ARRI Softbank D2 Three-Light Kit

ARRI Softbank D2 Three-Light Kit

ARRI Softbank D2 Three-Light Kit

B&H # ARSBD2WCK MFR # LK.0005647
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Product Highlights

  • 1250 Total Watts
  • Two Fresnel 300s, 120V Bulbs
  • One Fresnel 650, 120V Bulb
  • 16 x 22" Softbox, Adapter
  • Compact Wheeled Carrying Case
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Price:  $2,635.00

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ARRI Softbank D2 overview

  • 1Description

Less is more, sometimes. The ARRI Softbank D2 Three-Light Kit was designed with modern, light-sensitive digital media in mind, so you can accomplish even more than you might think with the 1250 total watts in this package. Two of ARRI's most popular Fresnel lights form the core of this complete lighting outfit: two of the very efficient 300W Plus Fresnels each use a 3.2" (80 mm) low expansion, borosilicate Fresnel lens to produce a soft, even field of light. The 650W Fresnel features a 4.3" (110mm) lens with the same reflector, housing, and power cord as the 300W Fresnel, producing (of course) more light. A Chimera 16 x 22" softbox is included (perfect for interviews and soft light in tight spaces), as well as barndoors, filter frames, light stands, bulbs, a ceiling scissor clamp to hang a fixture from a drop ceiling, and a hard compact wheeled carrying case for storage and transport. This kit is equipped for 120 VAC operation. It will also function with 220-240 VAC, with the appropriate bulb and plug adapter, available separately.

Fixtures

Light Spread
Fresnel fixtures produce a soft, even field of light
Lenses
  • The ARRI 650 has a 4.3" (110mm) low expansion, borosilicate Fresnel lens
  • The ARRI 300 Plus has a similar lens, measuring 3.2" (80mm)
  • Ventilated Housings
    Ribbed for cooler operation, the fixture ribs act like heat sinks to help disperse any heat build-up
    Aluminum Reflectors
    Spherical, specular, high purity reflectors

    Light Shapers

    16 x 22" Softbox with Adapter
    Chimera Video Pro Softbox provides varying degrees of softness with a removable front diffuser
    Barndoors, Scrims, and Filter Frames
    Enable adjustments of the fixture's light spread, intensity, and color

    Support and Storage

    Drop-Ceiling Clamp
  • For mounting a 300 Fresnel from a drop ceiling frame
  • It features a standard 5/8" (baby) mounting stud
  • Compact WheeledKit Case
  • Vacuum-molded ABS plastic case
  • Butterfly latches and reinforced piano hinge
  • Spring-loaded side and top handles
  • ARRI Softbank D2 specs

    Rating Each Fresnel 300: 300 W
    Fresnel 650: 650 W
    Socket (Lampholder) GY9.5
    Lens (Condenser) Each Fresnel 300: 3.2" / 80 mm
    Fresnel 650: 4.3" / 110 mm
    Reflector (Mirror) Spherical, specular, high purity aluminum
    Mounting Baby 5/8" (16 mm) stand mount
    Yoke Attaches to any 5/8" (16 mm) stud
    Cable 25' (7.6 m) cable with in line switch, 120 V Edison plug
    Focusing Worm-gear driven
    Weight Each Fresnel 300: 6.5 lb / 2.9 kg
    Fresnel 650: 7.2 lb / 3.3 kg
    Dimensions Each Fresnel 300: 7.1 x 10 x 6.3" / 18 x 25.4 x 16 cm
    Fresnel 650: 9 x 12 x 7.5" / 23 x 30.5 x 19 cm
    Kit Weight 55.4 lb / 25.2 kg
    Packaging Infovvubyavdbwyuserfy
    Package Weight 56.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 34.0 x 18.5 x 12.3"

    ARRI Softbank D2 reviews

    Softbank D2 Three-Light Kit is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light of My Life! I use this product for mostly interior-shot interviews and it does and excellent job of lighting the subject (be it a person or an object) without giving me glare or deep shadows. It is very simple to set up and use, meaning I can show a grad student how to work the system once and they are off and running from that point on. It is very maneuverable, and flexible in how it can be arranged, has excellent legs in terms of not needing to replace any parts for a longer than average period of time.
    Date published: 2010-05-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Arri Lights Shine Brighter than the Rest I have used Arri lights for the past few years for video work and have been nothing but impressed. They are powerful, durable and the kits give you a wide range of capabilities to use for a multitude of different scenarios. As far as I am concerned, they are the best portable production lights on the market. Obviously they do run a little more expensive, but the quality shows. The kit actually came with the wrong item number, but B&H Customer Support was quick to help me with the return and exchange the proper one.
    Date published: 2013-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Lights These lights are fantastic, but let me start out with the only downside I've encountered so far: the weight. I bought this kit to use predominantly as a travel kit. I haven't traveled with it yet, but the case seems very durable, the padding inside is very good (although I intend to keep using two pieces of foam that appear to have been included only for shipping) and creates a snug fit, and the lights themselves seem very tough, although I haven't seen how they hold up in the long term (I imagine they'll hold up well though). All of this toughness adds up to roughly 55 to 60lbs, meaning when I travel with them that I'll have to either ship them ahead of time or pay heavy bag overage fees to take the kit through the airport. Southwest, for example, charges $ one way for a bag weighing more than 50lbs, and Delta charges $ for your first bag plus a $ fee one way for bags weighing more than 50lbs. Since these are the airlines I use, that means I'll have to pay $ or $ for each roundtrip I take them on unless I leave some things at home or pack some items separately. Other than that, the lights are great, although I had to reach in and finagle the wires to make the holes line up with the light bulb connection points. Not a big deal, but something to be aware of so you don't stand there scratching your head for a few too many minutes wondering if the bulb is actually in how it's supposed to be. The lights really are great though, as are the extras such as the soft box. Very powerful and versatile kit.
    Date published: 2015-01-29
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