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dougster77
Arri vs. Altman kit (the same?)
on Apr 29, 2007 at 3:59:29 am

Any tips greatly appreciated... Here is what I am comparing:

Arri:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=2247&A=details&Q=&sku=721...

Altman:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=2247&A=details&Q=&sku=196...

I am having a tough time finding any differences except for the scrims and a $260 difference... I like the Arri kit primarily because of marketability of the name... Kind of like camera rigs that are overly exaggerated for no other real reason than the fact that they "look cool"... Is this the same? Anyone have any feedback on these kits? Experience with them? Pros? Cons? Much thanks.



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Dennis Size
Re: Arri vs. Altman kit (the same?)
on May 1, 2007 at 4:33:15 am

Both are comparable. The Arri fresnels are better but I don't care much for their softlights. You should touch/handle the actual gear to see what "feels" best to your touch ...then make your choice.

DS


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HowDoYouDoThat
Re: Arri vs. Altman kit (the same?)
on May 2, 2007 at 1:24:13 am

Doug:

First off are you going travel? Need to take weight into consideration. And durability! Any time I see a wheeled case, it tells me heavy and bulky. Two things I stay away from.

What type of shooting? ENG, EFP, Indoors, Outdoors? What kind of ratio do you like between key, fill, hair and BG? What type of camera? Is it good in low light?

I am not a big fan of soft boxes for field production. Too hot and too bulky. I like Chimeras. Lightweight, cooler and they throw really nice light. Not Kino's but nice!

I have been shooting for 26 years and have always used ARRI. They have a name for a reason. They make good lights. I have ARRI's that I have had since 1986 and I haven't had to do a thing to them except re-lamp.

Rob
http://www.mcwilliamsproductions.com



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dougster77
Re: Arri vs. Altman kit (the same?)
on May 2, 2007 at 7:54:19 pm

[HowDoYouDoThat] "What type of shooting? ENG, EFP, Indoors, Outdoors? What kind of ratio do you like between key, fill, hair and BG? What type of camera? Is it good in low light?"

It will more than likely be primarily indoors... I have a Canon xh-A1 which does reasonably well in low light... I was really looking for a good starting point for a diverse light kit... Next on the "to get list" is some Kino Flo's... It's all a work in progress...

I did go with the Arri Kit by the way...

Thanks again for your input...



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