New On-Camera Light for EX1R at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Photon Management

Photon Management
Shine an ever-loving light on you.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 12th, 2011, 06:58 PM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 8
New On-Camera Light for EX1R

Hey Guys,

I recently upgraded my kit and now want to look at upgrading my on-camera light but with so many out there I wanted to try and get some real life feedback on what some of you are using.

At present I have a Litepanel MicroPro and am not happy with it. It doesn't pump out enough light and have had the dimmer break a couple of times.

I need something that will be robust and durable and with a strong light output. I will be taking it to some pretty intense areas and it's likely to get knocked around.

Also what battery options are ideal?
AA's or Running something like Sony Camera Batteries?

Any information is appreciated.

Thanks,
Shawn
Shawn Peach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 12th, 2011, 07:10 PM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Novato, CA
Posts: 1,772
Shawn,

Welcome to the forum. Have a look at this thread that discusses this very subject.

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/sony-xdc...ble-light.html

FYI, a lot of times there's already a thread started on a subject so it's best to do a search first. It may also lead you to a better forum to post under.

I've got the Comer 1800 and it has a lot of punch for the dollar. But I very rarely use on camera lighting so I'm not wiling to invest a lot into an on camera light. Litepanels Sola that Olof mentions is a really interesting light. I light that is is an actual Fresnel.

Good luck in your search,
Garrett
__________________
Garrett Low
www.GLowMediaProductions.com
Garrett Low is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 12th, 2011, 07:13 PM   #3
New Boot
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 8
Hi Garrett,

Thanks for the link and your input.

In future I will do a bit more digging before willy nilly starting threads (I'm new to the world of forums)
Shawn Peach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 12th, 2011, 09:39 PM   #4
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Novato, CA
Posts: 1,772
Hi Shawn,

No problems. It would also help to know what type of footage you'll be shooting. Are you looking for a hard light or more of something just to fill an area?

-Garrett
__________________
Garrett Low
www.GLowMediaProductions.com
Garrett Low is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2011, 01:25 AM   #5
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Posts: 2,109
Our Comer 1800 light can be powered through a D-tap connector. We also have the spare battery for the EX1 and EX3 at a much affordable price. The battery can power BOTH the camera and the light at the same time.

Sony Compatible BP-U65 Battery for Sony EX1/EX3 | L.A. Color Online

Comer CM-LBPS1800 On-Camera LED Light
__________________
LA Color Pros Blog
RODE Authorized Reseller . Comer LED Camera Lights . TakyBox HTML5 Menu Generator
Taky Cheung is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Photon Management

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:49 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network