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These new high powered CREE torches are opening new doors for night photography - the old "million candle power" torches were ok, but these allow you to use gels and light things from a distance.
Just done a quick blog review of 5 shots - HERE
Thought it'd be nice to have a thread to share our experiences
I was out in Bradford last night with 7 delegates - painting buildings in the city centre, with interesting results.
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Which model, Ade?
How long do the batteries last?
Sky Ray 3XT6
its proper mental
and it's never dipped on any of my shoots - some being a whole night.
That assume you use a head-torch for "getting around in the dark" to preserve battery
Wow. It's much smaller than I would have expected. Interesting
dinky little thing
I have a LED Lenser M14 that I'm playing around with at the moment. Would be interesting to compare the two. Certainly compared with those stupidly big 2 to 3 Million Candle torches (Big Yellow ones) they're incredibly small and much brighter more even. The Lenser has a zoom control.
I've got a couple of the CREE/Ultrafire torches, which originally shipped from Hong Kong (Deal Extreme website) but I notice you can get them on Amazon for very similar prices now. I use them off road mountain biking at night and they last about 3 hours before you need to replace batteries.
I chose to get it from the UK - you read about the build quality issues with some Chinese torches and it seemed worth the extra cash (About £48 delivered) to get it local.
It's got 3 LEDs which means you can't really focus it to a small spot - but I've not found that a problem with what I'm doing. Maybe if you wanted to draw around doors and windows, a focussed beam would be better. probably end up with a selection of torches for a complete package if you got carried away!
Realistically, you've got the torch on for 30 seconds every few minutes, so they last all night - if it's 3 hours constant lighting, you can see how long it'll last
Here's a shot from a teaching session on Monday - sculpture park at Bretton Hall
It's just a reasonably quick smattering of light over the snow and on the the statues.
Owt worth lighting near the M1 between us Pete ? Pop down and get some snowy shots - still got a hoar frost on my trees today!
I was thinking of getting it for dog walking.... LOL (though I do have a Lenser which is good).
Probably slight overkill for doggy duties Cole
I got a CREE head torch for £6 which is amazingly bright
Quote: I chose to get it from the UK - y and it seemed worth the extra cash (About £48 delivered) to get it local.
Care to divulge where from, Ade?
Look at my Portfolio shot entitled......Waiting for the Light......I had similar thoughts and queries when I posted it.
I am still experimenting.....it is well worth having a go......diffuse the light with a paper towel if it is too harsh.
ebay - think it's from Portsmouth or Southampton
Quote: Look at my Portfolio shot entitled......Waiting for the Light......I had similar thoughts and queries when I posted it.
post it in this thread - pictures make threads more engaging
plus I couldn't spot it straight away and gave up lol
Here's one that didn't quite work, operator error, but even standing a long way off a huge old abbey works
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