From high fashion to classic portraiture, the Illuminata II was created to fulfill the changing needs of photographers who also choose to take their work outside the rigid lighting rules if necessary, to modify the rules, to make new rules following the instincts of their own creativity.
The Illuminata II is capable of producing three distinctively different qualities of light. From the original assembly, without any of its modifying features added, the Illuminata II will throw such a brilliant pattern of light, enhanced by the dappled silver shell, that many photographers choose to capture and form it to their own design with the creative use of gobos and secondary reflectors.
To modify this light, to use its brilliance and use it to create images of high and varying contrast, the internal diffuser with its exclusive silver panel is installed, attaching it inside the shell at position points already affixed with velcro tabs.
The Illuminata II has also given the promise of light as soft and as even as moonglow. And the promise has been kept. When the outer diffuser has been added, the Illuminata II takes on a completely new dimension. Now both reflected and diffused, the light source takes on a softness in quality and an evenness from edge to edge that can only be measured in fractions of an f stop. Now itbecomes the perfect key light for picturing people.
Available in two diameters 36 inches (90 cm) and 52 inches (130 cm), each unit comes packaged with eight flexsteel and fiberglass rods already built into the shell to allow quick and easy insertion in its standard mounting collar. An insert ring to accept the light head of your choice is the extra accessory required, Insert rings, according to light head used range in price from thirteen to twenty-six dollars and are available at all Illuminata II dealers.
Other exclusive and outstanding features of the Illuminata II include its narrow silhouette: only 15" (37.5cm) for the model R-3036, 19"(47.5cm) for the model R-3000. Weight 6 lbs. In addition, each model includes the die cast aluminum mounting ring, so that only the addition of a light head insert adapter is required.
Heat release vents are included in the shell should the Illuminata II be used with a continuous light source of up to 500 watts. The Illuminta II comes packaged with its own heavy duty carry case.
•Light as Brilliant as Desert Sunlight
• Light as Soft as the Glow of Moonlight
• Light to Fashion as you Choose
• Light to fit the Images of your Own Creativity.
Reviewed by 1 customers
Great softbox for the money, many different setups with this unit