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Novatron2103FC Fan-Cooled Bare Tube Lamphead
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Lightweight (3)

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      5.0

      Great stuff - Especially with speed ring

      By Clemtw

      from Beaumont, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Novatron 2103FC Fan-Cooled Bare Tube Lamphead:

        I use this head and the other one like it with speed rings and an Octodome and a Large soft box.
        Love the fact that it has its own cooling fan.

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        5.0

        great product for cost!

        By richierich

        from chi, il.

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Novatron 2103FC Fan-Cooled Bare Tube Lamphead:

          my novatron gear performs great. this new fan cooled head is my best main lite.priced rite and performs well with great repeated f-stop consistency.

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          5.0

          Great Lighting System

          By Don C

          from Katy Texas

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Would like 4 screws

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Special Events
          • Studio

          Comments about Novatron 2103FC Fan-Cooled Bare Tube Lamphead:

          There is nothing that can touch this for anywhere near the money. This s a strong durable well thought out system. At 250 Watts the modeling light is one of the best around. When put with a powerpack like the D1500 it is extremely powerful as well. What sets this apart from all but some of the highest dollar units is its ability to ratio between lights hooked to the same pack (full - 1 and -2 F stops) The modeling lights follow the ratios with double switches. For those of us that don't have mega room in the studio to pull back any umbrella soft box or hair light 5 feet or more this is worth the price of admission. My Pack the D1500 also has an overall F stop range of -5.8. That allows shooting in relatively small areas at ISO 200 at 1.4 - 1.8 without difusing strobes to knock down the light Way lighter than mono-lights and less hassel as I can just change the pack f stop and ratio everything down or up as I change F stops on camera. The 2103 FC is also strong. I have a 60inch double baffle octabox and speed ring hanging from the front and there is no sag or bend at all in anything. (that is not the case with many others as well as the lesser Novatron 2100,10,40's). Everything Fits nicer on these such as universal snoot or barn doors etc. as they use strong removeable reflectors that have a more substantial LIP as well as having screw mount capabilty (4 screw holes) for bare bulb and monolight specialty designed items. The Only Con I have at all about these are I wish they would have included 4 thumbscrews instead of only 2 (a situation fixed by local hardware store And I almost dropped the bulb when unwrapping from the box (should be packed separately).

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          5.0

          Lightweight and Powerful

          By Photoguy02

          from Minneapolis, Mn.

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Studio lighting

          Comments about Novatron 2103FC Fan-Cooled Bare Tube Lamphead:

          These heads are pretty wonderful. Light, solid metal construction, powerful, easy to change modeling lamp and tube. I've been using Novatron M500's for a number of years, now I'm switching to these and the D1500 powerpack's.

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