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Chimera Octaplus Expandable 5' Light Bank with 7' Expansion Kit

B&H # CHOP5EK7 Mfr # 6057
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You Pay: $829.00

Chimera's OctaPlus family of octagonal Light banks have a patent pending design that allows conversion of this 5-foot Light bank to the OctaPlus 7-foot Light bank in just a few minutes, with no tools, with the included conversion kit. This unique design gives you two Light banks in one.

The whole Chimera OctaPlus family is compatible with strobes or continuous light sources. When used as a 5 ft bank, it will tolerate up to 1200 watts. When used as a 7 ft bank, 2000 watts is the limit.

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 this model, 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 to the edge has been measured at only a 0.2 F-stop.
Size 7 ft diameter (2.1M)
Shape Octagonal
Compatibility Strobe and hot lights to 2000 watts
Removable Front Face Yes
Removable Interior Baffle Yes
Accepts Grids Yes
Requires Speed Ring Click Here for Speedring Reference Charts
Chimera Octaplus Expandable 5' Light Bank with 7' Expansion Kit
  • 7' Light Bank Expansion kit (6051)
  • 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 5' Light Bank, 7' Expansion Kit
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (3)
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      4.0

      Great flexible octagan

      By Alan JC

      from New York City

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • flexible
      • High Quality Materials
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • A Bit Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting
      • Studio

      Comments about Chimera Octaplus 5' Light Bank, 7' Expansion Kit:

      A great octagan, solid, great construction and you have the ability to extend it and make it a bigger light source.

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      5.0

      Such a great product

      By MSP

      from Toronto, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting

        Comments about Chimera Octaplus 5' Light Bank, 7' Expansion Kit:

        This is truly a wonderful product. The light is soft and easy to work with. You've got two different sizes which work well for 3/4 shots and the larger size works very well for full length shots. An in studio piece of equipment that you must have!

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        5.0

        Very well made

        By ET

        from San Francisco Bay Area

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Fashion
        • Glamour
        • Portrait

        Comments about Chimera Octaplus 5' Light Bank, 7' Expansion Kit:

        Easy to assemble. Good design and high quality. It is unique in its ability to be changed from a 5' octabank to a 7'. Very nice light quality. It is relatively light but still quite a load on the strobe.

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        5.0

        Beautiful light!

        By jay in mtl

        from montreal, canada & NY!

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about Chimera Octaplus 5' Light Bank, 7' Expansion Kit:

          After waiting years, I finally made the purchase. This is one huge lightbank, which provides an amazing quality of light that many others try to imitate but just never achieve. The quality of the materials are top, up to Chimera's standards. I have 3 other Chimera softboxes and have never regretted making the purchases. They last long, are built strong here in the USA and not off in some foreign land with boosted mark-up prices and shoddy materials. The lightbank is easy to transport as it comes in 2 bags, one for the 5 foot and the other for the 7 foot extension. Easy set-up and take down. Again the quality of light is it's strong point. You cannot go wrong. Make sure to get a c+ stand, as the size and weight with flash will require a very solid base. People are amazed at the sheer size, I'm amazed at everything else about it! Heard stuff about the elinchrom, but I feel there are great products made here in North America!

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          5.0

          Great light bank

          By Ed

          from The Netherlands

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent materials
          • Good design
          • Great Value
          • Quick to set up

          Cons

          • A bit too much fall off

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Large spaces

          Comments about Chimera Octaplus 5' Light Bank, 7' Expansion Kit:

          I have used this light bank on location shot for 2 weddings. While you'll have to plan your shots carefully, it is doable. The light is great although the light fall off towards the edges is slightly more than specified. I have an assistant, so I plan the shots with the light bank in the middle of the photo shoot, because of the hurry on the wedding day we have to move on very quickly. As advised I use a Avenger grip head, as it is not advisable to mount it directly onto you flash. I will take about 10-15 minutes to set up and about 10 to wrap it all up.

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          5.0

          Octaplus 5' Light Bank, 7' Expansion Kit

          By az

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Very easy to set up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Great loction and studio
            • Indoors

            Comments about Chimera Octaplus 5' Light Bank, 7' Expansion Kit:

            This is a great light box.. Easy to set up and to use.. I had purchased another brand to try and save some $$, as it turned out.. the other brand was so difficult to set up I went and purchased this one within two months...

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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
            Usually ships in 7-14 business days i Estimated arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days. An authorization for this product will be processed upon placing the order. You will be charged for this item at the time of Shipment.
             
            Chimera -  Triolet Flood Light with Octaplus Speed Ring (120VAC)
            • Price: $339.00
            • Instant Savings: -$40.05
            • Offer ends OCT 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 -  7' Light Bank Expansion Kit
            • You Pay: $479.00
            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 the time of shipment.
             

            Grip & Gaffer Gear

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