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Old December 28th, 2009, 05:35 AM   #1
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LED Video Light for Sony PMW EX1

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Can anyone of u recommend any LED video light for above Sony EX1?? with 12Vdc supply? Please mention the Brand, Model NO: and price if possible website info/order info. This lighting to be used for wedding reception for one of my friends. Thx.
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Old December 28th, 2009, 05:51 AM   #2
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the comer 1800 seems to be the best choice.
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Old December 28th, 2009, 05:59 AM   #3
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Comer 1800 seems a good fit, quite happy with mine. If you've got one of the 3rd party batteries you can run the camera and light from it. The required cable comes with the light and in two lengths.
You can get more info on that light from the lighting forum.
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Old December 28th, 2009, 10:24 AM   #4
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Comer 1800
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Old December 28th, 2009, 12:10 PM   #5
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i'm using Swit on camera led light with swit battery what have extra d-tap output for light.
Quiet nice combo and works well for me!

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Old December 28th, 2009, 04:35 PM   #6
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Wow, that seems very unusual for this group to have that much agreement. What was it about that particular light that sold you guys on it. I'm in the market for one as well.
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Old December 28th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #7
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Hi,
Can anyone of u recommend any LED video light for above Sony EX1?? with 12Vdc supply? Please mention the Brand, Model NO: and price if possible website info/order info. This lighting to be used for wedding reception for one of my friends. Thx.
I have 3 of these LED Video Camera Light - Camcorder Video Lights LED
work like a charm, can be chained together, and have had no problems. One aspect I don't like, but hasn't proven to be a problem, is no direct ac or camera feed to the light. Strickly battery run.
Damn good though.
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Old December 28th, 2009, 05:36 PM   #8
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Comer 1800.

Never had so much light for wedding receptions.

Much better than the Sony equivalent, and the white balance is better too.

Now I just get the shot, and wind up the amount of light I need without it being too obvious!

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Old December 28th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #9
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The comer puts out a tremendous amount of light. Its easily dimmable, It has barn doors so that you can easily vary the amount of diffusion , a flip down tungstun filter, an intensifier lens to spot the light if needed and the output color is pretty decent for an LED. It can run on a sony batt for hours, comes with 2 cables for a 12V power tap, and its very reasonably priced. What's not to like?
Hands down the best and most flexible light in its class. IMHO.
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Old December 28th, 2009, 07:34 PM   #10
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Thx Vm

Hi,

Thank u all for ur tremendous effort to give some advice for amature videographer about LED lighting. I think I will go 4 Comer if I can find a better price around..Ur help is much appreciated.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 09:18 AM   #11
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Might also think about the next price rung. Nothing, in my opinion, beats the Zylight Z50 and Z90. I have a Z90 and it is really worth the extra money. Choose 3200/5600 temps or dial in your own selection. Color mode for wash or special effects. Solid construction. Nothing against Comer but I think it is always worth considering even spending beyond original intent for greater versatility.

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Old December 29th, 2009, 09:38 AM   #12
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Wow, that seems very unusual for this group to have that much agreement.
And I'd not even heard of the Comer.

However, will put in a big shout for the Dedo 'LEDzilla'. A colleague had one, using it to good effect on a location shoot we were working on together. Mixed lighting scenarios: needed to punch some light into daylight shadows, add a bit of sun in interior shots, a bit of drama in a staged shot, throw a beam of light a long way to pick out a face, and to lift general hotel corridor lighting in a soft and gentle manner.

The LEDzilla dealt with it all. Lens system can throw light from a little tiny package. Diffuser can lift shadows. Dimmer can pull down lighting to match existing stuff. Daylight running, so no filtration and full power for outdoor stuff. Wish I'd bought LEDzilla instead of LitePanels Micro, may have to buy one anyway.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 10:58 AM   #13
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Nothing, in my opinion, beats the Zylight Z50 and Z90. I have a Z90 and it is really worth the extra money. Choose 3200/5600 temps or dial in your own selection. Color mode for wash or special effects. Solid construction.
My opinion too. The Z90 is powerful and bright, flattering to the skin, also has separate green/magenta correction for any chosen temp, radio frequency slave mode, the whole frame is lit evenly (even wide), and pro build. The main problem is it's just priced in another league. I've never used an LED light that puts out light this natural.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #14
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There is a Comer 900 light that uses Sony EX1/EX3 battery.

Comer CM-LEX900 LED Light (Sony EX1/EX3 Battery) | L.A. Color Shop

It is not as bright as the Comer 1800 light but it is smaller and more portable. It also doesn't have a full dimmer. Only 2 level of brightness settings.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 12:36 PM   #15
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The comer 1800 will not work with the ex batteries? Only the 900?
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