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Arri Soft-Key 3-Light Kit

B&H # ARSKK Mfr # 571986
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Product Highlights
  • 2300 Total Watts
  • 120V Bulbs

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A three-light kit that offers some interesting possibilities, the Arri Soft-Key 3-Light Kit includes two 650W Fresnels and an Arrisoft 1000, a 1000W fixture that makes an excellent choice for a soft fill or a main light. Its small size (only 5.5" deep) and light weight make it perfect for situations where bulky soft boxes or umbrellas wouldn't fit. This is a floor stand model, with standard Baby (5/8") receptor--it throws a beam of light of 64 footcandles 17.1 feet vertical beam from 12 feet. The 650W Fresnel fixtures give a beam angle in the flood position is 52 degrees, and a narrow 14.5 degrees in the spot position. This fixture designed to be operated with 120V AC current.

Large Lens
The Arri 650 has a 4.3" (110 mm) low expansion, borosilicate Fresnel lens
Narrow profile
The Arrisoft has a narrow profile of only 5.5" deep, and interchangeable reflectors that allow the user to change the "mood" of the light
Dual position fixture
Arrisoft light can be used horizontally or vertically
Rating Arrisoft 1000W--1000 watts
Arri 650--650 watts
Socket (Lampholder) Arrisoft 1000W--R7S
Arri 650--GY9.5
Lens (Condenser) Arri 650--4.3" (110 mm) Fresel lens
Arrisoft--Not applicable
Reflector (Mirror) Arri 650--Spherical, specular, high purity aluminum
Arrisoft--Not applicable
Mounting 5/8" (16 mm) stand mount
Yoke Twin fork
Cable 25' (7.6 m)
Focusing Arri 650--Worm-gear driven
Arrisoft--Not applicable
Weight Arrisoft--10.7 lbs (4.9 kg)
Arri 650--7.2 lbs (3.3 kg)
Dimensions Arrisoft--12.5 x 17 x 4" (31.7 x 43.2 x 10.2 cm)
Arri 650--9 x 12 x 7.5" (22.9 x 30.5 x 19 cm)
Kit Weight 73.8 lbs (33.5 kg)

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ArriSoft-Key 3-Light Kit
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good power output (3)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (3)
    • Low light (3)
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    5.0

    Great kit

    By Isaac

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light

      Comments about Arri Soft-Key 3-Light Kit:

      I use this kit for lighting on small film/video shoots, as well as still work. It's a great kit all around. Combined with other smaller fixtures like Lowell lights or the 150 watt Arri fresnel, you actually have a great many options in one box for a variety of lighting situations.

      All the lights are well-made, relatively rugged. Very easy to use and change bulbs. Light quality from the 650 fresnels is great, very easy to control, and they are versatile lights. I had never seen the 1K Soft light before this, but I have to sat that it is quite well made. Offers great light in confined interiors, and saves you flags, stands and diffusion materials. Get
      the egg crate for it if you can.

      This is a heavy portable kit: about 75 lbs in the box with minimal accessories. There are heavier kits, but you need a car if you are planning to haul everything for one long distance. The case it comes in is solid. Fitted for the lights, with space for stands and a few accessories. Not sure how much of a shipping case this is, although it does latch very well, with latches that are similar to larger Anvil or Calzone shipping cases. Case does have small folding arms on its interior that can clamp down on the power cord(s), causing wear.

      I have always thought that the Arri lights have these great big power cords with rather feeble connections into the the lamp housing, where one is able to see wires etc., underneath to the rubber. The fresnels have a bit of this, but it seems that the connection are still more than strong enough. The lights come packed with their faces up– I suggest turning them around in the case during storage, travel, or shipping, as I think that while face up the light rests partially on the power cord's connection, which can only cause wear.

      The basic Arri stands that come with the kit could be SLIGHTLY better suited to these small yet rugged lights. The soft light seems slightly less stable then it could be, even at its lowest height. The 650s are slightly lighter, so they do better on these stands than the 1K soft light. Make sure you have a sand bag for each stand.

      Other than that, this is a great, versatile kit. Both light types are classic designs, perfect for any image-producing professional.

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      5.0

      Arri Soft-Key 3 light kit

      By jcmantis

      from NYC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Cost

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light

      Comments about Arri Soft-Key 3-Light Kit:

      I am primarily a still photographer that shoots some video so I started my research on hot lights. This kit gives a relatively compact solution to most lighting scenarios needed for me to shoot video. The kit includes most of the light shaping accessories I need for shooting and the case has enough space to add a few more accessories if you need.

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      4.0

      A lot of light in a compaq kit

      By Will

      from NYC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Runs Hot

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Low Light

      Comments about Arri Soft-Key 3-Light Kit:

      the 3 lights cover most lighting situations for filming indie films, or still setups.

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