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Lowel DV Core 500, TO-83 Case

B&H # LODVC92 Mfr # DVC-92
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Product Highlights
  • 1200 Total Watts
  • Pro-Light, V-Light, Rifa-Lite eX55
  • 120V Bulbs, Barndoors, Umbrella
  • Gel Frames, Gels, Stands
  • TO-83 Case
  • 120-230VAC/12-30VDC

This is a Lowel DV Core 500, TO-83 Case three-light kit. It includes a floodlight, a softbox light, and a small focusing flood. Adjust the shape, softness and color of the light emitted with the barndoors, umbrella and gels. The hard kit case holds it all, including the compact folding stands.

The Rifa-lite EX 55 is a compact, self-contained, 21 x 21", 250W, collapsible softlight that uses an umbrella design allowing set-up in 60 seconds or less. Choose between low- or high-wattage halogen, screw-in fluorescent or incandescent lamps, using different modules (available separately). Bathe almost anything in luxurious soft light, from talking heads to table-top stills. It's the perfect complement to today's compact, light-sensitive digital cameras and film stocks.

With its high intensity #2 reflector & prismatic glass, the tiny focusable Pro-light is more efficient than a Fresnel of equal wattage, yet it gives an exquisite even light, with Fresnel-like shadow quality. It can be used as a low-level key or accent light, fill light (with diffusion), or backlight.

Powerful enough to light a small room yet small enough to fit in a large pocket, the V-light can be used as a broad key light, a fill light (with an umbrella or diffusion gel), a backlight, or a background light. It's also excellent for copy work.

The Pro-light and Rifa-lite EX quick-change power cords easily convert for use with professional battery belts, allowing them to work at 12V, 14V and 30V DC in addition to 120V and 230VAC
Use the included light modification devices to alter the color, intensity, quality and shape of the light
The compact TO-83 kit case holds everything, including the light stands, for storage and transport
Rating Rifa-Lite ex55: 500 Watts
V-Light: 500 Watts
Pro-Light: 250 Watts
Socket (Lampholder) Rifa-Lite ex55: 2-Pin
V-Light: Double-ended
Pro-Light: Pro Socket
Lens (Condenser) Rifa-Lite 55, V-Light: Not applicable
Pro-Light: Prismatic Glass
Reflector (Mirror) Rifa-Lite ex55: Silver interior softbox
V-Light: Not applicable
Pro-Light: High intensity #2 reflector
Mounting Fits on any standard 5/8" stand or stud
Yoke Not applicable
Cable Rifa-Lite ex55, Pro-Light: 4' captive cable
V-Light: 16' #18/2
Focusing Rifa-Lite ex55, V-Light: Not applicable
Pro-Light: Continuously variable
Weight Rifa-Lite ex55: 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
V-Light: 1.5 lbs (.68 kg)
Pro-Light: 2 lbs (.9 kg)
Dimensions Rifa-Lite ex55: Collapsed length 24" (61cm)
V-Light: Size closed: 7.3 x 7.3 x 1.3" (18.5 x 18.5 x 3.3cm)
Pro-Light: 4.6 x 5 x 3.7" (11.7 x 12.7 x 9.4cm)
Kit in Case: 29.5 x 13 x 7" (74.9 x 33 x 17.8 cm)
Kit Weight 31 lbs (14kg)

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LowelDV Core 500, TO-83 Case
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Good color value (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (5)
    • Indoors (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Amazing kit

    By RF

    from Canada

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Runs Hot

    Best Uses

    • General Use

    Comments about Lowel DV Core 500, TO-83 Case:

    This is a great general kit for anyone doing interviews.. I highly recommend this product and also purchasing from B&H to anyone buying from Canada...

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    5.0

    Take that Leap Forward

    By Need Muay Thai Matt

    from New York, NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Diverse
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Night Time
    • Portraits

    Comments about Lowel DV Core 500, TO-83 Case:

    I spent a lot of time trying to think about what kind of light kit to get. I do both film/video production as well as photography and I wanted to try and see what would best suit a beginner for his first light kit. After weighing the prices and what came in each I finally settled for this Lowel and I'm extremely pleased with it.

    The Rifa is the most important, giving off a decent amount of soft light which is then complimented by the other two lights as either fill, hair-light or background light. Like all lighting beginners you should take time to go through your kit and test each light, doing a few test shoots to get the hang of what lights you have at your disposal and how best to use them. Inevitably I plan on getting a second Rifa light which will make this kit perfect for two person interviews and portrait photography which involves more than two people.

    At this point you won't get the very best lighting if you're looking to do an ensamble photo, but it will be decent enough. This is great for beginner professionals and a fantastic buy from a quality company.

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    4.0

    Nice Basic Interview kit

    By The Other Jason

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light

      Comments about Lowel DV Core 500, TO-83 Case:

      I have only used the kit a few times, but it's a nice mix of lights that allows for good flexibility in a number of situations. It's very compact for a three light kit and although I might add another Rifa to mine once I feel like I have a better handle on how to use all the lights to their full capability, I'm very happy with the price/utility of this combination. Lowel lights are great, and the Rifa will be a breath of fresh air for anyone who's ever struggled with trying to put up a softbox quickly. It's up in a snap, and down in a snap. I have to say that it's a bit confusing to decide between the numerous Lowel kits that are out there, but I'm happy with this one.

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      5.0

      Perfect Combination

      By ckliment

      from South Orange, New Jersey

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors

        Comments about Lowel DV Core 500, TO-83 Case:

        As an independant filmmaker who often shoots alone or with one other person I was looking for a solid starter lighting kit that included three lights that allowed flexibility for a variety of shooting situations. This kit has the right components and fits nicely into a small case.

        I have found using the kit to be simple and the results are as I had hoped. A very elegant solution.

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        4.0

        Does the job

        By mike

        from harrisburg, pa

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value

        Cons

        • Runs Hot

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors

        Comments about Lowel DV Core 500, TO-83 Case:

        Used in small video studio for filming training. Provides adequete lighting, almost too much for the space.

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        4.0

        Solid starter kit

        By Jim

        from Boston area

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy setup

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about Lowel DV Core 500, TO-83 Case:

          Aside from adding the bulbs, which are well packaged for travel, the kit is ready go to right out of the box (or hard case). As a starter kit is is perfect for getting your three light setup for a high quality image.

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