I plan to use the lights for shooting video with my T2i (mostly 10-17 FE) and GoPro.
I am trying to decide between the Sola 2000 Flood and the AOI RGBlue System01. I assume the Sola 2000 would be the "safe" choice, but the RGBlue appears to have some advantages: wider beam, more even light, replaceable battery pack. Disadvantages: A little larger, a little heavier.
Thanks for any advice/information.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to compare side by side RGBlue and Sola 2000 at the shop.
The RGBlue has a superb build. And it seems to have a wider and more pleasant beam.
The downside (IMHO) is the same of the Sola: On/Off and power selection buttons are on the top side of the body.
I had the Sola 2000 and while on land it seems to be a good choice I found it PITA underwater. If you have your lights on medium length arms is a little bit awkward to use. Moreover the Sola have battery indicator (again on top) with a led color scale Of course underwater you cannot distinguish orange from green so it's pretty useless.
On RGBlue you control power and On/Off pressing two metallic buttons on the upper side. I think it will be more awkward than Sola.
Imho best place for switch and power indicators is the back of the light.
I don't know if you had the opportunity to check them side by side in your hands. eventually I will shot some photo at the shop this afternoon.
Edit: to tun On/Off thhe light you have to press two buttons simultaneously
Edited by Davide DB, 06 June 2013 - 05:33 AM.