CTB Gels for Rifa...possible? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Photon Management

Photon Management
Shine an ever-loving light on you.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 4th, 2007, 04:59 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ransomville NY
Posts: 239
CTB Gels for Rifa...possible?

I never thought of this before but I own the Rifa 66 from Lowel and its the biggest light I own. However I need to shoot in a house soon that is full of windows. All my other lights have CTB gels but the lowel (usually my key) doesn't have one. Is it possible to put a CTB gel on one of those softboxes and if so what should I buy.

- Kyle
__________________
Online Portfolio | Feature Film on XHA1
Kyle Prohaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2007, 05:11 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 204
Regular Old CTB will do. Lowel makes sheets just the right size for the Rifa, which is nice because standard 20"x24" sheets won't cover the whole face of the 66. The Lowel ones are big enough that you can clip the gels onto the velcro edges that connect the face to the rest of the box. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...t_Gel_Set.html

Good luck.

~~Dave
Dave Dodds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2007, 05:28 PM   #3
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: DFW area, TX
Posts: 6,108
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Dodds View Post
Regular Old CTB will do. Lowel makes sheets just the right size for the Rifa, which is nice because standard 20"x24" sheets won't cover the whole face of the 66. The Lowel ones are big enough that you can clip the gels onto the velcro edges that connect the face to the rest of the box. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...t_Gel_Set.html
Dang it Dave, I wish I had seen this about a month ago before I ordered standard size gel sheets. I wasn't looking at Lowell, but the standard names in gels and none of them seemed to have large enough cuts to cover a 24x24 soft box.

As it is, I bought some of that clear gel repair tape to merge two pieces together.

-gb-
Greg Boston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Denver/Vail Colorado
Posts: 254
the new rifas (rifa eX) can be lamped with daylight balanced fluorescents. You can buy an adapter to upgrade older rifas with the new bulb holders for around $90.
Peter Ralph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 4th, 2007, 08:43 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 204
Actually, Greg, you're probably better off. The Lowel Rifa gel sets are rather expensive. I think you saved money doing what you did (Kyle, take note).

Regarding the EX, the flo adapter for the EX will actually give off more light than the Rifa 66 with a full CTB.

-Rifa 66 with full CTB = <200w output.
-EX with 3 30w daylight CFL = >250w tungsten equivalent.

However, if you decide you don't want a full match (for whatever reason) and use 3/4 or 1/2 CTB, this changes dramatically.

Good luck.

~~Dave
Dave Dodds is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Photon Management

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:19 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network