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Brad Simmons March 4th, 2004 12:01 PM

On Camera Light
Hi guys,
I'm going to be shooting a documentary on some bands and we will need to be shooting inside some dark clubs. I suggested an on camera light to the director to buy for us.

She sent me this link...


(sorry, you must copy paste, as BH's annoying URL system won't work if I hotlinnk the URL)

It's the Cool-Lux LK-2050 Mini-Cool On-Camera Light .

I will be using the Canon XL1s.

Do you guys think this is a decent light? If so, i will go ahead and tell her to get it. If you have any other suggestions for a light that isn't too intrusive or big, that would be great. thanks.

Don Bloom March 4th, 2004 12:34 PM

You'll need some power for the light as well. Battery belt?

Brad Simmons March 4th, 2004 01:06 PM

good thinking Don. I hadn't even thought about that.
Can you recommend a particular battery belt? Or is there any other way to power the light? For example, I have an MA200. Can I run the battery from the back of that to the light?

Don Bloom March 4th, 2004 03:23 PM

Nope. You'll need a belt or juice box to run it. Best best is to look in BH Photo for a belt. I use old time lead acid batteries, they work great but are HEAVY. There are NiMH belts so take a peek at BH.


Cosmin Rotaru March 5th, 2004 11:06 AM

I also use lead acid batteries. Heavy indeed! But it gives me 3 hours of light for a very low price!

Allen Brodsky March 5th, 2004 03:28 PM

The Mini-Cool should be available in a kit that includes a battery and belt pack.

Richard Veil March 5th, 2004 09:32 PM

thinking out loud

If you have locations you may also want a kit to use
Bh has our item 8000 and for on the couch stuff it would be a great start to your lighting array.

For on camera there are many options out there.

Chimera makes nice Microbank kits for all kinds of lights for your consideration.

If I were you and they would pay.....

I would get a Dedo Light with a Micro bank

You can shoot nice stuff real close and if you need too you can throw the light from the dedo a block away for a fill.
Lots of ways to go.


Marco Leavitt March 6th, 2004 12:22 PM

Having a dimmer is the most the most important thing for an on-camera light. Can't beat the Frezzi dimmer mini-fill. Get a Microbank too.

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