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Old June 2nd, 2009, 02:52 PM   #1
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IR torch with Sony HVR-A1

Hi,
I know there's a few of you out there using sony cams for the nightshot function. I placed an order for a mini IR flashlight the other day from HK - only 13 shipped. Search on ebay for "IR Infrared Illuminator 28 LED" anyway, it's perfect - built like a maglite and small enough to mount on a cheapie sony mic holder. It's 28 LED's are a massive improvement over the built-in LED, and gives a wide spread that still gives the intensity to focus on objects about 25 feet away.

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Old June 2nd, 2009, 03:17 PM   #2
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Any video samples of it in use? Maybe compare it with the standard IR LEDs? Looks very nice.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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Will try and hook some up when it gets dark ;-)
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 05:10 PM   #4
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Here you go, i've switched it on and off so you can see the difference. Ok, it's no floodlamp, but it's very mobile!!
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Old June 5th, 2009, 01:20 PM   #5
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Rob,

Thanks for sharing that!!!

I have an old D8 that has night function that i could use for the odd thing now instead of leaving it on the shelf as a paper weight!!! Will have to try it!
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