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#1 hoytevanhoytema

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 01:12 PM

I am looking into just ordering 1 soft hmi light for upcoming production for day exteriors...


Is there something inbetween the 50Kw softsun and the 12kw that is easy to work with? Good spread, punch and easy to filter/soft down?

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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 04:52 PM

How about a 20k?
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 10:32 PM

Try bounching a couple 12k pars into a 12x
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Posted 02 August 2005 - 11:27 PM

Have you thought about your basic 18k hmi fresnel through some sort of diffusion frame?

It would have a much wider and uniform spread than a 12k par.

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#5 Eric Steelberg ASC

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 11:05 AM

An 18k through a 'normal' somewhat heavy diffusion frame will be much less intensity than a 12k. He said he needs more than a 12 and less than a 50, but very soft.

2 12k pars with wide lenses into, say, ultrabounce, would definitely give him more than the 18 through diffusion. Not much,but it will also be softer. I know because I've done it in the same situation.

Edited by Eric Steelberg, 03 August 2005 - 11:06 AM.

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#6 Jon Rosenbloom

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 08:39 PM

Is there something inbetween the 50Kw softsun and the 12kw that is easy to work with?

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Please define "easy to work with"! You want loads of footcandles, but you want soft light, and you want it to be easy?

How about a 12'x12' checkerboard lame, or silver lame? (Of course, you'll need the sun.)

(Isn't there a 30K softsun?)

Edited by J-Ro, 03 August 2005 - 08:41 PM.

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#7 hoytevanhoytema

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 01:39 AM

Well, I like the lamp to be versatile... adaptable to the different weather situations we will shoot in, sun / overcast etc.
20K sounds interesting. Ist this made by "lightning strikes"? I really like the character of the 100K's, the spread, and the fact that they are dimmable without intervalls.

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#8 Tomas Koolhaas

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 02:02 AM

Hello,
There is a 25k softsun fixture which seems to be right in the range that you want, it is basically the same as the 100k fixture just a quarter the output (and presumably size).
Cheers,
Tomas.

Edited by Tomas Haas, 04 August 2005 - 02:04 AM.

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#9 hoytevanhoytema

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 02:12 AM

yeah, that sounds interesting... didn't know that: Thanks.
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