Lighting gear Sun, 24 Jun 18 08:54:38 -0600 Lighting gear en-CA Fumei Led 210B and 100B 3000K-8000K Bowens Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:18:56 -0600 konjow 19890@/talks/discussions Looks good on paper. Price not really competitive but maybe worth the look and maybe worth PV tests 210W and 100W

Aputure COB 300d LS C300D LED Fresnel Light Sat, 29 Jul 2017 02:29:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17424@/talks/discussions

Aputure Amaran MX Bi-Color Led Light Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:14:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17949@/talks/discussions image




Ikan HF150 Fresnel Bi-Color LED Studio Light Thu, 03 May 2018 16:24:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19627@/talks/discussions image


Ikan CB8 Soft Led Light Thu, 03 May 2018 10:59:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19625@/talks/discussions image


  • Lightweight Bendable Fabric LED's
  • 95 CRI 96 TLCI
  • Bi-Color adjustable from 3200K-5600K
  • Beam Angle of 120 degrees
  • X-Holder on a Heavy Duty Ball Mount w/5/8" receiver
  • Baby Pin Mount with 90 Degree Hole
  • Controller with 6' Extension Cable for Adjusting Color, Brightness
  • Battery Powered by Pro Style V-Mount Batteries
  • Soft Box and Egg Crate Included
  • Watts Equivalent to 300watts Incandescent Soft Light.
  • Maximum Power Draw 24W
  • Expected price is $399
  • Product page -
Reflectors Mon, 20 Jun 2011 18:42:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 257@/talks/discussions

More photo oriented
NAB 2018: CAME-TV Boltzen Cassiopeia Folding Ring LED Lights Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:03:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19576@/talks/discussions

NAB 2018: CAME-TV Boltzen Andromeda Tube LED Lights Wed, 25 Apr 2018 02:24:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19542@/talks/discussions

Aputure Amaran F7 On-Camera LED Light Fri, 30 Mar 2018 08:15:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19313@/talks/discussions image


NAB 2018: Fotodiox Curved LED Lights Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:29:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19487@/talks/discussions

If you want more details about small ones, including measurements (manufacturer use same led chips in large ones also!) check

Filmpower SHiNYO P3D LED Light Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:29:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19481@/talks/discussions


  • Integrated design, ultra-thin & lightweight, Thickness 22mm
  • Full Aluminum Shell with excellent heat dissipation
  • Wireless control 256 lights’ data on a 1.5-inch touchscreen
  • Built-in Li-battery 10,000 mAh for 3-6 hours working time
  • Original double-light connection: Multiple lighting modes
  • Fabulous Appearance with Luminous buttons & the back OLED screen
  • A New networked smart lighting system—SHiNYO link (Watch & APP)
  • The latest light guide LED—more soft & uniform
  • Filmpower APP for all products of Nebula, SHiNYO, VONO, ORVi
  • Variable Color Temperature: 3300K-5600K
  • High Color Rendering Index (CRI): 96
  • LGP high lighting efficiency: 92%
  • APP memory function for different shooting scenes


3x KIT also includes

  • 1x Backpack
  • 3x Light Stand
  • 3x Charger
  • 3x T-junction
  • 1x Smart Watch
  • 1x Andriod Cable
NAB 2018: Lishuai W5 and W10 Curved Led Lights Sun, 15 Apr 2018 03:11:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19452@/talks/discussions

If you searched alternatives for top brand lights and wanted broad soft light - here it is.

Both lights are very good build, very high color quality with TLCI equal to 99 in all modes.

Aputure COB 120t II and 120d II Lights Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:23:25 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19443@/talks/discussions This is 2018 upgrade to original 120d / 120t

Light meter for video Thu, 15 Sep 2011 02:48:22 -0600 stonebat 946@/talks/discussions

My friend was taking strobist shots without a light meter. It was... like finding a needle in a haystack. Countless number of shots... until he got it right. I wonder if a light meter is useful for speeding up adjusting video lighting.]]>
Watercooled LED (usefull for video) Sat, 07 Apr 2018 13:25:26 -0600 Psyco 19403@/talks/discussions Very interesting DIY built:

Ikan Lyra LBX20 and LBX30 Soft Bi-Color LED Lights Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:05:41 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19372@/talks/discussions

We'll post light measurements soon

Ikan Mylo MSB8 Soft Bi-Color LED Light Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:52:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19362@/talks/discussions

Measurement result from our lab to follow soon

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.


Nanguang Fresnel attachment (10-40 degrees)


Sekonic L-308X Light Meter Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:29:50 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19109@/talks/discussions

Sekonic announced the new Flashmate L-308X light meter

The Flashmate L-308X builds on the popular L-308 series of light meters, combining a familiar blend of compact and intuitive design with the very latest features, making it the ideal light meter for today’s filmmakers and photographers.

The pocket-sized Sekonic L-308X is packed with all of the latest functions, including all of those found in the L308S and L-308DC light meters. Features such as a customised new screen display and LCD backlight, Aperture (F) Priority photo mode and ISO 850, to match the native ISO of Canon cinema cameras like the C300, make the L-308X one of the most versatile and affordable photo/cine light meters available today.


Kenji Sawai, Sekonic Executive Office of Sales and Marketing, commented, “With just one camera, today’s shooters have become multimedia image makers. We have used our expertise and experience as a recognised industry leader in light measuring tools to create the perfect entry-level hybrid light meter for today’s up-and-coming photographers and filmmakers”

Key Features

  • Three meters in one: Photo/HD Cine/CINE modes for all imagemakers
  • Photo Mode: (Ambient) T priority, F priority and EV modes
  • (Flash) Cord and Cordless flash mode
  • HD Cine Mode: (Ambient) T priority, Lux/Fc mode, frame rate setting
  • CINE Mode: (Ambient) Frame rate priority, Lux/Fc mode, shutter angle setting
  • Automatic LCD backlight (activates under EV5 lighting)
  • Switchable Incident/Reflected light measurement and removable lumidisc
  • Calibration compensation from ‐1.0 to +1.0 in 0.1 step increments
  • Intuitive and compact design that fits into your pocket

Basic Specifications (measuring range at ISO 100)

  • Ambient: EV0 to 19.9
  • Flash: F1.0 to F90.9
  • Lux: 2.5 to 190,000lx
  • Foot‐candle: 0.23 to 17,000fc
  • Power source: One AA battery

The Sekonic L-308X will be available from early March. Samples will be on the JPD stand (B122) at The Photography Show

Price: £215 SRP

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
YONGNUO YN300 Air Tue, 30 Jan 2018 22:04:06 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18894@/talks/discussions image


High CRI portable light.

Price starts at $40.

Yongnuo YN100 Led Light Thu, 25 Jan 2018 23:32:07 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18867@/talks/discussions

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.

HIVE WASP 100-C 5-chip color blending led light Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:45:49 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18511@/talks/discussions image


  • 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


FalconEyes CLL High Powered LED Fresnels Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:50:26 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17858@/talks/discussions

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


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.


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.

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 -

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


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.


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.


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.

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

BIRTV 2017: Nanguang MixPad Bi-Color Led Lights Mon, 30 Oct 2017 06:55:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18089@/talks/discussions



BIRTV 2017: Nanguang RGB88 Led Lighting Wand Mon, 30 Oct 2017 06:47:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18088@/talks/discussions