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Impact Fashion Beauty Dish Kit

BH #IMVSLCD400BK • MFR #VSLCD400-KV
Impact Fashion Beauty Dish Kit
Key Features
  • 400W/s Digital Monolight
  • Sync Cord and Umbrella Reflector
  • 2.0 Sec Full Power Recycling
  • 150W Modeling Lamp
The Impact Fashion Beauty Dish Kit is an ideal choice for a main light for portraits, fashion, head shots or advertising work.
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Impact VS-LCD400 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC)
  • 3Impact 22" Beauty Dish Reflector
  • 4Impact 40° Honeycomb Grid for 22" Beauty Dish Reflector
  • 5Impact 22" Diffuser Sock
  • 6Impact Heavy-Duty Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 9.5')
  • 7Impact Beauty Dish Adapter for Impact Monolights, Bowens, Travelite, Cowboy, Interfit Stellar, JTL, Photoflex, Rime Lite, Westcott Flash Heads

The Impact Fashion Beauty Dish Kit is an ideal choice for a main light for portraits, fashion, head shots or advertising work.

The VS-LCD400 Monolight has a digital readout and accepts S-type monolight reflectors and head accessories such as the included Impact Beauty Dish. Power is adjustable in 1/10 stop increments, from full to 1/8 power over a 4 stop range. Its 150W modeling lamp can be set to proportional so that you can easily preview your lighting effects or adjusted manually to any light intensity that you wish. An air cushioned light stand provides protection from impact damage while adjusting its height.

The Impact 22" Beauty Dish Reflector provides a bridge between a softbox and an umbrella, yielding 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. For an even softer effect slip the included Diffuser Sock over the front of the Beauty Dish. The sock also masks hot spots that might be visible in reflective objects. The provided honeycomb grid offers yet another option, adding control and directionality to the light source while thwarting spill light that might otherwise compromise your background lighting.

Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC)

You might be surprised at how many photo assignments you can handle with a compact, lightweight monolight like the Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC). It's got 400w/s of power in an easily transportable package, and light output that can be varied in 1/10 stop stages over a 4-stop range, accessible through the digital readout.  The 150W modeling light can be coupled to the flash, getting brighter or dimmer to match the actual light output, or independently set to the level you want. The monolight accepts S-type monolight reflectors and head accessories. It also has a limited Auto Dump function, firing the strobe when you reset to a different power level (so the strobe is automatically set to the correct setting for the next flash). A built-in optical slave allows the monolight to be triggered using another flash. Perfect for portraits, small still-lifes, and much more.

Power is variable over a 4-stop range
Digital readout coupled with the power variator
Accepts S-type monolight reflectors and head accessories
Power is adjustable in 1/10 stop increments, from full to 1/8 power
Model light intensity may be coupled to, or independent from, the flash output levels
Limited Auto Dump feature automatically fires the strobe when you reset to a lower power level
Built-in optical slave "sees" the light from other flashes, and fires monolight automatically
UPC: 847628013483
Impact 22" Beauty Dish Reflector

The beauty dish reflector is a legendary light shaping tool popularized by fashion and portrait photographers. This Impact 22" 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: 847628551565
Impact 40° Honeycomb Grid for 22" Beauty Dish Reflector

This Impact 40° Honeycomb Grid for 22" Beauty Dish Reflector alters the shape and light output of the reflector by tunneling the light forward into a narrower 40° beam. The beauty dish reflector is a legendary light shaping tool popularized by fashion and portrait photographers. The grid offers slightly increased contrast, directionality, and spill light control. It's an ideal tool for achieving Rembrandt-like lighting effects. This grid is designed exclusively for an Impact Beauty Dish.

UPC: 847628551602
Impact 22" Diffuser Sock

This 22" Diffuser Sock from Impact is a 22" nylon fabric light softener ringed with strong elastic for a snug fit around standard-sized light head reflectors. In addition, it is also ideal for use with 20 and 20.5" diffusers. This convenient diffuser softens light output by creating a larger light surface across the face of the reflector, bathing your subject in a diffuse light that's perfect for portrait or beauty photography and video. It installs in seconds, and is a handy way to quickly diffuse a light source, when setting up a softbox or using a handheld diffuser is impractical.

Diffuser Socks are stackable, offering the capability to increase the diffusion effect by adding additional socks over the first. Each layer of diffusion reduces light output by 1-stop. The nylon fabric is heat resistant and won't yellow or burn from the heat of your flash, studio strobe modeling light, or a cool light source, like LED or fluorescent lights.

Note:
Intended for use on flash heads, LED sources, or fluorescent sources. Do not use on continuous hot light sources like halogen, tungsten, or HMI lamps.
  • Fits over 22" reflectors
  • Diffuses and softens light output by 1 stop
  • Stackable for increased diffusion
  • Heat resistant - won't yellow or burn
    UPC: 847628011021
    Impact Heavy-Duty Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 9.5')

    This Impact Heavy-Duty Air-Cushioned Light Stand is a black anodized aluminum support that rises to a height of 9.5' and folds down to 42" for storage and transport. The stand will handle up to 22 lb and is topped with a removable 5/8" spigot with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads. It has a wide footprint of 52" 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: 847628012004
    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

    Impact Digital Monolight 400W/s (120VAC) Specs

    Flash Head
    Maximum Power400 Ws
    Power Control4 Stops in 1/10-Stop Increments
    Guide Number197' / 60 m, ISO 100
    Flash Duration1/1500 to 1/400 Sec
    Recycle Time2 Sec (Full Power)
    Flash Ready IndicatorVisual
    ReflectorChangeable
    Accessory Fitting TypeBowens S Type
    Modeling Light
    TypeTungsten
    Wattage150 W
    Sync
    Sync TypeOptical
    Built-In Wireless ReceiverNo
    Wireless Range33' / 10 m (Radio)
    Power
    AC Input Power110 to 120 VAC, 60 Hz
    Circuit ProtectionFuse
    General
    DisplayNone
    Auto DumpYes
    Fan CooledNo
    DimensionsH: 8.5 x W: 6.0 x L: 11.6" / H: 21.5 x W: 15.5 x L: 29.5 cm, Including Reflector
    Weight6.75 lb / 3.06 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight9.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.5 x 10.1 x 9.5"

    Impact 22" Beauty Dish Reflector Specs

    Item Type22" Beauty Dish
    Interior ColorWhite
    Light CompatibilityRequires Bracket/Speed Ring (Not Included)
    Accepts GridsYes (Not Included)
    Maximum Wattage300 W (Hot Lights)
    Light Loss/GainNone
    MaterialsAluminum
    Dimensionsø: 22 x H: 6.5" / ø: 56 x H: 16.5 cm
    Weight3.15 lb / 1.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight5.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.5 x 22 x 9.3"

    Impact 40° Honeycomb Grid for 22" Beauty Dish Reflector Specs

    Item Type1 x Honeycomb Grid
    Grid Angle40°
    MaterialsAluminum
    Dimensionsø: 22" / ø: 60 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight2.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.8 x 21.6 x 1.3"

    Impact 22" Diffuser Sock Specs

    Color/EffectDiffusion
    Density0.3 (1 Stop)
    Heat ResistantYes
    Material of ConstructionNylon
    Diameter22" / 55.9 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.145 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14 x 7.5 x 1.5"

    Impact Heavy-Duty Air-Cushioned Light Stand (Black, 9.5') Specs

    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
    WheelsOptional
    Air CushionedYes
    General
    Stand Type1 x General Purpose Stand
    Maximum Working Height114" / 290 cm
    Minimum Working Height48" / 123 cm
    Load Capacity22 lb / 10 kg
    Closed Length42" / 106.7 cm
    Footprint Diameter52" / 132 cm
    Leg ShapeRound: 25 mm
    FinishBlack
    MaterialAluminum
    Weight4.4 lb / 2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight5.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)43.2 x 5 x 5"

    Impact Beauty Dish Adapter for Impact Monolights, Bowens, Travelite, Cowboy, Interfit Stellar, JTL, Photoflex, Rime Lite, Westcott Flash Heads Specs

    ConstructionAluminum Alloy
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.41 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.25 x 6.25 x 2.25"

    Impact VS-LCD400 Reviews

    Great versatile light for the money

    By Ryan
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2019-01-22

    I have 4 of these with different diffuses, boxes, and other attachments. In slave mode, they sometimes misfire on lower flash settings, but flawless when paired with multiple Impact PowerSync 16 receivers.

    Great for the first year...but that's it!

    By Anonymous
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Date: 2016-11-15

    I purchased three of the Impact 400w Digital Monolights about a year ago after doing a lot of research. I only shoot a few times a month, so I thought these would be perfect. I was happy with my purchase at first, but then the problems started. One of monolights stopped triggering the other two light when I used theImpactPowerTrigger 16 Channel AC Transmitter and Receiver Set that came with the lighting kit I purchased. So, I simply marked that light with a NO so I wouldn't use it to fire the other two lights. Last month, however, one of the other lights started overheating after about 45 minutes into a shoot. When this happens, the LCD display goes blank and it stops firing. Now, two days ago, the bolt that locks the tilt on the third light no longer tightens (stripped?). I could understand if ONE of these three issues occurred over time if I were a full-time photographer. I'm not a full-time photographer, and ALL of these issues have occurred. I realize that these are budget lights, but I would have expected them to last a lot longer, especially since I don't use them very often.

    This is the ONE

    By Photo Bum
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2016-10-05

    I did quite a bit of research and product comparisons. I was very pleased when my lighting kit arrived, set it up and got to test it out. I am sold on the Impact line of lighting and products, very high quality and designed friendly for use in the studio. The entire kit is all that I needed.

    Makes subject beautiful!

    By Francis
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2016-01-19

    Works as expected. Great light. Good for up to half body portrait.

    nice strobe

    By Misscomp
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2015-12-13

    looks durable. The recycle time is 1-2 seconds. I had this at 5.5 strenght or probably 3/4 of max power and was able to get f8.0 with the camera and strobe 10 ft away from the subject. I was shooting with a 43 inch reflective umbrella. ISO was at 200 and shutter at 1/125 sec. Not as heavy as I though. LED controls in the back are a plus. Has a built in fan that you can hear. Good afforable and puts out plenty of light. I am trying to shoot a family portrait with this has my only light source.

    Good to star with.

    By Bradford J.
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2015-11-10

    So far I have used this just a few times in a small studio setting. So far it performs as advertised and seems to be durable and dependable. That being said it has it's drawbacks. For example even on low power settings once the flash fires the whole unit, modeling light and all goes dim for a second or two. That also leads to the slow recycle time. When I saw 2 seconds I didn't think it would be to bad, but during that two seconds the modeling light is down as well. So you get a blinding burst of light then total darkness if you have a well closed off set. I have laughed it off for the most part because the shots have turned out great, you just need to be patient.

    Nice power range

    By Craig
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2017-06-26

    I'm using this for some corporate type portraits shooting through an umbrella. At ISO 100, I can change the power level to run from F4 to F16 easily. Very flexible. The only reason I took it down a star is because I've had some issues with it syncing with a pocket wizard. It's built in sensor works fine as long as I'm using another flash to trigger it. Seems like it works sometimes, but not others.

    Great product for the money spent

    By Mark B.
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2017-05-30

    I've been using speedlights in my garage studio for a number of years and thought I would try monolights. I shopped around and decided on the Impact 400W/s. The 400W/s has a LCD display and a fan to keep it cool. The unit is a little larger than my 300W/s, but I'm getting used to the weight difference. Slave works great as well as the controls on the rear display. A great product for those who are getting into studio photography.

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