\

Altman 65Q Fresnel Light

B&H # AL65Q MFR # 65Q
Altman 65Q Fresnel Light

Close

Now Viewing:

In Stock
Order in the next 00:00:00 hours to ship Today

Product Highlights

  • 750 Watts
  • 120VAC
  • Hanging Type
  • 6" Short Throw Lens
  • Color Frame
  • Safety Cable
  • For Theatre Lighting
  • For Nightclubs & Museums
  • For Shop Windows
Show moreShow less

You Pay: $128.00

Questions? Ask our experts:

The Altman 65Q Fresnel Light is one of the most economical focusing 6" Fresnel lights available. A lightweight, short throw, all purpose lighting device, it produces a soft edged beam which varies in diameter from 4.2-21' at a throw distance of 15'.

The 65Q is used in theatre for acting area lighting where beam shaping is not required or in television studios for key and backlighting. Other uses include nightclubs, museums and show windows where soft edge controlled lighting is required.

An economical 750-watt hanging type light for museums, nightclubs, and other applications.
Specified for 120VAC use.
6" Short throw lens with color frame and safety cable.
Produces a soft edged beam varying in diameter from 4.2-21' at a throw distance of 15'.
Designed for operation with long life, high intensity tungsten halogen lamps.
Sheet steel construction.
Rating 750 watts
Socket (Lampholder) Altman medium pre-focus
Lens (Condenser) 6" Pyrex glass
Reflector (Mirror) Aluminum spherical
Mounting 1/2" hole on yoke
Yoke Steel flat blade fork
Cable 3' teflon leads in fiberglass sleeving
Focusing Bottom mounted locking thumb screw
Weight 9 lbs (4kg)
Dimensions 13.75 x 8.25 x 8.75" (35 x 21 x 22cm)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 9.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.5 x 12.4 x 12.2"
Altman 65Q Fresnel Light
  • 3' Power Cord
  • Color Frame, Black - 7-1/2" 19cm)
  • Steel Safety Cable, Black - 36" (91cm)
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Note: Bulb and C-Clamp not included

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Altman65Q Fresnel Light
     
    4.2

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Artificial lighting (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

    Displaying reviews 1-6

    Back to top

     
    4.0

    No frills performer.

    By MJM - Lumiwest

    from Vancouver, BC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting

      Comments about Altman 65Q Fresnel Light:

      Obviously the major attraction to this product is price - about 70% cheaper than a comparable brand such as Arri or Mole, etc. There is a trade off, as always. I would describe the fixture as no frills, robust and unrefined. Let's start with the pros - it's cheap - cheaper than foreign Arri knock offs even. it's UL listed, and made in the U.S. it throws a decent beam, and the housing is robust enough, with a nice solid yoke. The teflon cable is quite nice and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it comes equipped with a three prong Edison plug - I was expecting bare cable. A handsome black cable safety is included, and all moving components operated flawlessly. It is simple to access the housing - no tools needed - to install or relamp a globe. The fresnel lens is very good, nice and thick with a very beefy retaing clip. The yoke is also adjustable. Now for the cons - the focusing mechanism is a primitive slide moved by a butterfly nut...fine for me, and easy to fix or replace as well. Some may not like it. There is no safety or retainer for the gel frame which essentially becomes a razor if it falls....a con easily fixed with a drill and cable or chain safety....this took me about three minutes to install. I used the extra yoke hole. A C- hanger or TVMP adapter will cost a few bucks, I ordered a TVMP with a nice large handle for tightening. The yoke knob is plastic, which is not great. I may upgrade with an MSE part if the thread matches. Altman is well regarded, especially in theatrical circles. With optional barn doors, this will be a nice little fixture. I have three and am planning on buying Altman cyc lights and softlights as well. I am more than satisfied with this purchase. Ideal for my small independent film co. I lamp two at 750W, one with dimmer and one with a BTL 500W...or 575..whatever it is! This gives me lots of play with a basic three point setup.

      Share this reviewHelp Icon

       
      4.0

      A good buy for the money.

      By Leon

      from Oklahoma City, Ok

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artificial Lighting
        • Photography
        • Portraits

        Comments about Altman 65Q Fresnel Light:

        I've just retired from 47 years in Commercial/public television(lighting,shooting,editing)and have a lot of very good equipment in all those areas. I have personally invested in a kit with ARRI fresnels(4) along with various other brands of lights. Favorite not made anymore is the Lowell 2K softlite (lucky I have two).
        Never been much of a fan of Altman products. They are economy in construction which makes all the line more affordable.
        In this case I wanted a small fresnel for my living room as an actual working light for focusing on my reading chair etc. I purchased a small in line dimmer to go with this fixture and it is working great. When I set up the light w/ it's barndoors I was pleasantly surprised at how good this fixture is. It will live in my living room mostly but I would not hesitate to take it on location for a shoot. I treat all my equipment with care and I feel good about this Altman. By the way it has a nice short throw pattern, the lens seems pretty good.
        When you consider what another ARRI would have cost and the main purpose I had, well, I'm very happy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this reviewHelp Icon

         
        5.0

        Great Spot

        By LWF Shawn

        from Woodward OK

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting
          • Sanctuary Stage

          Comments about Altman 65Q Fresnel Light:

          We were purchasing these to swap out for some spots that weren't working. Easy to install - reliable units.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this reviewHelp Icon

           
          5.0

          Great little fixture

          By The sound guy

          from Cleveland, Tx.

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting

            Comments about Altman 65Q Fresnel Light:

            I've used several of these, and they always produce the results I need. For this kinda price, it is a great light fixture. I know I'll buy more.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this reviewHelp Icon

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            No locking arm for gel frames/barndoors

            By bstorrs

            from Salt Lake City, UT

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting

              Comments about Altman 65Q Fresnel Light:

              You can't expect them to be outstanding quality for the price but they a have a few issues that I think could have been addressed and still kept the cost down.
              1. There is no arm or locking mechanism to hold the gel frames or barndoors in place. These lights were intended to be used in an almost vertical position aiming downward. In this position the barndoors can easily slip out and crash to the floor.
              2. The screw that holds the lens door in place has a lot of play in it so there's a lot of rattling. This is only an issue in between takes when the heater/AC is running and the vibration of it makes them rattle.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this reviewHelp Icon

               
              4.0

              Old workhorse gets the job done.

              By SchoolTheaterManager

              from San Francisco

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

              • Inefficient
              • Runs Hot

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Stage lighting

              Comments about Altman 65Q Fresnel Light:

              We use about 20 of these Altmans to light our school's stage from overhead. These aren't the most efficient light fixtures, but the price is right. Make sure you're buying the version of this fixture that has your desired power coupling. This one has the standard house plug variety.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this reviewHelp Icon

              Lamps /Tubes /Flashtubes

              See more

              Required item: A lamp (not included) is required to operate this light.

              Eiko - BTN Lamp (750W / 120V)
              • You Pay: $19.39
               

              Light Stands & Accessories

              See more

              Required item: A mount (not included) is necessary to secure this light.

              Impact - TVMP Yoke to Baby or Junior Adapter
              • You Pay: $10.95
               

              Light Controls

              Altman - Four Leaf Barndoor Set
              • You Pay: $52.00
               

              Reflectors

              Altman - Snoot for Altman Lights
              • You Pay: $16.80
               

              Power Accessories

              Altman - Female Edison Connector Plug - 15A, 5-15P
              • You Pay: $15.20
              Special Order ?
              This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
              PayPal Orders
              PayPal orders will be charged when the order is placed.
              International Orders
              For international orders, credit cards will be charged at the time you place your order.
               

              Grip & Gaffer Gear

              See more
              MultiCart - RocknRoller R12RT 8-in-1 All-Terrain Equipment Transporter
              • You Pay: $199.21
               

              Cases & Coverings

              See more
              Porta Brace - RB-1 Lightweight Run Bag (Black)
              • You Pay: $155.37
               
              View all Accessories
              See any errors on this page? Let us know.

              Close

              Close

              Close