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Purchasing Ellipsoidals

In the September 1978 issue of Theatre Crafts, Robert Benson wrote an article titled “Purchasing Guide for Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlights.” In the quarter-century since that article was published, much has changed. Honestly, almost everything has changed. Only one unit on the market in 1978 is still being sold. Step lenses were common and reflectors were made from plated metal. The FEL had yet to rise to its prominent position. The important feature in shutters was how easy they were

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