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Old October 1st, 2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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GY-HM100 on-camera light?

I am looking for a video light for my HM100. I have AB with a power tap, but need something small, but decent. Any recommendations appreciated.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 08:35 PM   #2
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why not just use an AB Ultralight. Your choice of bulbs (I used a 35W with the AB softbox for indoor work) and a 75W with an outdoor filter for outdoor work like news. Easy to mount easy to use and sturdy as a horse. Lightweight also.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 08:49 PM   #3
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I can't use AB light, since I have no AB battery on my camera. This is not HM700 with AB pack, but small HM100- hence the need for a small light with it's own power supply. I was wondering about some new LED lights on the marker (like Bescor and such) and any recommendation. There is a light for Canon A1 camera, but I don't want a separate battery system.
I have to cary the thing for several hours above 10 000 ft.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 10:11 PM   #4
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Sorry I misread the original post. I read it to say you had the 700. Ooops. I should wear my glasses when I read-that's why I got 'em. Anyway,

LitePanel has the Micro and the MicroPro. The Pro is 55W dimmable while the Micro is25W dimmable. Both have filters; diffusion, 1/4 and 1/2 CTO and both work off of AA batteries.

I use the Micro, one of the first actually, use rechargable 2200Mah batteries and get about 4 hours out of a set.

I can't speak for the other lites out there as I don't use them.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 10:51 PM   #5
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The litepanel sounds very tempting, especially the run times with the AA batteries. I will give that a thought, since I can use it for my Hm100 and my D700 dslr. Boy is that thing expensive though... woof
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Old October 1st, 2009, 10:52 PM   #6
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Thanks Don, I will look into these. Really too bad JVC doesn't have it's own unit, powered by the same battery as HM100.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 04:59 AM   #7
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Swit make some pretty good LED units, the smaller 2020 model could be what you're looking for at a good price. I use the larger version on a news camera and it works great.

SWIT S-2020 Portable LED Light - Proactive

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Old October 10th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #8
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Robert check out the Switronix TL-50 on camera light. Small and long battery life.

Switronix | Dimmable 5600K LED Light Fixture - 30 Watts | TL-50
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Old October 11th, 2009, 06:32 AM   #9
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I use the Swit 2020 with my HM100, good little light. I had a Litepanels Micro, but wasnt that impressed by it. The Comers seem to be worth a good look. I am going to buy the 900 model. Check out the thread here. Advice on buying a Camera light?
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