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Highlight Tech: Joker Big Eye

Posted in Equipment by annakfischer on November 8, 2012

The Joker Big Eye is a Fresnel modifier that fits the 200, 400 and 800 Joker heads.

The Big Eye gives you plenty of bang for your buck with a 24” fresnel lens that packs extremely small and weighs significantly less than most smaller fresnel housings.

The glass is frosted for a softer light than your average fresnels, and the large size gives it more wrap than a traditional fresnel but still maintains a strong contouring directionality. Because of it’s size it feels a bit like a beauty dish, offering broad directional light.

The Big Eye will Zoom to spot and flood. From 60% wide open focusing all the way down to 10%. At 10% you can produce a narrow directional but still soft beam. It’s important to note the Big Eye significantly reduces the throw of the Joker, especially when flooded; at a 50% spread you lose about half of the output every 5ft.

Full photometrics can be found on k5600’s site.

Overall the Big Eye is a flattering light for tighter portrait length video shots or still photographers who want to experiment with a beauty dish alternative.

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