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#1 Daniel Carruthers

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 10:23 PM

Hi Im thinking about purchasing a chimera pancake lantern
just wondering whats your thoughts on this light?
I want a soft light thats easy to rig over a group of people, lets say a dinner table scene
just want to hear some feedback, is this light easy to use,portable, how does it handle as a soft key,or fill
any feedback would be great
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#2 Matt Workman

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 11:45 PM

what fixture are you putting in it?

The Chimera Triolet is good for tungsten. 5600k Joker is good for daylight. I'm actually thinking of buying a the Chimera 20" Lantern with the Triolet and use the 650w adapter.

I've used them for overhead night exteriors and they work pretty well.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:29 AM

Im getting the tiolet
also how would you go about changing the color temperture?
is there an easy way to wrap gels around them?
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:00 AM

The pancake would be pretty easy to fashion a 4x4 gel around with clothespins onto the skirt.

I know Chimera makes color correction sheets for their softboxes but I'm not sure about the lanterns series. They definitely have a bobbinet/scrim to help control the output.

I'm mainly interested in how the 650w in a chimera lantern would differ from an array of 60w bulbs in a coop w/ diffusion, ala Woodylite / Custom Deakins rig.
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