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Photogenic StudioMax III 3-Light Portrait Studio Kit (120V)

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Photogenic StudioMax III 3-Light Portrait Studio Kit (120V)
Key Features
  • 960 Total W/s
  • 3- 320 W/s Monolights
  • Umbrellas, Sync Cord, Light Stands, Case
The Photogenic StudioMax III 3-Light Portrait Studio Kit includes 3 monolights each with a  full 6 F-Stop power range. The AK320 is an excellent choice as a main, secondary, and background light. Since it accepts the entire line of the PowerLight reflectors, grids, snoots, and diffusers, the StudioMax III is a good investment.

This lighting kit provides a total of 960 w/s: ample power for most photographic applications. It also includes umbrellas for softening and broadening the light output, a background reflector, air cushioned light stands for support, and a soft, padded case for storage and transport.

Photogenic AKC320 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Photogenic AKC320 StudioMax III 320 Watt/Second Constant Color Monolight (120VAC)
  • 3Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 10')
  • 4Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3')
  • 5Photogenic Quick Change Shallow Satin Reflector for Photogenic
  • 6Impact Light Kit Bag #2 (34 x 13.5 x 12")
  • 7Impact White Translucent Umbrella (43")

The Photogenic StudioMax III 3-Light Portrait Studio Kit includes 3 monolights each with a  full 6 F-Stop power range. The AK320 is an excellent choice as a main, secondary, and background light. Since it accepts the entire line of the PowerLight reflectors, grids, snoots, and diffusers, the StudioMax III is a good investment.

This lighting kit provides a total of 960 w/s: ample power for most photographic applications. It also includes umbrellas for softening and broadening the light output, a background reflector, air cushioned light stands for support, and a soft, padded case for storage and transport.

Photogenic AKC320 StudioMax III 320 Watt/Second Constant Color Monolight (120VAC)

The Photogenic StudioMax III AKC320 constant color monolight offers a full six f/stop power range over 320 watt/seconds. It has internal control to ensure the same Kelvin temperature output, no matter what level of output is chosen.

This light is an excellent choice as a main, secondary, or background light. Since it accepts the entire line of the PowerLight reflectors, grids, snoots, and diffusers, the StudioMax III is a good investment.

This monolight also comes in an AC/DC model, which allows use of the light away from sources of AC power, when a high voltage battery is added.

6 F-Stop Power Range
Dial provides infinite flash power settings from full to 1/32 power.
Built In Slave
Highly sensitive, switchable optical slave for synchronization with other flashes.
Modeling Light
Independently Switched, to aid in positioning and focus.
User Replaceable Flashtube
No tools are required to replace this "plug & play" flashtube.
Compact Design
Easy to transport. Umbrella socket and stand mount built on.
UPC: 689670111171
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.

Air-Cushioned
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 Two Section Back Light Stand (3')

This 3' Impact Back Light Stand consists of a base and riser. Use the lower part as a base to place a mounted light at floor or table level, as low as 5.5". Add the extension to the base to raise the height of the light from 22.8" (57.9 cm) to a maximum of 3' (90 cm). The stand is constructed of black anodized aluminum.

Quick Set Up
Sets up easily in the matter of seconds
Very Stable
Stable under recommended loads
5/8" Reversible Stand Mount
Fitted with a reversible 5/8" top stud, with 1/4"-20 and 3/8" threads
UPC: 847628011939
Photogenic Quick Change Shallow Satin Reflector for Photogenic

The ability to shape and control the light from a flash source is essential. This is one of many different reflectors available for the Photogenic line of flash heads and monolights. It is used for lighting a background evenly, and softly.

UPC: 689670070188
Impact Light Kit Bag #2 (34 x 13.5 x 12")

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.

The soft padded carry case is designed to hold three monolights with reflectors, four light stands, umbrellas, cables and other accessories
The interior has six movable, touch fastened dividers that permit you to configure the bag to suit your needs; dividers consist of six large and two smaller styles
2" (5.1 cm) wide overlapping dual carry handles that convert to a shoulder strap
Interior has three zippered 10.5 x 8.0" mesh pockets (26.7 x 20.3 cm)
Touch fastened protective nylon tray separates light stands and umbrellas from monolights
Water-resistant padded nylon construction
Folds down to less then 4" for convenient storage and easy setup
Dual zippered opening; accepts user-supplied lock
UPC: 847628030619
Impact White Translucent Umbrella (43")

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.

UPC: 847628013292

Photogenic AKC320 StudioMax III 320 Watt/Second Constant Color Monolight (120VAC) Specs

Flash Head
Maximum Power10 to 320 Ws
Power Control6 Stops
Guide Number170' / 51.8 m at
Flash Duration1/4300 to 1/125 Sec
Recycle Time0.2 to 3 Sec
Flash Ready IndicatorVisual
ReflectorChangeable
Accessory Fitting TypePhotogenic
Modeling Light
TypeTungsten
Wattage100 W
Sync
Sync TypeOptical
Built-In Wireless ReceiverNo
Power
AC Input Power105 to 125 VAC, 60 Hz
Current5 A (Operating)
Circuit ProtectionFuse
General
DisplayNone
Auto DumpNo
Fan CooledNo
DimensionsH: 4.5 x W: 4.5 x L: 8.8" / H: 11.0 x W: 11.0 x L: 22.0 cm
Weight3.0 lb / 1.36 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.677 x 10.394 x 10.236"

Impact Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 10') Specs

Stand Type1 x General Purpose Stand
Maximum Working Height121.5" / 308.6 cm
Minimum Working Height40.5" / 102.9 cm
Load Capacity8.5 lb / 3.8 kg
Closed Length33.5" / 85 cm
Mounting
Stand/Column Top Mount5/8" Stud with 1/4"-20 Male
Features
Accepts Second RiserNo
WheelsOptional
Air CushionedYes
General
Footprint Diameter38" / 96.5 cm
Leg ShapeRound: 20 mm
FinishBlack
Weight2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)34 x 3 x 3"

Impact Two Section Back Light Stand (3') Specs

Stand Type1 x Backlight Stand
Maximum Working Height3' / 0.9 m
Minimum Working Height5.5" / 14 cm
Load Capacity7 lb / 3.2 kg
Closed Length20" / 51 cm
Mounting
Stand/Column Top Mount5/8" Receiver
Included Adapter1 x 5/8" Stud with Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Male
Features
Accepts Second RiserNo
WheelsNot Compatible
Air CushionedNo
Detachable BaseYes
Leveling LegNo
Reverse LegsNo
General
Number of Sections2
Footprint Diameter23.6" / 60 cm
FinishBlack
MaterialAluminum
Weight2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
Warranty LengthLimited 1-Year Warranty
Packaging Info
Package Weight3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.55 x 3.3 x 3.25"

Photogenic Quick Change Shallow Satin Reflector for Photogenic Specs

Item TypeBackground Reflector
Interior ColorSilver
Light CompatibilityDirect Attachment (Requires No Bracket/Speed Ring) with Proprietary Mount: For Photogenic Flash Heads / Photogenic Monolights
Accepts GridsNo
Beam Angle150°
MaterialsMetal
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.4 x 6.6 x 4.75"

Impact Light Kit Bag #2 (34 x 13.5 x 12") Specs

Interior
Interior Dimensions34 x 13.5 x 12" / 86.4 x 34.3 x 30.5 cm
Exterior
Closure TypeZipper
Carry and Transport Options2 x Connecting Handstrap
Material of ConstructionNylon
Exterior Dimensions (W x H x D)34.5 x 14 x 13" / 87.6 x 35.6 x 33 cm
Weight5.8 lb / 2.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)35 x 14 x 12.5"

Impact White Translucent Umbrella (43") Specs

Size43.0" / 109.2 cm
Interior ColorWhite (Translucent)
Shaft Diameter8 mm
Rods8
Material of ConstructionAluminum
Folded SizeL: 28.3" / L: 71.8 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.635 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)29 x 2.7 x 1.65"

Photogenic AKC320 Reviews

On and off switch

By Gary
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-23

Over all I like the lights but the on and off switch feel cheap when you slide it up and down for off.

The light exploded

By fred
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-09

The light exploded when I touched the test button, the back blew out and gave everyone in the room a heart attack. I really can not recommend this product.

I DID buy this product again because I love these lights!!

By Martina
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-17

I've been using this product for over 15 years and I love it. I just needed an updated set because I had worn my other set of StudioMax lights out!! They are amazing.

Okay for the price

By jfj17
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2016-03-13

These very basic moonlights are somewhat crude in construction compared to others in this price range. The slide switch is crude in that it lacks a smooth operation. The tiny screw holding the reflector has a tendency to snap. And students have a hard time mounting these lights to speed rings used on soft boxes. On a good side, the case is built to last and provide a consistent output. But they're not up to par with the simple Alien Bees which cost a bit more. We have these and Alien Bees in the school studio and the students always grab the Bees first. They're just easier to control with more options and smother switches.

Great Preformance

By RoadRunner
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-17

I own three of these lights that work wonders. I use them for portrature work as well as in product photography with great results. All my Photogrnic equipment have been great additions to my lighting equipment arsenal. I use them mostly with soft boxs, but have used umbrellas, barndoor, and snoots to hep me get that perfect shot.

Pretty good monolight

By Serious amateur photographer
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-09-18

I am an intermediate level amateur photographer and bought this to shoot portraits at home. The flash works flawlessly. I hooked it up to Canon 70D using a mini-to-mini sync cord and a hot-shoe to min-plug adapter. It worked fine. I also used it as an optical slave and it worked too. I was a bit nervous installing the flash bulb since it was my first time. But t worked fine. I used this with Photogenic umbrella and am happy with the results.

Light is great, mounting not so much.

By Corey
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-17

The light works great for my use as a kicker but when I attach any soft box, no matter the weight, the light begins to tilt down because the quality of the mount (or whatever it’s called) is terrible. If Photogenic were to fix this problem on their new models (from what I hear, this is not the only model with the issue) then I’d be happy to use them exclusively. But for now I’ll be using my other strobes.

Perfect Light!

By Tracey Lyn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-03

We already had a set of two of these lights, used and needed a third one.� This one is everything we needed.� Especially grateful for the quick shipping by B&H to Hawai'i!

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Date published: 2018-08-27
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