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Arri 650W Fresnel Compact 3-Light Kit

B&H # ARF6503WCK Mfr # 571979W
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You Pay: $1,999.95
Product Highlights
  • 1950 Total Watts
  • 120V Bulbs
  • Heavy-Duty Wheeled Case

A triad of compact, powerful lights forms the core of the Arri 650W Fresnel Compact 3-Light Kit. The 650W Fresnel produces a smooth, even field of light--it features a beam angle in the flood position of 52°, and a narrow 14.5° in the spot position. To complete the set, there are 4-leaf barndoor sets and scrims to control the shape and intensity of each fixture, and 8' light stands. All the components pack easily into the included, heavy-duty hard-shell wheeled case for storage and transport.

This kit is supplied for use with 120 Volt AC current. It may be adapted for use with 230 voltage, with the appropriate bulbs and plug adapters (available separately).

Large Lens
Each fixture has a 4.3" (110 mm) low expansion, borosilicate Fresnel lens
Housing
Ribbed housing for cooler operation
Reflector
Spherical, specular, high purity reflector
Rating Each Fixture: 650W
Socket (Lampholder) GY9.5
Lens (Condenser) 4.3" (110 mm) low expansion, borosilicate Fresnel lens
Reflector (Mirror) Spherical, specular, high purity reflector
Mounting 5/8" (16 mm) stand mount
Yoke Twin fork, accepts 5/8" (16 mm) stud
Cable 25' (7.6 m) cable with in-line switch
Focusing Worm-gear driven
Weight Each Fixture: 7.2 lbs (3.3 kg)
Dimensions Each Fixture: 9 x 12 x 7.5" (23 x 30 x 19 cm)
Kit in Case: 32.5 x 17 x 10.75" (82.5 x 43 x 27.3 cm)
Kit Weight 54 lbs (24.5 kg)

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Arri650W Fresnel Compact 3-Light Kit
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Good color value (3)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (5)
    • General purpose (4)
    • Night time (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    Great kit

    By Alex

    from Northern California

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Powerful
    • Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Arri 650W Fresnel Compact 3-Light Kit:

        Pretty solid lighting kit for videography. Carrying case and stands are durable. I'd like for them to add a softbox and speedring for the price your paying, that would make it 5 stars. High heat, be careful when handling and using with other appropriate accessories.

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        4.0

        Awsome kit !!

        By The Golden Child

        from Philly pa

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Night Time
          • Outdoors
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Arri 650W Fresnel Compact 3-Light Kit:

          I use these at wedding receptions and for interviews. Pair them up with some dimmers and your good to go. Only reason im givig these 4 stars is becuase of the dinky case. Dont get me wrong, it gets the job done but for the price point you pay for these lights you think you would get something more solid. But great lights none the less.

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          4.0

          All Around Great Kit

          By Peter

          from Cambridge, MA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Runs Hot

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Arri 650W Fresnel Compact 3-Light Kit:

          I use this kit for both photography and video. I have owned a number of other kits that have broken down over time or failed to meet expectations. These lights are in another league compared to what i owned before. If they last as long as i expect them to, then i will be completely satsified.

          I also think the case is perfect. Just pay attention to how things are aligned when you first open it, and you should have no problem repacking it.

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          5.0

          Top quality lights

          By Shining Lighting

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Arri 650W Fresnel Compact 3-Light Kit:

            These lights are industry standard quality in both light output and construction quality. We've used them in everything from corporate videos to narrative films.

            The only drawback is that even though it is a small kit, these lights are not lightweight and not easily transportable.

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            3.0

            Great Lights - Almost

            By Dave

            from Knoxville, TN

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Night Time

            Comments about Arri 650W Fresnel Compact 3-Light Kit:

            I use these lights for location photography and am highly impressed, almost.
            I'm probably not supposed to do so, but I'm going to compare these to my other lights, specifically Lowel Focus-Floods.
            Pros:
            1. The quality of light of these Arris are wonderful. Near-even light from center to shadow at both spot and flood. Simply beautiful
            2. The barndoors are solid/sturdy and you don't have to fool with the hinges to get it just right like the Lowels.
            3. Well-built from the housing to the wires. One design element that would be nice is to be able to manipulate the light with a handle. Having to use gloves or the focus knob is a pain.
            4. The little wire holder rope is perfect and shows attention to detail some other manufacturers don't have.

            Cons:
            1. Having to pay $60 extra for wheels on the case is kind of ridiculous and makes the company look money-hungry.
            2. My biggest gripe, the lightstands: They seem very flimsy, especially at full extension. They are only rated 2lbs over the weight of the light. The base is much smaller than a Lowel KS stand, which is shipped with the DPs. I just get the sense of extreme top-heaviness of these stands and won't dare place them on anything but level ground unless they are at minimun extension.

            Just like "knowing is half the battle," lightstands are half the light. It honestly went from being a 5-star setup to 3 for me, because when I'm working on location, I don't want to have half my mind on whether my equipment will fail or not. Someone please set my fears straight here.

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            4.0

            Great kit

            By Scott

            from Pennsylvania

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors

              Comments about Arri 650W Fresnel Compact 3-Light Kit:

              (Almost) all-purpose lights for smaller sets and portable shooting. More even, flattering light than cheaper brands. Sturdy construction.
              Only problem with my set are the bulb sockets inside the fixtures, whose ceramic and metal elements were not perfectly aligned and thus required a lot of work to get the bulbs in fully.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Kit

              By Zanatta

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

              • Not so good for outside

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Night Time

              Comments about Arri 650W Fresnel Compact 3-Light Kit:

              I chose this Kit because I always have problems traveling with Lights. So, this is the best combination for who wants good lights and no problems with airline companies.

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              5.0

              Worth the price! Arri lights keep value

              By Big V

              from Grand Rapids Michigan

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good value
              • Solid
              • Well built

              Cons

              • Case is tight

              Best Uses

              • Field lighting
              • Studio Lighting

              Comments about Arri 650W Fresnel Compact 3-Light Kit:

              Lot of fire power in a small yet easy to move case.
              The Arri 650 is an industry work horse.
              Kit is complete! Even the lamps are included.
              Case is a little tight. Difficult to get everything in and close the top.

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