Ascor Sun Gun
Back from the dead this thread but , I was trying to explain to someone the other day the conception of unlimited strobe power. The Ascor Sun Gun was a tool that I can fondly remember when I was younger and working in NYC with a guy ( Chuck Fisbein ) that shot tabletop for the most part. This Strobe was phenomenal to use for depth of field was never an issue , did not have to worry about reciprocity failure , and it sounded like a small canon when it fired. Dangerous it could be as I remember the rumor of one of Albert Knigh's ( spelling ?)assistants not letting the unit totally discharge and the massive cable flew out of his hand hitting him in the temple and dead he was on the floor. ( I did not see this in person , just a rumor ) Albert then designed a powerful strobe that had a fail safe that would not let a charge stay in the strobe somehow. (I think he made a 20,000 WS and a 10,000 ws)The Ascor Sun Gun was something once you used it you would never forget the beauty of total power in the studio F128 or better all the time if you needed it , I believe if you hooked all of the capacitors ( we had four stacks of capacitors that were 6-8 feet off the ground each)up you could actually have something like 50,000 WS , I believe..... Memories , good memories ,,,,, I found this thread through Google tying to locate info on the Sun Gun , hope you do not mind.... If there is anyone with these units still in their studio I would love a picture of the unit .... Best regards David C
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