Ian Linton, creator of the veteran Australian production company, describes the F8-100 as “a great asset on location for its battery operation, where time is of the essence in this busy world of run-and-gun.”
Linton, an experienced lighting director and gaffer, provides crew and production equipment to a variety of video, film, and still photographer professionals. He often recommends the F8-100 to his clients, saying that “The F8 has been a great asset on location for its battery operation, where time is of the essence in this busy world of run-and-gun. The output is phenomenal with the eight-inch lens and excellent color. They have been rented by gaffers, photographers, and DOPs who have found them to be excellent in performance.”
Also in Australia, Adelaide based Chris Herzfeld of Camlight Productions shoots promos for the local Channel 7 news described the F8-100 as both “versatile and light”: “We don’t get a lot of setup or shoot time, as the presenters are normally very busy and can only spare a minimum of time. I usually work with a very small crew, so we don’t have the manpower or time to set big scrims to block the light.”
The Zylight F8-100 is available in both tungsten (3200K) and daylight (5600K) versions. You can find out more about it and its uses in the press release below, at their NAB booth (C5049) and on their site at www.Zylight.com/F8-Fresnel
LOS ANGELES – April 11, 2016 – Ian Linton established Psycholites in Adelaide, South Australia, in the 1970s. The production company provides crew as well as lights, cameras, and audio equipment for a variety of video, film, and still photographer professionals. A veteran lighting director and gaffer, he has been recommending the Zylight F8-100 LED Fresnel to his clients since it was introduced in 2013.
“The F8 has been a great asset on location for its battery operation, where time is of the essence in this busy world of run-and-gun,” he said. “The output is phenomenal with the eight-inch lens and excellent color. They have been rented by gaffers, photographers, and DOPs who have found them to be excellent in performance. We can’t wait to see more than double the output with the upcoming F8-200.”
Through Camlight Productions – a high-end photography, cinematography, and lighting company he founded in 2003 – Chris Herzfeld shoots news promos for Channel 7 in Adelaide, often in the middle of a stadium without access to generators or even lighting stands. He needs reliable lights that can operate on batteries, are quick to setup, and are powerful enough to work in harsh sunlight.
“The Zylight F8 fulfills all of those requirements. It’s a brilliant, versatile light,” he explained. “We don’t get a lot of setup or shoot time, as the presenters are normally very busy and can only spare a minimum of time. I usually work with a very small crew, so we don’t have the manpower or time to set big scrims to block the light.”
Herzfeld requires a lighting solution that lights talent, overcomes harsh shadows, and allows good exposure in the foreground and background without looking “too obviously” lit. “I’ve found the Zylight to be the perfect solution, in particular if we have a Steadicam,” he noted. “The Zylight is portable enough to be handheld to track with the Steadicam, yet still powerful enough to put a sparkle in the talent’s eyes.”
Director of photography Isaac Walgos recently used the battery-powered F8-100 as part of a small light kit on a fashion shoot, and it became the “go to” light on location. With a tight shooting schedule, the director needed close-ups of all the outfits at different locations.
“The Zylight was an incredible small light to have on set. We used the dimmer to highlight the detail in the fabrics of the clothes we wanted to see,” Walgos said. “The production team was very happy with the final images and the speed in which we could set them up. I was impressed with the output of the light and the quality in terms of color.”
Available in tungsten (3200K) or daylight (5600K) versions, the F8-100 offers a high CRI (color rendering index) and TLCI (Television Lighting Consistency Index). The “Flat Fresnel” collapses to less than four inches for easy transport, and is water resistant (IP54) for use in challenging weather. Its eight-inch SCHOTT glass lens delivers traditional Fresnel beam shaping, and its patented focusing system allows spot and flood operations. The F8-100 also allows full DMX operation and includes built-in ZyLink™ wireless technology, so multiple Zylights can be linked for simultaneous remote control. Zylight also offers the F8-200, which is built on the same chassis as the F8-100 but is brighter than a 400-watt HMI Fresnel and can be powered by two standard camera batteries.
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