DoPchoice Lantern Snapbag is a newly-introduced light softener compatible with a variety of LED light panels through the “rabbit ears” mounting system. It is available now and will be on display at NAB.
German company DoPchoice specializes in producing light softeners and grids for LED light panels. It is now introducing another product in its Snapbag line of lighting softeners – the Lantern Snapbag. It is a lantern-type soft box which can be used with a variety of LED lighting fixtures and sizes. It even allows users to change the depth of the sphere, fully expanding like a traditional lantern or contracting for shallower use in tighter spots.
When hung overhead or on a boom from, the three-foot (100cm) diameter Lantern creates a large soft source to use as a space light. In low ceiling applications, the depth of the Lantern can be reduced to keep it out of the shot. As a soft key light, the circular Lantern provides a pleasant round eye reflection.
Mounting the DoPchoice lantern snapbag to different light panels should be easy with the company’s “rabbit ears” mounting system, which is sold separately. According to DoPchoice, the mounting process with its system is easy and quick. Take a look at a short informative product demonstration video from DoPchoice:
The DoPchoice Mini and Rectangular Rabbit-Ears models fit a wide variety of LED light fixture makers, including ARRI, BB&S Lighting, Cineo, Creamsource, Kino Flo, Litepanels, Lupo and Velvet. For the full list of supported light panels visit the product page on DoPchoice website.
There is also a customized Lantern Skirt that cuts spillage and enhances creative light directing. Thanks to 4 zip-up sides, users can focus output more intentionally to shape and control output.
The SnapBag Lantern weighs 4.4 lbs (2 kg) and folds into a low profile soft bag for transportation. It is available now as the SnapBag Lantern SBRL3, with an MSRP of $600. It will be on display at the AFC Micro Salon Show in Paris in 9-10 February with K5600 and Maluna Lighting, and at the NAB – Booth C8547 with The Rag Place.
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