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Old July 24th, 2006, 09:51 AM   #1
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VariZoom (SWIT) Led On Camera Light

Not sure if the shootout of the new oncamera LED lights has happened yet but today I just received my VariZoom S2010P on camera LED light. I couldn't find much info about it before buying so I'd be happy to answer any questions of those considering it. My first video shoot is scheduled for this Saturday night.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 10:20 AM   #2
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Amy,

How about you make mental note of how the thing does with your upcoming shoot and then write a review for DVINFO. I'm pretty sure Chris would like to have some fresh new articles to put up.

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Old July 24th, 2006, 04:08 PM   #3
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Good suggestion.
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Old September 21st, 2006, 01:41 PM   #4
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Has anyone used these lights before? Varizoom S2010 LED's

Does anyone have experience with these or opinions? I'm considering purchasing one for my Z1 for weddings.

http://www.varizoom.com/products/bat...10_series.html
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Old September 21st, 2006, 01:43 PM   #5
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So, how did it work out for ya? I'm looking at these too..
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Old September 22nd, 2006, 04:59 AM   #6
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I'd be interested to hear how much "glare" you get from these lights! I actually have an incredably powerful 49x LED torch that I picked up for about GBP£8 from HK, that I'm planning on adapting as a camera light. The main problem I have is that the LEDs are incredably bright, and glaring to the eyes. Nothing a little bit of diffusion won't fix, but I did wonder whether pro LED lights have this same problem, or whether they are inherently less "glaring".
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Old September 22nd, 2006, 08:09 AM   #7
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i just got a zylight and so far i'm pretty impressed. i was looking at lightpanels, but the zylight is dimmable and you can select any color temp. presets for 3200 and 5600 and then two more presets for user preference. pretty slick. its not QUITE as strong as i thought it would be, but its plenty for my needs. not cheap at nearly $1000 for the kit, but its solid.
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 06:43 AM   #8
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varizoom LED battery

I'm a little confused.

the Varizoom LED light (S-2010) can be run off of a separate camera battery, but is there some kind of setup where the light can run off of the battery that's powering the camera - both using the same battery?

I've read about a "power tap" connector, but don't know exactly how it works.

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Old November 23rd, 2006, 06:39 AM   #9
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I found my answer. The "Tap" plugs into more professional higher-end cameras and uses the camera's battery to power the light.

but for my camera (dvx100), I'll need to use my spare camera battery to power the light.

the new varizoom model S-2010 led light has a battery connection "port" that clamps onto the camera to keep the spare battery secure.

so there.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 06:41 PM   #10
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VariZoom S-2010F On-Camera LED Light Kit

I've been using this new S-2000 series LED on-cam light from Varizoom for several months now, and have grown to appreciate and depend on it. As I've stated here at FresHDV:

They offer many advantages over traditional tungsten lighting…40w output with zero heat emission, on-board diffuser, long battery life without a belt and tether, dimmable with no color shift, 3200K/5600K color temperature, the list goes on.

Anyway, you can read my full product review of the light kit in the March issue of DV Magazine. The review is also posted over at dv.com. It's a great light kit, and I now swear by 'em. B&H has them priced under $370.
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