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Sharon Morris

Studio Lights

I've never used studio lights and am trying to muddle my way through it. So please bear with me...

Is a tungsten 500w, 3200K equivalent to daylight? Will I need to use a filter, or just manually set the white balance?

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12/16/2004 7:48:32 AM

Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  No, daylight is ~5500K. Use the white balance if you have a digital camera and you won't need the filter. Alternatively, you could use an 80A filter with the camera set for daylight, but you'd lose 2 stops of light with the filter.

With color film use Tungsten-balanced film (like Portra 100T), or daylight film with the 80A filter.

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12/16/2004 9:18:10 AM

Sharon Morris   Thanks, Jon. 2 stops can be a lot to lose, I'll go with tungsten film or alternativly white balance. Thank you very much.

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12/16/2004 10:58:03 AM

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