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Open faced 2k fresnel (1 reply)

2 months ago
christianhawkins 2 months ago

Hi Roger,


I’ve been listening to the podcast and I’m so glad you and James are doing something like that. So, thanks to you two for that.

On the podcast, I heard you talking about using fresnel lights without the fresnel lenses. I think you mentioned taking the lens off a 1k or 2k and using it like that.

Is there a reason for doing this as opposed to using something like a mighty mole or a blonde? Do you feel they give different effects?


Thank you,


Christian H


Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

A Fresnel without the lens will give as sharper shadow than a Mighty Mole or a Blonde. Of course, if you were to black the reflector of the Blonde and the 2K Fresnel they would both give you the equivalent of a point source. I have worked with both 10K Fresnel lamps and Skypans with blackened reflectors. Skypans are good if you want a wide point source as the bulb will shine in 180º.

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