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Old March 30th, 2003, 10:28 AM   #1
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Sony 10/20 light

Sony 10/20 light is .... WOW! kinda bright. Don't know how that's going to go over at the reception. Maybe I need a soft box? Is there a nice cheap one I could use that fits the Sony 10/20 light?

Any suggestions?

Thinking about a SIMA 3 watt'er. What do you think?

The 3 watt on my Canon looks about right. Again, I have no experience yet.

Thanks in advance.

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Old March 30th, 2003, 01:13 PM   #2
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That Sony light is great, Mark. The ability to switch between 10 and 20 watts is very handy, and the fact it uses the same batteries as your camera is a money saver. Using a 730 battery, at 10watts, you can get over ninety minutes of light. That's excellent. You just need to make the light a little less "butch." Go to a good camera/photo store and look at their gadgets. There are some cheap soft boxes that you might rig on the light. I just use a piece of 416 diffusion over the light to soften the light when I am moving in close to my subjects. Don't forget to pay attention to your exposure when using the on-camera light.
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Old March 30th, 2003, 06:57 PM   #3
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A few pieces of frosty Scotch tape should help.

Or get a few pieces of diffusion material and make a couple of sleeves of it. Then you can slid it down over the light and hold it on with a clip or rubber band.

Or sand the lens with some fine grit paper. Make it very diffuse.
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