Jump to content

Which light to buy for Video / Photo in 2020 ?


Hayk
 Share

Recommended Posts

51 minutes ago, Thpriest said:

What about the best lightweight lights in 2020? I'm think one man band, everything in your backpack, camera (or 2), lenses, sound gear, tripod and lighting.

I'm thinking of getting a couple of Manfrotto Nano Plus Stands. At present I'm using Yongnuo 300s (size/power/size) but there must be something smaller and as powerful if not more powerful with beter CRI. Any ideas?

Quasar battery powered bi-color tube lights are great. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, Parker said:

Thanks , these are all good stuff but these c stands can hold 22lbs which is not enought for heavy lights as 300d ii or for others (the second option is really great), because i want to buy more versatile so is there any options even not in B&H but with capacity of holding 27/30/33lbs?

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 2/23/2020 at 8:06 PM, Parker said:

Mostly I use the light dome II on a C-stand (Matthews or Impact) but for much cheaper you can also use Impact heavy duty light stands, which are also quite a bit lighter and more portable. 

Yeah, Impact's 13 foot are really well made and a bargain. I've used them as a tripod before when I needed to film over a crowd. 

20 hours ago, IronFilm said:

C Stands are rather heavy! You'd want to buy them locally. Where are you?

Or do what I do, and buy Chinese C Stands direct from China. (not sure if that is a great idea currently though, you might be in for an extra long wait)

Links?! 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, Hayk said:

i'm located in Yerevan, but usually purchase through amazon/B&H/ebay/aliexpress so if you have the links please share it and yes China can work as well)

That is in Armenia, I suspect shipping would be a killer to order C Stands from B&H!!

Just put "C Stand" into the search bar of Aliexpress:

https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?trafficChannel=main&d=y&SearchText=C+Stand&ltype=wholesale&SortType=total_tranpro_desc&groupsort=1&CatId=0&page=1

 

1 hour ago, newfoundmass said:

Links?! 

See above!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, IronFilm said:

That is in Armenia, I suspect shipping would be a killer to order C Stands from B&H!!

Just put "C Stand" into the search bar of Aliexpress:

https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?trafficChannel=main&d=y&SearchText=C+Stand&ltype=wholesale&SortType=total_tranpro_desc&groupsort=1&CatId=0&page=1

 

See above!

Sure i will, thanks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Hayk said:

Thanks , these are all good stuff but these c stands can hold 22lbs which is not enought for heavy lights as 300d ii or for others (the second option is really great), because i want to buy more versatile so is there any options even not in B&H but with capacity of holding 27/30/33lbs?

The Aputure Light Storm C300d I see used on C Stands all the time.

The Aputure Light Storm C300d has a packaging weight of 25.5lbs, thus I'm sure the weight of the light itself is under 22lbs. 

But yes, if you're using it with a C Stand you'd definitely want to use it with a sandbag or two, and not try to get away with none. 

If you're going for something heavier duty than a C Stand then you're looking at the likes of a Combo Stand, which is even more expensive (and heavier! Thus much more expensive indeed to ship to Armenia).

Edit:
https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?trafficChannel=main&d=y&CatId=0&SearchText=combo+Stand&ltype=wholesale&SortType=total_tranpro_desc&groupsort=1&page=1

Hmmm... cheaper than I thought! Can be got for only US$200ish, with free shipping to NZ for a 3m or 4m Combo Stand. (don't bother with the low boy however. I'm tempted to get a low boy though as a mic stand)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, IronFilm said:

The Aputure Light Storm C300d I see used on C Stands all the time.

The Aputure Light Storm C300d has a packaging weight of 25.5lbs, thus I'm sure the weight of the light itself is under 22lbs. 

But yes, if you're using it with a C Stand you'd definitely want to use it with a sandbag or two, and not try to get away with none. 

If you're going for something heavier duty than a C Stand then you're looking at the likes of a Combo Stand, which is even more expensive (and heavier! Thus much more expensive indeed to ship to Armenia).

Edit:
https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?trafficChannel=main&d=y&CatId=0&SearchText=combo+Stand&ltype=wholesale&SortType=total_tranpro_desc&groupsort=1&page=1

Hmmm... cheaper than I thought! Can be got for only US$200ish, with free shipping to NZ for a 3m or 4m Combo Stand. (don't bother with the low boy however. I'm tempted to get a low boy though as a mic stand)

today i am gonna spend long time in search of best c stand on aliexpress )

thanks for quick reply

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...