Photo Spotlight Studio Light Comparison 54/365

February 23, 2011 Portfolio

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: 1/160
Aperture: 5.0
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed: 100
Focal Length: 50.0 mm
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
   
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Day 54 of Project 365 (Feb 24th)

For todays photo, I took the exact same photo, with the exact same camera settings, with every single one of my lights. I wanted to do a comparison to see the differences between the power output of each light. I tested each light on its highest power setting and then again on the lowest power setting. The light is exactly 9 feet away, upper left with a white shoot through umbrella. My camera is a 5D Mark II, with a 24-105mm lens set to f/5.0, 1/160 sec, ISO 100. Camera is set to manual focus and I'm triggering the camera with a remote. I took each photo first with the highest power output the light could go, then the lowest power output the light could go. Lights I tested are:
ARRI 300w Continuous Video Light.
Alienbee B800
300DI 300w eBay light knock off
75w ebay knock off, non-variable
Canon Speedlite 580ex II
Canon Speedlite 430ex II
Yongnuo YN467

Since I was taking the time to compare each light, I also did a complete write up on a common question I get from people. What kind of lights should I buy? Check out my blog post for my very detailed write-up of starting out in off camera lighting.


Behind the scenes here: www.louish.com/2011/02/What_kind_of_studio_photography_li...



 
Photo Spotlight - Studio Light Comparison 54/365 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Exposure: 1/160 Aperture: 5.0 Exposure Program: Manual ISO Speed: 100 Focal Length: 50.0 mm Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM   

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