Chimera Octaplus Expandable 5' Light Bank with 7' Expansion Kit

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Chimera Octaplus Expandable 5' Light Bank with 7' Expansion Kit
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Chimera OctaPlus 57 Overview

Chimera's OctaPlus family of octagonal Light banks have a patent pending design that allows conversion of this 5-foot Light bank to the OctaPlus 7-foot Light bank in just a few minutes, with no tools, with the included conversion kit. This unique design gives you two Light banks in one.

The whole Chimera OctaPlus family is compatible with strobes or continuous light sources. When used as a 5 ft bank, it will tolerate up to 1200 watts. When used as a 7 ft bank, 2000 watts is the limit.

This light bank requires a speed ring to adapt it to your particular strobe or hot light. Refer to the Accessories section, or click on the Speed Ring Adapter Chart in Specifications for your speed ring. A 3770 stand adapter or other model stand adapter is also recommended for this model, so the weight of the light bank is not supported by the fixture.

Soft silver interior with an innovative graduated baffle for very even light spread.
Fall off from the center of the 7 foot front screen to the edge has been measured at only a 0.2 F-stop.
UPC: 845077060577

Chimera OctaPlus 57 Specs

Size7 ft diameter (2.1M)
CompatibilityStrobe and hot lights to 2000 watts
Removable Front FaceYes
Removable Interior BaffleYes
Accepts GridsYes
Requires Speed RingClick Here for Speedring Reference Charts
Packaging Info
Package Weight9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)40.5 x 9 x 8.5"
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> <a href= target= _blank ></a> < Says that the 7' bank limit is 1,500 Watts, but this one says 2,000; which one is right? I wanna use it with an Arri T2 Location Fresnel and I need to know if it is compatible. Also, what type of diffusion does this product come bundled with? I'm interested in full, half and quarter grid front panels for the 5' and 7' Octaplus banks.
Asked by: Jay
According to the manufacturer, both the 5 foot and 7 foot sizes can withstand up to 3200 watts of continuous lighting. However, Chimera does not offer an Octaplus ring for the Arri T2 Fresnel nor do they offer any other diffusion than the full stop diffuser that is included with the kit.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does anyone know the best way to color correct (CTB on a tungsten light for example) this light?
Asked by: Rentals D.
If the tungsten light placed in this softbox does not have a dedicated gel frame, one could attach a CTB gel on the inner baffle of the light using wooden clothes pins. However, this may require the softbox to be vented due to the build-up of heat that may occur. Your results may vary.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27


What is the difference between the Expansion Support Kit model and the Expansion Kit models? Thank you.
Asked by: Charlie
Hi,I think what that the expansion support kit includes a couple extra pieces of hardware that gives extra support with mounting the head. It's a bracket mount.
Answered by: David B.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Are there two front baffles that come with this since it has two sizes?
Asked by: Chris T.
The octopus comes with two front baffles , very easy to change when adding the 2 foot extension.
Answered by: John W.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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