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Old February 9th, 2007, 11:14 AM   #16
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thanks again for all your responses! I don't think i could have grasped many of the concepts discussed here without all of your insight. Thank you!

I have one last question: I've seen kits that have both a diffuser AND a soft box... why? Isn't that redundant? If i don't need both, which one should i get?

Thanks again
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Old February 10th, 2007, 02:51 AM   #17
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Affordable on-camera LED lighting for event shooters

The VariZoom S-2010F On-Camera LED Light Kit is an excellent choice for event shooters, and quite affordable.
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Old February 10th, 2007, 11:17 AM   #18
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Matt - that light is rated at 40W but it's daylight balanced - once you add the 32K filter and the diffusion you are down to what - around 20W?

Versatility is the key for me at weddings - I use a varalux with diffusion filter always on and I will often clip tough spun to the barn doors for a quick and dirty softbox. So I can go from a 6"x6" 10W softbox for closeups to a 100W spot in a few seconds. We almost always edit our own footage and color grade everything so I don't find the the slight warming temp a big deal. The heavy belt is a pain though.
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