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#1 sandeep sony

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 04:39 AM

Alfa 4k ,how it differs from 4k Arri par?

How it will be use full instead of using 4k par?

Will it give longer through or not?


make me clear ...how it will be useful,i want to buy(along with ballast will come or not)
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#2 Jaron Berman

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 04:02 PM

its a beautiful light. Comparing it to an Arri Par, a better comparison is this: K5600 makes the Joker 400 and the Blackjack 400 - both use the same lamp, ballast, cables, but the quality of light is very different - the Joker is a par, the blackjack is a fresnel (looks like a baby alpha) - par is an ugly, lumpy beam but very punchy, and with spread lenses and diffusion you can clean it up and use it in a lot of situations - like all Pars. Fresnel is a very smooth beam with a lot of focus options and clean shadows, though less brute force.

The Alpha will have less throw/punch than a par fixture like the arri, but a much cleaner beam - it's a true fresnel - the lamp moves in/out towards the fresnel lens. Another cool thing about the Alpha/blackjack is the ability to pull the lens - I have a couple of the blackjacks and can speak to how clean the shadow is - it's a razor sharp and incredible even field that's wide enough to throw the shadow of the accessory slots. If you want film-noir razor-sharp shadows, the Alpha/Blackjack can rival dedicated single-shadow broadlights like the Arri X light and Desisti Goya.

Basically, it's fresnel vs. par - which ever suits your needs. The Alpha is just a very clever and compact 4K fresnel that has the additional benefit of being easily run without a lens. I'm in the process of selling my jokers because I find that I like using my blackjacks (fresnel) better - the ability to use a fixture without diffusion is nice. To each situation there's a different solution, but if you're looking for a 4K fresnel, the Alpha is VERY nice.
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#3 Matthew Parnell

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 05:57 PM

If I was in the market for a 4k at the moment I wouldnt go past the Arri Max 4/2.5. I havnt had a chance to play with one yet, but going by what arri is saying, and there previous results with the M18 which I have had the pleasure if using it will be an impressive piece of gear.
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