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Old August 5th, 2004, 11:52 AM   #1
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Self powered / portable light?

Any recommendations for a self powered portable light?

Notes:
I'd like the flexibility to be able to light characters or small portions of a scene when all I have is available lighting - especially in low light.

Preferably something that can be effectively bounced, diffused, and/or or focused.
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Old August 5th, 2004, 12:01 PM   #2
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There are many instruments that are designed to be powered by a 12v battery...and that's essentially what you seek. Search around in here for some recommendations. For example, I use a Lowel i-Light with an NRG battery belt. It can be camera-mounted, hand-held or stand mounted. It also features a nice set of barn doors (extra) and a dichroic filter (also extra) will conveniently convert the lamp to daylight K. It's an excellent portable and relatively economical solution.

But there are many such alternatives.
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Old August 5th, 2004, 05:55 PM   #3
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Thanks, the i-light was just exactly what I was looking for.

Any pros/cons going with the XLR, Anton Bauer, or regular version? Or are those connections something I can just add later?


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I'm mainly going to have the light on a stand or occasionally hand held. No on-camera lighting.
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I use the XLR connection which mates to my NRG batteries. If you're not going to use the light on-camera and/or with A-B batteries there's no reason to go that route. The next generally handy connection would be the cigarette lighter adapter.
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