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Old August 4th, 2003, 12:45 AM   #1
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What to buy...what to buy?

I've got only about $150 right now to spend on some stuff. I don't know what to buy. I've been planning on some lights, but I don't really know how much use i'd get out of them, other them maybe a music video and a public access show, but ofcourse i'm probably wrong. I could always just buy a fisheye lens I want, and a couple other small accessories and whatnot...

What do you think?

I was planning on buying this "kit":

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh1/con...u=48854&is=REG

If I do buy that, I will make some custom barndoors for them, since you can't buy any for them, well you can, but they want like $60, and aren't nothing but some flaps that clip onto the sides. They would be pretty useless without a way to control the lights, so barndoors seem like a must have, unless you just wanted to boost the light level in a room or something, but thats "flat" lighting. :D


EDIT - Oh yeah, one thing I meant to ask about light bulbs.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh1/con...u=19621&is=REG

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh1/con...=121894&is=REG

First of all, whats the difference between ECA and ECT? Will they both work in that standard type of socket? And lastly, can I find 250W bulbs like that at local stores? I was in lowes and the home depot a few times today, not looking for light bulbs, but I did peak in them sections and didn't see anything over 120W.



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Old August 4th, 2003, 07:14 AM   #2
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One is 500 watts and the other is 250 watts. They are both 3200K, so do not mix them with daylight (5000K) or you'll have a white balance problem (mixed lighting). Daylight bulbs are available (BCA and EBW). That type of kit is basically designed for still photography. The lamps have an average life of maybe 3 to 5 hours.
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Old August 4th, 2003, 01:15 PM   #3
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Hmm, that 500w one says it's life is 60 hours, and the 250w one has got a 20 hour life. That seems plenty enough for video to me. :D.
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Old August 4th, 2003, 02:51 PM   #4
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Sorry, I didn't remember them lasting that long. It's the daylight ones that I mentioned that have the very short life.
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