Chimera Octaplus Expandable Light Bank - 5'

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Chimera Octaplus Expandable Light Bank - 5'

B&H # CHOP5 Mfr # 6050
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Chimera's OctaPlus family of octagonal Lightbanks have a patent pending design that allows conversion of this 5-foot Lightbank to the OctaPlus 7-foot Lightbank in just a few minutes, with no tools -- just the optional conversion kit. This unique design gives you two Lightbanks in one.

The whole Chimera OctaPlus family is compatible with strobes or continuous lightsources up to 1200 watts (2000 watts for the OctaPlus 7 ft.).

This light bank requires a speed ring to adapt it to your particular strobe or hot light. Refer to the Accessories section, or click on the Speed Ring Adapter Chart in Specifications for your speed ring. A 3770 stand adapter or other model stand adapter is also recommended for the larger models, so the weight of the light bank is not supported by the fixture.

Soft silver interior with an innovative graduated baffle for very even light spread.
Fall off from the center of the 7 foot front screen (for example) to the edge has been measured at only a 0.2 F-stop.
Size 5 ft diameter (1.5M)
Shape Octagonal
Compatibility Strobe and hot lights to 1200 watts
Removable Front Face Yes
Removable Interior Baffle Yes
Accepts Grids Yes
Requires Speed Ring Click Here for Speedring Reference Charts
Chimera Octaplus Expandable Light Bank - 5'
  • Rods for 5 ft OctaBank
  • Front and interior baffle
  • Storage sleeve

    Note: Speed Ring is REQUIRED, and must be ordered separately

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    ChimeraOctaplus Expandable Light Bank - 5'
     
    5.0

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Brian Adams

        from Alaska

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Chimera Octaplus Expandable Light Bank - 5':

          When it comes to soft boxes, I wouldn't buy anything else other than Chimera. The Octaplus is a great, big, beautiful light source. It is east to set up. We use it with the Profoto D1 and after you get it on the speed ring, it slides easily right on to the moonlight. One of my favorite things about Chimera, is the lip around their soft boxes, making easy to control the light. I would highly recommend this product.

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          5.0

          SO SOFT!!!

          By Andrew

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Chimera Octaplus Expandable Light Bank - 5':

          Ive been using this soft box with a the 1k Lowell DP light and am loving the quality of light I'm getting out of this combo. It is quite cumbersome, so make sure you have the ceiling space to use this soft box. It also is quite heave to hang on a c-stand so make sure you buy the chimera stand adapter. The throw with the baffle is around 6' and without 12' I've found. Perfect for interviews, portraits and more!

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          5.0

          (almost) Indispensable tool...

          By J the gaffer

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Low Light
            • Night Time
            • Portraits

            Comments about Chimera Octaplus Expandable Light Bank - 5':

            While it's a little tricky to assemble (and just a little cumbersome), once this thing's together, the quality of light it puts out is just lovely... I've been using with a triolet for the Arri Alexa.

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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.

            Chimera -  Octaplus Speed Ring for Elinchrom
            • You Pay: $103.00
             
            Chimera -  Triolet Flood Light with Octaplus Speed Ring (120VAC)
            • Price: $339.00
            • Instant Savings: -$40.05
            • Offer ends JUL 31 '14
            • You Pay: $298.95
             

            Light Controls

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            Chimera -  50 Degree Fabric Grid for 5' OctaPlus
            • You Pay: $575.00
             

            Light Stands & Accessories

            Chimera -  Pole for 5' Octaplus Soft Bank
            • You Pay: $15.40
            Usually ships in 7-14 business days ? 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 the time of shipment.
             

            Grip & Gaffer Gear

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            General Brand -  Gaffer's Kit
            • You Pay: $57.06
             
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