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Old June 23rd, 2005, 04:01 PM   #1
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Best On-Camera Light for PD170

I was wondering what the best on-camera light is for the PD170 in you guys opinion.

I am buying a whole new DV kit for a full-time videography job I just got and need some help... Thanks!
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Old June 27th, 2005, 03:35 AM   #2
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Have you looked at this?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

I've seen a couple ENG crews using these lights. No barndoors or filters, but I believe it uses the same battery type as the PD170, so you can use the same charger.
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Old June 27th, 2005, 01:58 PM   #3
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Frezzi Minifill

The Frezzi minifill with dimmer and softbox is generally considered the best, but is also the most expensive by far. The NRG VaraluxPro and the Bescor MPL-645K are also good choices. It probably makes little difference which camera you're using.

Two essential features IMO:
1. Dimmer switch
2. softbox

Here are some good references:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=40566
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=262858&is=REG
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...ht=john+deluca
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=269941&is=REG
http://www.nrgresearch.com/varaluxpro.htm

Also, do some searches here at DVInfo.net
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