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#1 Dave Plake

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 04:28 PM

Could someone explain how and why a ringlight is used? It seems to me a ring around the lens aiming directly at the subject at 5600K. A soft source. What is its application though?
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 05:19 PM

Could someone explain how and why a ringlight is used? It seems to me a ring around the lens aiming directly at the subject at 5600K. A soft source. What is its application though?
Thanks!


Mainly just for glamorous, shadowless portrait lighting of women.
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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 05:22 PM

Hi,

Or very small things which are so close to the lens that the camera itself shadows them. Usually in macro photography, but also used in non-cinematographic applications like machine vision for robots and microscopy.

Phil
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