Chimera Pancake Lantern Softbox - Medium

Chimera Pancake Lantern Softbox - Medium - 35" (90cm) Diameter

Chimera Pancake Lantern Softbox - Medium - 35" (90cm) Diameter

B&H # CHLPLBM MFR # 1869
Chimera Pancake Lantern Softbox - Medium

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Lantern Softboxes are used by still photographers, filmmakers and videographers, for illuminating entire rooms with soft, even light. Choose a Chimera Lantern Softbox according to the size of the room, and your working light fixture.

This is a Pancake Lantern, which takes up less space than a traditional Lantern Softbox. A skirt may be added, to limit the spread of the light, much like a traditional softbox.

Required Speed (mounting) Rings are available separately for your light fixture.

Use this size for casting omni-directional lighting for a medium-sized conference room, where setup space is limited.
Required Speed (mounting) Rings are available separately for many manufacturers' hot lights and strobes.
Single and double Bobinette scrims are available, to diminish the light output.
UPC: 845077018691
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Chimera Pancake Lantern Softbox - Medium - 35" (90cm) Diameter
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    Chimera 1869 specs

    Size 35" (90cm)
    Shape Hemisphere
    Compatibility Hot lights to 1500 watts and strobes of any w/s rating
    Removable Face No
    Removable Baffle No
    Accepts Grids Yes- Bobinette Scrims
    Requires Speed Ring Click Here for Speedring Reference Charts
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.92 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.5 x 6.35 x 5.95"

    Chimera 1869 reviews

    Pancake Lantern Softbox - Medium is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 'Smaller Than Appears In Rearview Mirror' Simple setup, nice source, though the 36" tag is misleading. That measurement is diagonal (corner-to-corner) which is accurate, but had I seen this 'in person' I would have ordered the next larger size. That one could be 'cloaked' to reduce its size, or used 'full-monty'. This source (@ 24" per side, essentially a small soft box) can never be as large, nor soft, nor cover as much territory as a larger unit.
    Date published: 2018-03-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent modifier This lantern is a perfect source to sneak in overhead via boom arm. Love its low profile and even spread. I sometimes diffuse it even more, but its great just like it is.
    Date published: 2017-05-30
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