Studio Light H E L P M E

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  1. SethAlbritton

    SethAlbritton TPF Noob!

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    I have sb900's, but I want a light whose beam I can concentrate and make a very narrow beam. So, if you could give me a few options on lights for my studio, I would appreciate it. Thank you
     
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    Use a snoot.
     
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    You can do that with your 900's.... they're called snoots. Take something like a piece of thin cardboard or black construction paper and wrap into a tube around your flashhead to concentrate the beam. The longer the snoot, the narrower the beam.

    DIY - Homemade Speedlite "Snoot" | DIYPhotography.net
     
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    Or even zoom it to 200mm, and see what that gets you. Then go from there. If that's not enough, ^^^^^^^^^^^
     
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    Snoots do work and zooming do ok, However, i know there are certain lights that can concentrate the light as a feature. i'm looking for one of these.

    The zoom is not as concentrated as I want and I'm also getting a new set of lights so on this set of lights I would like for them to have that feature.


    Also, thanks for the responses.
     
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    So are you looking for a modifier for your sb-900s or for your new lights? What kind of lights are you getting? That would help alot.

    Well, maybe you mean grid spots? Pretty much you options from focuses and tightening studio lights are barn doors, grid spots, and snoot, ranging from less to more tight control.
     
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    Speedotron Black Line, aka Speedotron's "Universal Mount" has the advantage of being fairly easily modifiable for Focusing Fresnel spot lights from several different manufacturers. On eBay it is common to see Norman and other brands of focusing Fresnel spotlights in the $300 to $700 range, every week.

    Otherwise, the Speedotron Force 10 and Force 5 monolights and the Speedotron Black Line 202VF (Variable Focusing) have adjustable beam spread output, which is pretty uncommon for studio flash units. I have a couple of 202VF heads, and they are really nice; they allow you to get a bream spread of 40 degrees up to 70 degrees using the standard reflector.
    Not sure if this is what you are after...
     
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    I'm not sure what I'm looking for I what I think I just found out.

    I want a light that is continuous. I want to be able to use it with softboxes. I want to get three of them.

    I also want to be able to use them for Video or FIlm for movies.

    I saw a video on youtube a while back ago that showed two concentrated continuous lighting on the back of a girls body to give the girl a powerful look. I think I just want a three piece lighting system. I'm not exactly sure what I should be looking for.
     
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    Also can I find what I want for less than 500 a piece a light?

    also, thanks for all the help.
     
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    Exactly what bitter said before... a snoot! Or if you are in low budget, a flash light LOL Or home depot light with aluminum foil!
     
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    I have my sb900's for outside. For inside I want to have studio lights. I'm also starting to learn video, so I want something I can use for both if possible.
     
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