Expendables shipment arrived

A large shipment of expendables has just hit the shelves so contact us at info@cinestuff.co.nz if you need pricing on any of the following:

Gel Filters – CTO, CTB,CTS, ND, Diff, colour Effects, Reflective material, Heat Shield

Cinefoil – ROSCO in both 4 foot and 2 foot

Replacement Lamps – HMI, Tungsten, Photoflood, Kinoflo, ES and BC lamps

Polystyrene Sheets & Coreflute

Croc Clips, Kenair, Sashcord

Gaffer Tape, Nashua Tape, Fluro Tape, Double Sided Tape

Bulb stock just landed

Looking for replacement lamps for your own Film and TV fittings?
We have just landed a large shipment of all lamps including Kinoflo, HMI and all Tungsten bulbs suitable for studio and location fittings.
e-mail info@cinestuff.co.nz for pricing.

Arri M18

The Arri M18 has to be my new favorite daily work horse. The M18 HMI is perfect for those people looking for maximum output off a household power point. Not only because of the impressive output but the ballast size and no need for lenses means faster setup and less trips to the van.

Here is some key points from my testing of the light:

At Full Flood
The M18 is 1/2 stop brighter with more spread than the 2.5.
This I believe is the strongest point of this lamp as we are finding most users of Pars are bouncing or putting thru diffusion. Therefore the M18 makes sense in all those situations.

At Full Spot
The 2.5 Par is almost 2 stops brighter with a spot lens in at full spot.
Of course The Par is a clear winner at full spot.

The head of the M18 weighs 10.5 KG
The head of the 2.5 Par weighs 18.5 Kg
The ballast of the M18 weighs 8kg
The ballast of the 2.5 Par weighs 20kg

Cartage and Components
The packing of the M18 takes up nearly 1/2 the space of the 2.5 Par.
There is no lens case with the M18 therefore less trips to set up one light and less potential for broken glass due to handling and hot lens changes and rain.

Power Draw
The M18 is only 1800w as opposed to 2500w so there is far less chance of blown circuits and overheating of extension leads.