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Old June 22nd, 2003, 05:20 PM   #1
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Real World Experience of VL-3 Lamp?

Title says it all.

I'm considering something to give a bit of "umph" to a scene.

Grazie
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Old June 22nd, 2003, 06:46 PM   #2
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I didn't think it gave much umph at all. I went with the VL-10i instead. This can also be used slightly off camera for a little more realisti light. I figure that I can also use a mirror to bounce it up if I want a little less harch light.
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Old June 24th, 2003, 03:06 PM   #3
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After having tried both the VL-3 and VL-10Li, I would recommend the VL-10Li. Or maybe even a more powerful light.
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Old June 24th, 2003, 03:46 PM   #4
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VL3 is good to create a "catch light" in the eyes of your subjects assuming they are fairily close to the camera. I have used it with good success when doing outside work with interview subjects.

It won't light up a room thats for sure but it is handy for when you just need a bit of extra light right in front of the camera.

Cheers;
Eric

P.S. Search on VL3, there are a few good threads in here that I used before I decided to buy mine.
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Old June 24th, 2003, 04:16 PM   #5
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I've seen the Light!

Thanks Eric, Trond & Joe.

Bought the VL3 - haven't used it on a project yet. Will have a chance soon. Have compared this to a VidPro's Sony fill light - VL3 does do some good work up to about 1.5 / 2 metres - that's about it. This could be all I need. I did read all the vl10 AND vl3 posts. Knida got influenced by Chris Hurd's comments. Basically I don't want to "scare" poeple off at a wedding - just a bit of coaxing - yeah?

Eric you got it about right for me too: "It won't light up a room thats for sure but it is handy for when you just need a bit of extra light right in front of the camera."

Thanks again chaps,

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Old June 27th, 2003, 12:06 AM   #6
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You want to see what could does a VL3 in a dark Club? Easy:

http://marc5532b.free.fr/file/without_vl3.jpg
http://marc5532b.free.fr/file/with_vl3.jpg

Same settings on the 2 images:

Manual mode
S: 1/25
F: 1.6
0 dB gain
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