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Old July 1st, 2007, 04:00 PM   #1
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Suggestion needed for on-camera light

Most on-camera lights were designed before HD cameras came out. So, they do not cover FX-1's 16:9 wide frame.

If someone has good experience with on-camera light that has full 16:9 coverage, please share some information.

( I have checked B&H's selection, and now almost wanted to build one on my own. )

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Old July 1st, 2007, 11:06 PM   #2
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Sony's HVL-LBP light is made for HD cameras, dimmable and has a choice of 3 different lense positions.

It's an excellent but expensive light.

Cheers Vaughan
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Old July 1st, 2007, 11:55 PM   #3
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Excellent suggestion. Optically-correct color by advanced LED and all! Wow!

$500 for a low wattage light is tough to swallow. Plus...$100 for the battery.

This will sound crude and rude to some....so pardon me:

But....if I buy it....I will buy it for it's 16:9 coverage. I will then plug the LEDs out; use the chassis for halogen bulbs. Drill a few holes to let the heat - generated by the halogens - out. Run a 12V wiring.

Darn....I should just build one from scratch! Me crazy...hehe.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 04:38 AM   #4
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Alex, you would be making a big step backward.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 08:27 AM   #5
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you keep telling yourself to build one from scratch, so go for it! DVinfo has nothing but love for DIY projects. don't forget to post some pics. unleash the mad scientist within.
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