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Old February 23rd, 2008, 11:39 AM   #1
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Lowel ViP, Pag C6, or NRG Varalux?

Which of these on-camera lights would be best for shooting live events in dark settings such as live nightclub events where the light is mainly on stage and the house/audience is dark or dim?

I prefer to use/hang additional lights, but that's not always an option.

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Old February 24th, 2008, 08:09 AM   #2
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Anyone have an opinion??
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Old February 24th, 2008, 08:35 AM   #3
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Carmen,

I think the problem is that most folks will have only had experience with one, maybe two, of the lights you inquired about.

That being said, I have had some brief experience with the Paglight and it throws a lot of light. It's bigger than your average on camera light.

Just be careful about suddenly shining a bright light at a dark night club crowd as it often ruins the mood. A great tip I read a long time ago suggested you start rolling with the light on and camera pointed down, then slowly raise it into position. The person claimed it had much less of a startling affect on the subjects.

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Old February 24th, 2008, 08:48 AM   #4
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Thanks Greg,

Typically, I'm not on the ground with the dancers/audience, I'm shooting the stage show above their heads.

I guess I just need an on camera light with a long throw to give a little more light than the stage lights when I can't add more lights on my own.
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