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What type of focus light do you use?

Discussion in 'Tips and Techniques' started by Antagonist, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Antagonist

    Antagonist Regular of the Pub

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    recently I bought had a sola 800 until it fell of my housing shot mount and didn't notice until I went to turn it on. I don't want to spend $460 again so I am looking for recommendations. It's a toss up between itorch 6 (I know its same price as sola) ,fix neo 800, or just a cheaper 200.00 focus light. It will function as my primary light at night also. Advice or recommendations?
     
  2. Interceptor121

    Interceptor121 PADI Pro

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    Sola dive 800 I think it is on offer at $299 and you can use it for macro video and as dive light
    All the others you mention do not have a spot option and your dive buddies on a night dive will not like you with a wide beam
     
  3. Safety Stop

    Safety Stop Solo Diver

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    Location: Victoria (BC), Canada
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    I have the i-Torch Pro 6 and it's a perfect multi purpose light such as focus light white or red (dont need hight power), video light and purple light for special effect photos.

    Envoyé de mon SM-T310 en utilisant Tapatalk
     
  4. JackConnick

    JackConnick Optical Ocean Sales ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The iTorch FishLite v24 has about the same 2400 lumen power as the Pro6 and is only $349 now. It has 3 steps of white and 3 steps of red, 2 batteries and comes with a YS mount - you can change to a ball mount as an option. You don't have a battery power indicator and the button for it is on the back. But I think it's a very good light for the money.

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  5. smoore

    smoore Nassau Grouper

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    I have the Laluz 1000 and it works great as a focus and macro video light for about $200 including shipping. No spot option. See www.laluzoptics.com.
     
  6. JackConnick

    JackConnick Optical Ocean Sales ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You can also refer to our Focus/Video Light Specifications Chart to compare most models. There are a few new ones we need to add yet, its an ongoing process ;-), but it should help you.
     
  7. djtimmy77

    djtimmy77 Loggerhead Turtle

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    I got my wife a fix neo 800 and she is happy with it.
     
  8. Simon-

    Simon- IDC Instructor

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    I have just purchased one of the Big Blue focus lights. 900 lumens, 4 steps of brightness, red and yellow filter.

    Not tried it yet as a result of my housing fooding a couple of weeks ago and now in the middle of the insurance claim
     
  9. bvanant

    bvanant Loggerhead Turtle

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  10. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

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    Fantasea Nano.
     

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