Lighting gear http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/categories/lighting-gear/feed.rss Fri, 23 Feb 18 13:04:00 -0700 Lighting gear en-CA Aputure COB 300d LS C300D LED Fresnel Light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17424/aputure-cob-300d-ls-c300d-led-fresnel-light Sat, 29 Jul 2017 02:29:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17424@/talks/discussions

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YONGNUO YN300 Air http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18894/yongnuo-yn300-air Tue, 30 Jan 2018 22:04:06 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18894@/talks/discussions image

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High CRI portable light.

Price starts at $40.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1302101-REG/yongnuo_yn300_air_yn_300_air_led_video.html

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Cheap Powerful Godox SL60W LED Fresnel below $199 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17664/cheap-powerful-godox-sl60w-led-fresnel-below-199 Sun, 03 Sep 2017 09:03:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17664@/talks/discussions Godox 60W CRI 95 light

Light quality is around CAME fresnels, means good.

AC only operation.

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Nanguang Fresnel attachment (10-40 degrees)

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Yongnuo YN100 Led Light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18867/yongnuo-yn100-led-light Thu, 25 Jan 2018 23:32:07 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18867@/talks/discussions

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Small studio - Indoor Lighting solutions suggestions 2018 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18568/small-studio-indoor-lighting-solutions-suggestions-2018 Tue, 26 Dec 2017 05:57:57 -0700 konjow 18568@/talks/discussions Godox SL60 is a good light for fill or rim/hear light. Godox SL200 and Aputure 300w could be a good key option. Godox SL200 has bad reviews (even here) and Aputure seems to be good but Im looking for samething cheaper - does not need to work on battery but need to be 200/300W for a good key light.

Any suggestions for Sudio Key light to comlet SL60?

What are the alternative to at the moment or in comming 2018?

I like the Bowens options.

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HIVE WASP 100-C 5-chip color blending led light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18511/hive-wasp-100-c-5-chip-color-blending-led-light Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:45:49 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18511@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 100 W power consumption
  • 5 led chips - red, amber, lime, cyan, sapphire
  • CRI 98, TLCI 97 (not astonishing numbers, normal single chip leds show same results, see our lab)
  • 1,650 to 8,000K adjustable color temperature
  • 22 degree spot light, and 4 lenses for correction
  • DMX interface
  • HIVE SHOT Smartphone App able to control up to 8 lights
  • 191mm length
  • 2.3 kg
  • 178,000 yen price

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FalconEyes CLL High Powered LED Fresnels http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17858/falconeyes-cll-high-powered-led-fresnels Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:50:26 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17858@/talks/discussions

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Making cheap studio LED light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18240/making-cheap-studio-led-light Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:45:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18240@/talks/discussions First you need 5xsockets kit with softbox (or pair) and stand

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Look at ones with individual socket switches on the back ala Neewer. Still sometimes you could fit only 4 bulbs, In this case you could need E26 to E26 (in EU it is E27) socket extender.

https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-2000W-Photography-Softbox-Lighting/dp/B072V5BHX2/

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After this you need to get packs of LED bulbs

Lower CRI ones

High 90+ CRI Ones

So totally it'.. be $100 for 80W of CRI 95 light, not bad.

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Anthem One Light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18339/anthem-one-light Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:14:35 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18339@/talks/discussions image

Example of light made by designer.

Look, it even got good design award - https://chi-athenaeum.org/lighting-2017/2017/12/12/anthem-one-2017/

Venting holes seems to be really small (can compare to Aputure 300W light). And rise question on heat problems. Hope all is good.

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Good idea to have ability to change COB LED part. Yet it includes funny step on adding thermal compound and doing it very carefully, as errors in this step lead to permanently damaged COB LED.

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Here lifespan estimation is very optimistic. Even caps usually die much sooner.
Noise figures also questionable and need independent lab tests.
Including such thing as new physics invention of fan not making any noise at 3 inches.

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And price is $1500 for one without any battery option (with battery it is $2500).

Note that same power 200W Godox with better CRI is $350.

https://www.anthemone.com

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Flash and strobes usage http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4528/flash-and-strobes-usage Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:50:43 -0600 alcomposer 4528@/talks/discussions Hey everyone.

I thought that I would start a topic regarding equipment for FLASH photography. No need to be GH2 centric- but would be good to play nice with the GH2.

There is no TTL (Through The Lens) metering system of 3rd party Flashes that is Panasonic compatible, thus everything you buy for GH2 will be manual. This is no super big issue, as the moment you bounce the flash off the ceiling your TTL dies anyway.

Also note that many clients now days need more than just a simple video package. Many need images, and adding a big flash unit does help this (not only for the light- but also helps client respect).

And to be honest providing services such that we provide should not involve us giving away jobs to other companies. If its out of your comfort zone don't worry- however nothing wrong with offering photography in the package. Learn a few 'key' setups and simply take the photo.

You will also find that continuous lighting is VERY costly for images as you are normally not taking a photo at 1/50 of a second. You will also be able to create studio quality images and learn more about lighting.

There are MANY great and cheep Flash units out there currently- and they are only getting better.

Currently I have a YongNuo YN-560ii (RRP $70 ebay) which I am very happy with, (and will be getting a few more for 2 point lighting) I will mainly be using this with a radio frequency trigger.

Share below your Flash gear and thoughts.

Cheers, A

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BIRTV 2017: Nanguang MixPad Bi-Color Led Lights http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18089/birtv-2017-nanguang-mixpad-bi-color-led-lights Mon, 30 Oct 2017 06:55:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18089@/talks/discussions

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BIRTV 2017: Nanguang RGB88 Led Lighting Wand http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18088/birtv-2017-nanguang-rgb88-led-lighting-wand Mon, 30 Oct 2017 06:47:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18088@/talks/discussions

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Aputure LS-Mini20 and Tri-8s Lights http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15860/aputure-ls-mini20-and-tri-8s-lights Sun, 09 Oct 2016 19:20:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15860@/talks/discussions Aputure LS-Mini20 light interview

Aputure Amaran Tri-8s Led Light Interview

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BIRTV 2017: Ledgo LG-D1200MC Led Fresnel Light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18029/birtv-2017-ledgo-lg-d1200mc-led-fresnel-light Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:02:11 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18029@/talks/discussions

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BIRTV 2017: Ledgo Versatile LED Mat 2 Bi color led flexible light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18030/birtv-2017-ledgo-versatile-led-mat-2-bi-color-led-flexible-light Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:02:57 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18030@/talks/discussions

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BIRTV 2017: Lishuai LS J-500 50W Led Fresnel Light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17999/birtv-2017-lishuai-ls-j-500-50w-led-fresnel-light Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:54:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17999@/talks/discussions

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80W Affordable High CRI LED Fresnel http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17100/80w-affordable-high-cri-led-fresnel Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:03:04 -0600 konjow 17100@/talks/discussions Found this looks interesting bowel mount possible but not confirmed yet

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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Portable-High-CIR-Bi-color-80W-LED-Spotlight-for-Camera-Video-Continuous-Light-3200K-5600K-Dimmable/32808223517.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000023.22.FjPdsU

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Edge Lit Pro LED Light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17787/edge-lit-pro-led-light Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:35:32 -0600 shoe_e 17787@/talks/discussions image

I came across the Savage Edge Lit Pro LED Light while on the Fstoppers https://goo.gl/nGhwc9 website and I was intrigued.

I was intrigued because I love these new SMD Ultra-slim LED Panels everyone is releasing. I was intrigued because Joe Edelman really knows his stuff and if he's using something it's usually pretty good. I was really intrigued though, because I had seen it before. It's not the first time we've come across something that has multiple brandings or distributors, like Godox, Flashpoint, Cheeta, Neewer, etc. So when I saw Savage showing this light on their website, listed at $311.99, also at BH and Adorama, I was like "EFFFFFFF NO!" I literally sounded out the letter F to be clear.

Why was I so pissed off you ask? Simply because I had seen this light before and I had seen it long before Savage released it. See I dedicate an hour of my day, early morning to be exact, for R&D. I scour the interwebs searching for new Photo/Video tech just to see what's out there. In the spirit of this forum, I'm always looking for alternatives and cheaper yet equally good solutions. In my searches, I had already come across the Yidoblo LED PE-920II as well as its brother, the LED PD-920II. As far as I can tell, the only difference in these models is that the PE-920II comes with a remote, which is something we'll get to because it's an important note, as you'll see.

Who the heck is Yidoblo you may ask, as I did. Yidoblo is a subsidary of the Foshan Meidike Photographic Equipment CO. LTD, also brand themselves as Dison. If you visit their website http://meidike.com/en/, they have sh**load of lighting products, which if you have spent time on ebay, Aliexpress, or any other international marketplace, you may recognize. Some of their products can be found on Amazon as well.

Let's check out the specs on the Meidike site for the Yidoblo LED PE-920II:

2.4G wireless remote control, can control the AE six groups of lights, each group of lights can support 100 lamps; remote control distance of up to 80 meters; power stepless adjustment, the output precision to 100 , the operating data LCD screen intuitive display, easy to operate, Easy to remember to improve work efficiency, can be installed on a tripod / handheld / desktop.

  1. LED patch lamp beads number: 160PCS
  2. the maximum power: 56W
  3. color rendering index CRI : > 95RA
  4. led the average life: 10000H
  5. the maximum number of lumens: 3300LM
  6. color temperature: 3200-5500K
  7. light angle: 120 degrees
  8. power: AC110-240V DC14.5V
  9. the length of 35 * 25 * 1.2CM ; weight 1.35KG

Standard configuration:

  • LED lights
  • the power adapter
  • 2.4G with screen remote control
  • battery buckle, LCD screen

Whether you read the specs over at BH or on Savage's website, it's clear these guys are identical. The only question you may be asking, is maybe Yidoblor ripped off Savage? I don't think that's the case. If you look at the inlcuded photos below, you'll notice that the Yidoblo light comes with a special made Yidbolo remote controller. The Savage also comes with a remote control, but that controller is a knockoff of the remote you find when you buy any Godox remote system. That's right, they may have modified the frequency, but it is the same model.

So why does this matter? Well you can buy the Savage LED for a little over $300, and to their credit, they package it very nicely. At the same time, you can find the Yidoblo scattered over ebay, Aliexpress and Amazon for ~$140-$160.

That's a huge price difference.

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BIRTV 2017: Lishuai VictorSoft 1x1 LS V-2000ASVL Led Light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18000/birtv-2017-lishuai-victorsoft-1x1-ls-v-2000asvl-led-light Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:01:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18000@/talks/discussions

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Aputure Amaran MX, more powerful alternative of M9 http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17779/aputure-amaran-mx-more-powerful-alternative-of-m9 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:39:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17779@/talks/discussions image

  • Bi-color
  • Much more powerful
  • More sturdy construction
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Aputure M9 small light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15375/aputure-m9-small-light Sun, 17 Jul 2016 01:54:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15375@/talks/discussions

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FalconEyes Bi-Color LED Panel RX-12TD / RX-18TD http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17620/falconeyes-bi-color-led-panel-rx-12td-rx-18td Sun, 27 Aug 2017 16:12:30 -0600 peaceonearth 17620@/talks/discussions I purchased one each.

Pro: lightweight, very flexible, good price, bi-color

Cons: 5600K is 5100K only and a tad greenish. Needs a big battery when mobile powered >160W. Even the small 50W RX-12TD, doesn't power at all with less. It seems the controller draws a lot of power. Doesn't hit airline regulations with the big batteries.

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Falcon Eyes RGB Led Light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17848/falcon-eyes-rgb-led-light Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:16:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17848@/talks/discussions

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Falcon Eyes Sophiez SO Led lights http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17843/falcon-eyes-sophiez-so-led-lights Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:22:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17843@/talks/discussions

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F&V Z720S UltraColor Bi-color LED Ring Light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17835/fv-z720s-ultracolor-bi-color-led-ring-light Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:12:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17835@/talks/discussions image

Ready for Professional Cinema The Z720 was built with the professional cinematographer in mind. Industry standard mounting options will allow the Z720 to be used for productions both big and small.

Unprecedented Color Accuracy

The Z720 utilizes F&V's latest LED technology, the UltraColor LED. A precise coating technique and a meticulous review process ensures that UltraColor LED delivers accurate results every time. In fact, they guarantee it. Their UltraColor LED is rated at a TLCI 95+/-1.

Battery Powered

The Z720 is the perfect companion on the road. The unit can be powered by two, small, NP-F Li-ion batteries. You can even power the unit with one battery and the Z720 will precisely adjust the number of illuminated LEDs to 360.

Precise Control LCD Display An illuminated LCD displays both intensity and CCT. Dial in your perfect settings everytime.

**Unique & Gorgeous Catchlights, Independent Quadrant Control **

The Z720's circuitry is divided into four quadrants. This gives each quadrant independent control over intensity and CCT. Create distinctive catchlights with the press of a button.

Create and Save Your Scenes with Wi-Fi App

The Z720 has a built in Wi-Fi module that allows you to control the light via your cell phone. Not only can you control the light with your phone, but also you can save the exact settings to your phone and recall it any time.

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Aputure HR672 - High CRI 95 light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11076/aputure-hr672-high-cri-95-light Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:34:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11076@/talks/discussions image

The color-rendering index (CRI) is a quantitative measure of the ability of a light source to reproduce the colors of
various objects faithfully in comparison with an ideal or natural light source. The stunning revolution in HR672 with CRI95+ ensures what you see is what you get. It is perfect for color-critical applications such as fashion, documentary
and short film in the studio or on location.

Available in our deals at:

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CAME-TV Boltzen B-30 and F-55w small led fresnels http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15727/came-tv-boltzen-b-30-and-f-55w-small-led-fresnels Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:18:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15727@/talks/discussions

  • 30W LED emitter
  • Compact
  • Daylight temperature (5600K)
  • 96 CRI for accurate color
  • Stepless dimming control
  • Use Sony NP-F type batteries, up to 1.5 hours. Can use external 12V DC.
  • Metal housing. Fanless design.
  • 2.4GHz wireless control
  • $258 price
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Stills and video light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17708/stills-and-video-light Sat, 09 Sep 2017 21:18:04 -0600 webarchitect 17708@/talks/discussions Looking for reasonably affordable lights for both video work and stills. Stills would largely be product photography, video product plus people. Aputure 120d looks promising, their mini20 looks like a maybe. But what would you say? Thanks in advance!

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Filmpower Shinyo Smart Light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17622/filmpower-shinyo-smart-light Sun, 27 Aug 2017 22:29:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17622@/talks/discussions image

With the intelligent control system, you can adjust the Shinyo light with a paired watch, supports one-to-many control and working with memory settings. Shinyo P3D is using third-generation LED light guide technology, making the light soft and very uniform. The color rendering of Shinyo is around 96 CRI. Flat panel with built-in 10000mAH lithium battery an work 3.5-6 hours. Or you can use it with external power.

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Fotodiox Pro FACTOR Jupiter12 led light http://mail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17584/fotodiox-pro-factor-jupiter12-led-light Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:47:37 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17584@/talks/discussions image

  • Powerful softlight without the need for diffusion - without the traditional shortcomings (multiple shadows, uncomfortable intensity) of conventional LED panels.
  • The Factor light is ready to go for both photo and video right out of the box - no extra diffusion or accessories to add.
  • AC adapter locks into V Lock battery mount, or attach optional V lock battery optional for totally wireless operation
  • Draws a maximum of 55 watts, so can connect to any household electrical circuit. Durable all-metal construction, ready for studio and location work.
  • Rear backlit LCD displays percentage of light output, color temperature, remaining battery level, and DMX channel information
  • Optional Honeycomb Grid to concentrate light's beam angle to 90 degrees. Also available: Creative Masks for catchlight and reflective effects.
  • Around $529

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1333559-REG/fotodiox_v1200asvl_pro_factor_jupiter_12.html

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