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UncleFai

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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?
 

Rashkae

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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.
 

ed9119

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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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catchlights

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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.
 

Sausage

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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?
 

UncleFai

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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...
 

cutecdo

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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 :)
 

akerue

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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...

warning super heavy...;p
 

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