Chimera Video Pro Plus softbox with Arri 650 Plus Fresnel
Posted 09 August 2008 - 11:53 PM
I received a Chimera Video Pro (Plus) softbox (36 X 48 Medium). I currently use a combination of Arri 650 Plus Fresnel lights and am wondering if I can use them with this softbox ... or ... if it can handle the heat from these lights.
Most times, I have run them with 300W bulbs (occasionally with 650W).
I am also assuming that I'll need a speed ring of some sort for this.
So ... will the heat from a 650W fresnel be to hot? ... should I rather get a Chimera Daylight softbox instead? ... if keeping them is OK, I suppose a speed ring would be best?
Thanks in advance for your reply(s)....
Posted 10 August 2008 - 12:03 AM
Edited by Jonathan Bowerbank, 10 August 2008 - 12:04 AM.
Posted 10 August 2008 - 08:32 AM
I was a bit concerned due to the fact the the 650W bulbs do heat up the arri fresnel casing so that it gets really hot. ... but if you're using a 1k light inside the softbox (and haven't had any issues), I suppose I should be OK.
I will make it a point to outline using the Daylite series in the future. The price is (for the most part) similar and they are the recommended softboxes for the fresnels.