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HMIs

George Hupka
 

When it comes to "robustness," I have to say, I have a 1.2K Joker from the mid-1990s that just keeps going and going... We've had to do some maintenance over the years (a bit more challenging as it was discontinued years ago, but K5600 has so far been able to get me any parts I needed)  ... but it's held up really well.
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George Hupka
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Geoff Boyle
 

I really like the K5600 Alphas. http://k5600.com/products/alpha1600/index.html

Team that with a Joker http://k5600.com/products/jb800/index.html and a few accessories like the Big Eye and Softube and China Ball and you have a great basis for anything :-)

Cheers
Geoff Boyle
Cinematographer
EU Based
www.gboyle.co.uk
+31 (0) 637 155 076


Mark Kenfield
 

Ah, yes, I'm sure you're right. Never actually seen an M40 bulbed down to 2.5k before.

I also seem to recall that the 2.5k output from an M40 is a bit stunted (in terms of photometrics). I assume because the reflector is designed around the larger 4k globes?

Cheers,

Mark Kenfield 
Cinematographer 
0400 044 500

On 11 Dec 2017, at 8:20 am, Colin Elves <colin@...> wrote:

M40 with 2.5Kw bulb is the highest output surely?
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Danny Gonzalez
 

M-8's are fantastic, smaller profile/footprint than M18, fits on baby stand so smaller footprint there too. As long as you are good with the out put. Still brighter than a Joker/400/800, albeit without the lens options.
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Danny González

Daniel Alexis González
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Danny Gonzalez
 

You can't go wrong with the Arri M-18.
Jokers are also pretty great, but pound for pound if you need out put, M-18 is the way to go. 
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Danny González

Daniel Alexis González
Chief Lighting Technician
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Colin Elves
 

Never even heard of them till you mentioned it! But it does sound interesting! Maybe I’ll call their Berlin office and see if they have one to play with.

Colin Elves
Director of Photography
Berlin, London



On 10 Dec 2017, at 16:42, mikiepphoto@... wrote:

I do love jokers even if they are some light leaking hot little units and do love me a Joleeko. I am interested in seeing there new designed units coming out. Have you ever used the Dedo 1200 HMI ? I have always been a fan of the dedo optics and would love to try one

Colin Elves
 

M40 with 2.5Kw bulb is the highest output surely?

Colin Elves
Director of Photography
U.K./Berlin




On 10 Dec 2017, at 12:20, Mark Kenfield <mark@...> wrote:

The love I have for Arri's M18 is deep and abiding. It's the highest possible output that you can squeeze from a regular household socket (here in 240v land at least).

Mike Pedersen
 

Thank you Mark that's super smart using a 1.2 globe in it, I use the M18 and do love them also they are built to last for sure. They are a little big in size have you ever use the M8 ?
thank you again
Mikiep

On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 3:20 AM, Mark Kenfield <mark@...> wrote:
The love I have for Arri's M18 is deep and abiding. It's the highest possible output that you can squeeze from a regular household socket (here in 240v land at least). And that has saved my butt more times than I can count. I also know that in some situations in 120v land you can get away with the 1800w draw (20amp oven/dryer plugs etc.)

So I'd suggest going for the M18 with both 1.2kw and 1.8kw bulbs. It'll put in the work day after day, and when you can use the bigger bulb, you get an extra 50% more bang for your buck.

Cheers,

Mark Kenfield
Cinematographer

0400 044 500

On 10 December 2017 at 12:20, <mikiepphoto@...> wrote:
So what is your favorite HMI under 1600 watts....asking for a friend ;) JK looking to add to my kit and want to buy something that will last and has some good quality punch! Thank you in advance for the advice 
Best
Mikiep

Mark Kenfield
 

The love I have for Arri's M18 is deep and abiding. It's the highest possible output that you can squeeze from a regular household socket (here in 240v land at least). And that has saved my butt more times than I can count. I also know that in some situations in 120v land you can get away with the 1800w draw (20amp oven/dryer plugs etc.)

So I'd suggest going for the M18 with both 1.2kw and 1.8kw bulbs. It'll put in the work day after day, and when you can use the bigger bulb, you get an extra 50% more bang for your buck.

Cheers,

Mark Kenfield
Cinematographer

0400 044 500

On 10 December 2017 at 12:20, <mikiepphoto@...> wrote:
So what is your favorite HMI under 1600 watts....asking for a friend ;) JK looking to add to my kit and want to buy something that will last and has some good quality punch! Thank you in advance for the advice 
Best
Mikiep
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Mike Pedersen
 

I do love jokers even if they are some light leaking hot little units and do love me a Joleeko. I am interested in seeing there new designed units coming out. Have you ever used the Dedo 1200 HMI ? I have always been a fan of the dedo optics and would love to try one but they are a little hard to find even in LA. 
Mikie

Colin Elves
 

I love Jokers, purely because of how versatile they are.

They’re smaller and lighter than Arri pars (I think). You get punch with the par lenses, pull off the reflector and stick it in an octagon and you’ve a brighter octodome, throw on the light tube and you got a brighter 4x4 Kino, add a bug-a-beam adaptor and you get that classic Jo-Leko thing.

Although I have heard they’re not as robust as the Arris.

Colin Elves
Director of Photography
U.K., Germany.

Mike Pedersen
 

So what is your favorite HMI under 1600 watts....asking for a friend ;) JK looking to add to my kit and want to buy something that will last and has some good quality punch! Thank you in advance for the advice 
Best
Mikiep