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Sola 1200 Video vs Photo light

Discussion in 'Light and Motion' started by al248005, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. al248005

    al248005 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Bridgeport, Ohio
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    Hi I just am in the process of getting a new camera setup (Olympus TG 4 and Ikelite housing) and am wanting to get a good light to go along with it. The Sola 1200 caught my eye but I'm back and forth between the Photo and Video as everyone says both are good for both video and stills. The difference I see between the 2 is the red light on the photo one. Is one better than the other for stills? I am mainly interested in still photography but take the occasional video with the GoPro too but mainly stills.
     
  2. kevjli

    kevjli Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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    The red light is nice for stills. You can use it to help autofocus in dim/dark conditions with less likelihood of spooking the fish. Then your flash or strobe will light up the scene for the shot.
     
  3. Spudlet

    Spudlet Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sydney
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    I just bought the
    I-DIVE VENOM 35S DIVE & VIDEO LIGHT, great light used it last weekend I mainly do stills also
    I-DIVE Venom 35S
     

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