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    ..large format portrait lighting with led light plates..

    ..hi..

    ..recently a friend of mine and me converted from two speed graphics to two chamonix f1s which we like a lot..

    ..until now we did a lot of landscape but shifted to portraiture recently..

    ..we have two halogen lights for construction sites (which seems to be the usual way at the start....) but are planning to do the lighting more seriously..

    ..we dont want to use flashes as its easier for us to judge the lighting when using continuous light..

    ..does anybody here have experience with led light plates..?
    ..do they provide enough light..?
    ..its really hard to judge from the sellers sites how much light they give..
    ..we are thinking about 180-210-300mm on 4x5 with f16-f22..tripod of course..
    ..until now we had to deal with times from 1/8 to 1/16 which is apparently too long to get bitingly sharp portraits..(okok..i understand that nobody wants to get BITINGLY sharp portraits but you know what i mean..:-)..)..

    ..any advice highly appreciated..

    ..best regards, erik..

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    Re: ..large format portrait lighting with led light plates..

    I have 3 large led panels, for video, 1000 watt each equivalent and I prefer studio flash units, for stills, with strong adjustable modeling lights. I use Paul C Buff.

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    Re: ..large format portrait lighting with led light plates..

    yes.
    and yes, they have enough output.
    these are wicked bright and create a large source-http://www.mactechled.com/
    you can buy similar 4ft tubes to the ones the mac techs use on ebay/amazon.

    other brands-
    arri.com
    litepanels.com
    kinoflo.com
    molerichardson.com

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    Re: ..large format portrait lighting with led light plates..

    I did not know Led T-8 tubes were available. They look good on ebay. I will have buy some.

    Quote Originally Posted by vinny View Post
    yes.
    and yes, they have enough output.
    these are wicked bright and create a large source-http://www.mactechled.com/
    you can buy similar 4ft tubes to the ones the mac techs use on ebay/amazon.

    other brands-
    arri.com
    litepanels.com
    kinoflo.com
    molerichardson.com

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    Re: ..large format portrait lighting with led light plates..

    ..thanks a lot, guys..
    ..i think we know where we are heading..:-)..

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