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    Anyone use led light instead of flash on camera and how are the results?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Anyone use led light instead of flash on camera and how are the results?
    so far ok bah. less power i guess i'm using my handphone dual leds

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    Default Re: Led light on camera?

    Yes, there's a few macro shooters who did that before. Results are very nice as well. In case you are looking for something more convenient and willing to pay, LitePanel does offers this solution. http://www.litepanels.com/lp/product...raphy_led.html

    Personally, I find it too expensive .

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    personally, i find that the led lights give quite a nasty bluish/cool colour tone to the image.... which is quite unpleasant (though u can tweak the white balance later)

    just my 1cents worth..
    Last edited by devilry; 20th December 2010 at 09:41 PM.

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    i think LED lights more for video usage.. but still can use la with dslr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Anyone use led light instead of flash on camera and how are the results?
    i could use flash, i could use led, but results still come out lousy..
    its more the person than the gear i think..

    its useful cutting down on the AF hunting time when u do some types of macro work..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Anyone use led light instead of flash on camera and how are the results?
    what effect would you like to achieve? "deer caught in car head light"
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    Default Re: Led light on camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Anyone use led light instead of flash on camera and how are the results?


    Yo Sion...

    Led Light Painting of subject over 30 secs exposure. No colour balance problem as you can see. Think you can see a faint image of me painting with the torch on the right heheh... You have to go to my photo gallery to see the actual larger size. Frankly I use LED to light a lot of my shots in the last few years heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post


    Yo Sion...

    Led Light Painting of subject over 30 secs exposure. No colour balance problem as you can see. Think you can see a faint image of me painting with the torch on the right heheh... You have to go to my photo gallery to see the actual larger size. Frankly I use LED to light a lot of my shots in the last few years heh.

    Great shot!

    Basically I want to use a led light for a point and shoot camera as the on-camera flash is inherently weak. It's mainly for family snapshots.

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    Default Re: Led light on camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Great shot!

    Basically I want to use a led light for a point and shoot camera as the on-camera flash is inherently weak. It's mainly for family snapshots.
    generally, people will be more comfortable with flash than a continuous light source pointed at them, but LED light are more gentle than hot light source.
    you should able to get more neutral result with blending with ambient light.

    hope this help.
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    Dracula-look or other types of feel depends more on the angle/direction/position of the light source than the type of light source

    Below shot with a 36 bulb LED panel last week

    the shadows are not as 'harsh' vs a regular flash

    these panels are usually no more than the size of your palm... often smaller



    Last edited by ed9119; 21st December 2010 at 01:54 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    Cool! I like the look and feel of this photo.

    The light just beside the camera?

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    Default Re: Led light on camera?

    BUt LED light that is static and aiming at a human subject might not be strong enough. I do my product shoot and like my bike by painting. I would run the light allover the bike and let the camera's CMOS sensor "soak" in the lighted scene. I control the intensity but with a human, you are worry about them moving...even if a bit.. it can effect the shoot due to blurring of minute movement heh.

    But I have seen those multi LED lights lighting system used for illumination which some folks use it to light up a photo scene of a portrait. But I have not tried that. Shooting people not my scene heheheh... apart from making funny shots of people at gatherings and then DI it. hahahah..

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