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April 1, 2011 at 9:00 AM #47322AnonymousInactive
Just a few words as introduction – I am quite active in photography, and also in wedding photography field. For having more flexibility during wedding photo sessions and for not being dependent from (sometimes not very optimal) ligt conditions, I recently decided to purchase a video light – and the light of my choice was Lowell id light.
May I please ask your experience with this light ? Are there any particular point // point of attention I should be aware of ?
Also, as a part of my order, there was a battery I decided to acquire – as compared to the initially suggested battery-belt (with the total cost of over EUR 700), I went for less flexible solution for the beginning consisting in buying normal accus – in form of a quite compact box weighting 4 kg for around EUR 60 – but may be you are aware of more flexible // optimal not expensive solutions ?
Many thanks in advance for your answers,
April 2, 2011 at 1:40 AM #194901Grinner HesterParticipant
I like a dimmable led light on my head, not on the camera and a few LEDS in my pocket for when I need em. Costs less than 20 bucks at Ace hardware.
I’ve not broken my Lowel kit out more than twice in the last year. That said, I shoot a lot of documentary and reality content. I don’t mind lighting interviews correctly when warranted. Just seldom warranted here.
April 2, 2011 at 2:47 AM #194902D0nParticipant
if you are shooting with d-slrs as well as video cams I’d thing you’d do well to consider a compact video light that can mount on all your cameras hotshoes as well as any off camera lights you think will fit your needs….
I find by having a video light on my d-slr hotshoe I can work in low light and switch-hit from stills to video quickly..
I went with a small sony unit that runs on AA’s because I try to limit how many propriety batteries and chargers needed… My portable flashes and video lights as well as my video d-slrs (pentax kr’s) all take the same batteries AA nimh rechargeables…. a fast charger and smart charger and eight sets of batteries in one kit bag…
then my sony camcorders and accessories in another kit bag, and lastly my stills d-slrs in another bag…
trust me, on a shoot is no time to be looking for a propriety battery when you’re running multiple cameras/systems, and accessories! especially if you find your self with ten fully charged batteries and the one you need is dead! lol!
April 2, 2011 at 3:30 AM #194903YvonParticipant
Check also the new led light from China this cost $50 to $75 dimmable, battery power check up can use standard AA battery or Panasonic or Sony video camera battery I recycle my Panasonic battery.
At least 3 companies sell this on the web.
April 4, 2011 at 7:42 PM #194904ShaunParticipant
I just got a Litepanels LP MicroPro which is fantastic. I do a lot of Asian Wedding Videos which is often under difficult light. My wife is a wedding photographer and she also borrows it for weddings which is great. We wanted a light that would work nicely for wedding video and wedding photography and this was definitely a good choice.
April 18, 2011 at 2:57 PM #194905AnonymousInactive
Thanks a lot for your replies !
( photographer )
April 20, 2011 at 7:49 PM #194906AnonymousInactive
I am looking at this product, http://www.rotolight.co.uk/
Please can someone tell me if it is any good.
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