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Many thanks to Rick Young for sharing this.
We've proudly offered Dedolight products for many years now, because we feel they produce some of the best gear in the industry. (They don't give technical Oscars to just anyone, after all.) Many clever and dedicated people within their organization work hard every day to make precise, resilient, world-class lighting systems for film, photography, exhibition, architecture and other applications.
Now, for the visual learners among us, Munich-based Dedo Weigert Film has uploaded several videos to their YouTube channel. Please spend a few minutes looking over what they've done, and follow them for continuing updates.
Embedded below is a walkthrough of one of their most popular units, the DLH4. Enjoy!
I’ve been shooting details of fine automobiles since the mid-70’s, first using the Nikon F and the original 55mm macro on Kodachrome. Over the years, these pictures have appeared in magazine spreads and even in a series of posters for a Japanese tire company. So this weekend, when the annual Concours d’Elegance show of great classic cars was held in Greenwich, CT, it would have been the obvious choice to have used my D800, as I did last year. But since the 60mm Fuji macro lens is part of my X-E2 kit, I decided to put it to the test.
Bottom line: superb results. And the total weight of all my gear was a fraction of what it would have been with a full-frame DSLR. In fact, I took the trouble of weighing both camera setups: the Nikon rig was more than three times the weight of the Fuji one. And that's before considering the heavier tripod you'd need to support the Nikon. These things start to add up quickly when you're covering an all-day event.
If you’re thinking that I’m blind to any shortcomings of the X-E2, here’s one that I’d really like to see fixed – flash compensation is one of the important functions that’s really complicated to get to on the fly in the middle of a shoot; how about getting that assignable to one of the function buttons?! And as for the electronic viewfinder, I had hoped to be using it far more than I am. Maybe that’s my shortcoming, rather than the camera's. But again, even at half the megapixels of the D800, the X-E2 absolutely delivers in terms of visual quality.
The one thing that stays the same regardless of camera – the stress on 72-year-old knees of shooting so much from a low angle. I only hope, dear reader, that you enjoy the fruits of my suffering.
Our friend Daniel Norton will be leading a demo in the Pro Department at Adorama's NYC store next week titled "Dedolight and 4K Shooting". Daniel really knows his stuff, and it'll be a great opportunity for you to check out Sony's new 4K camera and appreciate the characteristic look of Dedolight products. (Don't forget to pick up a few rolls of microGAFFER while you're there… we keep them well-stocked!)
RSVP for free through this link and enjoy the show on March 20th!