K5600 announced the “Kurve” parabolic umbrella, which will come in three different sizes and utilize their existing Joker HMI’s. As of now they’ve announced a 3’, 4.5’, and a 6’ version. The new umbrellas can also work with strobe as well as a 2K tungsten.
The fabric can withstand more heat than a 2K tungsten.
The head attaches to the back of the umbrella.
Hand crank for easy tilting.
The twist locking ring for the umbrellas.
Safety pyrex screws on over the bulb.
Mounting assembly - the head attaches to this, similar to the way you would attach a Jo-Leko.
Stand adaptor - clamps onto the umbrella and allows it to attach to any JR stand.
Four different sizes 2’, 3’, 4.5’, and 6’.
The Kurve will also work with a flash head attachment such as a Broncolor or Profoto head using the same baskets to invert the head as the Broncolor Para umbrellas use - or you can also put a Joker 200 or Joker 400 on the end of this and point the head straight out.
Counter reflector - there’s a debate if the counter reflector is even necessary, but it’s there.
You can of course jam a tungsten head in any of these umbrellas, but there are 3200K HMI bulbs for jokers up to 800W.
George works the focus mechanism. All of the new umbrellas allow a spot and flood.
The K5600 umbrellas look very similar to the Broncolor Para Umbrellas, or even closer to the Briese Umbrellas, and in fact - we found this patent from 1940 which clearly illustrates that umbrellas like this have been around for a very long time, but now seem to be more popular than ever.