B&H has put together this Angler Two Monolight Umbrella and Softbox Kit for photographers who require a core kit with a soft quality of light and manageable contrast for portraiture, fashion, or product work that they can take on the road. The kit contains two 300Ws Angler Glamour Flash Monolights, each with a 7" grid reflector and an 8' air-cushioned light stand. The kit's soft light modifiers include a 24 x 32" softbox with speed ring, and a 43" White Translucent Umbrella, while the included 40-degree grid fits the reflector and facilitates selective lighting. An included Background Reflector has a unique shape that, as the name implies, is designed to light backgrounds, but you can also light a subject from behind to separate them from the background. It all fits in the provided padded case.
The Glamour Flash 300Ws Monolight from Angler 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 100W 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, 100W modeling lamp, 7" grid reflector and a protective cap.
This 43" White Translucent Umbrella from Impact is a versatile all-around light modifier that will create a pleasing light that's far less harsh than a bare light source. It can be used with flash, LED, or fluorescent light sources. As a shoot-through umbrella, it broadens and softens the light source output and minimizes shadows, making it ideal for portrait photography. The translucent fabric's diffusing properties allow light source to be placed close to a subject for a softer light that's also great for weddings and fashion. It has a standard size 8mm umbrella shaft that is compatible with most umbrella mounts.
This 43" diameter umbrella is useful for lighting one or two people for mid- and full-length portraits. It can also be reversed to use as a bounce-style umbrella to cover a larger image area.
The Luxbanx Medium Rectangular Softbox from Impact is an economical 24 x 32" light shaping tool for strobes that's ideal for small sets, single or dual portraits, half to three-quarter length fashion, and general product photography. The softbox features a soft white interior, removable front diffuser and removable inner baffle. The diffuser and baffle can be used together for maximum softening of the output. Removing the inner baffle will give you a more crisp light quality with higher contrast, while shedding the front and inner diffusers turns the Luxbanx into a large reflector with maximum brightness and contrast.
The versatile Luxbanx has an additional control via an optional fabric grid which mounts to the recessed lip of the softbox with touch-fasteners. The grid narrows and concentrates the light's beam forward, controlling spill and adding directional control to the Luxbanx's attributes. Every Luxbanx comes with a carrying case and a spare Flex Rod. Separate purchase of a speed ring that matches your strobe's mount is required for use. Impact makes models to fit most popular brands.
The Speed Ring for Bowens S, Impact, Westcott Strobes, and Aputure Lights from Angler features indexed flex rod holes that allow you to effortlessly mount any square, rectangular, strip, or octagonal Luxbanx softbox to your strobe. 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.
This aluminum Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand rises to a height of 8' and folds down to 29.6". The stand has sure-twist section locks and 4 sections and will support up to 8 lb.
If you forget to tighten any section with your light mounted, the light slowly descends, thanks to the air-cushioned action. This useful feature saves equipment and fingers from harm during busy photo sessions.
The 40° Impact 7" Grid helps you control your light more precisely: this honeycomb grid, which will fit any standard 7" grid reflector (other than Broncolor or Profoto), gives you a 40° beam of light, perfect for an accent light or spot. A tension spring can stretch or arch to fit the reflector.
This Impact Background Reflector for Impact/Bowens Mount Strobes is a sconce-shaped light modifier that outputs an oval, fan-like beam of light that is ideal for placing behind the subject for even lighting of the background. Alternately, you can place it closer to the background for a corona or graduated effect or backlight the subject to separate him or her from the background. The reflector has handy clips to attach gels and diffusion material and a rotation mechanism that allows you to vary the direction of the light.
The Background Reflector is compatible with Impact Monolights, Bowens, Travelite, Cowboy, Interfit Stellar, JTL, Photoflex, Rime Lite, and Westcott flash heads.
The black Light Kit Bag #2 (34 x 13.5 x 12") from Impact makes transporting your lighting kit easy and secure. The bag is designed to hold three monolights along with their reflectors (such as Impact VC500LR), four stands, boom, umbrellas, cables and other support gear but can also be used to hold other lighting equipment instead. You'll have plenty of room to take along enough lighting gear for a portrait session - all packed in an organized and accessible way. A touch fastened divider tray separates the stands, boom and umbrellas from the lights preventing them from bumping together and causing scratches or damage. For additional smaller equipment such as cables and small accessories, there are three interior 10.5 x 8.0" zippered mesh pockets.
The bag is made from soft, padded water-resistant nylon and contains six movable touch fastened interior dividers (6 large, 2 small) that will permit you to configure the bag to accommodate the gear you need that day. The Light Kit Bag is carried by its two 2" wide overlapping top carry handles that can easily be extended into dual shoulder straps. The contents are accessed via dual zippers that when placed together will accept a user-supplied lock. For even more protection, the bottom of the bag contains three rubber feet for when the bag is placed on the ground. And the bag folds down to a quarter of its height for convenient storage and easy setup. Whether for storage or transport, the Impact Light Kit Bag will serve both pro or amateur well.