Posted 30 October 2011 - 04:25 AM
Thanks for your input Drew. Yes, most of my filming will be local but its always good to have a travel friendly rig isn't it?
Thank you too for pointing up the low light limitations of camcorders to this video 'newbee'. Maybe I need to dig deeper and consider a higher specification rig? In which case, I expect Messrs Gates may need to have my name on a housing...
If I do take the step of a higher specification rig, no doubt the size and weight will increase (as well as the price!) in which case umbilical video lights may be an appropriate consideration. However if I decide to stay with plan A (the L&M Bluefin), self-contained lamps would be the desirable option.
I took a look at the Green Force Squids at the recent NEC dive show as I already own a couple of GF Fun Star battery packs. However I was advised that as these battery packs run on 8 x NiMh AAs (9.6 volt) the power of the Squid light heads would be reduced to about 85% of their (12 volt) potential. The performance of the Squid with either Hybrid 8 or Flexi II battery packs seems fairly good at around 120 degree coverage and 1500 lumens which is certainly an improvement on the Sola 1200. It would be good to know from anyone who has used this lighting option.
Edited by Timmoranuk, 30 October 2011 - 04:27 AM.
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