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Old September 8th, 2008, 08:29 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Rick Steele View Post
A thousand watts? Man, you're going to trip the fire alarm. :) May as well just turn the houselights up a bit. It's less of a distraction.
That is the problem i am facing, there are no lights it's all lit with candles.

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Old September 8th, 2008, 09:41 AM   #17
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Hi Wayne!
I think if you have low-lighting conditions (only candles or so) it's quite suitable for XH-A1.. You can make picture more "tasty" still keeping atmosphere by using "filling" light as said above. Or if there's more than 5-10 candles you can manage without fill, with only back or side lighting with apropriate strength. It would give best results combined with 25p mode, it's sharp and sensitive, just needs to restrict pans.

Last week I've made some night shootings with low street lighting and one light source.. Even didn't use the gain.. And some earlier works shot in candle lighting with the only back light source aprove this concept. But there was many little candles (more than 20 for sure :)
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Old September 8th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #18
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I use the Zylight Z90's for on-cam lighting and they work just fine. I don't do off-cam lighting but will sometimes, like in your case, do an off-axis, on-cam light so it's not so flat looking.

For the good ol' candle-lit ceremonies, F1.6, gain of 12 or is what it is, but it looks fine given the circumstances.
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