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Lighting options for 15mm sigma

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Hey Crew,

 

I'm trying to get my head around lighting for video.

 

Does anyone have any recommended reading? Or some good entry - mid level lighting suggestions?

 

Any tips on the basics?

 

Thanking you!

Cal

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Hi Cal,

 

I now it isn't specific to lighting, but in general, fisheye looks pretty weird for video...

 

It is an acquired taste, but not one that I like!

 

In terms of wide-angle lighting, it is similar to lighting wide-angle scenes on land-expose for the background and use lights to pick up subject and to reduce shadows..

 

Adam

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Thanks Adam!

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I use the Sigma 15mm with 3 INON Z-240 strobes (left - center - right to get 180° illuminated,

3 video lamps with soft corners and 100°+ beam with should also do the trick in clear water.
Keep in mind that you will need very powerful video lights to illuminate more than half a meter distant and poor viz make the use of the center strobe/light difficult.

CFWA would be possible with 2000 lumen lights, but as Adam mentioned, video with a fisheye, even the Sigma 15mm look wired due the distorted sides.

If you can keep your camera perfectly horizontal, center the subject and shoot in the blue or on sand, the distortions become somehow invisible

 

Chris

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