on-camera lighting for 150 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony VX2100 / PD170 / PDX10 Companion

Sony VX2100 / PD170 / PDX10 Companion
Topics also include Sony's TRV950, VX2000, PD150 & DSR250 family.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 2nd, 2005, 01:15 AM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 7
on-camera lighting for 150

hey tommrow i have to go get a light to shoot an event that some of it will take place indoors in a fairly well lit place as well as in a dark bar. i was wondering what lights are well priced that can be powered by either the camera or the same battery as the camera (i have two)

thanks
Ryan
Ryan Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 2nd, 2005, 09:53 AM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 115
Try this one: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

I've used them for a while now and really love the ease of use, plus it works with the L batt.
__________________
We learn by doing, we learn better by making mistakes!
Devin Eskew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 2nd, 2005, 10:57 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St.Thomas, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 428
That's the same one I am using, and it works well.
I just recently purchased this to put on it to soften the light, and it does a really good job.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search
__________________
Toogood Studios
Jeff Toogood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 2nd, 2005, 11:42 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 115
This will sound odd, but I've used dryer sheets. The cover comes off and you cut it down to fit, its heat resistant and works well.
__________________
We learn by doing, we learn better by making mistakes!
Devin Eskew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4th, 2005, 12:10 PM   #5
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Billericay, England UK
Posts: 4,711
I have the same light on top of my VX2000. I use a super-wide-angle converter so have to diffuse the light with a Lumiquest 'Mini Soft box' which I must say works very well indeed.

Always use both lamps which spreads the point light source out, then use the velcro attached diffuser on top. Beautiful near-shadowless lighting for the bridal couple.

Best thing is you don't get any squinting guests blinded by the light.

tom.
Tom Hardwick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 17th, 2005, 09:12 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: DuPont, Wa
Posts: 325
Edited by Pat M Sherman 1 minute later..
Ok well.. I replied before reading the entire thread.. Doh! It seems this technique was already mentioned a few posts up.. I'll leave it here anyways.
End Edit

I have the same light but I used a very expensive technique to diffuse it.. I picked it up on a forum somewhere..

Go to your local store and buy some non-scented dryer sheets.. Then cut off some black 1/4" strips of gaffers tape.

Now cut the sheet to fit and trim off the excess and apply to the light. If you want it diffused more fold it in half or add additional sheets if you can afford it..

Use non-scented, I ran to a store one time in a hurry and bought spring morning crud.. Well about 10 minutes later with the light my camera was reaking of spring morning.. Anyways, dryer sheets by nature go into the very hot dryer and don't burn up, so it's been ideal for lights such as this. I don't recommend it for HMI's.

I was kinda kidding on the expensive part.. :)
Pat Sherman 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 > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony VX2100 / PD170 / PDX10 Companion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:05 AM.


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