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A photographer's zoom spot creates a hard edged light that can be shaped by internal shutters and focused with an adjustable barrel. They are general...
A used theatre ellipsoidal spotlight $20-$60. Search Ebay for "Ellipsoidal" or "Leko" A small studio strobe 100-160 watts $50 new/$30 used on Ebay (...
Used theatre lights often need repairs. If the lenses and reflector are unbroken, most problems can be fixed. Shutters may have to be hammered flat or...
Warning: Being shocked by high voltage is unpleasant. Unplug the strobe while you are working on it. Wear gloves and use insulated tools. Get in and g...
To allow the possibility of taking apart the zoom spot for storage, trailer light connectors were used. A five way connector would have handled all th...
Flatten the copper plumbing bracket in a vice and make two fasteners to hold the saucer against the ellipsoidal reflector. Drill holes in the clay flo...
Use drywall compound or plaster of paris to cement the modeling light in place and leave it overnight to dry. The modeling light's leads will most lik...
Use the copper brackets to attach the saucer to the hole in the reflector. Make sure they do not touch the metal base of the banana sockets or the tri...
Cut a thick aluminum tray in the same shape as the old light bulb housing. Make a hole in the tray for cables to thread through and drill bolt holes. ...
Don't trigger the strobe with a sync cord, use the built in slave or a wireless trigger. You don't want to be physically connected to the light if t...
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Posted:Aug 29, 2009
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