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Old May 13th, 2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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Six On-Camera Video Lights Shootout

I put together 6 on-camera video lights to compare them side by side. They are

Canon VL-3
Canon VL-10li
Litepanel Micro (5600K, 3200K, Dimmer)
SWIT S2010 (5600K, 3200K, Dimmer)
Comet CM-LBPS900 (4500K, 3200K, Hi-Low Intensity switch)
Comet CM-LBPS1800 (4500K, 3200K, Dimmer)

Test #1 Small Room
YouTube - 6 On-Camera Video Lights Shootout - Test #1 Small Room

Test #2 Medium Size Room
YouTube - 6 On-Camera Video Lights Shootout - Test #2 Medium Room

Test #3 Backlight Fill-in
YouTube - 6 On-Camera Video Lights Shootout - Test #3 Backlight Fill-in

Some pictures of the Comet LED lights is here

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/photon-ma...ed-lights.html
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Old May 14th, 2009, 03:40 AM   #2
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Very useful. Thanks!
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Old May 14th, 2009, 06:37 AM   #3
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Good stuff Taky. The CM-lbps 1800 looks reallly good. I have the VL-10i and it helps, but doesn't seem to compare to the 1800.

I have problems with the VL-10i blinding the subject (people turning away....), I can only imagine the effects of the Comer lights on a subject. Any comments?
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Old May 14th, 2009, 06:49 AM   #4
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Aaahhhh! Disappearing kitty! It's like a Fringe episode.

Nice shoot-out. That helps a lot.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 08:09 AM   #5
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Where does one buy a CM-LBPS1800? I can't find them anywhere online.

*EDIT* Wait, it's cause I was searching for Comet not Comer
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Old May 14th, 2009, 12:14 PM   #6
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Ethan, I'm selling the extra ones I have

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/private-c...ml#post1143044
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Old May 26th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #7
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I have updated the content of the video. So here're the new links

YouTube - 6 On-Camera Video Lights Shootout - Test #1 Small Room

YouTube - 6 On-Camera Video Lights Shootout - Test #2 Medium Size Room

YouTube - 6 On-Camera Video Lights Shootout - Test #3 Backlight Fill-in
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 07:04 PM   #8
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Oops.. there were some copyright issue with the background music I used and some typos. Links to YouTube updated.

Test #1 Small Room
YouTube - 6 On-Camera Video Lights Shootout - Test #1 Small Room

Test #2 Medium Size Room
YouTube - 6 On-Camera Video Lights Shootout - Test #2 Medium Size Room

Test #3 Backlight Fill-in
YouTube - 6 On-Camera Video Lights Shootout - Test #3 Backlight Fill-in
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Old August 4th, 2009, 12:59 PM   #9
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Thanks much for the fantastic videos! They are really a big help in making my decision. I'm definitely going to take a closer look at the Corner units...
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Old August 5th, 2009, 11:08 AM   #10
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Glad you like the videos. I found myself trying different types of on-camera lights and ended up have 6 of them at home. Now I'm using the Comer lights and sold the rest =) i still have the VL-3 for my Canon HV30.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 02:45 AM   #11
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Update the page with the embeded Vimeo video

Test #1 Small Room

Test #2 Medium Size Room

Test #3 Backlight Fill-in
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Old December 9th, 2009, 12:45 AM   #12
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You have a very patient cat.
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Old December 9th, 2009, 01:12 PM   #13
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She is just very mellow. I can do whatever to her. ... Check out my CatTop computer My New Laptop Stand | L.A. Color Blog

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Old January 8th, 2010, 04:08 PM   #14
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Comer lights rock!

Thanks for the light review. Those Comer lights are great.

I wish amazon or B&h photo would sell them.

Thanks again,

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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:01 AM   #15
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We are not the big guys like B&H or Amazon, but we work just as hard. The light itself is a great product. We provide good customer service and product warranty. There are many happy customers who are also DV Info members. Hopefully that should give you a peace of mind in buying from us, to support small business as well as DV Info sponsor. :)
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