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#1 John Young

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:57 PM

Greetings!

I have been given some of those multi-head continuous lights. They came with these energy saving lights that are SUPPOSE to be 6500K (compact fluorescent). They were a free "rental" from a friend. They came with lovely huge softboxes, but I don't know if I should use them.

I'll be shooting indoor and outdoor scenes with Fuji 500T. For the outdoor scenes, I'll have to wait and see what the weather is like as far as lighting goes. But, for the indoor, I have some tungsten lights (MoleQuartz 1k's) which I shape and defuse according to look, along with whatever the practicals are on location.

What is the proper way to mix these lights? I love the softbox look (sometimes), and the unit has standard e26 regular base. If I change over to some sort of hot lamp, I am worried about heat, and melting the softbox. If I mix the Quartz Halogen and these weird "6500K" CF's what will be the result? Also, If I ONLY use the softboxes with NO tungsten, can I effectively use an 80A filter inside?

Or should I just use all the lights I have and worry about it in post (I hate to do that).
I also hate NOT to use the lights, as they were free for the month.
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 03:04 PM

Why not just put full CTO on the softbox...
80A filter eats up way too much light for a camera (2 stops, so you're not at a 125 asa).
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#3 John Young

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 08:13 PM

YES! Why didn't I think of that first?! It never occurred to me to gel the soft box!

Also, if anyone else is reading this, I did discover that they DO indeed make a 3500k CFL blub that works in these types of photo lamps.

Thanks!
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