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Old October 10th, 2005, 12:51 AM   #1
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Lights for PD 170

What other light systems would anyone recommend for the PD170. I currently use the Sony 10/20 watt. I looking for a good lighting system with dimmer. Any recommendations? I did a search and came up with nothing. I know there is something out there, I just couldn't find it.

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Old October 11th, 2005, 02:21 AM   #2
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Hi Bob. I don't have an answer for you, but I was curious as to what you thought of the Sony light..
I was just bidding for a new (and very cheap) unit.

I might suggest you do a search on this site for camera/lighting kits and setup.. I'm sure the topic would have been covered.

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Old October 11th, 2005, 03:43 AM   #3
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I have that 10+10 watt Sony light Anthony. Great little unit. No umbilical cables, uses the same NP-F batteries and is compact, light and efficient. I soften mine with a Lumiquest diffuser and this means I can use a 0.5x wide-angle converter as well. I'm a believer.

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Old October 11th, 2005, 04:24 AM   #4
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Excellent. Thanks Tom.
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Old October 14th, 2005, 07:17 PM   #5
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Tom, how do you attach the diffuser to the light?
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Old October 14th, 2005, 07:25 PM   #6
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Hi Anthony. Sorry it took so long to get back. The Sony 10-20 is not a bad unit. I haven't use the one I have much but I needed it the other night and all of a sudden only the 10 watt would work. Later on in the evening both started working. Don't like being let down like that. I want something better and I do need two lights for the two cameras I have.. I will look at the lighting section.

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Hi Bob. I don't have an answer for you, but I was curious as to what you thought of the Sony light..
I was just bidding for a new (and very cheap) unit.

I might suggest you do a search on this site for camera/lighting kits and setup.. I'm sure the topic would have been covered.

Cheers.

Anthony
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Old October 15th, 2005, 06:00 AM   #7
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When you buy the Mini Softbox from Lumiquest, it comes with lots of self adhesive velcro. I've stuck this all around the front housing of the HVL-20DW2 and the Soft box attaches in seconds flat.

If I have the lamp on for 20 minutes or so it gets kinda hot and the adhesive behind the velcro goes soft and the pads move a bit, but it's not really a problem. The beauty is that people don't comlain of being blinded by the light and the shadows are wonderfully diffused. Not only that but I can use my 0.5X converter out on the dance floor.

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Old October 15th, 2005, 06:15 PM   #8
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The Sto-fen #OM-EZ Omni-Bounce for Canon 540EZ/550EX and Sunpak PZ5000AF (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search) fits the 10 + 10 Watt Sony light perfectly (without blocking the vents) and softens the light nicely. It snaps right on without having to use any velcro.
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Old October 15th, 2005, 09:37 PM   #9
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Thanks John

You are the man. The Stofen works great. Never even thought of that. Fits like a glove.

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Old October 20th, 2005, 07:26 PM   #10
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Litepanels

http://litepanels.com/home.html

I do not yet own any of these, but the mini light panels look very nice.
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Old October 26th, 2005, 12:54 AM   #11
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Pardon my naivety.
I've just checked that link for the Sto-fen..
It looks like a marshmallow.. I can't visualise how it would work.. ahh.. anyone have links to help me understand?

Would this be appropriate for Sony's 10/20W light?

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