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Old December 6th, 2006, 04:08 PM   #1
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Light for the Merlin & VX2100

Hello, I'm looking to use a on cam light with the Merlin and the vx2100.
Does anyone have any good suggestions?
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Old December 6th, 2006, 06:38 PM   #2
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I've just ordered the Obie 2 Light. Will let you know what I think of it soon.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 12:21 AM   #3
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where did you buy it from?

I just purchased this light:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

I'll let you know how it fairs with the merlin.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 05:36 AM   #4
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I bought mine from Lemac Sydney, Australia.
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Old December 22nd, 2006, 06:20 AM   #5
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Playing around with the Obie light. Weight-wise the Merlin works just fine with the Sony FX1 and the lightest Sony battery. The Obie is extremely light, even with the 2 batterys. It's not going to light a barn however. For fairly close shots (2-3 feet) on faces it just manages just to get a zebra pattern set at 12 db gain - exactly what I need it for. I had to re-calibrate the Merlin once I put the light on and I think I'll just leave it on permanantly.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 08:53 PM   #6
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Well, the light is not so good but it helps a little. I doubt I will ever use it.
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