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#1 svenstad

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:09 AM

Anyone out there with any experience of the Epoque EL-1000 A-105 Video light?
 
I haven't found any useful reviews on it yet. From the data it seems to be a light that fits my needs and budget, but I want to have response from someone with some real experience from it.
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:54 AM

Hi Sven,

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.

 

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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?

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:16 AM

I have this focus light that I use on a Canon S95 I also have two sola video 1200 so I can give you a good comparison As focus light the Epoque works perfectly, the setting at 10% power or the 50% are the most used. With 100% you can do a night dive but you blind other people. Colour temperature is not an issue for stills. I do not use it for video but I know someone that does (two). Most likely you need to white balance or set a colour temperature as 7000 is outside the auto white balance range of some cameras Other than that a fine light at great price

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:52 AM

Thanks Interceptor121. That was the kind of response I was hoping for.



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 06:37 AM

Some pictures using the Epoque El-1000 as focus light

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