For more than 30 years, Chimera has developed and invented innovative products that have changed the way the industry creates perfect light.
It all began when photographer Gary Regester grew weary lugging foam core boxes on location. He envisioned creating a collapsible soft box that could be fitted on lights. When he and mountaineering engineer Tom Frost started sharing ideas, the result changed lighting forever. Their first invention was the Illuminata Lightbank, which could be attached to strobe lights with an innovative “feet and strap” set.
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.
Their lighting essentials and accessories are lightweight, portable, durable and heat resistant—making it easy for you to turn your vision into a masterpiece.