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Old July 29th, 2004, 08:41 PM   #31
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This is truly the market responding to consumer demand.

The price tells me that the cost of the composite body is very inexpensive, yet, as everyone has said, completely impressive.

I have nothing more to add to the positive statements about the actual engineering and performance of the light.

What I do have to say is that there is no reason that anyone of us out here can't pick up a decent DV camera (XL1/XL2/DVX100), but several of these britek lights and go shoot a movie.

Subtracting some obvious production costs, this new product has lowered the bar we have to clear to go out and make a solid piece of work with very little money.

And damn, that's cool....

I agree with Barry's request to revise the low budget lighting guide. If you're going to go spend 30-60 bucks on worklites, stop, skip the next six pack and buy a 250. Or better yet figure out a way to scratch up another 100 bucks and for about 160-200 you can trick out that 600w light, with a soft box and a stand.

Just one GOOD light for a key seems to produce great results, even if you have to use a chincy bulb and relfector to do highlights or fills.
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Old November 21st, 2004, 03:32 PM   #32
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Brian is right that the Briteks are clones of Arrai and look and act similarly. But Britek makes several different models and only one is focusable like Arrai. The others look like square shop lights. The Brifocus model is the clone. and comes in 500, 1000 and and 2000 watt versions all of which have barndoors and gel holders available. The 500 and 1000 watt lights also have softboxes fit to them.
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Old November 21st, 2004, 05:09 PM   #33
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The G-2000 & G-3000 heads are focusable and come with barndoors, but no gel holder, however I use an NRG 12x12 gel holder in front of mine. These might be called clones of the Lowel ProLight and I find the G-3000 (300W) especially useful.

The 250, 600, 1000 & 2000 Studio Lights are also focusable, with barndoors and they do include a gel holder. I don't particularly see the similarity to Arri.
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