Cheap Fresnel light
Posted 17 September 2007 - 01:17 AM
Been using many different low budget fixtures for the past while : hardware halogen lights, photoflood with reflectors with homade cookies, and flags, diffusion. I really do need something that will give me a narrow beam of light and I looked for possibly DIY fresnel type light, found nothing, so I must have one in my kit that will gave me a narrow beam. I have been looking on ebay as price is of concern and found these blueline lights. 650 watt fresnel that looks acceptable. Any feedback on these lights, am I headed in the right direction? I really want to spend like $100 - $200 Canadian for a light.
I've looked at lowel pro lights, and they seem like they don't have the output that I need, and have heard problems with them getting ultra hot. I need a light that I can use by itself, or accompanied with other lights. Is 650 watts good or should I go with 1000? I'm using a mini dv camcorder.
Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:25 PM
An Arri 650 fresnel puts out a really smooth, attractive beam with a lot of punch. You should look at Mole Richardson as well.
But if you want a "beam" you may need something like an ellipsoidal, a "source four" perhaps.
Among my lighting I have an arri 650 fresnel, arri 1000 open face and a Lowel DP (1K) and I'm just very fond of the look of the 650 fresnel.
Posted 17 September 2007 - 09:06 PM