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Old Mar 9, 2016, 7:28 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a reasonable priced smoke machine?

I'm not planning on big shoots where I need to flood a large room, think smaller than that.

Also, since I will only use it once or twice a year at most, let's keep the price point down as much as possible too.
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Old Mar 10, 2016, 10:16 PM   #2
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Can anyone recommend a reasonable priced smoke machine?

I'm not planning on big shoots where I need to flood a large room, think smaller than that.

Also, since I will only use it once or twice a year at most, let's keep the price point down as much as possible too.
I never used one myself, but there are quite a few listed on Amazon US. They didn't seem very expensive to me. They call them "fog machines".
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They will usually be listed in the "DJ equipment'" category, and found with strobes, lasers and color spots.
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American DJ makes good quality fog machines that are used in nightclubs everywhere. I think you'll find they range in price from $100 to $500 USD. If you're talking about rooms around 600 square feet, the smallest of them should work (the biggest fog machines are used at concerts and in large nightclubs, often capable of tens of thousands of cubic feet of fog per minute).

I've used the DynoFog II; It's a great little unit and runs around $125USD. It's capable of *filling* a room 20x30 feet in under 2 minutes. In reality, you'll probably want only a fraction that amount of fog for a photo-shooot, so though it's one of the smaller units available, it would easily get the job done.

http://www.adj.com/products/lighting...hazebubblesnow

As an aside, I've always been generally happy with the quality of ADJ lighting gear (including their fog machines), especially for the price. I have ADJ lighting equipment that's been kicked around venues for upwards of 20 years, and other than changing bulbs, they're still working like new; but definitely don't *look* new anymore. I generally avoid their audio equipment, though; there are far better options available.
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