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Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC)

B&H # ARF650 Mfr # 531600
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Product Highlights
  • 4.3" (110mm) Lens

The Arri 650 Watt Plus Fresnel features smooth focusing, and a bright, even beam. The beam angle in the flood position is 52°, and a narrow 14.5° in the spot position. This light is available individually or in portable kits.

This fixture is equipped for 120 Volt AC operation. It will also function with 220-240 AC Voltage, with the appropriate bulb and plug adapter, available separately.

Large Lens
Has a 4.3" (110mm) low expansion, borosillicate fresnel lens
Housing
Ribbed housing for cooler operation
Reflector
Has a spherical, specular, high purity reflector
Lamp specifications
Uses 300W, 500W or 650W lamps
Rating 650 Watts
Socket (Lampholder) GY9.5, Prefocus, 2-pin ceramic
Lens (Condenser) 4.3" (110 mm) low expansion, borosillicate fresnel lens
Reflector (Mirror) Spherical, specular, high purity reflector
Mounting 5/8" (16 mm) stand mount
Yoke Attaches to any 5/8" (16 mm) stud
Cable 25' (7.6 m) cable, 120V Grounded Edison Plug, inline switch
Focusing Worm gear driven
Weight 7.2 lbs (3.3 kg)
Dimensions 9 x 12 x 7.5" (22.9 x 30.5 x 19 cm)
Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC)
  • One Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Note:Bulb not included

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    Arri650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC)
     
    4.8

    (based on 54 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (43)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (36)
    • Consistent (28)
    • Easy to set up (28)
    • Lightweight (23)
    • Easy to setup (6)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • Artificial lighting (32)
    • Photography (20)
    • Portraits (13)
    • Indoors (5)
    • General purpose (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (26), Semi-pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (38)

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    4.0

    So far so good

    By JB

    from madison, nj

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Strobe Lighting

      Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

      first time with arri
      sturdy construction and nice bright light.

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      5.0

      Best of the best

      By Artkidtek Productions

      from Florida

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

          At Univ. of Florida, in the production program, we work with the 2x650w, 2x300w kit and I have fallen in love with ARRI lights. The 650w is definitely my go-to light.

          The build is SOLID. You can use it to light the subject or the background (with a cucoloris ex.). It wont punch through gels and diffusions like the T1, but if you need to do that then get a T1.

          This is a must for filmmakers whether you rent it or buy it; you can never go wrong with a 650w fresnel on set. You'll need it for something sooner or later!

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          5.0

          Great light

          By MKoral

          from San Pedro Sula, Hondouras

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artificial Lighting
            • Photography

            Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

            great quality, barn doors are a must (not included), just everything you expect from ARRI.

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            5.0

            Solid

            By NOVA Digital

            from Manassas, VA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • flexible
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

              Great light, and with easily changed bulbs you get some great flexibility in how much light you throw. Looks good directly on a face, especially with the 300W bulb and the 650 is plenty to push through a diffusion panel. Solid build, great flexibility, what more could you want?

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              5.0

              Great light

              By Lenny

              from New York

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Film
                • Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                Great light. Love the output and the quality of this light. Using it for film and photography along with other fresnel and open faced tungsten lights from Arri. Couldn't be more happy.

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                5.0

                Still One of the Most Versitile Lights

                By Michael Crommett

                from New York, NY

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Price Compared To 300

                Best Uses

                • Artificial Lighting
                • Large Spaces
                • Sit-down Interviews

                Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                The Arri 650 fresnel certainly isn't the latest technology. In fact, fresnel lenses are a 19th Century invention. That being said the engineers at Arri have made this light a pleasure to use and maintain. First of all is bulb installation. Just pop the top off and put the bulb in place. The second is rewiring it. The screw down wiring system works every time and is much better than comparable LTM or Mole systems. Then there's the light quality which has a nice throw, is as even as a fresnel gets, mostly pleasant shadows, and a nice heatsink design which reduces heat problems. I have used this light twice already in a week's time and I am sure it will see battle again soon!

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                5.0

                Perfect light

                By Matt

                from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                  This light has a special quality about it. I use this light for still photography and could not be more please with the results. My images have an "old Hollywood" look to them that just can't be achieved with a strobe. The Fresnel lens adds a certain luminescence to images that is unbelievably beautiful to my eye. I use it with the barn doors and a dimmer. With the dimmer the color temp will get slightly warmer as you dim so if color is important to you keep this in mind. You will also need to use a correcting gel with this light if you are shooting under mixed conditions.

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                  5.0

                  Arri never fails

                  By Wes the Boss

                  from Cary, NC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting

                    Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                    Light, durable and reliable - Arri's lighting gear never fails. Easy to change bulbs. Lighter and less bulky than competitors.

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                    5.0

                    The one fresnel to buy~

                    By rc1977

                    from San Jose, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting

                      Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                      I needed to add a fresnel to my kit and I have been evaluating cheaper models for almost one month. I read reviews and watch youtube videos, and decided that there is no substitute for the real thing. I love it because it has a punch and it is fairly small, and I was able to pack it easily next to a 1000 LED light in my check in bag when I fly. So far this light does the job for what i do, but I will buy another one at some point soon.

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                      4.0

                      solid

                      By romeoactor

                      from Glenmont, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • Somewhat Flimsy Bulb Seat

                      Best Uses

                      • Artificial Lighting

                      Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                      this is a solidly built, well known product. i do find one problem : the bulb seat doest fit the proper bulb fixture well. it wont seat all the way. the socket seems a touch flimsy and while the bulb goes in and works , it doesnt seat all the way into the clips , as it seems it should.

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                      5.0

                      GREAT light all it's cracked up to be.

                      By SSF

                      from Zebulon, NC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • HOT

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Lighting
                      • Hair Lighting
                      • Interview

                      Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                      I use it in my small startup studio. It is smooth and very bright. You can tell it is built well. It even has a lanyard for safety when you hang it!I looked at all the knock off's and just could not bring myself to spend $$$ on something with zero support or way of sending back, much less getting parts.I had one problem with the fat side socket hole. I had to move the metal to get the bulb in, but perfect otherwise.

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                      5.0

                      Amazing quality of light

                      By Chad Alan

                      from Los Angeles

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Artificial Lighting
                        • Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                        I recently bought this light after reading many reviews and opinions online about the Arri fresnel. I normally shoot with strobes in the studio and my only other experience with hot lights has been with a Source 4 Ellipsoidal and some old NRG lights.

                        I love the quality of this light for portraits and fashion. Make sure to get the barn doors and scrims for even more control.

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                        4.0

                        Great workhorse light

                        By Xtian

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                            These are great lights. Convenient spot/flood combined with barndoors and accessories allow for a good amount of control. Fresnel lens provides even consistent source at the same time protecting against lamp failure.

                            In older models the spring holding the barndoor clamp at the top has started to loosen. Without replacing the spring, the barndoors are not safely held in place and had to be secured through additional means.

                            When the light is hot the lamp is highly subject to failure which can be irritating and expensive. While working with these, the slightest jolt can (and has) cause lamp failure. More an issue with tungsten lights in general than this particular model.

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                            5.0

                            Great lighting

                            By Industrial Videographer

                            from Rancho Cordova, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography

                              Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                              This product is great for studio video shoots. Combined with a chimera soft bank the Arri 650 Freshnel really shines. The lighting is beautiful and soft. Another great feature is the build quality. With the Arri lights you get solid quality.

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                              5.0

                              Its everything I expected

                              By Ellie

                              from Torrance, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Weddings

                                Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                                My video team loves to use the light as ambiance to the background, adding a nice magical element to our wedding films. Since we use it for very simple and indirect purposes, its hard to find anything to complain about it. It does the job perfectly, and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in using it for the same purpose.

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                                5.0

                                Proven studio unit

                                By Cello

                                from Switzerland

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting

                                  Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                                  Proven unit for in and outdoor shots

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                                  5.0

                                  Powerful

                                  By Aytek

                                  from Tampa, FL

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting

                                    Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                                    solid , powerful. It will last long.

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect

                                    By BSim

                                    from Los Angeles, CA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artificial Lighting
                                      • Photography

                                      Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                                      Used for video interviews, backlighting and a kicker light for interiors.

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                                      5.0

                                      there is no other brand like Arri,

                                      By monposina

                                      from Dallas, tx.

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artificial Lighting

                                        Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                                        Arri guarantee you will do your job.

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                                        5.0

                                        The instrument used to make movies

                                        By Ken Videographer

                                        from Washington, DC

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Arri 650 Watt Plus Tungsten Fresnel (120-240VAC):

                                            This is the real thing providing a good focusing lens. Flood may not be wide enough for some uses but plenty wide for most.

                                            The engineering is BMW quality. The unit is sturdy and well made. You'll buy 5 cheaper instruments that will fall apart long before this (or any) Arri lamp will. Buy this if you need 650 watts of pro light.

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