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Old March 16th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #1
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On Board Lighting Suggestions for GL2?

Good evening, everyone!

I have been trying to find an on-board light to use with my Canon GL2 for weddings and indoor events. I have searched the web for days and have read many articles, but to this day, I am totally at a loss.

Does anyone have a suggestion or two for a good on-board light for a Canon GL2?

Thanks,
Steve
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Old March 17th, 2007, 02:47 AM   #2
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I have searched the web for days and have read many articles, but to this day, I am totally at a loss.
Why? And yes we HAVE spoken about this often. Why are you lost? What is it that you haven't unearthed?

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Does anyone have a suggestion or two for a good on-board light for a Canon GL2?
* VL3 - I have the Canon VL-3 light. Unless you are within 2-3 feet it is dull without upping the gain. 3 watts of sheer frustration! But it is driven by your on-board battery. But it uses up the top clamp!

. . moving along . .

* PAG-Light C6 Kit - 20 watts of 5-6 feet without gain. Better but relies on the large battery pack. I've now got 2 battery packs to assist.

* PAG 50watt - Here i was fortunate enough to "bag" this puppy for 1/2-price off of ebay. I had previously built a 12 volt lead acid shoulder bag. I plug the lamp in and I get 8>10 feet for a reasonable amount of time.

Bottom line here is that we have to accept we DO have a 1/4 CCCD array. That is small compared to the SONY 170 and so on. We just don;t have the chip real estate to gather the light coming in. Sooooo... it is gonna be more gain or more watts and/or a combination of both.

Now you really ARE confused? I do hope not.
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Old March 20th, 2007, 02:01 AM   #3
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On Board LED Lamps?

Has anyone had any luck finding on board lamps that use the superbright LEDs? They seem to be making a big hit in the home lighting/flashlight market, so I would imagine in a field that needs high intensity, low-wattage lighting, they would be ideal.

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Old March 22nd, 2007, 09:29 AM   #4
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Good evening, everyone!

I have been trying to find an on-board light to use with my Canon GL2 for weddings and indoor events. I have searched the web for days and have read many articles, but to this day, I am totally at a loss.

Does anyone have a suggestion or two for a good on-board light for a Canon GL2?

Thanks,
Steve
I'm using NRG lights on my GL-2 for weddings. I've got 2 Mite-Lites in the kit, (one as back-up) and a Varalux Pro for those really dark holes. I've got 3 battery packs/belts (of different capacities) to power them all.

Look at the NRG site for specs. http://www.nrgresearch.com/

Looking back, the only thing I might do differently is NOT get the versions with a cigar lighter connection. The Mite-Lite's plugs have to be rewired every now and then because of this type of connection. (another reason why I keep a spare light handy)

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