Chimera

Image-makers from Shanghai to Stockholm, Hollywood to Rio and all points in between depend on Chimera for the best Lightbanks in the business. Whether you're shooting the next Hollywood blockbuster, the nightly news or a "runnin' and gunnin" video, you'll get the broad-source, diffused light you want and the lightweight, collapsible design you need. It's a great way to transform harsh light into a superior soft light. It's no wonder most industry rental houses use Chimera almost exclusively.

For over 30 years, Chimera has been manufacturing lightbanks, speed rings, and lighting accessories for photographic, video, and cinematography applications. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Chimera is known for their quality, innovative products, and customer service. Chimera’s products are easy to use, lightweight, portable, and durable. Chimera is dedicated to providing the tools to help the light professional achieve creative lighting excellence that is the standard in today’s visual arts marketplace.

Chimera continues to innovate and invent solutions for photography and film—from the creation of the famed Illuminata, to the development of Speed Rings and Pancake Lanterns, to the 2009 introduction of the F2X for large area lighting. You can count on us to give you the solutions for tomorrow’s projects.

Whether creating still images or images that move for video or motion picture, Chimera has assembled great advice, resources and industry insights to help you produce impact and drama in your visual messages. Check out our video tutorials, links to industry information and references and insights from experts. Chimera also offers a student discount program that can help students get the lighting solutions they need to succeed.