Well, it’s about time. Finally, ETC has announced a fresnel lighting fixture. Ever since everyone dumped their fresnel lighting fixtures and bought Source Four(R) Parnels, I’ve missed the classic fresnel. The old (typically Altman) fresnels had a seemingly better spot/flood range and smoother edge fall-off. And the socket in many Parnels doesn’t hold the HPL lamp in well either and are prone to dropping lamps. This new light has a chance to win me over. I just don’t know when I can get my hands on some in a theatre.
Here’s the info from ETC: