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Interfit F5 Three-Head Fluorescent Lighting Kit with Boom Arm

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Interfit F5 Three-Head Fluorescent Lighting Kit with Boom Arm
Key Features
  • 3 x F5 Fluorescent Lamp Heads
  • 15 x 32W Daylight Fluorescent Lamps
  • 3 x Softboxes (20 x 28")
  • 2 x Light Stands: 7.5', 1 x Stand: 10'
The F5 Three-Head Fluorescent Lighting Kit with Boom Arm from Interfit is a versatile photo or video lighting solution for portraits, products, or e-commerce in the studio or on the road. The kit includes three F5 five-lamp fixtures, each with a 20 x 28" softbox and five daylight-balanced compact fluorescent lamps. A boom clamp and boom that extends from 30 to 55" is included, as well as a 10' air-cushioned stand to support it and a 5.5 lb capacity counterweight bag to stabilize it. Two 7.5' air-cushioned stands are provided for the other two lamp heads and softboxes.
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Interfit F5 Overview

The F5 Three-Head Fluorescent Lighting Kit with Boom Arm from Interfit is a versatile photo or video lighting solution for portraits, products, or e-commerce in the studio or on the road. The kit includes three F5 five-lamp fixtures, each with a 20 x 28" softbox and five daylight-balanced compact fluorescent lamps. A boom clamp and boom that extends from 30 to 55" is included, as well as a 10' air-cushioned stand to support it and a 5.5 lb capacity counterweight bag to stabilize it. Two 7.5' air-cushioned stands are provided for the other two lamp heads and softboxes.

Having an overhead light has a significant effect of the quality of light in your setup. In portraiture and group photography the fixture and softbox can be used as a hairlight to add dimension to the shot by separating the subject from the background. Alternately, the boom light could be used to light the background or small cyc from above, while rotating the light allows you to feather the output to create a graduated background. Using a light overhead and pointed down at the subject's face produces a high fashion look, and when used in product photography this setup adds modeling to the item to selectively reveal its form.

The F5 head has a sturdy but lightweight polycarbonate construction with five Edison base sockets. Power can be regulated via three toggles on the unit's back panel that power on/off two lamps per switch and produce the tungsten equivalent of up to 800W. The lamp head has a tilting adapter with an industry-standard receiver for mounting on stands with a 5/8" (16mm) top stud. It's also conveniently designed to mount directly onto the included 20 x 28" softboxes without using a speed ring.

Interfit F5 Specs

Light Fixture
Included Lamps15 x 32 W
Color Temperature5600K
DimmingYes
Housing MaterialAluminum, Polycarbonate
Fixture Dimensions10 x 6.5 x 6.5" / 25.4 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm
Mounting
Fixture Mount5/8" Stud
Power
Power SourceInternal Ballast
AC Input Power120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption160 W Maximum
Physical
Cable Length14' / 3 m
Weight1.4 lb / 0.6 kg (Fixture)
Packaging Info
Package Weight31.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)36 x 17 x 11.25"

Interfit F5 Reviews

Works well enough for my purposes

By Rebekah
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-01

The lights themselves are just what I needed. I've seen other reviews about the plastic parts cracking easily and the stands not being the most stable. I have to agree. You definitely want to be careful not to tighten anything too hard. If you have a studio or place you can leave these lights permanently set up, you shouldn't have a problem. If you need to transport and set up/ break down often, I would go with a higher quality option.

Don't Expect to Much

By THOMAS
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-19

The light stands are OK, metal, no air dampening, the extensions were either very loose or very tight. The extension pole will work, but a SANDBAG for a counter weight, please! Luckily I had another with metal parts that I substituted. All the hardware is plastic the only brass is in the connectors. The heads are ALL PLASTIC and have no built in reflectors or protection for the exposed CFL lamps. If one of these tip over without the soft-box attached you'll lose all the bulbs. The Heads have no speed ring and the supplied Soft-boxes snap directly into the head. Interfit does not seem to make any compatible smaller soft-boxes. The entire outfit is rather cheaply made. If you need this for a temporary setup the price is right, but using it in a portable or permanent studio setup I doubt if it would hold up.

Nice basic set of softboxes and stands

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-29

There were bought as add-ons to what I already have. I like that it includes a boom.

Exactly what I needed!

By Stephanie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-16

Easy to set up and exactly what I needed for beginner product photography.

Supreme

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-13

These are excellent. I'm very happy with them.

Webcasting

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-05

Bought this kit to use for lighting while doing webcasting for Zoom meetings and teaching online classes. Inexpensive and Flexible.

Great Product for a Good Price

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-01

I bought these for my job at a museum where I need to photograph objects for the museum. They're great so far! Been able to photograph primarily works on paper and smaller 3-dimensional works so far. I think that I can switch out the bulbs for more powerful ones when I need to photograph larger 3D works. I thought that the boom would've come with the weights for it but I think I saw them on here for $25 a pop. Also could recommend weights for when you're extending the non-boom one to higher heights. They're a little hard to put the light boxes on too. But can't complain too much about these.

Excellent for Studio Lighting Learning

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-11

I've been working with natural light for a while now, but wanted to work on my studio skills. This kit is a great way to learn at a good price point!

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