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Smith-Victor K78 1850W Professional Portrait Kit (120V AC)

B&H # SMK78 Mfr # 401440
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Price: $849.00
Product Highlights
  • 2200 Total Watts
  • 3 Light Kit
  • Fixtures, Bulbs, Strip Light
  • Boom Arm, Stands, Lighting Guide, Case

This is the Smith-Victor K78 1850W Professional Portrait Kit (120V AC).It is based on one of Smith Victor's most popular and affordable quartz halogen lights -- the 765-UM. This fixture is suitable for extended duration use. An integral umbrella port and universal 3/8" to 5/8" stand mount makes this a perfect light for a variety of applications.

This unit provides maximum strength lighting with 1000 watts of illumination over a large 60° wide by 46° high area. Provides strong, smooth even lighting for photo, video or graphic arts applications. The integral 4-leaf barn doors provide sharp light cut-off.

A 5" diameter reflector with lamp socket that yields a 60° beam with a 250 watt lamp.

Reflector Design
The 765UM is designed with a high efficiency pebble-finish etched aluminum reflector to produce high quality light output with 30° beam spread
Multiple Use
Used for a range of applications such as portraiture, video interviewing and product stills
In-line Switch
Makes the 750SG an ideal unit for overhead mounting
Attached Barndoors
Permanently attached barndoors provide positive light control with sharp even cut-off
Rating 765UM: 1000 Watts
750SG: 600 Watts
Socket (Lampholder) 765UM: Miniature 2-pin (G5.3)
750SG: Recessed single-contact (R7S)
Lens (Condenser) Not applicable
Reflector (Mirror) 765UM: Pebble-finish spun aluminum
750SG: Embossed soft etched aluminum
Mounting 765UM 750SG: Universal 3/8 - 5/8"
Yoke Not Applicable
Cable 120VAC 10', 3-wire grounded with in-line switch
Focusing Not Applicable
Weight 765UM: 1.12 lbs (0.5 kg)
750SG: 4.8 lbs (2.1 kg)
Dimensions 765UM: 6.75 x 6 x 6.25" (17.5 x 15.2 x 16 cm)
750SG: 5 x 11.75 x 12.25" (12.7 x 30.2 x 31.2 cm)
Kit Weight 35.4 lbs (16 kg)

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Smith-VictorK78 1850W Professional Portrait Kit (120V AC)
 
4.8

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4.0

Pretty good little kit

By Eli from Quarter Orange

from Portland, OR

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cheap versatile

Cons

  • Soft box not too great

Best Uses

  • 3 point lighting
  • Interviews

Comments about Smith-Victor K78 1850W Professional Portrait Kit (120V AC):

I have a small video production company, and we were super excited for our first light kit! Upon first using it we saw it's obvious plusses and some minuses.

The stands are nice and heavy, these things should be able to take a licking and keep on ticking. The 1k lamp has barn doors which is really nice. The other two do not. I was able to get some gel in front of the light, but it is a hassle. The soft box only fits on the 600w lamps, which is not ideal, and it is a pain to assemble. But it works. We haven't operated the boom arm yet, but that should be pretty cool. There is an extra space in the kit box so if you add a light to this setup you won't need another box. Plus the extra storage space on top of the kit box is great for storing reflectors, stingers, c47s, etc. On yeah, plus the kit box rolls, so anyone can drag it around.

Overall a pretty good kit, especially for the price! It won't solve every lighting situation you throw at it, but it can do alot.

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5.0

K78 Professional Portrait Light Kit Revi

By Anthony

from Waltham, MA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Artificial Lighting

Comments about Smith-Victor K78 1850W Professional Portrait Kit (120V AC):

Amazing lights with great wattage. Has a great diffuser for softening the light. The strong durable stands and long cords are great to have. The case is very heavy so I am buying a bag for the stands and a small case for the light heads.

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5.0

Great Quality!

By VReese

from New York, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attach Securely
  • Durable
  • Good Color Value
  • Long-Lasting
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Runs Hot

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Low Light
  • Special Events

Comments about Smith-Victor K78 1850W Professional Portrait Kit (120V AC):

Upon receiving, it was actually better quality than I anticipated! Having worked with many lighting kits in the past, this one exceeds my expectations.

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5.0

Love this Kit!

By Monad

from New Brunswick, NJ

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attach Securely
  • Good Color Value
  • Great variety

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • In studio
    • Table Top setups

    Comments about Smith-Victor K78 1850W Professional Portrait Kit (120V AC):

    This kit provides all the light I need for studio work! The mini-boom helps for overhead shots of tabletop setups and other smaller scale shots. The 765-UM provides more controlled light when necessary. This is a great kit for starters and those who shoot in studio with continuous lighting.

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