MicroBeam 256 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Photon Management

Photon Management
Shine an ever-loving light on you.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 12th, 2009, 04:20 AM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Posts: 334
MicroBeam 256

I am in the market for a new light for low-light events, weddings etc. I'm currently using a PAG C6 witha 30w bulb but am keen to loose the shouldered battery and want longer run times.

The Litepanels micro from reports Ive read seems too flimsy and low powered for my needs. The new Pro version looks better suited but going by specs the Microbeam (128) out-performs this plus has the metal chassis. However, I'm still concerned by the output levels of this class of light and will probably go for the 256 version. Its not a lot more money wise plus if it is overkill there is always the dimmer..

I will start shooting with my very wide HMC150 soon so I'm hoping the extra width of the 256 will be beneficial.

If anyone has used the 256 I'd love to hear about it. I've read John Bass's very usefull report on the 128.

Anyway, once I do get one of these I'll do my own review.

Last edited by Dan Burnap; May 12th, 2009 at 04:24 AM. Reason: spelling
Dan Burnap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 12th, 2009, 07:34 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 391
also check the weights .. I thought I read somewhere that the new prompterpeople lights were on the heavier side than the new litepanels one...
Dave Stern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 13th, 2009, 05:23 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Posts: 334
Good point Dave, plus I am concerned about the width of the 256 model, at about 24cm it's wide enough to be potentially awkward I feel.
Dan Burnap is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Photon Management

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:56 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network