Tips on buying a light for XH-A1 for wedding shoots. at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Wedding / Event Videography Techniques

Wedding / Event Videography Techniques
Shooting non-repeatable events: weddings, recitals, plays, performances...


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:19 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Elmont, New York
Posts: 143
Tips on buying a light for XH-A1 for wedding shoots.

Is there anything you guys would recommend for about $250 or less?
Arif Syed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:57 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 65
Sony HVL-20DW2 Video Light, the batteries (not sony) are cheap on ebay.
Anthony Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2008, 11:09 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Elmont, New York
Posts: 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anthony Smith View Post
Sony HVL-20DW2 Video Light, the batteries (not sony) are cheap on ebay.
WOW, thanks for that...I never even considered that one and from the reviews it seems great.
Arif Syed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2008, 01:31 AM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Apple Valley CA
Posts: 4,866
The Sony HVL-20DW2 and HVL-20DMA are comparable units, just use different batteries, been pretty happy with them myself, recommend a diffuser like a StoFen as they can be a bit harsh on the eyes of subjects.

I'm fiddling with some LED lights that are smaller and lighter, and will do fine for backup, so I'm selling a couple of these as complete setups (light, battery, diffuser and charger) - shoot me an e-mail if you're interested, as I see you probably can't access the classifieds section of DVinfo yet.
Dave Blackhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2008, 01:33 AM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arif Syed View Post
WOW, thanks for that...I never even considered that one and from the reviews it seems great.
if you have money, buy the sony LED light dimmable (with warm color), use the same batteries as most sony cameras (bigger size cameras).
Anthony Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 5th, 2008, 12:02 PM   #6
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 116
no tilt on Sony HVL

We use the PAG light; love em but the battery pack can be a hastle.

Looking into the Sonys mentioned but noticed there is no tilt feature. Does the fixed upright mount become a problem?
__________________
www.PacificPictures.net
Kevin Shahinian is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Wedding / Event Videography Techniques

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:50 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network