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Old September 11th, 2004, 01:44 PM   #1
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Reveal Lights

GE ,and others, put out light blubs called "Reveal",and other names, which are said to give pure true light, and the yellow rays are filtered out. Does anyone suggest to use these light blubs to light a shoot?
I am using a Canon GL2.
Thanks for your help everyone.
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Old September 11th, 2004, 07:40 PM   #2
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Don't spend over $2000 on a camera and then skimp on the light. Good lighting is what makes the chips in your camera work! Lighting can be some of the cheapest production items you can rent. I'm sure Toronto has some great rental houses.
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Old September 12th, 2004, 11:24 AM   #3
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I called GE awhile back asking about these lights. Wondered if they were closer to daylight in color temp. Well, they aren't. They are around 2600K. I believe it says that on the side of the box. I was hoping they could be used as accents to supplement daylight but I guess not.
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Old September 12th, 2004, 03:52 PM   #4
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I got some and tested 'em with a color temp meter as well as testing white balance against the daylight presets. I don't remember the details, because once I finished testing I discarded the bulbs, since they were of no use for my intended purpose (which was using as an incandescent replacement for daylight-colored shots).

Even though they claim that they deliver daylight color, they don't -- they're basically not any different from any other tungsten source.
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Old September 12th, 2004, 11:43 PM   #5
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There are a lot of films shot today where color temperatures are freely mixed on purpose. A lot of this is a result of Brian Reynolds work on NYPD in the past. He loves to mix his colors and does a great job of it. His background is from lighting Barbie commercials. Says it was a great training ground.
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