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Old June 23rd, 2004, 10:10 AM   #1
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Best on camera light for a wedding? (or other dark events where power isn't available

Hello - I'm just wondering what the best light will be for a reception - I won't have too much control over the lighting so I wanted a light to be attached to the camera to walk around with - anyone have any suggestions? will I need a battery pack for it or can it be powered by the camera battery?

I have the DVX100a - thx for any help>!
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Old June 24th, 2004, 09:23 AM   #2
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I have a Bescor twin light but it didn't come with a diffusion screen. I improvised and made one myself. Go to the store you purchased your camera from and check around. But by all means get one with a diffusion screen. The last thing people want is a bright light in their face, especially at a wedding. If you have the cash, check out the new white/soft LED lights.
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Old June 24th, 2004, 09:38 AM   #3
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<<<-- Originally posted by Ernest Acosta : I have a Bescor twin light but it didn't come with a diffusion screen. I improvised and made one myself. Go to the store you purchased your camera from and check around. But by all means get one with a diffusion screen. The last thing people want is a bright light in their face, especially at a wedding. If you have the cash, check out the new white/soft LED lights. -->>>

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Old July 8th, 2004, 04:32 PM   #4
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I have a Frezzi micro fill myself, but the batteries you have to wear for these is a ton of weight to lug around. My advice is to seriously look into this:

http://www.litepanels.com/main.html

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PS- It will definitely be my next light.
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Old July 21st, 2004, 12:19 PM   #5
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prices... *faint*
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Old July 23rd, 2004, 12:51 PM   #6
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I bought a bescor 645 at adorama- comes with battery, dimmable 50W light, barn doors. Best value kit out there.
However if I had my money back I would seriously look at the cool lux sl3000 broad light. It has an amazing design where the broad light has a reflector hood. The broad design means you get more spread and less fall off of light. With my light I have to zoom in 50% to elimate the appearance of the light fall off. Evsonline has them on sale.
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Old July 24th, 2004, 08:50 AM   #7
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Bescor VS-100 100w 12V Battery Operated Video Light with Cigarette Socket Connection.
Publisher: Bescor
Product Type: Electronics



Compact precision molded light

Twin vertical barn doors

Soft Diffuser

Universal shoe mount

Surface mounted on/off switch

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Got mine in a no name brand box as "luxmen universal video light" for @250 AU...

I refuse to pay 500 bux for a cam light, unless its for a a studio rig... (which I already have)

I fond this light is BRILLIANT with a dichronic filter.. nice cool colours which dont confuse teh cam, so skin tone is as raw as it is in daylight.
U have to have at least a 50w though.. i also use a Vitan lil light runngi a 20w globe.. no filter, but it does the job
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Old July 24th, 2004, 08:52 AM   #8
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forgot to mention, the ligths themselves arent that expenisve.. its the damn batteries that kill ya.. .
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Old August 1st, 2004, 11:41 AM   #9
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Just tried my brand new microfill on my DVX at a presidential event. Wow. I like it. The press people were eyeballing me.
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