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 Para’s 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.
It is not just the form and size of Paras that impresses, but above all their unique light quality and phenomenal light output. Paras are parabolic reflectors; they have 24 segments, covered with a high-gloss, tear-resistant textile reflector material.
The Para’s are not just a conventional light shaper, but rather an independent lighting system: various sizes of reflector are available; the position of the lamp is always central, on the axis of the reflector; the angle influences the character of the light; the range includes three diffusers with different densities as well as honeycomb grids. No other light shaper gives bodies, faces and products so much vividness.
With the Broncolor Para family, every shooting is a success. Unbelievable light variability (soft cloud or spot-like), lightweight, compact and fully compatible with broncolor and third-party flash equipment – unlimited possibilities at the highest level.
Para 177 Key Features
The light quality of the broncolor Paras is legendary. No other light shaper creates such a vivid light and works out the texture of your objects so nicely - whether you shoot beauty, portraits, fashion or products.
All lights in one
Para 177 offers an unbelievable variety in light characteristics. If you need a strong spot light or an extremely even coverage: one light - Para 177 - does it for you.
Thanks to its perfect parabolic shape and the exclusive reflector material, Para 177 makes sure, that every single joule of your light (or all your light) arrives, where you want and need it.
Compact and easy to set up
The Para 177 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.
One light shaper, unlimited compatibility. All broncolor lights including Pulso G, Unilite, Siros S and L, MobiLED, LED F160 and HMI fit into your Para. With corresponding adapters, even competitive products can be used with Para 177.
What else you need to know about the Para system
How to choose the right size?
If the distance to the object or the model remains in a constant ratio to the diameter, then the various Paras will also achieve very similar light characteristics. 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.
With less then 6 kg Para 88 is a lightweight with a super compact design. It is even more mobile – perfect for outdoor shootings and smaller studios. The patented opening mechanism provides the greatest ease-of-use combined with quick opening.
This is the bigger version of the mobile Paras. Thanks to its increased size the light becomes even softer. It also features the patented mechanism for quick and effortless opening and folding – an ideal companion for outdoor shootings.
This is the smaller version of the large studio Paras, yet it can still be used on location. It is particularly suitable for fashion photography. A crank handle mechanism ensures a comfortable set up. The rods are also provided with joints that allow this Para to collapse and shorten to half the usual length for transporting.
Without doubt, Para 222 is huge and is a true eyecatcher in every large studio. Its massive diameter allows for a greater distance between the reflector and the model or product – fashion photography is where it shows its strengths. The photographer can even stand directly in front of the light source and vary the distance to the model without influencing the light or throwing a shadow. A crank handle mechanism ensures a comfortable set up. The rods are also provided with joints that allow this Para to collapse and shorten to half the usual length for transporting.
All Para reflectors are constructed of aluminum, carbon fiber or fiberglass materials resulting in the matching of lighter total weight and utmost durability.
- Max. 3200 J
- f-stop at 2 m (6 1/2 ft) distance, focused: 128
- f-stop at 10 m (33 ft) distance, focused: 45
- Silver inside coating
- Dimensions open (without stand): Ø 170 x 95 cm (77 x 37”)
Dimensions closed: Ø 40 x 95 cm (16 x 37”)
- Weight: 9.4 kg (21 lbs)
- x1 Para 177 reflector
- x4 suspension cable for Para
- x1 safety cable
- x1 tilt head to Para 88-222
- x1 focusing tube F177
- x1 Trolley bag (foldable) for Para 177 / 222
- x1 mounting instructions
PLEASE NOTE: Adapter, Stand and Head are NOT included.