erwin's ring light pics
Posted 27 March 2004 - 09:41 AM
I saw a picture at the steadicenter.com site of a ring-light mounted on a 435. Do you remember what kind it is and where you rented it from? Or is it yours? Thanks in advance.
I went to the same machinist here in Taiwan who made my practice cage, and he wants about 800 bucks to build an aluminum ring-light. Seems pretty f-ed up to me.
Posted 27 March 2004 - 03:45 PM
Posted 27 March 2004 - 10:26 PM
Posted 28 March 2004 - 01:46 AM
It all depends on the light output that you want. I just did a shot with a kinoflo ringlight (small, about 10 inch dia.) and was not impressed with the output. With a stop of around 5.6 and on 320T I had to put the model as close as 80-100 cms to have a bit of effect.
The connector part on he lamp annoyed me because it makes a dark segment in the circle that is reflected in the eyes.
The one I made for around 50$ and a lot of work had 8 150 watt halogen lamps so a total output of 1200 watts and that starts to make a difference. Specially with Steadicam, you have a bit more room to manouver, but it is huge and sometimes awkward to handle and to balance.
It weighted around 3 kgs and was of course wired to a dimmer so a gaffer could adjust the output a bit while moving.
Considering the work that you have to put into making a good, lightweight system, you can expect a bill like that if you have it made in a workshop. So do it yourself if you want it cheap. Nobody is paying you anyway in your spare/free time so that´s the first saving!
Rob van Gelder, Bangkok, Thailand
Posted 08 May 2004 - 01:39 PM
good output then it isn't going to come cheap.
We have one that takes all comers on and weighs just over a 1lb 8oz,
or 700g in new money. More punchy than the Kino ringlight and
battery powered. 12v - 24v.
Dimmable and fits onto the lens or on Arri 19mm bars or Panavision PV
Oh and it's tungsten or daylight balanced.
for more details.