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#1 Rocco

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 04:14 PM

Hey there! I'm thinking to get few new lights for my "studio" and for now i've used DIY continuous lighting. My principal question is: can i buy 3 strobes for photography and use the modeling light instead of using simple fluorescent lights? I'm asking this because i like both video and photography and i'm searching for a type of lights that i can use in both applications, where i can put umbrellas or softboxes on them. It's worth buying them? what is the temperature of the modeling light?

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#2 Mei Lewis

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:53 AM

The temperature is usually tungsten, and you can use them for video too, BUT they're not very powerful at all, and with a modifier even less powerful.


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#3 Paul Salmons

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 11:03 AM

If you do decide to pick up the strobes and just need some more basic soft light, maybe look into picking up a few china balls. Super cheap and look great at the cost of being hard to control the light. You can get them in all kinds of different wattages as well. I think the strobe modeling light is usually about the equivalent of a 75w bulb.


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#4 dan green

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 02:16 AM

hey.. Why strobes only? You should go for LED lights. LED lights has replaced the strobes. LED is a professional technique for cinematographers. Fresnel lights are perfect for both video and photography. 

http://www.dvcity.co...snel-Light.html


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