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Old March 16th, 2005, 05:29 PM   #1
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Need insight into choosing on-camera lighting

Looking to invest in some better on camera lighting. I've narrowed it down between the:

1) Frezzi Micro dimmer (pros: very light......cons: only 35watts max)

2) Frezzi Mini dimmer (pros: much more powerful, up to 100 watts if need be......cons: expensive, especially when you add in a shoe mount thats NOT included, and any type of adapters/softbox)

3) NRG Varalight (pros: built in shoe mount, 100watts, able to swivel stright up to bounce off low ceilings.....cons: weight!....listed at 1.3lbs....might be difficult to glide with (glidecam 4000).

Can anyone offer feedback?
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Old March 16th, 2005, 05:44 PM   #2
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We use one of these. It's expensive but it's AMAZING. Only 24 watts but you would not believe how well it works.
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Old March 20th, 2005, 12:05 PM   #3
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I saw this Sachler light with dimmer..

I thought it was nice

Some one has a HMI with flip up cover color correction and diffuser

Who was that.. i think it was NRG?

Call NIR.. his name at Band Pro in LA and he will know from their show last year.

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Old March 22nd, 2005, 01:05 PM   #4
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Anton/Bauer On Cam Lighting

Anton/Bauer offers lighting that is modular, the base unit can accept the Standard head module or the HMI Ultra-DAY Light head module.

Numerous accessories are available including filters, SoftBox diffusers and an add on Dimmer.

The ability to mix and match accesories with various lamp sizes and styles of lights allows you to build a system with flexibility to meet the most demanding needs for portable lighting.

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