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Chimera Pancake Lantern Softbox with Skirt - Small - 21" (53cm) Diameter, 12" (30.5cm) Deep

B&H # CHLPLBSS Mfr # 1860
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You Pay: $363.00

The Chimera Lantern Softbox is used by still photographers, filmmakers and videographers, for illuminating entire rooms with soft, even light. Choose a Chimera Lantern Softbox according to the size of the room, and your working light fixture.

This is a Pancake Lantern, which takes up less space than a traditional Lantern Softbox. This 21" square, 12" deep Pancake Lantern includes a skirt, which limits the spread of the light output, and adds a dramtic effect between light and shadow.

Required Speed (mounting) Rings are available separately for your light fixture.

Use this size for casting omni-directional lighting for a small room, or as an accent light in a larger room.
Required Speed (mounting) Rings are available separately for many manufacturers' hot lights and strobes.
Single and double Bobinette scrims are available, to diminish the light output.
Size 21" diameter x 12" deep (51 x 30.5 cm)
Shape Hemisphere with square base
Compatibility Hot lights to 400 watts and strobes of any w/s rating
Removable Face No
Removable Baffle No
Accepts Grids Yes- Bobinette Scrims
Requires Speed Ring Click Here for Speedring Reference Charts
Chimera Pancake Lantern Softbox with Skirt - Small - 21" (53cm) Diameter, 12" (30.5cm) Deep
  • Rods
  • Skirt
  • 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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    ChimeraPancake Lantern Softbox with Skirt - Small

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    Great addition to my arsenal

    By Gaffer

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    • Attaches Securely
    • Lightweight


      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light

      Comments about Chimera Pancake Lantern Softbox with Skirt - Small:

      I have used this on several small sets and have found it to be a great tool.
      I have put 213 globes into it and was impressed by it's output. Like all the pancakes it has the skirt and is very adjustable. The only downside is it is a bit tough to put together the first time.

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      Speed Rings

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      Required item: Select the speed ring that fits the light you will be using with this softbox.

      Arri -  Lantern Adapter for Pocket-Lite 200
      • You Pay: $179.95
      Usually ships in 7-10 business days i This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
      Arri -  Pocket-Lite 400W HMI Fixture Only
      • You Pay: $2,040.50

      Light Controls

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      Chimera -  Single Scrim for Pancake - Small
      • You Pay: $73.00
      Usually ships in 7-14 business days i This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.

      Grip & Gaffer Gear

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      ProTapes -  Gaffer's Kit
      • You Pay: $57.06

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      • You Pay: $385.00
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