The ICE Light in conjunction with Production Gear (£399 incl vat)

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I was a bit sceptical at first using the ICE light, one hour of battery light and would it power up once the battery was dead.

without

This is a picture of Rachael without the light, not bad but I would prefer some fill from the right side of her face.

with

The ICE light does the trick because its diffused you get a lovely soft light…the same as the daylight coming in on the left.

Checking

I took time to show Rachael the pictures as she was keen to do her best.

switching-on-light

Strangely you hold the “ON” button to power up and press the off button briefly to switch it off.

without-BL

Once again this picture is more than acceptable and this time I have a 2700K light coming from behind Rachael.

with-BL

The ICE light brings the same picture alive along with the 2700K back light, I was also using my GH3 with my Leica 42.5mm f1.2 lens…stunning.

Dougie-with-BL

This was taken with the Panasonic GM1 just to show you the setup but note how little space the ICE light takes compared to an LED panel.

ICE-L-with-Allen

I used the ICE light to film my interview with Allen who has just taken charge of a Sony HXR-NX3.

Painted

The ICE light is great for video work and has a dimmer, I did a test this morning and to my surprise the light stayed on at full power for one hour, thirty minutes, you get a colour change on the unit from green, orange to red when the light is almost empty. I also have a third light to the left of frame giving me a 2700K wash behind him. After the battery died I tried it on the mains and yes it lights with no battery power a major bonus.

Allen

This is the final screen grab from the GH3 of Allen’s Sony HXR-NX3 user review. Allen is a broadcast cameraman and is off his work with a serious foot complaint but was delighted to take part as it kept his mind off his foot. The interview was filmed using the Panasonic GH3 with a 42.5mm f1.2 Leica lens (35mm equvelent = 85mm). Sound was via the Tascam DR60 and a Rode lapel mic.

The ICE light is a major bonus for both photography and video work due to its diffusion and its ability to have a very low foot print…the ICE light is distributed by one of my site sponsors Production Gear. Just for the record I bought my ICE light just in case you think I got one for nothing.

 http://www.videogear.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=5376

 

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2 comments on this post

  1. Dennis says:

    The ICE Light looks very handy and portable. Less effort than lugging a Kino. How did you keep the glare out of Allen’s glasses? Looks like you have the light at the same level as the camera.

    HDW : Hi Dennis, I did not consciously plant the ICE light to avoid Allen’s glasses but now you mention it I think its more down to its small narow footprint and ability to throw a soft even light.

  2. Mase says:

    I’m sorry, the icelight doesn’t leave a nice eye glint like other light sources.

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