Following the spectacular light shaper Para 170 FB, 220 FB and 330 FB, the Para 88 now continues the success story of the broncolor company.

With its smaller dimensions, a weight of not even 6 kg and a compact design, the new Para 88 is now even more mobile - ideal for outdoor shootings. smaller studios and for travelling.

Despite its compact dimensions, the Para 88 offers even more possiblities for creating your individual lighting. It cannot only be used with a focusing system as usual from the front but also from behind by using the broncolor bayonet funcstion as a unique reflector.


Its variable light means that the Para 88 can
provide optimum service in practically all
branches of photography.

Defocused it will illuminate even large sets very uniformly from a relatively short distance.
The inwardly directed light reduces the light scattered sideaways decisively. The resulit is that, even in this setting, you can work with high contrast.

By focusing the light source, which positioned precisely in the centre of the parabola, the beam angle can be drastically resticted. In this form the light from a Para 88 can best be compared with an over-size fresnel spot. Strongly directional, rich in contrast, but, due to the 88 cm diameter, not too hard. Perfectly controlled brightness gradients and dramatic light control can be simply and quickly attained. 


A unique feature of the Para 88 is that it can be used as an individual reflector. It can be easily assembled over a broncolor bayonet fitting.

The flash tube is then precisely at tthe focus of the parabolic reflector. Because the lamp is now directed forwards, the direct light so produced gives shadow extras sharpness, and the fraction of scatter can be easily be increased to reduce contrast.




Diffuser 1   -  Small diffusion degree

Diffuser 2  -   Medium diffusion degree

Diffuser 3  -   Large diffusion degree






Light Grid 40°










Modification kit Ringflash C for Para 88

for modification to Ringflash P incl. protecting glass









Adapter Ringflash P for Para 88

in case you already own a Ringflash P





Ringflash P for Para 88







Focusing system P

for Para 88 Reflector to use with flash




Focusing system D

for Para 88 Reflector to use with HMI F200/ F400 and Kobold DW 200 / DW 400




                  Adapter P






                  Adapter D






And as if that were not enought, the Para 88 D kit can even be fitted with broncolor new continuous light HMI F200 and F400,Kobold DW 200 / DW 400




The new opening mechanism for the Para 88 provides the greatest ease-of-use combined with quick opening. Patents are pending for this product.







Para 88 Reflector

Para 88 P Kit

Allowed max. energy

3200 J     3200 J

F-stop at 2 m (10 m)  distance

focused : f: 90 (f: 22)                             
      focused : f: 64 9/10 (f: 22 8/10)           
        defocused : f: 64 9/10 (f: 11)


Inside Coating


 silver                  silver           


Dimensions open (without stand)


 ø 85 x 64 cm                                                   ø 85 x 107 cm with focusing system             


Dimensions closed


ø 20 x 83 cm                                          ø 32 x 107 cm with focusing system  


Weight without case


 2.8 kg       5.5 kg


Scope of delivery


Para 88 reflector, big bag                                                                 Para 88 reflector, focusing system P, big bag                              


  • broncolor Para 88 Reflector

    broncolor Para 88 Reflector

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    1 broncolor Para 88 Reflector

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  • broncolor Para 88 P Kit

    broncolor Para 88 P Kit

    Consist of

    1 broncolor Para 88 Reflector

    1 focusing system P

    1 big bag

    broncolor Para 88 Kit for broncolor flash light

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  • broncolor Para 88 D Kit

    broncolor Para 88 D Kit

    Consist of

    1 broncolor Para 88 Reflector

    1 focusing system D 

    1 big bag

    broncolor Para 88 D Kit for broncolor HMI & Kobold continuous light

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