City Theatrical Top Hat for S4 5°. Note: Use of 5" long accessories in 50° lens tubes is not recommended. Loss of light will occur. The use of any accessory in 70° or 90° lens tubes is also not recommended. Extreme loss of light will occur.
Top hats serve two functions in entertainment lighting - to control light spill or to reduce the viewing angle to the lens. Sometimes poor fixture optics or poorly maintained lenses can cause light to be directed into the audience or onto scenery, and top hats can help control that. It is also objectionable to the audience or camera to see the bright source of the light and top hats can shield the bright source from view. All of City Theatrical’s black top hats and half top hats are flocked on the interior to reduce light reflection.
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