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Aug 14, 2017 12:57 |  #1

Hey everyone, I'm really new to picking studio lighting and I'm looking for suggestions on less expensive LED lighting lighting that will be used for both Videography and Photography within my home. It not meant to move locations other then within the studio I am setting up and our dinning room. I work near B&H Photo Video in New York City but any suggestion on lighting or kits that I can also order would be greatly appreciated. I will be using a Canon 5D Mark II for most of the productions.




  
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Aug 14, 2017 23:40 |  #2

Are your subjects people or things?

If you are photographing things, your task becomes easier.

People are harder because you can't just lock everything down and take long exposures. LEDs put out a lot less light than strobes for still images. Lights which are strong enough to get stopped down exposures with reasonable shutter speed and ISO settings need to be pretty bright. This gets expensive and less comfortable for your subjects.

The main thing to look for is how consistent the color temperature is (indicated by cri number--higher is better, be sure it is at least 92, preferably higher). The second is to see that it is bright enough for your needs. Third is to determine if the modifiers you want to use will work (reflectors, softboxes, fresnels) or to use flags and scrims. Then see if you like the price.

Kino Flows, Arri Fresnels and such are video and movie standards. They will probably be more than you want to spend, but they form a good benchmark against which to compare your choices.

I haven't used the Aperture lights, but this appears to be an interesting offering and they have an incredibly inexpensive fresnel which goes on it and, because it uses a Bowens mount (widely used industry standard--the most common at this point), it is easy to find modifiers. Bowens may be going, but their standard has a life of its own.

https://www.aputure.co​m/products/ls-c120-1 (external link)


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Aug 15, 2017 10:09 |  #3

You could make some as illustrated HERE (external link).


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Aug 15, 2017 11:08 |  #4

Godox SL Series


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Aug 15, 2017 12:12 |  #5

bpalermini wrote in post #18428276 (external link)
You could make some as illustrated HERE (external link).

That is pretty cool. Might look into this if I have time to spare. Thank you.




  
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Aug 15, 2017 12:43 |  #6

For continuous lighting in L.E.D. on the cheap, I have been looking closely at experimenting with these.

http://www.homedepot.c​om …Light-R8694221B/207041053 (external link)

redneck video of it;
https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=fOj-wkyBnyM (external link)

Plug in or 18Volt battery option.

Haven't tried them yet though. 2500 lumens, not sure of that's enough for video.

Those Aputure Lightstorm lights look amazing though :)


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Sep 16, 2017 10:43 |  #7

abbadon31 wrote in post #18428322 (external link)
Godox SL Series

Has anyone used these?

EDIT: ok, decided to start a thread dedicated to discussing the SL series:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1486478


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