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Lowel DV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case

B&H # LODV9034Z Mfr # DV-9034Z
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Product Highlights
  • 1950 Total Watts
  • Rifa EX55, Omni-, Tota-, Pro-lights
  • 120V Bulbs, Barndoors, Umbrella
  • Gel Frames, Gels, Flag, Stands
  • Large TO-84Z Case
  • 120VAC

This is a DV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case four-light kit. It features one of each of the most popular fixtures in the Lowel line, and plenty of accessories for modifying the light in any lighting scheme.

The Rifa-lite EX 55 is a self-contained, 21 x 21", 500W collapsible, tungsten/halogen softlight that uses the unique umbrella-like Rifa design allowing set-up in 60 seconds or less. It has a changeable socket to allow use of other types of bulbs, including fluorescent. Bathe almost anything in luxurious soft light, from talking heads to table-top stills. Its quick change power cord easily converts for use with professional battery belts, allowing it to work at 12V, 14V and 30V DC in addition to 120V and 230VAC. 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.

The wide focusing range of the Omni-light makes it a flexible key or back-light. Add diffusion or an umbrella, and it's a soft fill source.

Compact, rugged and versatile, the broad-throw Tota-light can be used with its umbrella or gel-frame and diffusion as a soft key, fill, or backlight. With its adjustable reflectors, it can be a smooth and even background light, or point it at the ceiling to raise the ambient (base) light level of a room. Tota-lights are also widely used for photographic copy work.

The unique umbrella-like Rifa EX44 16 x 16" softlight allows set-up in 60 seconds or less and has a changeable socket for use with different bulbs
Any of the fixtures in this kit can be converted to 230-240V use by ordering the appropriate bulbs, cable, and plug adapter
The Pro-light, Omni-light and Rifa EX 44 may be used with 12V or 30V battery packs and the Pro-light may be converted to on-camera use
Use the included light modification devices to alter the color, intensity, quality and shape of the light
The kit case holds all the components
Rating Rifa-lite 55, Omni-light: 500 watts
Tota-light: 750 watts
Pro-light: 250 watts
Socket (Lampholder) Rifa-lite 55, Omni-light: 2-pin
Tota-light: Double-ended
Pro-light: Pro socket
Lens (Condenser) Rifa-lite 55, Tota-light, Omni-light: Not Applicable
Pro-light: Prismatic glass
Reflector (Mirror) Rifa-lite 55: Silver interior softbox
Omni-light: Double parabolic peened reflector
Tota-light: Dual Gull Wing reflector doors
Pro-light: High intensity #2 reflector
Mounting Fits any standard 5/8" stand or stud
Yoke Not Applicable
Cable Rifa-lite 55, Pro-light: 4' captive cable
Omni-light, Tota-light: 16' with inline switch
Focusing Rifa-lite 55, Tota-light: Not Applicable
Pro-light, Omni-light: Continuously variable
Weight Rifa-lite 55: 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)
Omni-light: 2.6 lbs (1.9 kg)
Tota-light: 2.25 lbs (1 kg)
Pro-light: 2 lbs (0.9 kg)
Dimensions Rifa-lite 55: Collapsed length 24" (61 cm)
Omni-light: 8 x 5.5 x 3" (20 x 14 x 7.6 cm)
Tota-light: Size closed: 2 x 3 x 11" (5 x 7.6 x 27.9 cm)
Pro-light: 4.6 x 5 x 3.7" (11.7 x 12.7 x 9.4 cm)
Kit in Case: 29.5 x 17 x 7"  (74.9 x 43.2 x 17.8 cm)
Kit Weight 42 lbs (19 kg)

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LowelDV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to setup (3)
  • Lightweight kit (3)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (7)
    • General purpose (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    The old workhorse comes through again

    By Rob Doran

    from Saratoga Springs, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Runs Hot

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Lowel DV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case:

    These are the lights that every film/video student learned on for the past 30 years. I love this kit. With the variety of lights included it has everything you need to light a 1 or 2 person interview or shoot a portrait, packed into a road worthy case. You can't go wrong with this classic.Just don't bounce that Tota too close too a wall or you will leave a nice burn mark, or worse.

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    • No

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    4.0

    quick setup - good kit

    By Video Chris

    from Berlin, Germany

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors

      Comments about Lowel DV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case:

      Just bought and used for a documentary (the interviews)I'm very happy with this kit.Some powercables had to fit in the box and a power distribution- then the cases was pretty full but managable. Only thing I don't get is the silver umbrella- this does either not seem to work as I hoped it might or is really not much of use..Rifa is great- dimmer is needed and clamps and much more gels - good some are in the box for a start though!! the Pro Light is good, but no substitue for a Dedolight I'm afraid. Alltogether a good light kit which lets you setup interviews or little scenes easy and fast.The case seems ok for the car- but I woulndnt dare to fly with it!!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Solid Lighting Kit

      By Jed

      from New York, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Lowel DV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case:

        So far so good. Case feels a little weak at some points.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great Starter Light Kit

        By Josh

        from Philadelphia

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Lowel DV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case:

        For most uses this is going to be all you need. I found the stands a little weak so I would recommend you sandbag them in most instances, but other than that, good buy!

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        5.0

        Love this kit

        By pilotphotographer

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • No way to lock it

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Lowel DV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case:

        We travel a lot and this kit makes traveling easy. The case keeps everything nice and neat and organized and having it on wheels makes it easy traveling through airports. The only negative I have to say about this kit, there is no way to lock the case if you are taking this on a flight. The snap locks seem to open real easy, so we purchased tie downs for traveling with this.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good Enough to buy twice

        By Corrigan

        from Port Au Prince, Haiti

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fits well in case
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • No boom stand
        • No dimmers

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Special Events

        Comments about Lowel DV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case:

        I bought this kit for a documentary shoot, set it up once in studio and then took it on location once in Haiti only to have it stolen out of a vehicle the first day. I was happy enough with the kit, however, that I ordered another one to replace it right away. I would reccomend adding a snoop for the pro light and a good boom stand for more versatility in light placement. The gels that come with the kit are fairly limited also. I've added 3 dimmers, a couple reflectors and holders, and an egg crate to my kit. Totally happy with this set up.

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        4.0

        Good all-purpose kit, but case is weak.

        By Max Zoom

        from Tulsa, OK

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Price Value
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Runs Hot
        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Interviews

        Comments about Lowel DV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case:

        We've used many Lowel light kits over the years and these are the best tungsten lights for the price, but there's still room for improvement. We've gotten to know the weak spots on each light very well.

        The hard case doesn't last long with frequent air travel. It's light weight is a plus, but the latches break first, then the corners crack and develop large holes and sometimes the plastic side handle breaks off in your hand. It could also use an extension handle as the case is just short enough to be awkward when rolling.

        And this case arrived with a missing rivet where the strap attaches and holds the lid up. Wow. Currently working on getting a replacement.

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        4.0

        Great Little Kit

        By E

        from Wilmington, NC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good value

        Cons

        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Lowel DV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case:

        We are a small boutique production company. This kit is perfect if you are looking for something portable and low in cost. This is not big budget lighting. It doesn't pretend to be. We use this kit for shooting interviews with a DSLR rig. It's very easy to setup and use for these kinds of SMALL setups. If you aren't expecting more than that then you will also like this kit. It doesn't have everything, but is great for down and dirty shoots on a low budget.

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        5.0

        Works Great, But Def Read Instructions!

        By guitaraddict44

        from Indiana

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Setup

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artificial Lighting

          Comments about Lowel DV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case:

          I use this product for independent film making. It is great because it includes everything I need and satisfies the basic requirements of an independent film maker. You should definitely read all the instructions though, especially installing the lamps into the lights. You must install them very firmly or they can burn out. The particular case that this kit comes with is great because it has wheels and a handle. I would never want to carry this amount of stuff on my shoulder. Also make sure you are buying a kit with the correct voltage. I recommend this product.

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          5.0

          Functional & Affordable!

          By B-Wat

          from Fresno, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Setup
          • Lightweight Kit
          • Many light level options

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoor TV Shooting
            • Photography

            Comments about Lowel DV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case:

            Purchased this product 5 days before a traveling across the country for a television commercial shoot. Product was easy to assemble, was well within airline size and weight guidelines for checked baggage and offered just the right illumination options. Well worth the investment - easier to manage and better return than renting!

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            4.0

            Good Buy so far

            By Cat MacLeod

            from El Sobrante

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight Kit
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Treat with care

            Best Uses

            • Video interviews

            Comments about Lowel DV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case:

            Case is smaller than if appears in the picture. This kit is quite portable. I'd say quality is mid range sturdiness, not cheap but you'll need to treat the equipment with care. I've fully tested everything and it looks to be a great interview lighting solution with lots of options.

            Won't deserve 5 stars until I've used it for at least 4 shoots without complaints.

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            5.0

            Perfect

            By Ask Us

            from Kirkland WA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compatible
            • Easy Setup
            • Lightweight Kit

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Lowel DV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case:

              We use it to light production for Mobile Media filming

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              4.0

              Versatile and light

              By Scottroy

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Interviews

                Comments about Lowel DV Creator 55, TO-84Z Case:

                With the four different lights, this kit give good flexibility. I added a few dimmers and got some below-500-watt lamps for newer video cameras since the brighter lighting is not always needed.

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