Lighting gear http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/lighting-gear/feed.rss Thu, 30 Mar 17 00:54:20 -0600 Lighting gear en-CA Light stands http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3718/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 ( http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140751914206 ), 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 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360441970480 or this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261055222703 (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!

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Combo stands direct from China? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16645/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?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4m-studio-Combo-Stand-Tripod-Load-20kg-for-Light-2k-5k-HMI-Compact-Par-1-2k/32265490574.html

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/PRO-3-4m-Combo-Stand-Tripod-load-40kg-for-Spotlight-5K-HMI-4K-M40/32796936968.html

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4m-Studio-Combo-Stand-Tripod-Load-20kg-for-Light-2k-5k-HMI-Compact-Par-1-2k/32596647221.html

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50 Ways To Use Gaff Tape http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15193/50-ways-to-use-gaff-tape- Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:14:53 -0600 MikeLinn 15193@/talks/discussions

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Fotodiox PopSpot Focusable Fresnel LED http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16562/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 FotodioxPro.com 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.

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CAME-TV Boltzen small led fresnels http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15727/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
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Aputure Light Storm lights, CRI 98 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13604/aputure-light-storm-lights-cri-98 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:50:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13604@/talks/discussions Small CRI 98 wide light

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http://www.personal-view.com/deals/lights-fresnels-led-kits/aputure-led-panels#aputure-light-storm-ls12w

Larger panel, CRI 98, two options

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http://www.personal-view.com/deals/lights-fresnels-led-kits/aputure-led-panels#aputure-light-storm-ls1-1c-and-1s

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Astrolux A01 small flashlight with 95 CRI http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16361/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.

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Magic Green Screen Solution http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16359/magic-green-screen-solution Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:07:32 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16359@/talks/discussions

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Aputure M9 small light http://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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312S, 312DS, 576AVL, 1024AVL Lishuai led digital lights http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8636/312s-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

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576 led lights

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1024 led lights

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FloLight BladeLight http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14619/flolight-bladelight Sat, 20 Feb 2016 15:14:33 -0700 MikeLinn 14619@/talks/discussions

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Aputure COB 120t and 120d Lights http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15486/aputure-cob-120t-and-120d-lights Sun, 07 Aug 2016 09:44:29 -0600 MikeLinn 15486@/talks/discussions

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lighting gear for interviews http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16016/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?

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Review of 7 LED lights under $50 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16147/review-of-7-led-lights-under-50 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:28:47 -0700 matt_gh2 16147@/talks/discussions

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Aputure Amaran LED AL-198C and AL-H198C with adjustable color http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6261/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.

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Available at our deals - http://www.personal-view.com/deals/lights-fresnels-led-kits/small-led-panels#aputure-al-h198

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LED Evaluation http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15499/led-evaluation Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:45:36 -0600 MikeLinn 15499@/talks/discussions

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Lishuai Edge 1380 Soft Light http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15343/lishuai-edge-1380-soft-light Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:46:41 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15343@/talks/discussions

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Lights color rendering database, 2016 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15315/lights-color-rendering-database-2016 Sun, 03 Jul 2016 16:10:46 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15315@/talks/discussions image

http://indiecinemaacademy.com/complete-led-color-database-cri-tlci-cqs-tm30-15/

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Sony A7RII HSS strobe recommendation? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15288/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?

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Aputure HR672 - High CRI 95 light http://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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DIY Photography LED Studio Lights http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15237/diy-photography-led-studio-lights- Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:53:52 -0600 MikeLinn 15237@/talks/discussions

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Chinese ARRI Fresnel lights, very good http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3551/-chinese-arri-fresnel-lights-very-good Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:15:33 -0600 kronstadt 3551@/talks/discussions I wonder if anyone in this forum has used Chinese Fresnel light that are available here at personal-view.com deals.

What's your opinion/recommendation?

I also wonder if anyone has used 800W Red Head Quartz Fresnel lights (for just £56, it seems to be a steel)

I understand that the LED is the new fashion and everyone is going after them. But which ones would you recommend in terms of good old fashioned fresnel lights? So far my requirements are Dimmer, Color temperature control, Barn doors and Fresnel lens. Should I look for other features when choosing? It would be awesome to have LED with Fresnel, but alas...

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ArgyllPRO ColorMeter2 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15125/argyllpro-colormeter2 Thu, 26 May 2016 00:27:42 -0600 alcomposer 15125@/talks/discussions Just found this. With lots of interest in iPhone style color meters, this looks like it can use your existing X-Rite style display calibration meter, and an Android tablet to capture the complete spectrum of on-set lighting. Very useful for accurate white balance. (.44 lighting is discussed)

http://www.argyllcms.com/pro/index.html
http://www.argyllcms.com

Tri-stimulus & Spectral measurement in Emissive, Ambient, Reflective, Transmissive & Flash measurement modes. Display Refresh rate.

Chromaticity and Spectral graphic display.

Configurable readouts of any measurement combination.

Current measurement, reference measurement and White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green Cyan, Blue and Magenta Primary measurement registers. CIE XYZ based tri-stimulus colorspaces: XYZ, Yxy, Yu'v', Lab*, LChab, Luv, LCh*uv & DIN99 Lab. Component differences between the Reference and the Measurement CIE XYZ based tri-stimulus colorspaces. Delta E between Reference and the Measurement: CIE Delta E 76, CIE Delta E 94,CIE Delta E 94 Textile, IE Delta E 2000, CMC Delta E 2:1, CMC Delta E 1:1, DIN99 Delta E. Density: Visual Density, Status A Density, Status M Density, Status T Density, Status E (DIN) Density, ISO Type 1 & 2 Density. Photography specific: Incident illuminance, reflected luminance, flash measurement, Exposure Value (EV), Interactive Exposure Calculator. Color Temperature, Delta Color Temperature, Black Body or Daylight, Correlated or DE2000, Kelvin or Mired. Configurable RGB colorspace including BT.709, BT.2020, DCI-P3, custom, BT.1886, Delta RGB, RGB or CMY Adjustment Direction. Color Rendering Index (CIE 1995 Ra + R9), Television Lighting Consistency Index (EBU TLCI-2012 Qa) Visual Contrast ARPANSA UV Exposure Web RGB, Visual Compare Swatches, Named Color, Named Color Visual Swatch, with installable CxF or ICC Palettes. Save and Restore ColorMeter and Instrument configurations.

Instruments supported: JETI specbos: 1211 & 1201 Image Engineering EX1 Klein: K1, K8, K10, K10-A X-Rite: DTP20, DTP94, ColorMunki Design or Photo, ColorMunki Create or Smile, Eye-One Display Pro, ColorMunki Display, OEM i1d3 instruments, Eye-One Pro2 Gretag-Macbeth: Eye-One Pro, Eye-One Monitor, Eye-One Display 1 or 2 or LT, HP DreamColor or APS, CalMAN X2, Huey Sequel Imaging: MonacoOPTIX Lacie Blue Eye DataColor: Spyder 2, Spyder 3, Spyder 4 & Spyder 5 SwatchMate Cube, with improved color accuracy. Video Test Pattern Generator (TPG) Capability: By making use of a ChromeCast, ColorMeter can act as an HDMI Video Test Patch and Test Card source. While the ChromeCast is not a bit perfect TPG, the use of dithering makes it accurate to within perceptual limits. It can be used to display one of six standard Test Cards, covering Display geometry, Probe locations, Low clipping, High clipping, Neutrals and Color ramps. It can also be used to display a test patch color that matches the reference RGB value Readout, which combined with continuous measurement mode and Delta E and RGB adjustment Readouts, gives color by color Video calibration capability. System Requirements: USB On The Go (OTG) capable Android tablet or phone.
Recommended screen size of 94 mm (3.7 inches) or greater. Android V4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later. USB OTG adapter lead. BlueTooth LE for connecting with SwatchMate Cube via Bluetooth.

The exact capabilities depend on the type of instrument you are using.

Current price looks like $99 so not cheep, but much cheeper than buying custom iPhone light meter, or dedicated light meter. Also you may already own the hardware for other calibration purposes!

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CAME-TV 1200W HMI http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14409/came-tv-1200w-hmi Sun, 10 Jan 2016 10:57:01 -0700 MikeLinn 14409@/talks/discussions

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Convert Your Fresnel to LED http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15041/convert-your-fresnel-to-led Wed, 04 May 2016 00:11:37 -0600 MikeLinn 15041@/talks/discussions

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Philips 98 CRI Fluorescent bulbs. http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14953/philips-98-cri-fluorescent-bulbs. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:40:29 -0600 Azo 14953@/talks/discussions Hey guys I built some DYI Kino flow style light banks and wanted to know if anybody used the Philips 98 CRI bulbs listed below.

http://www.amazon.com/25-Pack-Fluorescent-Philips-20905-6/dp/B005I422IG

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Simple bulb-holder + bulb options http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4059/simple-bulb-holder-bulb-options Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:10:59 -0600 kronstadt 4059@/talks/discussions I have recently purchased one of those eBay E27 bulb-holders that fit onto your light stand and also hold an umbrella. The sellers of these bulb-bolder have no clue what's the maximum wattage bulb you can fit into this.

Typically, these bulb holders are made to hold big fluorescent bulbs with an umbrella or a softbox.

They fit the standard E27 (ES) screw bulbs. So I'm wondering what other bulb options do we have with these bulb-holders? For example, I'm thinking of putting a 120W PAR38 bulb into it in order to achieve a very "spot" kinda light (for backlight). Another good use would be to use an ordinary bulb with some black foil. But then what wattage bulbs can fit to these?

So I'm wondering what other uses these bulb-holders have?

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LED lighting setup for interviews http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4452/led-lighting-setup-for-interviews Sun, 02 Sep 2012 16:43:23 -0600 5thwall 4452@/talks/discussions Hi everyone - haven't been around here much lately. Been happily busy with my GH2 shooting docs, corporate vids, etc... Thanks again to everyone who put time into the hack. You guys are great.

I was hoping to get some recommendations on lighting and grip gear. I have a budget of about $1500 US total for everything. I'll be doing a combo of Craigslist for the grip gear (found some c-stands and sandbags for a good price on there) and Amazon/Rest of the Web for the lights.

My main question is in regards to how many lights you all would recommend I get for a starter kit? There is a good deal on the CN-900 light over at ePhoto's site. I want to grab them quick, given the sale price. Not sure how much longer they'll be up for that price.

Light-wise, I was thinking about going with: 2 ePhoto CN-900 lights 1 ePhoto CN-600 light

Originally I was looking at getting 3 500-LED bi-color lights. They're cheaper, but I'm concerned about the amount of light in a larger room.

I read that Vitaliy recommends bi-color lights. But I'm not sure if the budget will quite work out for me on this one. It looks like I'll have to gel the single color lights.

This is primarily for interviews, both interior and exterior with a battery. I've read about a couple options on batteries.

Also, I will be shooting a short in the next couple of weeks. It's a single location, single-camera sitcom-style short. The main location will be a (hopefully) medium to large basement-style room.

Thanks!

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Which off camera strobe lights would you recommend for GH4? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14786/which-off-camera-strobe-lights-would-you-recommend-for-gh4 Sun, 13 Mar 2016 17:50:05 -0600 cindy6 14786@/talks/discussions Hi all,

I'm looking for 1-2 off camera strobes for my GH4 for an upcoming shoot. Heard the Panny FL360L isn't too great. So what would you guys recommend instead?

Thanks!

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Inexpensive studio flash recomendation http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14693/inexpensive-studio-flash-recomendation Wed, 02 Mar 2016 23:32:35 -0700 Eimulis 14693@/talks/discussions Could you guys recommend some inexpensive studio flash kit?

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