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Old September 30th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #1
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What kind of camera light?

I have looked at the led lights because they are bright and easy on batteries. But what size is right?
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Old October 1st, 2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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i think you have to figure out your needs before you decide on your light. i tried 4 lights before i settled on one, great light but too big (comer 1800).
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Old October 1st, 2009, 06:53 AM   #3
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I guess maybe I should add that I will be using it for outdoors. And dont have to have a l.e.d. Just asking what is the best light for my needs. Would like to keep it small as possible.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 11:18 AM   #4
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a light outdoors has to be 2 things. One it has t be powerful. Emphasize POWERFUL. It also has to be close.

When I was stringing news I used an Anton Bauer Ultralight with a 75W bulb and a filter and if I wasn't within 6 feet (or less) it was pretty much useless.

Today for my event work I pretty much a LP Micro which indoors with a diffusion and 1/4 CTO filter is only good for about 8 to 10 feet. Of course that light is only a 25W LED. Works fine for what I do but outdoors, nuttin'! :-)

So it depends on what you're shooting more thananything else. I can't really think of any on camera type light that's going to throw much more than 8 feet or so outdoors. Even a 100W Frezzi will be limited.
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