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Old November 2nd, 2009, 12:39 PM   #1
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Light for the HMC-150:

Hello,

What type of light are people using to mount on their HCM-150?

I would like to add one for interviews and indoor scenarios.

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 02:59 PM   #2
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The Zylight Z-90 is one of the top LED lights.

For indoor only use, there are lots of tungsten balanced lights that work well.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 03:08 PM   #3
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Torch LED. It works great and blows the lite panels away.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 04:24 PM   #4
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The Comer 1800 is a great LED light. The 900 is pretty good if you're looking for compact form, but it doesn't have a dimmer like the 1800. Both are a great value IMO.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 05:40 PM   #5
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I second the vote for the Comer 1800. I used it on my HMC-40 during my cruise last week. It allowed me to get great shots in a dimly lit ballroom filled with nearly 300 Halloween-costumed revelers. The dimmer is invaluable too, for tweaking the light for fill or full illumination.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 06:51 PM   #6
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Wow!

These are VERY expensive. I had no idea these miniature lights are so expensive.

Is there anything worth buying for under $100 dollars?

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 07:14 PM   #7
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Bescor Lights?

Are any of these lights from Bescor worth buying?

Amazon.com: bescor light

They are bit more in my budget range.

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 08:05 PM   #8
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Wow!

These are VERY expensive. I had no idea these miniature lights are so expensive.

Is there anything worth buying for under $100 dollars?

Thanks,

Simon
like i said torchled its about 250.00 and you dont need a battery pack.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 08:18 PM   #9
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Okay,

I will check it out.

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Old November 3rd, 2009, 07:05 AM   #10
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Not trying to start an argument here Simon, but you spent roughly $3,200 on a camera to help you acquire better than average images. Why, then, go low budget on lighting that - at best - will provide suboptimal output and quality of light? My thought is do the best to help your camera do its best.

There are several good options between the budget lights and higher priced models. You'd be better served to save for one of the mid ranged lights than to 'spend and regret' on the less expensive ones.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 07:32 AM   #11
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Hi Mark,

I agree with you but TELL that to my wife.

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The torchLED looks like a good compromise.

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Old November 3rd, 2009, 07:37 AM   #12
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Understood. I'm in the same boat, Simon. My motto: " 'tis better to seek forgiveness than ask permission " ;-)
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 08:08 AM   #13
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Hi Mark,

I agree with you but TELL that to my wife.

:)

The torchLED looks like a good compromise.

Simon
By torch LED do you mean something like the Maglite 3W, in candle mode ? If so I would not bother. The output is nothing like as strong as the Litepanels Micro, which incidently is no great shakes either, IMO. I did however use my 2 Maglites at a marquee reception a couple of weeks ago. I placed them on the top table, in candle mode, for the speeches, they did a good job of lifting out any shadows, but as for using as a prime light, they just dont do it. Go for one of the Comers, good lights and very good value.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 08:41 AM   #14
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Simon:

For an inexpensive first camera light, I would get an inexpensive tungsten light.

This Bescor light is good for the $60 price tag.
Bescor | KLK-36 Light Battery Kit | KLK36 | B&H Photo Video

I would stay away from any of the LED lights that are not 3200K tungsten balanced or switchable between 3200 & 5600K. Keep reading and researching on event lighting to determine how to achieve proper lighting and white/color balance.

The light forum on here is excellent.

Edit: The Bescor LED lights are total garbage, don't even think about it.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 10:51 AM   #15
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Best deal going and you can connect several together.

Amazon.com: Sima SL-20LX Ultra Bright Video Light (Silver): Camera & Photo
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