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STORM400II Beginner Animal Portrait Photography Kit

SKU: A-040802


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The STORM400 II Beginner Animal Photography Kit is an easy-to-use mains-powered flash lighting set-up, that has been specifically designed to capture professional Animal Photography. The STORM400 II is a 400Ws Studio Flash unit that uses Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) technology to achieve extremely short flash durations, as well as ultra-fast recycle times, which allows you to capture fast motion with ease. The 60x120cm Offset Softbox offers a gradual fall off of light down the subject to offer maximum light coverage from a single source. The Background Stand offers a lightweight yet durable aluminium construction to provide extra support and protection during use and is suitable for extended periods of use. This kit is ideal for capturing Animal and Wildlife Photography. 

STORM 400 II Flash

Flash Duration: can achieve flash durations of up to 1/35086 second for sharper images and capturing motion or movement.

Super-Fast Recycling times: thanks to the IGBT Technology it boasts a super-fast recycling time, as fast as 0.05 seconds, which is fast enough to keep up with the Multi-Bust mode on most  DSLR cameras on the market.

Power Range: has an 8-stop power range (1/1 – 1/128 power) in 1/10th stop power increments with 16 controllable groups and 32 different channels to provide maximum flexibility and control with your flash.

Flash Modes: High-Speed Sync mode (up to 1/8000 sec) to help overpower the sun, and a multi-flash mode, with a  range of 2 and 100 flashes at a frequency between 1 and 99Hz (flashes per second), which allows you to create many different effects such as stroboscopic photography, and Rear-curtain Sync mode.

Built-in 2.4GHz flash receiver: allows it to be used in conjunction with the ST-III, ST-IV, or Pro AC 2.4GHz flash Triggers. This allows you to control your flash heads remotely such as flash power settings, Modelling lamp on/off, changing groups & channels and Triggering. (making it also part of the ONE System)

S-Type accessory mount: making it compatible with a wide range of accessories and modifiers. 

60x120cm Offset Softbox

Shape (60x120cm)- Unique asymmetric design, focus most of the illumination from your light on your subject’s face and head, with a smooth, gradual fall of down the rest of your subject’s body, effecting getting a key light and fill light from a single light source.

Fittings & Extras: included with Bowens S-Type ring comes included with 2 diffusers and Honeycomb grid.

Setup: the easy-open umbrella-like setup means you can pop the softbox up in just seconds and disassemble it just as easy, ideal for use on location.  

Light Stand

3 Tier  Extension: making it collapsible to a height of 75cm and fully extend to 240cm.

Air Cushioned Dampening System: this helps to prevent any sudden drops to minimise the risk of damage to your equipment or causing injury to yourself.

Thick Sturdy Central column: can be lowered down to be used as a fourth leg, offering extra stability.

Detachable Spigot: comes with the most popular universal 1/4" and 3/8” thread which makes it easy to use with other units up to 5kg. 

Background Stand

The Telescopic Background 2.8m x 3m Stand is a high-quality and dependable stand designed to be used in conjunction with vinyl, muslin or seamless backgrounds and backdrops. 

ST-IV Trigger

The ST-IV wireless trigger will allow you to control both of your flashes power, groups and channels without having to go and manual change this on the flash. With a clear, large display and user-friendly control, this is ideal for those that want an easy solution to configuring their setup. With added features that supports TTL, HSS (High-Speed Sync) Rear-Curtain sync, TCM and stroboscopic multi-flash modes.  

The STORM400 II Beginner Animal Photography Kit is the perfect solution to capture high-quality Animal and Wildlife Photography. 

For more information on the products included within this kit please see the links below:


60x120cm Offset Softbox

Light Stand

Background Stand

ST-IV Trigger

Counterweight Bag


Please Note: PiXAPRO Flash and Triggering Systems are fully compatible with Godox 2.4GHz Triggers, which will allow you to mix both Godox and PiXAPRO Equipment together without issue.


  • Super-Fast Recycle times of between 0.05-0.9s
  • Super-Fast Flash Duration up to 1/35086 second
  • High-Speed Sync up to 1/8000 second
  • Built-In 2.4GHz ST-III Receiver
  • Stroboscopic Flash and Rear-Curtain Sync Mode
  • Optic slave S1/S2 triggering modes with 150W modelling lamp
  • 8-Stop Power range (1/1 – 1/128)
  • S-Type Bayonet mount for a large variety of modifier options.
  • Fan Cooled to ensure it is safe and protected when shooting frequently

What’s In the Box

  • 2x STORM400 II
  • 2x 60x120cm Offset Softbox
  • 2x Light Stand
  • 1x Background Stand
  • 1x ST-IV Trigger
  • 2x Counterweight Bag


Max Power (WS)400Ws
Guide Number65 (m ISO 100)
Recycle Time0.05-0.7s
Flash Duration (High-Speed Flash Mode)1/416s - 1/35086s
Flash Duration (Stable Colour Mode)1/416s - 1/4983s
Colour Temperature (Stable Colour Mode)5400K ± 200K
Power Range (Manual Mode)1/128 - 1/1
Power Range (High-Speed Sync Mode)1/16 - 1/1
Power Range (Multi-Flash Mode)1/128 - 1/8
Stroboscopic Multi-Flash ModeYes (Up to 99 flashes 30Hz)
Sync ModesHigh-Speed Sync (Up to 1/8000s), First Curtain Sync, Rear Curtain Sync
Flash Delay Mode0.01 - 30s
Mask FunctionYes
Cooling FanYes
Modelling Lamp (W)150W
Optical Slave ModesS1 and S2
DisplayLCD Panel
Built-In ST-III ReceiverYes
Controllable Slave Units16 Groups: 0-9, A, B, C, D, E and F
Operating VoltageAC200-240V/50Hz
Power Output Control30 Steps From 5.0 - 8.0 (1/32 - 1/1)
Transmission RangeApprox. 50m
Number of Channels32
Triggering Method6.3mm sync cord, Optical Slave, Test button, Wireless control port, Built-in 2.4GHz ST-III Receiver.
DimensionsØ 14cm x 23cm x 41cm
Net WeightApprox. 2.96kg

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