and rich open shadows. But due to the special shape of the umbrella there's a unique mix of soft enveloping light with the kind of crisp detail you only get from reflectors. Put another way, if you combined a beauty dish with a softbox, you'd have a parabolic umbrella.

    This umbrella has a unique structural design as well. Instead of bendable metal, the 16 inner ribs are made of durable fiberglass. The fixed black backing ensures that all of the light output is bounced back on your subject instead of through the umbrella. You can also vary the light-to-umbrella distance along the shaft for a harder or softer look, or for longer throw capability. In addition, an optional diffuser is available for this umbrella, which effectively converts it to a large softbox with just a 1/2 stop loss of output.

    The umbrella features an improved finger-friendly locking mechanism for secure and fast set up and break down.

    Improved Locking Mechanism
    Improved locking mechanism provides fast and secure and "finger-friendly" set up and break down.
    Parabolic Shape
    The parabolic shape produces a more natural wraparound light than a regular umbrella. This soft and natural light is what makes this umbrella a favorite of wedding and portrait photographers.
    Wide Diameter
    The 7-foot diameter ensures a soft light quality. This umbrella produces enough light for stunning group photos. It will also emit a broad enough beam for full-length portraits.
    White Interior, Black Exterior
    The white interior produces a broad light that delivers an even throw, which is perfect for portraits and groups. The soft quality of the light is great for creamy skin tones. The black backing efficiently eliminates back spill so light isn't lost when bouncing the beam toward your subject.
    16-Rib Design
    For an umbrella to be effective, it needs to maintain its shape, and the fabric should remain taut. The umbrella features a 16-rib design that maintains the shape of the umbrella and the tension of the fabric for an even light spread.
    UPC: 847628008939
  • Impact Luxbanx Duo Deep Extra-Small Octagonal Softbox (18")

    The Impact Luxbanx Duo Deep Extra-Small Octagonal Softbox is a versatile 18" diameter light shaping tool with a textured silver interior for high output, removable front diffuser and a removable interior baffle. It's compatible with strobe lights, fluorescent, or LED light sources. It's also compatible with hot lights up to 500W. When using it with hot lights remove the interior baffle. The Duo Octa's shape renders a signature quality of soft wrap-around light due to its large surface area and creates round, natural catchlights in your subject's eyes, making it ideal for portraiture and fashion. Separate purchase of a speed ring is required for use and Impact makes models to fit most popular brands.

    Do not use inner baffle with hot lights.

    UPC: 847628564503
  • Impact Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott & Aputure

    The Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott & Aputure from Impact features indexed flex rod holes that allow you to effortlessly mount any square, rectangular, strip, or octagonal Luxbanx softbox to Impact, Bowens S, Westcott, and Aputure heads. The ring will also fit most other brands of softbox. The sturdy all-metal ring rotates 360 degrees to facilitate orientation or to clear obstacles in tight quarters. It has 3/8"-16 taps on two sides to allow mounting directly to grip gear such as Impact's Swivel Umbrella Adapter, 3 Section Double Articulated Arm, Super Clamp, and more.

    UPC: 847628003309
  • Impact 20" Beauty Dish Reflector

    The beauty dish reflector is a legendary light shaping tool popularized by fashion and portrait photographers. This Impact 20" Beauty Dish Reflector lives up to its potential by offering a bridge between softboxes and umbrellas that yields a soft but crisp light with snappy contrast and a textural quality that flatters makeup on models and accentuates character in portrait subjects. The secret is a built-in deflector that bounces the flash's direct output backwards, filling the shallow dish and casting a wide beam of soft light forward. The Beauty Dish fits most major brands with the separate purchase of an adapter.

    The Beauty Dish can also be used in combination with a diffuser sock or honeycomb grid, which allows for further modification of the light output.

    Note: Beauty Dishes are not recommended for use with continues tungsten lights over 300 watts.

    Features neutral white reflector
    Ideal for fashion portrait photography
    Combine with optional diffuser sock or honeycomb grid
    UPC: 847628551558
  • Impact Beauty Dish Adapter for Impact Monolights, Bowens, Travelite, Cowboy, Interfit Stellar, JTL, Photoflex, Rime Lite, Westcott Flash Heads

    This Impact Beauty Dish Adapter for Impact Monolights, Bowens, Travelite, Cowboy, Interfit Stellar, JTL, Photoflex, Rime Lite, Westcott Flash Heads features durable aluminum alloy construction and mounts quickly onto the flash head, allowing you to use 16", 20", 22", and 27" Impact Beauty Dishes on your studio flash. It is compatible with Bowens, Calumet Travelite, Cowboy, Impact VC-VS-VSD Monolights, Interfit Stellar, JTL, Photoflex, Rime Lite and Westcott Photo Basics flash heads.

    UPC: 847628551848
  • 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
  • 2 x Impact Astral Extreme AS-X-400 Monolight
    Flash Head
    Maximum Power 400 Ws
    Power Control 6 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
    Guide Number 213' / 65 m at ISO100
    Flash Duration 1/8000 to 1/5000 Sec
    Recycle Time 0.4 Sec
    Color Temperature 5600K ± 100K
    Flash Ready Indicator Audio
    Reflector 7.0" / 17.8 cm Changeable
    Accessory Fitting Type 8 mm Umbrella Shaft, Bowens S Type
    Modeling Light
    Type Tungsten
    Base Type E27
    Wattage 150 W
    Sync Type Button, Cable, Optical, Radio
    Interface 1/4" Sync
    AC Input Voltage 110 VAC, 60 Hz
    Circuit Protection Fuse
    Fuse 8 A
    Display None
    Mount 5/8" / 16 mm Receptacle
    Fan Cooled Yes
    Dimensions H: 5.5 x W: 5.5 x L: 16.1" / H: 14.0 x W: 14.0 x L: 41.0 cm
    Weight 7.15 lb / 3.24 kg, Including Flash Tube, Modeling Lamp, and Reflector
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.7 x 10.9 x 8.6"
  • Impact 7' Improved Parabolic Umbrella (White/Black)
    Size 84.0" / 213.4 cm
    Interior White
    Exterior Black
    Shaft Diameter 8 mm
    Rods 16
    Material of Construction Fiberglass
    Folded Size L: 43.5" / L: 110.5 cm
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 45.2 x 4.0 x 3.1"
  • Impact Luxbanx Duo Deep Extra-Small Octagonal Softbox (18")
    Shape Octagon
    Interior Silver
    Requires Speed Ring Yes, Not Included
    Accepts Grids Yes
    Maximum Wattage 500 W (Hot Lights)
    Removable Front Face Yes
    Removable Interior Baffle Yes
    Circular Dimensions : 18.0 x D: 12.0" / : 45.7 x D: 30.5 cm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.0 x 10.0 x 1.0"
  • Impact Speed Ring for Impact, Bowens S, Westcott & Aputure
    Compatible Lighting Aputure
    Bowens S Mount
    Compatible Softbox Shape Strip
    Number of Mounting Holes 10
    Material Aluminum
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 7.8 x 2.4"
  • Impact 20" Beauty Dish Reflector
    Shape Circular
    Interior White
    Accepts Grids Yes, Not Included
    Requires Speed Ring / Adapter Yes, Not Included
    Umbrella Mount No
    Maximum Wattage 300 W (Hot Lights)
    Material Aluminum
    Dimensions : 20 x D: 6" / : 50.8 x D: 15.2 cm
    Weight 2.6 lb / 1.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.8 x 20.2 x 8.3"
  • Impact Beauty Dish Adapter for Impact Monolights, Bowens, Travelite, Cowboy, Interfit Stellar, JTL, Photoflex, Rime Lite, Westcott Flash Heads
    Construction Aluminum alloy
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 6.1 x 2.1"
  • 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"

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