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Impact VC-500WLN 500Ws Monolight

BH #IMVC500WLN • MFR #VC-500WLN
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Impact VC-500WLN 500Ws Monolight
Key Features
  • 1.5 Sec Full Power Recycling
  • Flash Durations as Short as 1/1200 Sec
  • Built-in 16-Channel Wireless Receiver
  • 328' Triggering w/ Optional Transmitter
A host of impressive core and convenience features make the VC-500WLN 500Ws Monolight from Impact an asset on any shoot. The monolight recycles to full power in a fast 1.5 seconds and at a fraction of that at minimum power. Fast recycling coupled with flash durations as short as 1/1200 second make the VC-500WLN ideal for kinetic subjects in sports, dance, or wildlife applications. The monolight has multiple triggering options, such as an optical slave and a PC sync socket. The slaves' seven preflash modes have a learning mode that memorizes the number of preflashes, allowing you to use your on-camera flash as the master slave to trigger one or more VC-500WLN's. The flash head also has a built-in 16-channel wireless receiver that, with the separate purchase of a radio transmitter, will allow to trigger your flash at distances up to 328'.
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Impact VC-500WLN Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Short Flash Durations and Recycle Times
  • 3Triggering Options
  • 4250W Modeling Light
  • 5Slave / Preflash Modes
  • 6Thermal Control
  • 7S-Mount
  • 8Audio Alerts
  • 95V Trigger Voltage

A host of impressive core and convenience features make the VC-500WLN 500Ws Monolight from Impact an asset on any shoot. The monolight recycles to full power in a fast 1.5 seconds and at a fraction of that at minimum power. Fast recycling coupled with flash durations as short as 1/1200 second make the VC-500WLN ideal for kinetic subjects in sports, dance, or wildlife applications. The monolight has multiple triggering options, such as an optical slave and a PC sync socket. The slaves' seven preflash modes have a learning mode that memorizes the number of preflashes, allowing you to use your on-camera flash as the master slave to trigger one or more VC-500WLN's. The flash head also has a built-in 16-channel wireless receiver that, with the separate purchase of a radio transmitter, will allow to trigger your flash at distances up to 328'.

The VC-500WLN's user-replaceable 250W modeling lamp can be set to Proportional mode to approximate how the light is falling on your subject or at a user-selected brightness independently of the flash power setting. Soft-start circuitry ensures long modeling lamp life. The monolight has three types of technology that protects its circuitry. CMOS chip technology limits the heat generated by the circuit board, overheating and overvoltage protection shields against unstable voltage and Adaptive Thermal Control keeps the quiet cooling fan engaged. Lastly, the versatile VC-500WLN employs the popular S-type front accessory mount for the included reflector and other Impact light shapers, but the light is also compatible with accessories from the many manufacturers that use this popular mount.

Short Flash Durations and Recycle Times
Flash durations as short as 1/1200 second coupled with 1.5 second full power recycling are useful for freezing action when shooting fast-breaking subjects in wildlife, sports, and fashion.
Triggering Options
The VC-500WLN has a built-in 16-channel receiver (separate purchase of transmitter required) that allows wireless triggering at distances up to 328'. You can also trip the flash using an optional sync cord or the built-in optical slave. The slave has red-eye reduction and synchronous modes.
250W Modeling Light
The user-replaceable 250W modeling light can be set to Proportional mode to approximate how the light is falling on your subject, or at a user-selected brightness independently of the flash power. Soft-start circuitry ensures long modeling lamp life.
Slave / Preflash Modes
The VC-500WLN has seven preflash modes as well as a learning mode that automatically memorizes the amount of preflashes and allows you to use your monolights as slaves with most on-camera flashes.
Thermal Control
The monolight has three types of technology that protects its circuitry. CMOS chip technology limits the heat generated by the circuit board, overheating and overvoltage protection shields against unstable voltage, and Adaptive Thermal Control keeps the quiet cooling fan engaged.
S-Mount
The flash head has an S-type front accessory mount for Impact or other brands of light shapers that use this popular mount.
Audio Alerts
Makes it easy to know when your flash is fully recycled and ready to shoot again.
5V Trigger Voltage
Low trigger voltage makes the VC-500WLN safe for use with all cameras.
UPC: 847628597310

Impact VC-500WLN Specs

Flash Head
Maximum Power500 Ws
Power Control6 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
Guide Number255' / 78 m, ISO 100
Flash Duration1/1200 to 1/800 Sec
Recycle Time0.2 to 1.5 Sec
Color Temperature5600K +/- 100K
Flash Ready IndicatorAudio, Visual
Accessory Fitting TypeBowens S Type
Modeling Light
TypeTungsten
Base TypeE26/E27
Wattage250 W
Control ModesIndependent, Off, Proportional
Sync
Sync TypeCable, Optical, Radio
Built-In Wireless ReceiverYes
Wireless Frequency2.4 GHz
Wireless Channels / Groups16 / X
Wireless Range328' / 100 m (Radio)
System Connection1/4" Sync
Sync Voltage5 V
Power
AC Input Power100 to 130 VAC, 60 Hz
Circuit ProtectionAdaptive Thermal Control, Fuse, Soft Start Circuitry
Fuse12.5 A
General
DisplayNone
Mount5/8" / 16 mm Receptacle
Auto DumpYes
Fan CooledYes
DimensionsH: 5.0 x W: 5.0 x L: 16.5" / H: 13.0 x W: 13.0 x L: 42.0 cm
Weight5.45 lb / 2.47 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.8 x 11.2 x 8.8"

Impact VC-500WLN Reviews

Great flash,

By Craig
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-17

Love this economical flash. I have used it on two jobs so far. I did read past reviews and there were some complaints about the modeling lights not working. I had the same challenge. Push the light intensity knob. I spent a couple minutes with David in lighting - he read the manual with me:). Great service too!

Easy to set up and worked great!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-24

Set these up for a large event at our church and they worked perfectly right out of the box. Consistent and recharged fast.

Value for Money is unbeatable

By Kyle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-23

You can't go wrong with the Impact line of lights. I have two studios in the Cleveland/Akron area in Ohio and both studios are outfitted with Impact lighting. I've never had a failure in 5yrs of using this brand. A well-appointed kit like this is enough to get you started in portrait biz or product photography biz. Highly recommend you give Impact a try before spending a ton of money on a more highly advertised brand only to find your setup lacking. You'll get more for your money here.

disposable?

By antonio
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-22

I got a set of 3 , 2 of the light bulb burns out very soon i replaced the bulbs and not working any more are disposable

Massive Upgrade for Home Photo Studio

By Lisa
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-13

With some trial and error, lighting system works as advertised. Mostly shoot tabletop product photos and this certainly is streamlining the process with acceptable results. I anticipate I will see constant improvement with use, as this is a stretch for my pretty good amateur product photography skills. If you plan to use this system for location photography, you need to be muscled up because it is heavy and bulky. The lightbox is a beast to assemble. I simply did not have the hand strength and had to get my husband to help me. All that being said, it is exactly what I needed and I purchased it at the recommendation of B&H's product specialist.

Powerful Kit!

By Nate
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-22

I'm impressed with the output of these strobes. They are my first off-camera flash kit (I mostly shoot videos) and they have more power than I'll ever need. I put a softbox on one of these and took it into my backyard in the direct afternoon sunlight and couldn't believe the output, even through a softbox with double diffusion. Absolutely recommend if you're looking for a pro kit without busting your wallet in half.

Lights are amazing

By Tayari
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

These lights are amazing and great quality

Great Kit for the Price

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-13

Love every aspect of this kit. Worked perfectly out of the bag. User friendly, carry case is clutch. May be heavy but for solid equipment I would expect it to be.

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