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Old December 13th, 2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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Kino Flo alternative / On-camera lighting

Hi there everyone.

I know there's a few posts on the subject, but I need direct hints for my case from someone who actually uses it.

I'm looking at Kino Flo alternatives, because I can't really afford the real thing.

What's the main difference if there's one? Quality, of course, but what else?

I'm trying to build a 3 unit kit to cover every situations, not too sure what type of fluo to get.

I'm also into photography, so, fluo is really a plus for me because I need a cheap way to produce very soft light.

And finally, I need a on-camera lighting solution. I've looked at MicroBeam, LitePanels and others, I'm not too sure what to get.

Also, I don't want to pay 800$ for a on-camera light.

Thanks :)
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Old December 13th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #2
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'nuff said.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 11:20 PM   #3
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Hrm.. thanks..
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Old December 14th, 2009, 12:51 PM   #4
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When they say 2x55w, it means that it's a 2 bank that draws 110w or that produces 110w?

What would be a open face equivalent?
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"...this fixture can put out an equivalent of almost 500 (tungsten) watts of flicker-free and quiet light for drawing only 110 actual watts."

(From the description on the Cool Lights web page).
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Old December 14th, 2009, 09:27 PM   #6
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Damn, alright, thanks!
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Old December 16th, 2009, 01:56 PM   #7
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Cool Lights vs Flo Lights..

anyone tested them face to face?
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