The Light Blaster, a flash fresnel that lets you project backgrounds from slide film, is now available with an adapter for full-sized studio lights. The Light Blaster Universal Studio adapter attaches to the front of standard reflectors, letting you mount the Light Blaster gobo holder and a camera lens to focus the light. Stray photons are kept in check with a reflective fabric hood.
What’s unique about the Light Blaster is that you can project any conceivable background onto a wall or scene simply by dropping in an appropriate slide to the projector. Using the Light Blaster with a studio light may make it easier to set up as you can preview results via the modelling lamp, as well as providing more power. However, the makers advise against using the Studio Adapter with continuous lighting, so best not leave a modelling light running for more than a few secondsÂ (unless maybe it’s one of those cool-running LED types?).
The Universal Studio Adapter will set you back $120, in addition to the $99 for the Light Blaster itself. You must also bring your own DSLR lens as a fresnel. Read our review of the Light Blaster system here. For more information and to buy a kit for yourself, visit the Light Blaster web site.