Broncolor Para 177 Kit without Adapter (33.551.03)
A Para never ceases to impress!
There is no other light that gives bodies, faces and products that much volume and plasticity. No other light is so soft and yet allows skin to glow so wonderfully natural. The broncolor Paras are the most flexible lighting system ever! Whether as a powerful spot, a soft cloud of light, fitted with diffusers or honeycomb grids or used with flash or continuous light – you get exactly the light you want. Always. Everywhere.
Note: Adapter, Stand and Head are NOT included.
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"Each time after the prelight, I am amazed at how beautifully the Para has three-dimensionally modelled the face or body!" – Damien Krisl
Light from the Para 177 is gradually approaching that from a giant spot. It is slightly more aggressive (needs a supporting fill-in light more often), but on the other hand is also more interesting on structures and has greater brilliance in the highlights.
This version cannot be fully defocused to the same extent, i.e. the centre of the reflector is never completely black. The residual light does reduce the three-dimensional effect somewhat, but at the same time works to counter too hard a light mood. In addition, the 177 has the big advantage that it can be realistically used in smaller studios and over shorter distances.
Paras 177, 222 and 330FB
Regardless of the diameter, all Paras have 24 reflector segments that help to provide the near perfect parabolic shape which is needed for optimum and variable light design. All the sizes have a long focus length in common which allows the light to be varied between almost parallel (focussed) to extremely scattered (defocused).
The Paras 177, 222 and 330FB can be easily, and without great effort, set up by means of a crank handle mechanism. The rods are also provided with joints that allow the Paras to collapse and shorten to half the usual length for transporting.
All the models have very light and sturdy materials in common. Whilst the main structure is made primarily of aluminium, the rods are made of fibre glass or carbon fibre – titanium alloy for the small Paras. Technology that's normally reserved for motorsport!
The large reflectors have a definite advantage when the uniqueness of the Para light-quality is also desired at a greater distance away from the model.
Allowed max. energy: 3200 J (1600 W HMI)
F-stop at 2 m (6 1/2 ft) distance: f:128 3/10 (focused)
F-stop at 10 m (33 ft) distance: f:45 5/10 (focused)
Inside Coating: Silver
Dimensions Open (without stand): 170 cm × 95 cm (66.9 × 37.4”)
Dimensions Closed (without stand): 40 cm × 95 cm (15.7 × 37.4”)
Weight: 9.5 kg (20.9 lbs)