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Nov 12, 2015 21:50 |  #1

So I have wanted to start looking into getting lighting. I'd prefer it to be continuous but a continuous light that can run either plugged in or on batteries because I shoot a lot outside so the battery power would be needed. Cost doesn't matter as I will start saving, but, I would prefer if it is at least reasonably priced. Any ideas? I just want something versatile.


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Nov 12, 2015 22:03 |  #2

Ilovetheleafs wrote in post #17781848 (external link)
So I have wanted to start looking into getting lighting. I'd prefer it to be continuous but a continuous light that can run either plugged in or on batteries because I shoot a lot outside so the battery power would be needed. Cost doesn't matter as I will start saving, but, I would prefer if it is at least reasonably priced. Any ideas? I just want something versatile.

Battery operated continuous lights aren't really an option. To power continuous lights powerful enough to do the job you would need a portable generator. Why do you feel you need continuous?

Flash is more portable, considerably more comfortable for your subject, and the power and ability to freeze motion are also beneficial.




  
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Nov 12, 2015 22:07 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #3

Because I shoot both video and stills. I also have a generator I could use.


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Nov 12, 2015 22:23 |  #4

You can get some large bright LED panels/lights. They aren't cheap however.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …5610_1000w_led_​light.html (external link)

Strobes are going to be more versatile overall though.

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Nov 12, 2015 22:28 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #5

any recommendations on those? Like I said ultimately budget won't be a concern I just want an idea of how much I should set aside.


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Nov 13, 2015 02:43 |  #6

If you shoot both stills and video you should realise that the lighting requirements differ so greatly it's ridiculous to look for a one - stop solution.

Pro news crews use large banks of LED's, not cheap but they do the job. BTW the job is less than technically brilliant. For proper continuous lighting outdoors, go and watch a TV drama or film crew: You start with a number of trucks, and a team of technicians, it then works as well for filming as ....

For stills, a few relatively inexpensive flash solutions, depending whether you're looking to overpower bright ambient. Look at the Adorama Rovelight if you're in the US as the best bang for buck solution. If money is no object, there's a load of options topped out by the Profoto B1.


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