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Arri Softbank IV Plus 5 Light Kit (120V AC)

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Product Highlights

  • 2-150W Fresnels
  • 1- 300W Fresnel
  • 1- 650W Fresnel
  • 1- ARRILITE 750 Plus Focusing Flood
  • High Output HPL Lamp (750 Plus)
  • Barndoors, Filter Frames
  • Scrims, Stands, Bulbs
  • Accessory Pack
  • 24 x 32" Softbox, Heavy Duty Case
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You Pay: $3,640.00

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This ARRI Softbank IV Plus 5 Light Kit includes barndoors, filter frames scrims, a softbox, clamps, light stands, bulbs, accessory kit, and a heavy duty wheeled case.

The ARRI 150W Fresnel is a compact, lightweight fixture with great performance, tough construction and a 2" (50.8 mm) Fresnel lens. Superior optical performance and ARRI's die cast aluminum housing make this the perfect small unit for hair light, edge light or eye light.

The ARRI 300W Plus Fresnel is designed to gather as much light as possible and direct it through the 3.2" (81.2 mm) low expansion, borosilicate Fresnel lens producing a soft, even field of light. The beam spread is 15 - 55°

The 650W Fresnel features the same lens, reflector, housing and power cord as the 300W Fresnel. The beam angle in the flood position is 54°, and a narrow 13° in the spot position.

The ARRILITE 750 Plus from ARRI is an enhanced version of the tried-and-true ARRILITE open face line. ARRI started with the basic design of the ARRILITE 800 and optimized the reflector to increase output 21% using a 750W HPL lamp which employs a compact filament that concentrates and augments light while increasing efficiency. The result is almost double the output. A redesigned one-arm stirrup instead of a yoke facilitates greater movement while the dedicated accessory holder allows use of Chimera softboxes without a speed ring.

Soft Light
The 24 x 32" Chimera Video Pro softbox provides soft, flattering light for talent and pleasing catch lights for reflective objects.
Light Shapers
Use the barndoors and scrims to alter the shape and intensity of the lights. The included filter frames are ideal for color effects filters or diffusion.
Light Spread
ARRI lights are renowned for even beam spread, high efficiency and superior spot-to flood ratio.
Accessory Kit
Includes a bag, clothes pins, bulb storage case, 3-outlet extension cord, and heat-resistant gloves.
Light Stands
Offer lightweight, yet sturdy support to a height of 8.6' (2.6 m)
Wheeled, Heavy Duty Case
The case employs a hard plastic shell, aluminum trim and latches and a piano hinge. It features interior dividers and wheels for easy storage and transport.
Rating 150 Fresnel: 150W
300 Fresnel: 300W
650 Fresnel:650W
ARRILITE 750 Plus: 750W
Socket (Lampholder) 150, 300, 650 Fresnels: 150W, 300W and 650W: GY9.5
ARRILITE 750 Plus: G 9.5
Lens (Condenser) 150 Fresnel: 2" (50.8 mm)
300 Fresnel: 3.2" (81.2 mm)
650 Fresnel: 4.3" (110 mm)
ARRILITE 750 Plus: Open face (not applicable)
Mounting 5/8" (16 mm) stand mount
Dimensions Kit in case: approximately 40 x 19 x 13.5" (102 x 48 x 34 cm)
Kit Weight Approximately 88 lb (40 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 88.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 41.0 x 21.0 x 14.5"

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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ArriSoftbank IV Plus 5 Light Kit (120V AC)
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (10)
  • Durable (9)
  • Long-lasting (8)
  • Attaches securely (5)
  • Good color value (4)

Cons

  • Runs hot (3)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (7)
  • Indoors (5)
  • Low light (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Outdoors (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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4.0

A Great Light Kit, But Could Be a Bit Better

By Ryan

from Atlanta, GA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Arri Softbank IV Plus 5 Light Kit (120V AC):

      Let me start by saying that I really like this lighting kit; it's fantastic. For the price, I wish this kit would come with a speed ring for the Chimera softbox and a few scrim bags for the scrims. Apart from that, I have no complaints.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Quality, but it's Arri.

      By Matonerski

      from San Francisco, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Arri Softbank IV Plus 5 Light Kit (120V AC):

          Very well built. A must for anyone who needs a good light kit. You get what you pay for.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It is all you need

          By Pat

          from Knoxville, TN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Arri Softbank IV Plus 5 Light Kit (120V AC):

          I love Arri kits and this is a complete package.

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          One of the best investment

          By IG

          from Palm Desert, CA

          About Me 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
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

            Comments about Arri Softbank IV Plus 5 Light Kit (120V AC):

            You have in one box all the tool you need to make a production look profesional.

            Light is everything and if you understand the importance of this, you have to buy it.

            It did pay it self in the first job that I used.

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            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The tungsten light kit in a box for you

            By Wizard Sounder

            from west coast USA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Arri Softbank IV Plus 5 Light Kit (120V AC):

              If you need lights for your film, video, or photography independent project and you can't afford the new LEDs, buy this tungsten kit now. everything you need for lighting in one sturdy carry around everywhere case.

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The foundation of any great light kit

              By Matthew Levi Rowley

              from Amarillo, TX

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Full Kit Is Heavy 88lbs
              • Runs Hot

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Interview
              • Low Light
              • Portraits

              Comments about Arri Softbank IV Plus 5 Light Kit (120V AC):

              Arri lights have proven themselves time and time again. This kit specifically offers a wide range of possibilities when lighting your shot. I personally bought the kit to be used on interviews or lighting my set.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Kit

              By Molten Minds Productions

              from Big Island, Hawaii

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Awsome kit
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • No gels
              • Single heavy case

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Arri Softbank IV Plus 5 Light Kit (120V AC):

              This kit gives a small professional company like my the tools to create professional images. My small production company, Molten Minds Productions, on the Big Island of Hawaii, has no options for rentals outside of shipping from Honolulu on O'ahu. So, having a versitle reliable lighting kit is a must. The only thing missing is a comprehensive gel pack which I had to piece together sepparate, and it all comes in one huge roller case which makes it heavy and cumbersome over uneven terrain.

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              • No

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Only Thing You'll Ever NEED

              By Paramount

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Clean
              • Good Power
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Powerful
              • Small compact size
              • User Friendly

              Cons

              • Runs Hot

              Best Uses

              • Commercials
              • Features
              • green screen
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Music videos
              • Night Time
              • Outdoors
              • Promos
              • Red Carpet
              • Shorts
              • Special Events

              Comments about Arri Softbank IV Plus 5 Light Kit (120V AC):

              This product was awesome. Enough said, but I will go on. When it comes down to it and you want to light a production and make it look good this is the only kit you need. I mean yeah sure you can add more lights and make it even better, but this has got to be your starting point and you can totally pull of any size project with just these.

              I love them and bought them over nighted and used them that night on a feature and in 2 weeks they have been used on 3 features, 2 interviews, 1 tv show, and 2 shorts. Not to mention the extras that this package comes with totally helped make it a no brainer. You really want a full light kit start with this then add another 150w, another 300w, and one more 650w then add two 2ks and your set for life. This is a must have kit to work as a pro!

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My favorite light kit

              By bsatchfield

              from Tampa Bay, Florida

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Professional video light

                Comments about Arri Softbank IV Plus 5 Light Kit (120V AC):

                This ARRI light kit is probably the most flexibly, useful all-around kits you can buy. It includes 5 lights at 4 different wattages with all accessories for each light. All fixtures are well-built and produce even, controllable light. The new design of the 750 ARRILight takes a bit of getting used to but I like how you don't need a speed ring to attach the soft box. Great starter light kit you can build from. Note that these are all traditional, tungsten Fresnel fixtures, not LED or florescent lights which, while useful, generally aren't as sturdy and flexible as the ones in this kit.

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                • No

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A Must Buy!

                By The Cinematic Moment

                from Sarasota, FL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Long-Lasting
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Runs Hot

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Special Events

                Comments about Arri Softbank IV Plus 5 Light Kit (120V AC):

                As if getting ARRI Lights was not enough they even throw in all the extras with this package! I use my lighting kit for professional interview setups and commercial set lighting. This kit has all the essentials and comes with the all new 750 plus which replaces the traditional open face 800/1000 ARRI light.

                Inside you will find a Mayfer clamp, a set of ARRI Hot Hand Gloves, some bullets, and an extension cord. This kit is great for small production companies trying to get something going. For all you Indies out there, this is a must buy!

                With (2) 150's, (1) 300, (1) 650, & (1) 750 this set is just about complete... near perfect for a small time job. I recommend adding an additional 650 to make your package (2) total if you don't already own light. This way you can tackle background and dual interview setups.

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                • No

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