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Dec 23, 2012 14:23 |  #1

Any guesses to what this might be? (lighting manufacturer)

And yes, I own and use them. Fun stuff.


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Dec 23, 2012 16:00 |  #2

Briese.....


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Dec 23, 2012 16:30 as a reply to  @ The Loft Studios's post |  #3

Briese 180cm Focus. 6 foot parabolic. They're quite fun to use and, imo, better built than the equivalent Bron para. The Bron para tends to pinch on the hinges and tears the textile fabric. Also, the Bron unit is quite a bit heavier.

Only exception is the Bron para 88. Almost as easy to setup as the Briese 85/100/77.




  
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Dec 23, 2012 18:30 |  #4

nice unit :cool:


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Dec 24, 2012 09:11 |  #5

FJ LOVE wrote in post #15401122 (external link)
nice unit :cool:

Not that there's anything wrong with that..:lol:




  
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Dec 24, 2012 13:17 |  #6

PM01 wrote in post #15400376 (external link)
Any guesses to what this might be? (lighting manufacturer)

And yes, I own and use them. Fun stuff.

I noticed that the black disk in the center of the modifier is just a little low and right.
I also noticed similar displacement on images on the Briese website.
Is that the light source with the affect of gravity?


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Dec 24, 2012 15:43 as a reply to  @ dmward's post |  #7

Nope. That's just me taking the pic slightly off center.

Effects of gravity are MUCH worse on the Broncolor Paras. You're literally hanging a 6 pound or more light head towards the edge of the umbrella/para when in the extended configuration. Bron could not imitate the Briese or otherwise they would be socked with a lawsuit again. That's why the Broncolor has the FF and the FB design, but they still won't come close to the simplicity or the light/ray tracing that the Briese produces. Simply less to get in the way.

The Briese light (flash tube/modeling light module) weighs, at most, 1/2 a pound. The connecting rod is aluminum (hollow to allow airflow to cool the flash tube) so there's hardly any weight. The Broncolor para is a much different story.

Briese 180 + the aluminum rod + flash/modeling module weighs in at about 10 pounds. Broncolor Para 177 + Pulso (or even the Unilite) is easily in the 25 pound region.

Ease of setup - I'd give it to the Briese anyday. No crank handle, no need to check behind each and every hinge (24 of them) to make sure that there's no pinching of the fabric, no need to make sure that the 6 pound flash head doesn't fall off. Plus you can use a lighter weight light stand with the Briese. I've seen Broncolor Paras have mechanical failures (you can find the vid online via the popular "tube" places) and it takes 4 hours to repair. Do a search on "spline" when on the popular "tube" sites.

Any failures of the Briese are easy to fix. Most I've heard of is one of the carbon fiber rods breaking from heavy duty abuse. They're easy to work on and certainly much less time than the 4 hours for a spline repair.

Still, I shoot with the Bron Para 88 in addition to the Briese 180, and imo, it's Brons best designed para. Plus if you're crafty enough, you can adapt many flash units to utilize the wonderful Bron para 88 design. If you have a custom made extension rod, you can put the Quantum Trio Q flash tube through there. Just keep the Q flash head behind the umbrella and control it wirelessly. Quite fun!




  
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