Epoque EL-1000 light
Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:09 AM
Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:54 AM
it depend for what you would like to use this light.
Looking at the specs i noticed: Colour temperature: 7000K
A color temperature of 700o kelvin is ice cold bluish and will look ugly on videos and pictures without color correction.
1000 Lumen is probably too much for a focus light but ways too less for a video light except for night or very deep dives.
For the price it can be a nice focus light and Epoque usually build nice sturdy things.
Nikon D800 - Sigma 15mm - Nikon 105mm Micro VR - Hugyfot Housing - 3 Inon Z-240 strobes - 2x2 8'' ULCS arms
Posted 04 June 2013 - 12:09 AM
I agree that 7000K will look ugly, but I will use it only for focus light and if the light from the strobes will dominate the lamp light will not be seen on the picture. I will probably use the 50% setting when used for focusing and 100% only when hunting for stuff to take pictures of.
The LEDs with the highest efficiency (lumen/watt) are the ones with unpleasantly high color temp. Warm-white LEDs usually have lower efficiency.
Aren’t there anyone with 1st hand experience from this light?
Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:16 AM
Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:52 AM
Thanks Interceptor121. That was the kind of response I was hoping for.