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Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by jneveaux, May 19, 2008.
Does anyone know if the Altman skycyc units are the same as the old Kliegl skycycs? Thanks.
While both are based on the Berkey-Colortran FarCyc, 1976?, the Altman and Kliegl are two different fixtures. I could be wrong, can't find any proof at the moment, but I believe Altman trademarked the name Sky-Cyc. I'm pretty sure the Kliegl came first (and was never called SkyCyc), as I used them on a show in 1986, and I think the Altmans didn't come around until 1988 (maybe later) or so.
My favorite of all of them is still the Strand/Ianiro/QuartzColor Iris, 1980. One doesn't have to bend or flex the colorframe, it goes into the fixture flat. Also in my experience, produces the most even wash.
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