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Smith-Victor K61 2-Light 1200 Watt Controlled Quartz Kit

B&H # SMK61 MFR # 401488
Smith-Victor K61 2-Light 1200 Watt Controlled Quartz Kit


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Product Highlights

  • 1200 Total Watts
  • 2- 600W Q60-SG Lights, Bulbs
  • Stands, Corrugated Carrying Case

You Pay: $319.95

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The Smith-Victor K61 2-Light 1200 Watt Controlled Quartz Kit is built around a contemporary-styled, general purpose 600 Watt quartz halogen light for photographic and video applications. Supplied with permanently attached 2-leaf barndoors for optimal light control and glass shield for safe operation. Produces an 80 degree beam angle.

Cool Operation
Vented and baffled construction for cool operation
Better Performance
Revolutionary design allows performance at much lower operating temperatures than conventional units
Perfect combination
Bright smooth light, cool operation and easy to use design
Rating Each Head: 600 Watts
Socket (Lampholder) Quartz. 2-pin pre-focus GZ9.5
Lens (Condenser) Not applicable
Reflector (Mirror) Pebble finish spun aluminum
Mounting Universal 3/8-5/8"
Yoke Heavy-duty swivel yoke
Cable 10' 3-wire grounded
Focusing Pre-focused socket
Weight 3.2lbs (1.5kg)
Dimensions Each Head: 10 x 6 x 10" (25 x 15 x 25cm)
Kit Weight 14.7lbs (6.7kg)
Smith-Victor K61 2-Light 1200 Watt Controlled Quartz Kit
  • 2-Q60-SGL lights
  • 2-DYS 600 Watt quartz lamps
  • 2-Raven RS8 8' Aluminum light stands
  • 1-Corrugated carrying case
  • 1-"Imaging with Light" guide
  • 2-Year warranty

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    Great value

    By ltdphoto

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    • Consistent
    • Easy Setup
    • Lightweight


      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Still life work

      Comments about Smith-Victor K61 2-Light 1200 Watt Controlled Quartz Kit:

      I use these in the studio for copy and general tabletop shooting. I work in a museum so I am shooting artifacts rare books ect.
      The stands are better quality than I expected. The lights seem a little flimsy, probably would not hold up well as location lights (although they are lightweight). Only two barn doors four would be better.
      Still a lot of light for the price!

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


      Nice General Purpose Lights!

      By Jim In Augusta

      from Augusta, GA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer


      • Easy Setup
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable


        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Weddings

        Comments about Smith-Victor K61 2-Light 1200 Watt Controlled Quartz Kit:

        First of all, these are great little lights for the price. Compact, powerful, and easy to setup, these things are great when you need a light-duty, discreet fixture or two. DYS lamps mean they're small enough to leave in the socket when transporting without fear of damage, and the lightweight aluminum stands are quick to deploy, fairly stable, and secure. Bring some sandbags if you're outside, as the stands might get a little tippy in a breeze. Fixture-mounted on/off switches are a little inconvenient if you need the lights up high, but it's better than a cord-mounted switch that'll eventually fray and cost a small fortune to replace. For weddings and events, these things are just perfect. Don't give 'em to news photogs, 'cause they won't last a week in the hands of those guys.

        Now the caveats: first, if you're looking for industrial-strength fixtures that can take a pounding by hamfisted best boys, gaffers, and grips, these ain't them. They're well constructed, but not designed for rough duty. They'll last plenty long enough if you take care of them, though.

        Second, if you need precise control of light spill, you might have a little trouble. There are only two barndoors on each fixture, permanently attached in the side position. They can't be rotated, and the fixture yoke doesn't lend itself to easily rotating the whole thing to put the doors on top and bottom, unless you're bouncing off the ceiling. For most purposes, however, the light spill is tolerable with careful placement of the light, and if you're really desperate you can just break out a roll of tin foil and some C47's and baffle the top and bottom.

        All in all though, it's a great lightweight and compact way to get 600-1200 watts of 3200K light anywhere there's a 15-amp Edison outlet. Gel 'em with full-blue CTB to use them with natural daylight if you can afford the couple of stops that'll cost you and you've got some nifty outdoor fill lighting that won't require a call to Showpower. Or a loan from your favorite banker.

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