Photogenic AKC160 Studiomax III 160W/s Monolight

Photogenic AKC160 Studiomax III 160W/s Monolight

Photogenic AKC160 Studiomax III 160W/s Monolight

B&H # PHSM3160AC MFR # 906894
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Product Highlights

  • 6 Stop Power Range
  • 120V
  • Fast Recycling: 1.5 Sec. @ Full Power
  • 100W Modeling Light
  • UV Color Corrected Flash Tube
  • Flash Duration 1/7,400 Sec.@ Min. Power
  • Convection Cooled
  • High-impact ABS Housing
  • Includes 7.5" Reflector
  • Only 2.6 lb
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Photogenic AKC160 overview

  • 1Description

The Photogenic AKC160 Studiomax III 160W/s Monolight is an ideal way to add a lightweight (2.6 lb) fixture to your kit for a main light, backlight or fill light. The AKC160 offers a six stop power range from 5.0 to 160W/s, steplessly adjustable via a simple knob. Constant Color technology ensures that the color balance remains within 200K of an ideal 5,400K regardless of the power level chosen, to insure shot to shot consistency and minimize post-production work.

The AKC160 comes with a UV color corrected, user-replaceable flash tube that renders fabrics and flesh tones accurately. The monolight comes with a 7.5" high-gain reflector but accepts the entire line of Photogenic Quick-Change reflectors, grids, snoots, and diffusers. An AC cord, sync cord, 100W quartz modeling lamp and a protective cap are also included.

Six Stop Power Range
Power levels, accessed on the rear panel, are adjustable from 5.0 to 160W/s with a simple twist of a knob
Fast Recycling
The AKC160 recycles to full power (160W/s) in only 1.5 seconds, and 0.5 sec. at minimum power to catch even the most fleeting gestures
Modeling Light
The AKC160's 100W quartz modeling light allows you to preview the effect of your lights before tripping the shutter
Low Trigger Voltage
Digital cameras can be used with Photogenic monolights without fear of damage to the camera's electronics
User Replaceable UV Flashtube
Replacing this "plug & play" flashtube is a snap. The UV coating ensures clean whites and flattering flesh tones
Ready Indication
A ready light lets you know when the flash is fully charged
Power off Auto-discharge
As a safety precaution, the AKC160 drains the capacitors when you turn it off
Surge Protection
The AKC160 incorporates surge protection to handle power spikes
System Compatibility
The AKC160 is compatible with all Photogenic Quick-Change light shaping accessories
UPC: 689670111195

Photogenic AKC160 specs

Flash Head
Maximum Power 5 to 160 Ws
Power Control 6 Stops
Guide Number 25' / 7.6 m at 10' / 3 m, ISO100
81' / 24.7 m at 10' / 3 m, ISO100 with Reflector
Flash Duration 1/7400 to 1/175 Sec
Recycle Time 0.1 to 1.5 Sec ()
Color Temperature 5400K ± 200K
Flash Ready Indicator Visual
Reflector Changeable
Accessory Fitting Type Photogenic
Modeling Light
Type Tungsten
Wattage 100 W
Sync
Sync Type Optical
Interface PC Sync (3.5 mm)
Sync Voltage 5 V
Power
AC Input Voltage 105to125 VAC, 60 Hz
Current 3 A (Operating)
5 A (Charging)
1 A (Idle)
Circuit Protection Fuse
Fuse 8 A
General
Display None
Mount 5/8" / 16 mm Receptacle
Auto Dump No
Fan Cooled No
Dimensions H: 5.2 x W: 5.2 x L: 7.0" / H: 13.3 x W: 13.3 x L: 17.8 cm
Weight 2.6 lb / 1.17 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 5.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.5 x 10.6 x 10.3"

Photogenic AKC160 reviews

AKC160 Studiomax III 160W/s Monolight is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cost-effective & lightweight studio gear This is the fifth StudioMax that we purchase, for our mobile studio setup. It makes sense to mix 320 W/S and 160 W/S units because most light settings involve different power levels for the different lights. This type of light can suffer color drift at very low power settings. The StudioMax units are pretty solid. They allow the user to change the flash tube (always carry a spare), and the 160 and 320 use the same tube. A large array of accessories for light control make this a very comprehensive lighting solution. The units are relatively lightweight.
Date published: 2009-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 2nd One I use this Photogenic Studiomax III flash for mostly medical photography and this is my 2nd one. The first I had lasting over 10 years and took tens of thousands of shots. If something last that long and takes the abuse of a professional who takes it to two different hospitals in our system. You can't say anything bad about it. It's small, easy to set up and powerful for what I need. A great studio flash for a price that can't be beat from B & H Photovideo.
Date published: 2015-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the Money I'm a pro photog and needed a low power monolight for location shoots that put me in small rooms and call for strobe but need shallow depth of field. I wanted to stay with Photogenic because all my other equipment is that brand. It's very nice to take such a light weight light on location. I'd replace all my location lights with this IF it were more ruggedly constructed and IF the flashtube weren't so delicate. I feel very tentative about changing modifiers too often for fear of breaking the flashtube. Also, the power switch is cheap...I do wish it were a rocker switch. Oh, also, the modeling light is either on or off....not variable power. All of these features would be found on a more expensive light, so all in all, I feel like I got my money's worth for a less expensive Photogenic monolight. If I find it is just too lightly built for location work, I'll still use it every day as a background light in the studio.
Date published: 2013-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good light good: clean balanced light, so far as I can tell. Lightweight.bad: a sensitive photo cell was listed as a selling point. It is not sensitive (compared to much cheaper lights). The on/off switch is a 3-way switch, the middle setting, on without model light, is difficult to stop at. Not a problem if you always want the model light, irritating if you don't.
Date published: 2010-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Value in Lighting Pros: Comes with everything you need to get started Lots of Light for the price Tubes are easily replaceable Easy to tote around - weight and size Has optical slave Work great in pairs with Cowboy Studios wireless Head is built in - ready for stand Cons: Plastic Larger than Alien Bees
Date published: 2011-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Monolight Shines Portraits are my most important product for the monolights, although I will use them with a light tent for commercial work. The controls worked as advertised. On the negative side, there should be a better way to mount the flash tube. Banana plugs do not seem secure. We will see.
Date published: 2012-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for Portraits Very easy to use and enough power for portrait setup. The price is right for the job it does. Recycle time is good. Very easy to attach to light stand and easy to operate. Great for beginners.
Date published: 2011-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mono for the money I have both a 160 and a 320RF. I use them for products and still lifes where I'm relatively close to the subject with a soft box. They work flawlessly and plenty of power at that distance.
Date published: 2008-11-19
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