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ben730

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BRONCOLOR LED F160
« on: September 08, 2019, 09:30:02 am »

Hi
Has somebody experiences with the new BRONCOLOR LED F160? I need flicker free light
for some slow motion movies and normally use Broncolor flashes for photography. HMI light seems to be too expensive to invest...
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Ben

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Re: BRONCOLOR LED F160
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 06:26:02 am »

Nobody?  :(

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Re: BRONCOLOR LED F160
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2019, 04:40:12 pm »

I donīt have personal experience, thatīs why I didnīt chime in earlier. While they look interesting, reading the specs I doubt the light will be strong enough for high speed / slow mo shots. If you donīt need this kind of light very often renting might be the smartest move. Big tungstens (which work excellent if you donīt have thermal critical objects) are dirt cheap, HMIīs (even the high speed ones) might suffer from arc wandering, I suggest to do a personal test. Have fun!

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Re: BRONCOLOR LED F160
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2019, 08:13:35 pm »

Ulf
Thanks for your appreciated replies.
I think light is the most important instrument of photography.
Your work on your website is outstanding, hands down.
Maybe that's the reason why your replies are always very helpful and based on experience.

Back to the topic:
I ordered and already received a F160.

Tungstens with 2K or more are really too hot....And 2K is the minimum....
(To rent something is also too time consuming here in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Pick up and bring back time takes more than 3.5 hours,
and I want to pay my assistances enough to survive....so buying is o.k...I think)

First impression:
The colours look how they have to, there is no hole. It's my first impression, but I think this is very important!
The light is not strong! The Power is more ore more less similar to the modelling light of the Pulso G/650 W Halogen.
(So it's a little bit less than the 650 W modelling light  :()
With the Satellite you need 2 stands. (But then, it's bright!)
I would say it's not bright enough (limited) with diffusors and paras for 100-400 ISO.
I'm happy to have one and I'm sure it will solve some of my problems.

Next week I have to do some close up water shots with max. 240 fps and the F160 will solve my problems...
But I'm looking forward to a brighter version....

Regards,
Ben











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