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Old August 30th, 2004, 04:42 PM   #1
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Portable lighting for GS400

Hi,

Will the Panasonic portable lighting unit, like VW-LDH3 3W, be useful for GS400 for low light shooting?

If not, any recommendations?

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Old August 30th, 2004, 06:38 PM   #2
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You may check this one UNOMAT DC3000:

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Old September 1st, 2004, 07:12 AM   #3
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I bought LDC10 for my GS400.
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Old September 1st, 2004, 01:37 PM   #4
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<<<-- Originally posted by Kaku Ito : I bought LDC10 for my GS400. -->>>

Hi Kaku,
Is this a Panasonic model? I cannot find it in B&H we site.

How do you like it?

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Old September 2nd, 2004, 10:45 AM   #5
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Yes, but it must be Japanese only model then.

It works alright. Nothing really special, though. I like it because it works with the same battery as GS400.

Let me look for the footage I tested with this light and I will post it on my blog.
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Old September 2nd, 2004, 06:21 PM   #6
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Hi Kaku,

Thanks very much. I'lllook forward to your footage.

Eric.

<<<-- Originally posted by Kaku Ito : Yes, but it must be Japanese only model then.

It works alright. Nothing really special, though. I like it because it works with the same battery as GS400.

Let me look for the footage I tested with this light and I will post it on my blog. -->>>
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Old September 6th, 2004, 02:08 AM   #7
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The footage is being loaded now.

Please check out my blog.
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Old September 8th, 2004, 03:32 PM   #8
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<<<-- Originally posted by Kaku Ito : The footage is being loaded now.

Please check out my blog. -->>>

Got it. Thanks very much.

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Old September 8th, 2004, 08:57 PM   #9
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Even this 10 watt is not enough for some situation, so I don't know about 3 watt model that you were mentioning.
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Old September 9th, 2004, 11:39 PM   #10
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Hot shoe pin out

Did really nobody find out more about the pin-out of the GS400's hot shoe??
I wish I had more information on that, then could probably try to build my own small video lamp or some kind of microphone adapter.
Any information would be appreciated!!
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Old September 12th, 2004, 12:13 PM   #11
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I found only the microphone and flash.
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Old September 12th, 2004, 08:23 PM   #12
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<<<-- Originally posted by Kaku Ito : I found only the microphone and flash. -->>>

Kaku, you mean you know the electrical configuration of the Panasonic hot shoe mic and flash for the GS400??
That's better than nothing and could help to figure out the configuration of the GS400's eight contact pins on the hot shoe! Please let me know if so! Thanks a lot!!
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