The 16" x 30" Apollo Strip provides complete control with the convenience of being built on an umbrella frame for quick setup and tear down. Its narrow profile makes it an ideal rim, hair light or accent light.
Designed with a recessed front edge, light is even and directional. Diffusion panel is completed removable. Mounting options of either vertical or horizontal provide extreme flexibility.
The Apollo light modifier is a perfect pair with speedlites offering soft box control with the set up ease of an umbrella. An optional 5015 Shoe Mount bracket is required to mount the speedlite and Halo onto a light stand with full tilting capability. There is no need for an adapter ring as virtually all style studio lights come standard with an umbrella receptacle to attach the Apollo light modifier.
Face the light forward through the white diffusion front for specular highlights. Specular highlights will provide a "hot spot" on your subject with a greater fall off from highlights to shadows. Diffusion fabrics are pure in color so the color temperature going into the fabric is the same color temperature coming back out.
The frame is constructed using fiberglass components, no metal or plastic to break.
Grids are made up of cells that control off axis light in four directions while maintaining the soft quality inherent in a large light source. They allow you to create separation and depth such as a hair light where you want to control just the light going onto the hair in order to separate it from the background. As light is focused into a forward direction through use of a grid, it can help to eliminate spill light or lens flare.
The off axis portion of the light is controlled by the cell size. The cell size (measured in degrees) describes the maximum cutoff angle of the off axis light. A 40-degree grid is the most popular degree used. Light loss at the center axis is minimal at a distance 3 to 4 times the diagonal dimension of the light source. On most models it is less than a 1/4 a stop of light.
Apollo Grids are soft and collapse down for easy transport and travel. Each unit comes with an included nylon carry case.
Grids easily attach through the use of hook and loop tape. When attaching, place your diffusion panel about 1/2 way in on the hook tape. This will leave enough room for the egg crate to attach directly in front of the diffusion panel. Grid corners are left unattached in order to provide the perfect fit. This allows you to stretch the grid taut and avoid sagging or drooping.
|US Patent No. :||US D686,772 S|
|Care Instructions:||Spot clean by hand with non-bleach laundry detergent.|
|Item Width:||30.00 in. / 76.20 cm|
|Item Height:||16.00 in. / 40.64 cm|
|Item Weight:||1.1 lbs. / 0.5 kg|
|Shipping Length:||38.00 in. / 96.52 cm|
|Shipping Width:||4.00 in. / 10.16 cm|
|Shipping Height:||2.38 in. / 6.03 cm|
|Shipping Weight:||2.0 lbs. / 0.9 kg|
|Materials:||Fiberglass, Nylon, Steel|
|Mount Type:||Quick Collapse|
|Compatibility:||Speed Light, Studio Lights|
|Collapsed Length:||34.50 in. / 87.63 cm|
|Collapsed Width:||8.90 in. / 22.61 cm|
|Collapsed Height:||8.90 in. / 22.61 cm|