This is a parabolic 5.5' umbrella with 24 braces, with a very shiny silver coating on the inside. It has a very precise front focusing device optimized for operation with Pulso G, Pulso Twin and Pulso 8 flash heads. It may also be used with the broncolor daylight lamp head HMI F575 as well as (with restrictions) with the Primo flash head.
The design of the Para 170 FF results in a very high light efficiency. The light stays constantly brilliant, shrouding the object like a cloud of light and bringing out detail. Due to the calculated parabolic form of the umbrella, the falling-off of the light is only low towards the edge. While mounting, a new mechanism stretches the umbrella without effort by means of a rotary mechanism. The aluminium rod with continuous fine adjustment, and lamp support serve for focusing the light source, by moving the lamp head within the optical axis.
To stabilize the Para 170 FF, four fastening-eyes are integrated on the outer side. With these, the umbrella can be suspended from the ceiling or secured on the ground by means of tension ropes. It can be shut like a normal umbrella and folded lengthways for transport and storage.
- Wraps a subject in soft bounce light with specular highlights.
- Variable focus allows adjustment of softening and dispersion of light from Broncolor flash or HMI head.
- For the Pulso 8, Twin, F2/F4 lamp heads and HMI F575, the modification set "stand holder", #S0031.00, is required.
- If the Para 170 FF is used with the Primo lamp head, there are some restrictions with regard to illumination, the light efficiency as well as the possibilities of variation of the light characteristic.