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Jan 26, 2017 18:29 |  #1

I know it's a continuous light, but does anyone have any thoughts about the Rotolight versus a good studio strobe?




  
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Jan 26, 2017 20:47 |  #2

Studio strobes all the way.


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Jan 27, 2017 04:14 |  #3

LED lights make it easy to see what you will get.

It is hard to get enough light for the kind of exposure typically made with flash in a studio, say f8, 1/125sec, ISO 100. With continuous light, you will typically raise the ISO, open up the lens and slow down the shutter.

Continuous lights often need to be fairly bright, which can be uncomfortable for some subjects.

Good work has been done with continuos and with strobe. You need to pick what works for you.

I don't have experience with the Rotolight, so I can't comment specifically.


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Jan 27, 2017 07:20 |  #4

F2Bthere wrote in post #18256633 (external link)
LED lights make it easy to see what you will get.

It is hard to get enough light for the kind of exposure typically made with flash in a studio, say f8, 1/125sec, ISO 100. With continuous light, you will typically raise the ISO, open up the lens and slow down the shutter.

Continuous lights often need to be fairly bright, which can be uncomfortable for some subjects.

Good work has been done with continuos and with strobe. You need to pick what works for you.

I don't have experience with the Rotolight, so I can't comment specifically.

Thank you for the feedback. That is what I've been thinking.




  
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