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Old March 4th, 2004, 12:01 PM   #1
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Hi guys,
I'm going to be shooting a documentary on some bands and we will need to be shooting inside some dark clubs. I suggested an on camera light to the director to buy for us.

She sent me this link...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=77813&is=REG

(sorry, you must copy paste, as BH's annoying URL system won't work if I hotlinnk the URL)

It's the Cool-Lux LK-2050 Mini-Cool On-Camera Light .

I will be using the Canon XL1s.

Do you guys think this is a decent light? If so, i will go ahead and tell her to get it. If you have any other suggestions for a light that isn't too intrusive or big, that would be great. thanks.
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Old March 4th, 2004, 12:34 PM   #2
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You'll need some power for the light as well. Battery belt?
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Old March 4th, 2004, 01:06 PM   #3
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good thinking Don. I hadn't even thought about that.
Can you recommend a particular battery belt? Or is there any other way to power the light? For example, I have an MA200. Can I run the battery from the back of that to the light?
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Old March 4th, 2004, 03:23 PM   #4
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Nope. You'll need a belt or juice box to run it. Best best is to look in BH Photo for a belt. I use old time lead acid batteries, they work great but are HEAVY. There are NiMH belts so take a peek at BH.

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Old March 5th, 2004, 11:06 AM   #5
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I also use lead acid batteries. Heavy indeed! But it gives me 3 hours of light for a very low price!
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Old March 5th, 2004, 03:28 PM   #6
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The Mini-Cool should be available in a kit that includes a battery and belt pack.
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Old March 5th, 2004, 09:32 PM   #7
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Hello

If you have locations you may also want a kit to use
Bh has our item 8000 and for on the couch stuff it would be a great start to your lighting array.

For on camera there are many options out there.

Chimera makes nice Microbank kits for all kinds of lights for your consideration.

If I were you and they would pay.....

I would get a Dedo Light with a Micro bank

You can shoot nice stuff real close and if you need too you can throw the light from the dedo a block away for a fill.
Lots of ways to go.

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Old March 6th, 2004, 12:22 PM   #8
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Having a dimmer is the most the most important thing for an on-camera light. Can't beat the Frezzi dimmer mini-fill. Get a Microbank too.
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