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Hello!

So I've encountered a lot glare with my current night shooting setup. I'm looking for a nice/large continuous softbox lighting setup for shooting video on a table.
What can I get for around $200?

Thanks for reading. smile.gif
Edited by frickfrock999 - 11/26/12 at 7:03pm
post #2 of 31
Another solution is a polarizer.
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Any examples?
post #4 of 31
Watch his candy reviews. Papaya points man.
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Originally Posted by soymilk View Post

for the price, these are pretty decent.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SCGY5S/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=otcdl-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creativeASIN=B002SCGY5S
did you want a continuous white background?

Nah, I'm not worried about the background. All I want is a powerful box that'll eliminate glare/hot spots.
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If you're a DIY type of guy, I would recommend building your own cheap ripoff kinoflo lights

I was gonna link to a youtube video, but I noticed someone here built a rig like that and did a write up
http://www.overclock.net/t/1288288/diy-fluorescent-panel-light-aka-kino-flo
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Originally Posted by soymilk View Post

for the price, these are pretty decent.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SCGY5S/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=otcdl-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creativeASIN=B002SCGY5S

did you want a continuous white background?

no. those are terrible all around in quality. and the light output is not going to be anywhere near what 2000W would look like lol also putting a softbox around fluorescent lights is hilariously dumb. those lights already have a diffused quality it them because of the way those bulbs work. the softbox would not soften the light but really just function as a diffuser if anything

if you are going to go cheap like that. get some clamp lights at home depot and make diffusers out of wax paper.


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Con Man! Just who I wanted to see!
What do you recommend sir? biggrin.gif
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if its just for your reviews. i say go for the clamp lights attached to 2 chairs at 45degree angles to your main subject. go for standard 2 point lighting. you can even add more for 3 point lighting or even more.

clamp lights will attach to just about anything and you can slap one of those big bulbs in them for lots of light, the make big fluorescent bulbs that are seen in that kit. only problem is you are limited by that kit that was linked. those clamp lights can get closer and in tight spaces that a tradition light that has low lumens just cant do.

if you want to soften the light up because you are using brighter lights that arent fluorescent then you can put wax paper over the front to soften it up. i keep a roll of wax paper with me on every video set just for that purpose of a down 'n' dirty way to soften light up

other options are much more expensive. i would tell you to stay away from fresnel lights because they generate heat which isnt good for reviewing chocolate tongue.gif

so you can either go with a fluorescent kit or snag some LED panel lights.

i have a review of a small LED panel that i bought for my camera that works fantastically.
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