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Here is the lamp I told you about yesterday!

Posted on Friday, September 28, 2007 at 04:04PM by Registered Commenterkennethlinge in , | Comments1 Comment

Working on a movie in Paris in 1982 ( yes, I am getting old)  I was introduced to portable battery powered tungsten lights and I been in love with them ever since. The lamps we used cost A LOT of money and most of them spread the light a lot and were usually only useful late in the day, evening. Long story short, about 6 years ago I was at a Target store and saw these lamps saying 3 million candle lights (a terminology normal in the movie business not in photography) I thought wooooow that is bright, and bought one to test it out. Since then I've been hooked.

It is so bright in the middle, I diffuse it, bounce it, sometimes use it clear, but be careful with people's eyes if you get close. Mostly I diffuse it with the difussion foil covered 8×10 inch frame you see in the picture. If we want the light bluer, since it is about 3400K, we use the sheet of 1/4 blue conversion foil, the more we fold it the more blue it gets. Have fun using it, wonderful to take away raccoon eyes on cloudy days etc., etc.........Vector3millblog.jpg

Reader Comments (1)

Aha! I remember you mentioning these before. I've been craving portable constant lights - got portable flash down to a T, but constants would be so useful. In which country is this 'Target' store? Could I order these over the internet, do you think?

Keep it up, Kenneth. All the best

November 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhoenix

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