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Chimera Pancake Lantern with Skirt (Medium, 1/2 Diffusion)

BH #CH1866 • MFR #1866
Chimera
Chimera Pancake Lantern with Skirt (Medium, 1/2 Diffusion)
Key Features
  • Creates Soft 180° Light Source
  • Diameter: 35"
  • Depth: 17"
  • 1/2 Diffusion Cloth
Create a soft 180° light source ideal for overhead lighting with the medium Pancake Lantern from Chimera. This model measures 35" in diameter with a depth of 17" and has a flat top that makes it easy to place near a ceiling. Also, this model has a 1/2 diffusion cloth and comes with a skirt that features adjustable zippers and touch-tab fasteners so it can be rolled up for control over the light's spread. This lantern is designed for fixtures with wide beam angles or bare-bulb lights and it has a heat-resistant construction that permits the use of lights up to 1500W. Additionally, it comes with a zippered storage sack and it works with a range of separately available speed rings for attaching to your lights.
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Chimera Pancake Lantern Medium Overview

Create a soft 180° light source ideal for overhead lighting with the medium Pancake Lantern from Chimera. This model measures 35" in diameter with a depth of 17" and has a flat top that makes it easy to place near a ceiling. Also, this model has a 1/2 diffusion cloth and comes with a skirt that features adjustable zippers and touch-tab fasteners so it can be rolled up for control over the light's spread. This lantern is designed for fixtures with wide beam angles or bare-bulb lights and it has a heat-resistant construction that permits the use of lights up to 1500W. Additionally, it comes with a zippered storage sack and it works with a range of separately available speed rings for attaching to your lights.

UPC: 845077018660

Chimera Pancake Lantern Medium Specs

ShapeCircular
Interior ColorWhite
Requires Speed RingYes, Not Included
Accepts GridsNo
Maximum Wattage1500 W
Removable Front FaceNo
Removable Interior BaffleNo
Light LossNone
MaterialFabric
Circular Dimensionsø: 235.0 x D: 17.0" / ø: 89.0 x D: 43.0 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28.5 x 6.5 x 5.75"
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What's the cheapest speedring with a 1/4-20 that works with this?
Asked by: Brandon
Chimera makes speed rings with a 1/4 thread to that can accept the poles of this lantern. However, the correct model depends on the light being used with it.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Hi, I"m getting confused about which Triolet ...

Hi, I"m getting confused about which Triolet speed ring to get for the Chimera pancake lantern (BH #CHLPLBSM • MFR #1865). Is it this one ? (BH #CHT2POP • MFR #9950OP). The pancake seems to have 4 pins - but these are "Octo" speed rings. Thanks
Asked by: Bill
You can still use the Chimera Triolet Flood Light with Octaplus Speed Ring (120 VAC), B&H # CHT2POP in 4 rod points only with this Lantern.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-11-06

question

Can you use with Lowel Omni?
Asked by: Scott
You could use this lantern with a Lowel Omni and the Chimera Speed Ring for Lowel Omni Light (Aluminum) B&H # CHSRLOL. However, the lantern works at its full potential when using a bare tube lighting fixture such as the Chimera Triolet Flood Light with Quick Release Speed Ring (120VAC) B&H # CHT2P. Please see the following images below for reference.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Does it come with a light fixture where you can ...

Does it come with a light fixture where you can fix a bulb in it or is it just a softbox?
Asked by: Sanket
This is only the softbox.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2021-01-06

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Hi. Does the Fiilex Q500 or Q1000 work with the Chimera Pancake? If so, what adapter do I need?
Asked by: Peter D.
Yes, you can use either the Q500 or the Q1000 in the lantern.You will need a specific speedring, Fiilex Speed Ring for Q-Series LED Lights B&H # FIFLXA039 MFR # FLXA039Note it is not recommended in general to use a Fresnel type of light in softboxes in general.It will not fill the lantern so light will be fall off on the edges of the softbox.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Good ways to gel these? I'm interested in using the pancake with the chimera triolet, either mogul or 2-pin bulbs, but I will likely need to gel it at some point for one reason or another. Do any owners have solutions for how to do this?
Asked by: Christian S.
Wish I could help, I use mine with variable LEDs.
Answered by: JAMON M L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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can I use this with my profoto lights? will my speed rings work with this lantern soft box?
Asked by: Michael
I used this with the profoto b2 light and it worked really well. The light needs to be pretty lightweight or else you'd need a really strong stand/arm/counterweight. Would be better with an exposed tube like the profoto pro lights but I was still very happy. I used it directly overhead a group of people at a table and also used it close to individuals for portraits.
Answered by: Andrew C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is this compatible with Arri light 750 ?
Asked by: Andy
I dont know.
Answered by: Alan L.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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