Continuous Lighting vs Flash Heads
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01-11-11, 01:33 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kingston, Ontario
I don't really agree that continuous lighting gets hot..... yes, it did in the past, hence the name 'hot lights', but it's not the case with the more recent long-life daylight bulbs. However, I'll go along with the view that continuous lighting will make pupils dilate.
I also consider that continuous lighting produces nothing near as much light as a flash head can provide - and that leads to slightly slower shutter speeds, introducing some blur..... on a more recent camera, that can be cured with a higher ISO without any noticeable noise, while a fast lens with a wide aperture will give faster shutter speeds, but sometimes reduces the depth of field to a bare minimum, like the eyes in focus but the nose and ears blurred.
I like the quality of continuous lighting, but I'm sure a professional (or anybody that wants to invest serious money into a studio setup) would find many more advantages with flash.
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