Lighting gear Sat, 22 Jul 17 02:51:43 -0600 Lighting gear en-CA Aputure LS-Mini20 and Tri-8s Lights Interviews, Photokina 2016 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

Light stands Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:24:07 -0600 kronstadt 3718@/talks/discussions I'm only beginning to build a very basic lighting kit. So I bought myself this 800W Redhead from eBay for £29.80 ( ), but until it arrives I want to buy a cheap light stand for it. And I don't know which one to get? Which light stand mount will work for mounding an 800W Redhead? And which one of these 2 light stands should I buy? This one or this one (first one has a screw at the tip of its mounting knob, and the second one doesn't)

Or would you recommend another light stand for Redhead?

If you have used Redheads before, please reply. Thank you for your advice!

Cine Gear 2017: Litra Led Lights Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:22:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17192@/talks/discussions

Sekonic L-858D-U light meter Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:33:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16805@/talks/discussions image


Sekonic is proud to announce their ground breaking L-858D-U Speedmaster Light Meter is now available for purchase.

As previewed at last year’s Photokina, the L-858D-U Speedmaster is the combination of Sekonic’s cutting-edge light measurement technology and 60 years of experience in the photographic and filmmaking industries. The meter has undergone significant design changes from previous models and has a feature set sure to meet and exceed the demands of today’s image-making professionals.

The First of Its Kind

The Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster is the first fully featured light meter to offer flash duration measurement from 1/40 to 1/55,500 sec. at t0.1 through t0.9, which can be changed in 0.1 steps. A long-held secret of some of the world’s most talented photographers, the key to freezing action consistently is found in being able to measure flash duration. Photographers are now able to do this easily for the first time, demystifying one of photography’s most challenging techniques.

Wireless Freedom

Having pioneered wireless exposure measurement, Sekonic has expanded upon this groundbreaking innovation by creating hot-swappable radio control modules for the L-858D-U Speedmaster. With the PocketWizard module, photographers can easily trigger any PocketWizard wirelessly and control the power of their lights with any Control TL compatible unit. With the combined Elinchrom & Phottix module, Phottix users have Strato II and Ares II triggering capabilities, while Elinchrom users have access to wireless triggering and Skyport’s full range of power-control capabilities.

"The Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster has all the touchscreen features I love about my L-478D, with the added benefit of replacing my old spot meter. Now I only have to carry one meter, and have gained a lot of speed and convenience while on set." Timur Civan, Director of Photography

A Low Light Monster

Increased ISO capabilities in today’s cameras have created a need for light meters to increase their ability to measure light in the dimmest of settings. With an additional 3-stops of light sensitivity for incident light, 2-stops of light sensitivity for reflected light (spot), and an ability to capture a reading down to 0.1 lx of illuminance, accurately metering candle-lit scenes or getting the right measurement for long-exposure night photography is now a possibility.

Master High Speed Sync

Like its name implies, the Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster is optimized for photographers looking to exceed the maximum sync speed of their camera. For the first time, a light meter can measure the stroboscopic pulses fired from strobes when they are used for High Speed Sync. Finally, photographers now have an accurate way of measuring their lights when they want to overpower the sun or achieve a very shallow depth of field through using HSS.


The L-858D-U Speedmaster is an invaluable tool for image-makers of every kind. A HD Cine Mode for DSLRs and CINE Mode for Motion Picture Cameras gives filmmakers the ability to set the meter to collect the information relevant to the camera being utilized. Users can set frame rates from 1 to 1000 fps and choose to adjust either their shutter speed or change their shutter angle to acquire an accurate reading. Custom frame rates and shutter angles can also be set for an unprecedented amount of versatility. Now, a content creator can accurately measure their light regardless of the camera, or combination of cameras, they are using.

Pricing and Availability:

The Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster is now available for purchase at photographic retailers across the United States.

  • Sekonic L-858D-U Speedmaster (Cat# 401-858) - $599
  • RT-EL/PX Elinchrom & Phottix Transmitter Module (Cat# 401-626) - $159.95
  • RT-20PW PocketWizard Transmitter Module (Cat# 401-627) - $159.95

Additional Features:

Full Information Spot Viewfinder

The 1-degree spot meter has a broad reading range from EV 1 to EV 24.4 for ambient light and measures flash down to an amazing f/2.0

Expanded Shutter Speed Range for Ambient Light
Measure ambient light for shutter speeds between 30 min. to 1/64,000s

Expanded Shutter Speed Range for Strobe
Measure strobes for shutter speeds between 30 min. to 1/16,000s

Extended ISO Range
Additional ISO range from ISO 3 to ISO 13,107,200, with ISO 850 for cinema cameras

Filter Compensation Mode
Photographers and filmmakers using high-density ND filters now have a filter factor of up to 12EV. Save up to 30 “favorites,” to instantly know what exposure compensation needs to be considered.

2.7” Color dot-matrix touch screen
Allows users to quickly and easily change settings and read important information Connectivity with MAC/PC DTS Software

Upgrade firmware, apply custom settings, and utilize exposure profiling
All-Weather Design

Dust-proof and Splash proof (JIS Standard Water Resistance Class 4, Splash-Proof Type) for continued reliability and durability on-set, in any location.

For a full list of specs and features please visit

CAME-TV Boltzen 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
Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS TTL (in Europe: Godox Wistro AD600) advice please Fri, 02 Jun 2017 01:32:27 -0600 olli66 17080@/talks/discussions I am thinking of buying the Godox AD600 (I live in Germany). For me this is new stuff. I want to buy a beauty dish and softbox as well. My question is which version of the AD600 should I buy? AD600B (Bowens Mount) or AD600 (Godox Mount). I don't understand the differencey (yet) in the different mounts. I will be going for Westcott beauty dishes / softboxes... Thanks for your advice.

NAB 2017: Fotodiox Factor LED Lights Sun, 28 May 2017 14:40:55 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17035@/talks/discussions

Nanguang on camera led lights Fri, 26 May 2017 15:27:26 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17027@/talks/discussions New NanGuang lights are designed for use on DSLRs and camcorders



The NanGuang CNB144 and CNLUX1600C panel lights feature an adjustable angle bracket so the light can be directed higher or lower than the angle of the lens.

Both the NanGuang CNB144 and CNLUX1600C offer a brightness of 1005 LM each at 100% brightness, as well as a stepless dimmer control. You can lock them together with other units of the same type to create a larger light panel.

The CNB144 weighs 225g and comes with a diffuser, as well as a pink filter and 3200K filter. Colour temperature is 5600K. The NanGuang CNB144 price tag is £89.94.

The NanGuang CNLUX1600C price tag is £119.94. This panel is bi-colour, with colour temperature steplessly adjustable from 3200K-5600K. Power output is 9.6W, comes with a supplied diffuser plus pink and blue filters.

Small Fresnel light


The front Fresnel lens can be adjusted via a side-mounted knob to give an angle of beam between 10 to 60 degrees. Another knob gives stepless control of the brightness from 0 to 100%.

The NanGuang CN8F can be mounted on the camera’s hotshoe or tripod. The lower section of the head has a locking knob that enables the user to adjust and direct the light upwards or downwards when in use.

Rotating frame on the front of the lens holds up to three filters of 65 x 70mm. Orange 3200k and blue 6500K filters are included in the kit, as well as a gelatine filter holder, barn doors and a padded carry case.

8 Watt single LED light gives 95 CRI, illumination of 560 LM and a colour temperature of 5600K. Weight is 550g without batteries. Dimensions: 200 x 160 x 85mm. The NanGuang CN8F price tag is £239.94.

Each LED light is battery powered and compatible with Sony NP-FH, NP-FM, NP-F series batteries, Panasonic CGR-D series batteries (adapter plate included), Ni-HM or AA batteries (battery magazine included). You can also power the lights with an AC 100-240V power adapter, it is optional.

NAB 2017: Nanguang LED panels and fresnel lights Tue, 23 May 2017 03:33:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16988@/talks/discussions

LED Fresnels Sat, 25 Aug 2012 21:05:26 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4373@/talks/discussions Affordable LED "fresnels" appeared




Comes with 3200K - 5500K Dichroic Filter.

They do not have fresnel lens :-) Just fixed one.

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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.]]>
PixaPro Glowpad 450D Review - nearly my favourite light Thu, 06 Apr 2017 02:42:59 -0600 andyharris 16702@/talks/discussions Hightlights

  • lightweight
  • battery powered
  • Remarkable quality of light
  • draws 5A at 15V (About 75W)
  • £175
  • round catch-lights look natural


  • Control operate in a non linear fashion

My Thoughts

I saw these at the Photography Show and thought they were really good value for money. I bought one on the spot! Having tested it I feel my instincts were right and that it is indeed a very useful light. I'm comparing them against 2 year old £3000 Kino Celeb 200s. This is not so much a comment on the quality of the Kinos, which was amazing at the time, but more an observation that LED Lighting just keeps getting better!

Combo stands direct from China? Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:56:20 -0600 IronFilm 16645@/talks/discussions As I already do sound seriously, I'd like to get into the lucrative career of sound gripping, thus looking at grip gear to get... specifically these combo stands on Aliexpress (sorry, I can't afford anything better on my $10/day rate!). Anybody tried them before, what do they think of them?

50 Ways To Use Gaff Tape Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:14:53 -0600 MikeLinn 15193@/talks/discussions

Fotodiox PopSpot Focusable Fresnel LED Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:10:58 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16562@/talks/discussions

The brand new light allows photographers and videographers to focus its powerful beam for fantastic precision, strong contrast and dramatic shadows. A simple twist focuses the PopSpot’s output from a 55° to 25° beam angle, and removable barn doors offer further control of the shape and direction of the light. We’ve even included a slot for a slide-in tungsten filter. It is available now on in three configurations: the PopSpot Focusable Fresnel, the PopSpot Focusable Fresnel + Battery Module, and the PopSpot Focusable Fresnel 3-Light Kit with Rolling Carrying Case.

Aputure Light Storm lights, CRI 98 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:50:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13604@/talks/discussions Small CRI 98 wide light


Larger panel, CRI 98, two options


Astrolux A01 small flashlight with 95 CRI Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:26:33 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16361@/talks/discussions image

If you want small cheap (around $10-12) light to add touches to your main set it can work.


Magic Green Screen Solution Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:07:32 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16359@/talks/discussions

Aputure M9 small light Sun, 17 Jul 2016 01:54:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15375@/talks/discussions

312S, 312DS, 576AVL, 1024AVL Lishuai led digital lights Sat, 02 Nov 2013 02:45:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8636@/talks/discussions 312S and DS, updated 312AS





576 led lights


1024 led lights



FloLight BladeLight Sat, 20 Feb 2016 15:14:33 -0700 MikeLinn 14619@/talks/discussions

Aputure COB 120t and 120d Lights Sun, 07 Aug 2016 09:44:29 -0600 MikeLinn 15486@/talks/discussions

lighting gear for interviews Wed, 09 Nov 2016 05:09:39 -0700 wordsofpeace 16016@/talks/discussions I'm looking to buy a couple of lights for interviews. I'd like to cover several eventualities, so this is my list. 1 x Aputure HR672S + Easy Frost diffuser 1 x Aputure H192C I'm thinking for a setup with more time and space to play with, I can use both lights, with the smaller one as fill. For run and gun interviews the on camera H192 will be used. Comments?

Review of 7 LED lights under $50 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:28:47 -0700 matt_gh2 16147@/talks/discussions

Aputure Amaran LED AL-198C and AL-H198C with adjustable color Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:39:53 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6261@/talks/discussions Aputure AL-198C led light

New hits in low price range.
Adjustable color temperature (about 3200k-6000k), battery indicator.
Can be used with popular Sony batteries.
You can also assembly big light system from multiple lights.


Available at our deals -

LED Evaluation Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:45:36 -0600 MikeLinn 15499@/talks/discussions

Lishuai Edge 1380 Soft Light Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:46:41 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15343@/talks/discussions

Lights color rendering database, 2016 Sun, 03 Jul 2016 16:10:46 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15315@/talks/discussions image

Sony A7RII HSS strobe recommendation? Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:09:57 -0600 olli66 15288@/talks/discussions I will wait paitently (lol) for the Sony TTL+HSS Wireless Flash Control System...but which strobe to buy?

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.

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