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Old October 13th, 2009, 10:16 PM   #1
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Need some quick advice

I just found out that my wedding this weekend will be outside. It will start at 6:30 and that is just way to dark outside. There will be some lights in the trees, but they will be pointing upwards. The building that it will be held outside of will have some lights, but nothing that will help much. Other than that, just some candles to light the way.
I will have some sony 10/20 watt lights on my cameras, but that is about it. I am going to try to put a camera center aisle and move in as close as possible. Can anyone suggest a brighter on camera light? I don't I have room or electricity for anything else.

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Old October 13th, 2009, 10:41 PM   #2
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That will be a bad situation. Your Sony light won't be enough at all. I would suggest Comer 1800 light. You can take a look at these videos.

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Old October 14th, 2009, 10:07 AM   #3
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Chad:

I hope they will at least be facing south so what little light there is will be on their faces.

Will it be totally dark by 7PM in your area?

What a challange. I don't think there is too much you can do with so little time to buy & test a light.

A couple of cheap lights like these could help and wont break you:

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Old October 14th, 2009, 02:45 PM   #4
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Takey:

The comer light looks impressive. WOuld this be to much for an indoor wedding or does it have a dim switch?
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Old October 14th, 2009, 02:54 PM   #5
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Kevin, from experience, I never complain about too much light at a reception =). But the Comer 1800 DOES have a full dimmer to go from 0% to 100% output.

It works very well and has a wide spread. You don't see a circular spot like other camera light. But if you do want the spotlight, flip up the condense lens. It will increase the brightness to cast a spotlight. By default, the light is diffused. Other LED light require adding the diffuser to soften the output, but that also lower the brightness.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 05:53 PM   #6
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Chad:

If you are going for a higher end light, I would look at the Z90. It's the current top of the line in LED lighting.

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Old October 16th, 2009, 10:20 AM   #7
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I just got the Comer 1800 Led light in from LA Color Shop. I was playing around with 2 of the Sony's LED this morning and they don't hold a candle (light pun) to the Comer. Thanks for the advice Taky!
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