Alternatives to Inkies
Posted 23 November 2006 - 02:29 AM
With barn doors, of course. Would this work as well? I want to use it strictly for backlighting, and it needs to have a sharp, sharp beam that is very bright (since I like to put CTB 1/2 on my backlights, if I can motivate it.) Are there any cheaper alternatives to inkies?
Also, I need a 1k for bouncing of walls/ceilings and using with a soft box. Will a Britek compare with Arri? I know the build quality will be poor by comparison, but I don't need much control--just a lot of soft light. Is this a good idea?
I'll be using these with two 300w and two 650w Arri fresnels. I can't afford much more Arri gear now, though, since I'm a poor college student.
Posted 24 November 2006 - 02:20 PM
As for the Britek open fgace: I have never used them but in theory they should be fine as a bounced light.
Posted 24 November 2006 - 02:34 PM
Posted 24 November 2006 - 03:17 PM
Don't quote me, but I remember hearing that Lowel repairs the lights for free, for life.
You mean like Oakley sunglasses!
Posted 24 November 2006 - 03:51 PM
Posted 25 November 2006 - 11:36 AM
Posted 26 November 2006 - 02:56 PM
You might look for some used Inkies and/or Midgets on ebay. The Arri 150's are really great, they're small and are quite nice and can take an FEV 200W globe.
The Lowels are pretty good, they're inexpensive and robust. A lot of people poo-poo Lowel, but if you are on the road, a visit to the local hardware store will fix pretty much what ever is wrong. They deliver a decent bang for the low bucks.
I always have leather gloves as part of my kit. If you are using lights, you'll need to protect your hands.
For a larger light, I really like the Desisti Magis. It can be lamped with a 300W, 500W, or 650W globe. The Magis is small and puts out as much light as any 650 on the market. They pop up on ebay every now and then. For some reason the B&H website has a pic of it without it's mounting yoke.
Posted 26 November 2006 - 03:03 PM
Posted 26 November 2006 - 03:07 PM
Dedolights are going to be a bit expensive, but I really love them. The light is fantastic and they are 12V, or 24V depending on the bulb. .
I am a big Dedo fan, as far as cost of ownership goes they are FREE after 2 years. The bulbs don't break if you drop them on the ground or in Water!
Posted 26 November 2006 - 03:47 PM