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ULTRALIGHT® 2
( UL-2 )
Owner’s Manual
A7595-0085 Rev T
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1
TO REMOVE HEAD MODULE
TO RE-ATTACH HEAD MODULE
TO REMOVE / REPLACE BULB
2
INTRODUCTION
OPERATING
IMPORTANT
3
1/4-20 STUD MOUNT APPLICATION
SHOE MOUNT APPLICATION
4
ACCESSORIES
UL2 Wedge
XL Wedge
Filters
5
UL-Soft Box
UltraDAYlight®
Ultralight® Dimmer
6
BULB SELECTION AND OPERATION
SPECIFICATION
SERVICE
7
LIMITED WARRANTY
TO REMOVE HEAD MODULE
2. Lift Head Module and
remove it from the Base.
1. Push Head Module forward.
TO RE-ATTACH HEAD MODULE
Push Head Module onto base, as shown, until Head Module engages over screw.
Screw
TO REMOVE / REPLACE BULB
NOTE: Only MR-16 type bulbs should be used with the UL2.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Pull out on the Thumb Tabs of the Head Module.
Swing Hood open.
Remove and replace bulb as necessary.
Close Head Module, insuring that it “clicks” closed.
Hood
Thumb
Tabs
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HEAD MODULE
BASE ASSEMBLY
ON/OFF SWITCH
THUMBWHEEL
INTRODUCTION
The Ultralight®2 (UL2) is an extremely compact, super lightweight version of the original Ultralight® system, designed specifically for on-camera
lighting applications.
The Ultralight 2 incorporates many unique features including:
•
Included with a AB-60, wide angle bulb.
•
A diffused glass for smoother beam patterns.
•
Quick-change head module feature permits instant field light source changes without direct bulb handling, adjusting to full or spot lighting
situations.
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The head module tilts for indirect lighting applications and can be easily fitted with a swing away wide angle adapter (UL-WA), diffuser (ULDF), or dichroic filter (UL-DC).
•
Compact size with the quick-change head module removed the Ultralight 2 is a mere 2¼” x 1½” x 1” and can be left on the camera at all
times without interfering with operation, fitting easily into a camera case with little or no modification to the case.
•
A patented universal mounting system for ¼-20 stud or shoe type mounting is standard - eliminating the need for special studs or adapters.
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An Integral PowerTap® connector cable comes in lengths to dress neatly on any camera/camcorder-no secondary cables are required to
mate to any Gold Mount® camera bracket.
OPERATING
IMPORTANT
When powering the Ultralight® 2 through the on-board camera battery
pack (integral PowerTap® connector cable), the UL2 should be turned
off and the battery pack charged as soon as the camera battery warning
light comes on in the viewfinder. If the light is left on after this point,
the UL2 will continue to drain the battery which can cause permanent
damage to the cell pack. Greater caution is required if an external,
unmetered battery is used. In this case, suggested bulb run times
should be followed closely and the battery should be changed before
the light begins to grow noticeably dimmer. During battery operation
the light should never be left on when unattended.
HEAD MODULE MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE BASE PRIOR
TO CHANGING A BULB. NEVER ATTEMPT TO REMOVE A BULB
WHILE THE HEAD MODULE IS ATTACHED TO THE BASE.
To achieve the full versatility and benefits of the Ultralight® 2 system
several spare Head Modules should be employed with each light to
carry spare bulbs or a variety of bulb voltages, wattages and beam
angles. The Head Module is designed to be a compact and rugged
storage container allowing extra bulbs to be easily and safely carried
in the field. Bulbs can then be quickly switched for different lighting
conditions or changes in power source. Carrying spare bulbs in fragile
cardboard packages defeats one of the main features of the Ultralight® 2.
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¼-20 STUD MOUNT APPLICATION
The Ultralight® 2 is shipped standard with ¼-20 Stud Mount for attaching to the camera handle. To remove/install a ¼-20 Stud Mount, follow
these instructions.
1. With the supplied 5/64 hex wrench, loosen the set screw located in the thumbwheel.
2. Install a ¼-20 Stud Mount into the bottom of the thumbwheel. (Insert stud as far into light as possible).
3. Tighten the set screw in the thumbwheel.
5/64 Hex Wrench
THUMBWHEEL
Set Screw
Insert Stud Mount as far into
the light as possible.
Stud Mount
NOTE: In order for the ¼-20 Stud Mount to completely tighten down on the camera, the Stud Mount must be fully inserted into the
thumbwheel. Otherwise, the UL2 may swing back and forth.
SHOE MOUNT APPLICATION
Certain lighting applications need a “Shoe Mount” to secure the light to the camera. Most JVC and PANASONIC cameras will use this
Shoe Mount.
For installation of Shoe Mount:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove existing Stud Mount from the Ultralight 2 base. (See previous page)
Insert Shoe Sleeve int thumbwheel, pushing it as far into the thumbwheel as possible.
Using 5/64 Hex Wrench, tighten down the Shoe Sleeve.
Screw Shoe Mount into Shoe Sleeve about half way.
Slide the Shoe Mount onto the camera handle and then tighten down via the thumbwheel.
5/64 Hex Wrench
Set Screw
Thumbwheel
Shoe Sleeve
Be sure the Shoe Sleeve
is completely inside the
light, otherwise the light
may swing back & forth.
Shoe Mount
NOTE: In order for the Shoe Mount to completely tighten down on the camera, the Shoe Sleeve must be inserted as far into the thumbwheel as possible. Otherwise, the light may swing back and forth.
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ACCESSORIES
UL2 WEDGE
The UL2 Wedge is developed specifically for use with the Anton/Bauer® Ultralight® 2 on-camera light. The UL2 Wedge provides the Ultralight® 2
with an additional 20º of down angle lighting for shooting extreme close up camera shots (less than 3 feet).
A Universal mounting design allows quick adaptation to cameras using either ¼-20 Stud Mount or Shoe typing lighting mounts.
1/4-20 Screw
5/16-24 Screw
Stud Mount Application
Shoe Mount Application
UL2 WEDGE STUD MOUNT APPLICATION
1. Position the base of the UL2 wedge directly over the camera’s ¼-20 Stud Mount.
2. Fasten the UL2 wedge to the camera mount using the supplied ¼-20 Phillips screw. (Do Not Overtighten)
3. Attach the Ultralight® 2 to the UL2 wedge by threading the UL2’s ¼-20 stud directly into the mating hole on the ramp of the UL2 wedge.
UL2 WEDGE SHOE MOUNT APPLICATION
4. Slide the base of the UL2 wedge into the camera Shoe Mount. (Insert at the front of camera - towards the lens.)
5. Fasten the UL2 wedge to the camera shoe using the supplied 5/16-24 slotted screw. (Do Not Overtighten as this will cause damage to the
camera mount)
6. Attach the Ultralight® 2 to the UL2 wedge by threading the UL2’s ¼-20 stud directly into the mating hole on the ramp of the UL2 wedge.
XL-WEDGE
Same as the UL2-Wedge except that it is 3 inches longer. Should be used to clear Shotgun Mics and Wide Angle Lens. Will also allow the UL2
to clear the shoulder strap without interference.
FILTERS
Adapter accessories are detachable pivoting filter/lenses allowing the user to flip the adapter in and out of the beam pattern. Adapters (Diffuser,
Wide Angle, Dichroic) are mounted in a holder, pivoted from a slotted tab. The adapter assembly is attached to the Head Module by sliding the
slotted tab into the space between the light head safety glass holder and the hood.
UL-WA. Ultralight® Wide Angle Adapter: Converts both spot bulbs and medium flood bulbs into full flood (36°) patterns. A very efficient optical
device that provides an exceptionally smooth and even pattern and will cover the widest angle zoom lenses. The UL-WA filter can also be used
with flood bulbs to smooth out uneven bulb patterns.
UL-DF. Ultralight® #1 Diffuser: For use with spot bulbs. Lowers light output by approximately one “f” stop (50%) while softening the edges of the beam
pattern and increasing beam diameter approximately 50%.
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UL-SOFT BOX
UL-DC. Ultralight® Dichroic Filter: Converts output of bulbs to
match 5600°K daylight. The UL-DC filter must be used when using the
Ultralight® for daylight fill or cool white fluorescent fill
The UL-Soft Box mounts easily to any Ultralight® Head Module to soften
and diffuse light output. The UL-Soft Box is collapsible allowing easy
storage or can fold and swing away while remaining on the Ultralight®
until needed.
When properly fitted, the slot in the tab will align with a screw in the center
of the hood. The tab insertion requires a slight force. If the filter assembly
is too loose and does not stay in place, bend each side of the tab in
opposite directions as shown to provide sufficient holding friction. The
friction on the filter pivot may be increased by tightening the pivot screw
which extends the length of the filter assembly.
ULTRADAYLIGHT
The UltraDaylight® Head Module fits any Ultralight® base to instantly
deliver 5600°k at less than half the power required of tungsten/halogen
– without the need for dichroic adapters. Uniquely designed to share
power from camera battery using the PowerTap® on every camera Gold
Mount®.
Instantly change from daylight to tungsten
and back by simply swapping head
modules – no twisting, turning, or handling
bulbs. And since the rugged Ultralight®
Head Module house and protect the bulbs,
they can be stored in the head module
until the next use. The UltraDaylight® head
module is a unit – 25 watt bulb and ballast
all in one.
MOUNTING A FILTER
Adapters may be attached to the top of the Head Module or to either
side and folded back against the Head Module when not in use. Two
adapters may be simultaneously attached to the lighthead (one on either
side). A UL-DC can be used in combination with either a UL-WA or a ULDF simultaneously.
ULTRALIGHT DIMMER
This new Ultralight® accessory allows the adjustment of light output
from 0-100%. It’s microprocessor controlled PWM (Pulse-Width
Modulation) circuit minimizes power loss and is designed to be used
with any Ultralight® in the field. With the push of a bottom, a low and
high output setting can be pre-programmed anywhere between 0-100%
With this feature, quick and exact light settings can be established
before the shot, allowing for quick light transitions without fumbling or
the need to “dial-it-in”. Fitting underneath the light, its innovative bevel
design provides for additional down angle of the light while moving the
light forward to avoid lens shadows. The UL Dimmer is fully compatible
with Automatique feature standard in most Gold Mounts® and has an
auto shut off in the case of a low voltage battery. Note: The UL Dimmer
is not for use with the UltraDay® Light Head.
When trying to accommodate two filters at the same time, it may be
necessary to obtain a new hinge for the filter, which will allow two to be
used simultaneously. The part number for this hinge is #5140-1051.
Please contact the Anton/Bauer Customer Service Department for more
details at (800) 541-1667, (203) 925-4991, or support@antonbauer.com.
PERMANENTLY MOUNTING A FILTER
First remove the screw and washer (between the hood and glass
frame) from any one of the Head Module’s three sides. Install the filter
as described before. Reinsert the screw and tighten fully. The washer
will no longer be necessary.
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BULB SELECTION AND OPERATION
Bulbs used by the Ultralight® 2 are Type MR16, tungsten-halogen bulbs. Spot or flood bulbs of any light distribution angle may be used.
The Ultralight® 2 offers the greatest versatility with the following low voltage bulbs. They can be powered from any 12-14.4 volt camera battery
with the Ultralight® 2 integral PowerTap® connector cable.
Triple Purpose Low Voltage Bulb - The ESX, EYR and EYF bulbs provide three beam/output options:
1.
2.
3.
Spot (15º) - plain bulb.
Medium Spot (approximates 21º) - with Diffuser (UL-DF).
Flood (36º) - with Wide Angle adapter (UL-WA) which covers most zoom lenses in the extreme wide position.
Dual Purpose Low Voltage Bulb - The EXZ bulb provides two beam/output and is a good all around bulb:
1.
2.
Medium Food (24º) - plain bulb.
Full Flood (36º) - with Wide Angle Adapter (UL-WA).
Single Purpose Low Voltage Flood Only bulbs. The BAB, EYP, and EYC bulbs provide full flood (36º) - plain bulb.
Purpose/Type
Bulb Code
Watts
Spot
Med
Flood
Amps
RunTime w/4 AH
Battery
Triple Purpose:
Spot/Med Spot
Flood
ESX
EYR
EYF
25
50
75
200
400
700
85*
170*
300*
30**
60**
120**
1-2/3
3-3/4
6-1/4
120 min
60 min
35 min
Dual Purpose:
Med Flood/Flood
EXZ
60
-----
175
70
4-1/2
45 min
BAB
EYP
EYC/FPB
25
50
75/85
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35
65
125
1-1/3
3-3/4
6-1/4
120 min
60 min
35 min
Single Purpose:
Flood Only
NOTE: All above data measured at 14 volts. * with a Diffuser (UL-DF) ** with a Wide Angle Adapter (UL-WA)
SPECIAL NOTE: Extensive field testing indicates that the ESX bulb, despite its minimal 25 watts, when used with the UL-WA Wide
Angle Adapter, or the plain BAB bulb, provides the most pleasing lighting condition for most indoor interviews in
the typical 3 ft. to 6 ft. range
SPECIFICATION
SERVICE
LAMPS
Type MR-16 12-14 Volts, 25-85 Watts.
Higher wattage bulbs are not recommended due to excessive heat generated by these bulbs.
WEIGHT
Base unit with bulb: 12 oz.
SIZE
Light Head Module:
2¼”W x 2¼”H x 2¾” DP
Base Unit w/Head Module:
2¼”W x 4¼”H x 3¾”DP
If you have any question about this or any Anton/Bauer product,
please contact our Customer Support Department at 1-800-541-1667
(USA Only) or 203- 925-4991.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Superior Court in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. Some states do
not allow limitations on how long a warranty lasts, so the time period
limitation herein may not apply to you. Some states do not allow the
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This one (1) year limited warranty for the product specified in this
document (“Product”) is given by Anton/Bauer, Inc. (“Anton/Bauer”),
14 Progress Drive, Shelton, Connecticut 06484. If you (the purchaser
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