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Old September 8th, 2007, 12:05 PM   #1
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Its cheap, but.....

Will this do for a 14yr old boy with a Canon XH A1, who wants his videos to look more profesional? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Umbrella.html maybe if i picked up three or so? or maybe even this:http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...m_3_Flood.html
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Old September 8th, 2007, 03:04 PM   #2
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Loren,

Whilst they will work and look, inexpensive the bulbs are going to kill you in the end.

A photoflood bulb only has a life of 4 hours at best, I was using some on a shoot (in a China Ball) and some did not last an hour. You probably know where I am going with this… more expensive lights will save money in the long run. They are more controllable and will last him a lifetime.
That said a 5in1 reflector some formcore and gaffers tape with a good book on lighting will go further in making a production look more professional than just buying a light.

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