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kevs

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Re: Light subtraaction and black flag/ panel recommendation
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2019, 11:37:45 pm »

Thanks Kirk your photo, do you have a link where to buy this?  It will adapt anything to Profoto?

The Arri says 650 Watt, so how do you get 2800k?  650 Watt would equal what 500 watt for Profoto?

And actually, well I could just set camera to Tungsten and then gel the Profotos to Tungsten correct?

For shopping used for the orignal Profoto Fresnel, I look for that, for Bowens 200, and what else?
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Re: Light subtraaction and black flag/ panel recommendation
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2019, 02:52:33 pm »

PS for all:  What do you find a fresnel does for you that you cannot get with grids, snoots, feathering etc?  Thanks!
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Re: Light subtraaction and black flag/ panel recommendation
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2019, 01:04:40 pm »

Thanks Kirk your photo, do you have a link where to buy this?  It will adapt anything to Profoto?

The Arri says 650 Watt, so how do you get 2800k?  650 Watt would equal what 500 watt for Profoto?

And actually, well I could just set camera to Tungsten and then gel the Profotos to Tungsten correct?

For shopping used for the orignal Profoto Fresnel, I look for that, for Bowens 200, and what else?

2900Kelvin is the color temperature of tungsten. Not the wattage. Your D1s should be 5500K give or take a 100K.

Here's one of the vendors offering the PF mount https://tinyurl.com/y74wgnfx
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Re: Light subtraaction and black flag/ panel recommendation
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2019, 04:18:53 pm »

Kirk, that converter is for Sunset Photo products... .. I'm wondering if I did locate a Bowens fresnel used..  that might not work to make the conversion-- just for their stuff..?

What do you think of Arri 650 hot light for shooting one person?  Would you bother, or just wait for a used Profoto or Bowens to come around?
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Re: Light subtraaction and black flag/ panel recommendation
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2019, 01:18:25 pm »

Arri fresnels are great for what they are. But they are hot, which means also for your hands to adjust. And a different color temperature from strobes if you want to mix. And way less light than strobes, so Exposure is changed a lot. And you can't dial in power level. Consider these issues carefully.

I love the Arri for inanimate objects where long exposure is no issue. And I like them with people for certain things.

A strobe is much more versatile.

As for flags: in the studio, I prefer v flats and black boards from the art/craft supply store cut to size. More convenient and less cost.

I have road rags for travel or when I want to use the ones which let some light pass through.
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Re: Light subtraaction and black flag/ panel recommendation
« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2019, 01:23:20 pm »

Stormy, thanks, well the Arri 650.. inexpensive used...

With one human model - at 6 feet away, iso 400, what is f stop about? How uncofortable with model get?  Does it have the slider focus thing?

I've only tested the Profoto Fresnel small which was great, went on my D1, but it's not made anywhere, about $1600 if you find it new, what is most you would pay for that? (if waited for it used?)   Would you wait for that and not bother with the Arri?
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