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#1 Tomas Koolhaas

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 07:03 PM

Hello,
I am thinking about buying some Strand 1k Redheads (I have found a good deal on some), since I have never used them before, I was wondering what kind of experiences people have had with them, I am particulary interested in anyone's ownership experiences: Durability, portability, practicality, longevity etc..
Also, the package I saw doesn't include scrims, are there scrims for Redheads? if so how hard/expensive would they be to find?
Thank you very much.
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#2 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 07:18 PM

Hi,

we're talking about open face, right ?

If so, this is my 2 cents :

- You can either lamp them with an 800 w bulb
- they are light, versatile and they are somehow a "must have"

But you don't get a nice light on people if you use them directly onto them.

The best is either to use them through diffusion or in reflection on a wall, cellar or a white board, poly etc.

They then give a smart soft and extended light, but they are not easy to cut with flags since.

The grids can be usefull but you can just as well use some neutral density gel.

Another use is to complete a set for lighting far backgrounds, side lights from corridors, open doors etc.

If you have to match a daylight feed, you can use a half ctb on them so they can match about allright without loosing to much light.

The best is to have 2 or 3 of them. Very usefull.
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#3 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 01:12 PM

They're great lights to bounce and shoot indirectly with - much better than any fresnel. They're also sturdy and take up less space.

Some great DP's like Howard Atherton and Eduardo Serra use them all the time.
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#4 oscar jimenez

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 05:33 PM

they are lightweight, that's good, they get very hot, and....Barn doors...mmm, no comments on this unit barndoors. These units are pretty handy.
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#5 Chris Cooke

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 06:16 PM

You can get frosted or clear bulbs for these, depending on the situation. They definately output more light than a fresnel of the same wattage. Like the others said though, you'll have to bounce it or diffuse it unless you want hard hilights on the background or for a kicker. All around good light for the price.
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#6 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 06:21 PM

Yes, they're great for backlights too...
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