Price trends for incandescent/halogen lighting equipment?
Posted 02 April 2010 - 05:17 PM
It recently occured to me that basically all digital cameras (that I know of) are daylight balanced. And the current trend seems to be towards digital capture.
Everyone who has used conversion filters with tungsten lamps (incandescent/halogen) to get daylight color balance knows what a hack it is, light loss and power (and filter!) consumption and all...
What does this mean for owning native tungsten balanced lighting equipment? So far prices have been quite stable, so lighting equipment has always been a good investment. But will it stay like that? Used HMI prices always have been much higher, but it seeems to me that this trend has increased with all the Red owners looking for daylight balanced lighting equipment. Let's say I buy a used halogen Dedo kit for a 4-digit-amount of dollars now... with the 100 Watt dedos this kit will be basically useless once you start to filter the lamps for daylight... will anyone care for this stuff in 5 to 10 years?
Yes, you can still use it with tungsten film. But the general demand on the market will dictate price, and in case everyone shoots daylight the market will be flooded with native tungsten balanced equipment.
Your thoughts on this?
Posted 02 April 2010 - 05:40 PM
Posted 03 April 2010 - 03:42 AM
Maybe dynamic range of the camera will grow so large that you don't have to worry about any of this. But I somewhat doubt it...
Posted 03 April 2010 - 04:37 AM
Posted 03 April 2010 - 05:12 AM
I fully agree that incandescent/halogen looks better than HMI, though... it's just the question whether you can translate these good looks to your captured image data...
Posted 03 April 2010 - 08:50 AM
Posted 03 April 2010 - 12:15 PM
Posted 03 April 2010 - 12:45 PM
Stephen, how do you come to this conclusion? It may be that Red's M sensor is especially problematic here, but the general issue exists with all digital cameras so far?
I took over a small TV show shooting with 4 x EX3's , all tungsten lights, because of heat I am running now the lights at 50%, white balance says 2600K can't see any noise at all. I want to open the lenses wider so will probably play with the lights at 33-35% soon!
Red started from scratch with the M sensor, the MX sensor does not have an issue or any DSLR I have ever owned made by Nikon, go figure!