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    Default Night shots....??

    Any one used /rate one of these please...?? Ta.

    Thinking of getting one just to illuminate the scene, not using instead of the cameras flash....

    http://rhino-tech.co.uk/product/rhino-beam/


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    They are extremely bright at the brightest setting but can be turned down. There is an orange coloured filter supplied which is good for adding warmth too. Very good bit of kit that can be used as a bivvy light as well.
    I use mine for indoor photography to light it up a bit also.
    Well worth the money.

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    It certainly can't hurt Tad - any flash you use is dependant on what's behind you to bounce it off so if you can get some light directly on the subject, that's got to be good and also will help lift the aperture if needed
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    Not used that, but have used a ridge monkey bivvy light to light up the scene and allow the camera to focus easily.

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    Been looking into buying one like it on th'Ebay. A huge variety available at reasonable prices. Studio or video lighting some can be variable both with the number of LEDs and the power output.

    Would it totally eliminate red-eye and other flash idiosyncrasies?

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    I know very little about photography myself Olly but I would suggest not, just aid things.

    You still have to have a camera that will react well in low/dark light situations but like I said, it can only help - if you've got a big bright light lighting up the area then the camera will be 'tricked' into thinking it's brighter than it really is. This being the case, then if your camera is set so that it auto-selects the best f/stop for the available light, then it is going to pick a better one
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    Ah! Worked with Bill Rushmer as his "photographer" for many years and as usual daylight never caused a problem even with fill-in-flash.

    However night shots when the angler/shiny fish was lit-up by the flash the pics were not such high quality. Red-eye and an over-bright shining fish!

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    Cheers for all input fellas...

    Regards Tad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippy View Post
    Not used that, but have used a ridge monkey bivvy light to light up the scene and allow the camera to focus easily.
    Hi Hippy - can you explain this in a bit more detail please mate.

    Thanks

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    I too use a light to focus - just a head torch though.

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    My son bought me one of these for Christmas and I did wonder if it'd be any good for night shots?
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    Quote Originally Posted by James9 View Post
    Hi Hippy - can you explain this in a bit more detail please mate.

    Thanks
    I find my EOS will refuse to focus in the dark, I've done a few shots where I've placed the RM light off to the side of the camera on it's highest setting and it lights everything up nicely to unhook and weight the fish, and allows the camera to focus. It also seemed to bring out the background bushes in the shots more than flash alone.

    The only problem was that the light is very bright, but this was on a quiet water where I could do the photos a decent distance back from the swim and not **** off any other anglers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hippy View Post
    I find my EOS will refuse to focus in the dark, I've done a few shots where I've placed the RM light off to the side of the camera on it's highest setting and it lights everything up nicely to unhook and weight the fish, and allows the camera to focus. It also seemed to bring out the background bushes in the shots more than flash alone.

    The only problem was that the light is very bright, but this was on a quiet water where I could do the photos a decent distance back from the swim and not **** off any other anglers...
    Thanks for the reply Hippy.

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    Are you still using the flash when using these led lights?

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