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#1 MortenHansen


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:08 PM

Hi everyone!

I am looking at getting myself a video/focus light.

Was looking at the Sola1200 video at first, but then I saw the photo version with the red light and thought that would be nice.

Now, my question is: What is the difference between video/photo except for the fact that the photo has a red light built in?

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

I think the video lights have both broad and more focused beams (flood vs. spot) instead of the red, at least the older 1200 were that way.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

Bill's right, the Photo version is a 60 degree beam with roughly 1200 lumens white and 300 red also @ 60. The dive light and video light have a 60 degree flood and a 12 degree spot. All three have three power levels. 1200, 600, and 300.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

Now, my question is: What is the difference between video/photo except for the fact that the photo has a red light built in?

I dive with dual Sola video 1200s and my GoPro and LOVE them.

I dove a month or so ago with a buddy who had a single 1200 dive version. What I noticed underwater looking at the two beams side-by-side, is that the dive version has a slightly yellow cast to it. I thought my video version was a whiter, more daylight type of beam. Personally, I prefer the look (color temp) of the video version.

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