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Old May 28th, 2002, 07:36 PM   #1
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Just got my XL1s today and I am in the market for an on-camera light set up. I plan on doing weddings and the like and would like any recommendations for which light system to get. Are dimmers valuable? I've been going through several setups and B&H and cannot figure out which to go for.
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Old May 28th, 2002, 08:44 PM   #2
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Stay away from the Canon VL10i light. In my opinion, a dimmer is very valuable. I've used a Frezzi with a dimmer, and I believe one of the moderators here, Adrian Douglas, has one. Also look into the NRG Vari-lites with dimmers. You might try a search on this topic, as I know we've discussed these lights before, but it's always worth bringing up again.
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Old May 28th, 2002, 10:21 PM   #3
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I've got the Canon light and it's ok as a fill but only if you are within about 10 feet of your subject. John Locke has the Frezzi, so maybe he will be able to fill you in.
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Old May 28th, 2002, 11:10 PM   #4
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<<<-- Originally posted by Adrian Douglas : I've got the Canon light and it's ok as a fill but only if you are within about 10 feet of your subject. John Locke has the Frezzi, so maybe he will be able to fill you in. -->>>

Okay just did a search and Locke's model. Ouch $860....ouch. I'm going to keep looking for a cheaper alternative.
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