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Light for taking video clips with Canon S95

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Postby Hintermann » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:09 am

I have a Canon S95 with housing which I primarily use for still underwater photography but would also like to use its HD video facility. The problem is the blue cast of the sea in video clips and my small Fantasea focus light is not much use to overcome this problem.

I have heard that Intova's Wide-angle torch, which has its own clip, is useful as a small video light while taking video clips with still cameras. I can easily mount it place of the focus light but want to know if it really can be used to improve natural colours for short, close video clips with my S95.
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Postby bvanant » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:53 am

My strong recommendation is to use either the L&M Sola (you can get one from Scott at bluewater photo) or the I-torch video light. The Intova just won't cut it unless you are just shooting very close macro stuff. The L&M is about $600 or so but worth every penny. The i-torch is a bit cheaper but not as light and the light quality is not as nice either.

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