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    Default LED lights

    I was at a wedding dinner last night. The pro photographer covering the event had two cameras - one for wide shots and one for standard shots (I guess - did not take a close look). On the one with wide lens was a standard pro-flash unit. But on her other camera, she had a small square unit mounted on the flash shoe that shone continuously LED lights when turned on.

    Question: any pros and cons for flash vs continuous LED?

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    Maybe she was using it for video.
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    From what i read, using continous light will be waste of battery and might distract you subject on a Digital Camera. I might be wrong, also like to know why the photographer do that.
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    the other camera could be a different brand from her first camera-with-flash-attached therefore maybe have flash compatibility issue .... thus need a constant light source to allow for shooting in A or S mode where the cam is able to take an exposure reading for the constantly lit scene?

    Can also consider just slapping on a dummy Yongnuo 460 and set cam at Manual and do same and adjust via +/-
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    more likely is using it for taking the video with DSLR,

    another way using this continuous light source is it as "fill light" when shooting 100% available light.
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    Default Re: LED lights

    if its similar to this one, its for video...


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    I use the china-made 160 LED set and think it's great as a fill light.. the throw and power is quite impressive. it's been around for a while so I was wondering, are there now any better ones for around the same price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by engrmariano View Post
    if its similar to this one, its for video...

    Yes, it is almost like this - but without the mike and the bracket... just camera + LED. So I guess it is for video. But why not a videocam? Hmm...

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    I use led lights for still and they are normally off camera. The drastic fall off of the lights make for some very nice pictures

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    think i agree with most, must be use for video, or maybe cld be a fill light for up close shots,

    TS did u see something like this...

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    how many batteries does this thing use or is the battery built-in ?

    where to get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    how many batteries does this thing use or is the battery built-in ?

    where to get?
    Mine (126 LED) use 6 AA batteries, you can get it from castwind or mchaint from Mass Sales.

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    Wow! Cool! How much is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarist View Post
    Wow! Cool! How much is it?
    $39.99 at linkdelight.com,126-LED with filter

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    For those interested in getting the LED lights in SG, following is a link to castwind (a marvelous CS seller)'s thread: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showp...89&postcount=4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    For those interested in getting the LED lights in SG, following is a link to castwind (a marvelous CS seller)'s thread: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showp...89&postcount=4
    hi brother

    tks alot!!!

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    there is this shop in sim lim tower specialize in LED light. i forgot which floor.
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    my fren said there's an Orient Photo at Sim Lim 6 floor selling cheap video lights in the range of $40-$200. hah! I'm going there now to check it out.
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    Are these LED lights good enough to replace studio strobe lights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    there is this shop in sim lim tower specialize in LED light. i forgot which floor.
    3rd floor, the shop in question I think is call E-top electronic. LED bulbs to LED strips.
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