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Suley Suleman
Softbox advise needed asap
on Mar 13, 2012 at 7:46:34 pm

Hi Guys, hope your all well! Basically i need your help picking a lighting option for this Friday. Basically i need to order something by tomorrow morning since were supposed to be going to a Film Festival on Friday and will be interviewing Talents.

Now im not sure if there will be any power source but im hoping there is. So fingers crossed.

Now ive done some quick reading and since i will be shooting interviews only i want i need to pick which would be the most suitable of the softboxes i have found. I dont really seem to understand the watts thing with these and able to see what is good and what is not. So im hoping you guys can help me :)

Option 1 - 1250 Watts 2*125W (600w equivalent) 5400K - 60 x 70

Option 2 - 425w 85W 50x70cm

Option 3 - 1000W 2x 125W(525W equ) 50 x 70

Option 4 - 125W 50 x 70

Option 5 - Not a softbox but was demo video here

seems good.

I would really appreciate if someone can pick one or advise me whats good and what i should be looking for sine im seeming to get confused by all these watt's etc. The only reason i have included option 5 is since i am unsure as if there will be any plug sockets around and may be tricky


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Brent Dunn
Re: Softbox advise needed asap
on Mar 20, 2012 at 3:53:04 pm

I use a lowell softbox rated at 1000 watts. 1000 is a lot of light. You'll probably only use 250-500 watts for an interview.

Make sure you can use change the bulb. I bought a 500 & 750 bulb for different lighting needs. Also, make sure you have a dimmer switch with it to adjust how much lighting you need on site.

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