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    Is there a strobe-video light combo?

    I'm interested in doing some video with the Mark II and would like to avoid having to buy two different lighting sets... is there a combo that anyone makes? If so, is it worth the $$$?

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    Re: Is there a strobe-video light combo?

    Ikelite's DS-161 is the only combo I am aware of, but it falls short on the video light side. Ike claims 500 lumens, but I think that's a stretch. Even if it was, 500 lumens is a drop in the bucket for video, and it's 45 degree beam will not be wide enough if you are shooting the mk II with a wide lens. Great strobe though.

    Other strobes have bright 'modeling' lights, but the best of them are only around 200 lumens or so, and burning them for over 30 minutes consecutively will overheat the strobe and burn out the circuit units.

    Best to use strobes and video lights. While in Cayman I had a 7d, using 2 Inon Z240's and 2 FIX LED1000 lights for video mode. When rigged properly it is a streamlined setup, and not any more cumbersome than strobes alone.

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    Re: Is there a strobe-video light combo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tienuts  View Original Post
    Ikelite's DS-161 is the only combo I am aware of, but it falls short on the video light side. Ike claims 500 lumens, but I think that's a stretch. Even if it was, 500 lumens is a drop in the bucket for video, and it's 45 degree beam will not be wide enough if you are shooting the mk II with a wide lens. Great strobe though.

    Other strobes have bright 'modeling' lights, but the best of them are only around 200 lumens or so, and burning them for over 30 minutes consecutively will overheat the strobe and burn out the circuit units.

    Best to use strobes and video lights. While in Cayman I had a 7d, using 2 Inon Z240's and 2 FIX LED1000 lights for video mode. When rigged properly it is a streamlined setup, and not any more cumbersome than strobes alone.

    Tony
    Thanks Tony, I was just looking at the Ikelite 4061 SubStrobe DS-161 Strobe/ Video Light Combo. It does look like a low output for video lights. Didn't know focus lights could burn up the strobe... don't know if that applies to the ys-250, but thanks for mentioning it, I have definitely left them on for long periods of time already.

    thanks for the feedback!
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