Jump to content


Photo

Mole 1k fresnel (407 vs. 3081)


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 Bryce Lansing

Bryce Lansing
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 73 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 13 June 2010 - 03:14 AM

I've worked with both for years with not much thought. But when it came to buying them used, I noticed that the 407 is pretty easy to find used (and decently priced), but the 3081 (which retails for more) is almost impossible to find used.

Other than the obvious physical differences, what are the actual differences between the two? They're both 1k fresnels, and i haven't noticed any difference in light output.
  • 0

#2 JD Hartman

JD Hartman
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1764 posts
  • Gaffer
  • Edison, N.J. U.S.A.

Posted 13 June 2010 - 03:19 PM

The 407 is a steel body workhorse, still being made today. Old ones just need a stripping, cleaning and repaint/rewire to continue to provide good service. The 3081 is the updated 1k, constructed of a combination of aluminum and steel. Lighter in weight, but more easily dented. Both use the same size scrims, doors, etc. Unless the Mole is significantly cheaper, I'd opt for the B&M 1k fresnel over the Mole 3081.
  • 0


Wooden Camera

Willys Widgets

Visual Products

Glidecam

Metropolis Post

Broadcast Solutions Inc

FJS International, LLC

Rig Wheels Passport

The Slider

Aerial Filmworks

Ritter Battery

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Paralinx LLC

CineTape

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Technodolly

CineLab

Tai Audio

rebotnix Technologies

Abel Cine

Tai Audio

Metropolis Post

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Abel Cine

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

The Slider

rebotnix Technologies

Aerial Filmworks

Willys Widgets

Ritter Battery

CineTape

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Visual Products

FJS International, LLC

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Wooden Camera

CineLab

Rig Wheels Passport

Paralinx LLC

Glidecam

Technodolly