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boshek
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anyone using them?? what do you think?? underpowered


Feb 26, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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Can't see why anyone would spend that kind of cash on that light. It tries to claim to be a soft light, but unless held 2 ft away, i don't see how that can be the case.

I'd go with a DedoLight instead for that cash.



Feb 27, 2013 at 03:34 PM
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boshek wrote:
anyone using them?? what do you think?? underpowered


Underpowered for what? They're only about 150 watts (not watt-seconds) equivalent, so yeah, they're low in power, but for some uses -- light painting, macro, small-product photography, etc. -- they may be just fine.

I've never used one, but I did find this video by the designer interesting:

http://vimeo.com/41600457



Feb 28, 2013 at 03:52 AM
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You can find the same type of product being sold at flea markets and crappy auto supply places. They come in the form of a 2 foot LED wand.

Most priced at under $30.00. I could do a LOT of experimenting with a 2 foot 30 dollar light.



Feb 28, 2013 at 12:02 PM
 

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thanks guys, think i am going to pass on this light. I thought since it was the price of another speedlight and flex I might go this route.


Feb 28, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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BrianO wrote:
Underpowered for what? They're only about 150 watts (not watt-seconds) equivalent, so yeah, they're low in power, but for some uses -- light painting, macro, small-product photography, etc. -- they may be just fine.

I've never used one, but I did find this video by the designer interesting:

http://vimeo.com/41600457


after watching that video I want TWO!



Feb 28, 2013 at 01:16 PM
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boshek wrote:
after watching that video I want TWO!


I want two, too.

The interesting thing for me is that because the light is about 15" long but only a couple of inches wide, you can simultaneously get soft light in one dimension and hard light in the other.

You can really see the effect in the video at 8:08, where the shadow cast on the young man's face by his hat is soft, but the shadows cast by the bars of the fence are hard.

Also nice is that, since it's a continuous light, you have on always-on modeling light so you can see the effects as you move the light and/or the subject.



Feb 28, 2013 at 09:47 PM





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