• The Versalight J-160 is a unique strobe, perfect for photography students as a main strobe light and for professional photographers as a supplementary light source. The light provides 160 watt seconds output power (160 joules) on full and GN 120 feet at ASA 100.
• It features a built in reflector and power cable, remote sensor, Continuous power adjustor with fine-setting clutches, Angle-adjustable bracket with built-in umbrella holder, a recharge readylight, two way fixing stand adapter and an easily changeable fuse holder.
• In addition, a variety of accessories are available for the Versalight J160, including soft box kits, four leaf barn doors, honeycomb, color filter kits, snoot, and much more.
THIS KIT INCLUDES ADDITIONAL ITEMS AS INDICATED
I bought this strobe because the price was right for beginging photography. I used it a few times with the synch cord in my living room and it worked fine, but the moment I started using it in my garage (with concrete floors) where I had set up my studio, I would get electrocuted through my camera! I got a few pretty serious shocks. Assuming it was the synch cord that was bad, I purchased a set of wireless triggers. I tried wth the wireless trigger and receiver and had my husband hold the receiver since it was dangling in the opposite direction and ZAPP he got shocked as well. [...] These strobes do NOT have a ground wire - they only have two prongs! Not smart for such a high voltage piece of equipment!
I bought this to use along with my Canon 580 EX II speedlight flash for portraits. I have had good results so far and am very happy with it for the price.
An excellent value. If you question your camera's indoor abilities, try this kit. Opens tons of possibilities.
Nice little light for the price. Enhanced by backgrounds a ton:)
They send the kit with a bulb that is too long. I was told I had to contact JTL to get a new bulb. When I called JTL, I was told to contact [...]...run-around!FINALLY - after 2 months of phone calls to JTL they sent me a new bulb.I would buy another brand if you are considering this type of light set.
Great value, slow to recycle
I needed an inexpensive lighting system for indoor pet portraits. I HATE using artifical light, and had never used studio lighting before, but sometimes I need to shoot in less than ideal indoor lighting conditions, so I shopped around a bit to find something that I could use. I found this system [...] and decided to give it a try. Once I figured out how to set it up (the included instructions are VERY skimpy), and then figured out how to use it with the Nikon D200-- well, the results were really good. No "blue eye", good color rendition, fast recharge time. Overall, I'm really pleased with the unit, but it would be helpful if the included documentation was more complete.
Bought this strobe as a backlight for my table top product photograhy. I started off with the Cool Lights but ended spending way to much time correcting images. Since most of my clients want a white background for their websites I need a over exposed white background without any shadows. This strobe with softbox and a piece of Plexilite does the trick for me. The variable power is a must to keep things under controll...