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wyrlyn

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Video light as internal flash
« on: December 28, 2014, 09:42:11 PM »
Might be a dumb idea, but is it possible the use a Canon camera's internal flash as a video LED light (I mean continous lighting)?
Also, it is possible with ML?

ItsMeLenny

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Re: Video light as internal flash
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2014, 03:32:50 AM »
I think you'll find that the bulb in your camera flash is not LED.
In addition, if you've ever had to wait for a flash to charge, and you hear that high pitched "wiiizzzzZZZZ",
it's because they require an amount of volts which far exceeds the batteries, so it charges up a capacitor to quickly discharge for the one shot.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_%28photography%29

stoopkid

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Re: Video light as internal flash
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2014, 06:38:57 AM »
eBay and Amazon have many many very inexpensive LED video lights. Ring lights and all kinds of stuff.
Amazon ring lights
Amazon DSLR LED lights
eBay ring lights

The camera's flash is a strobe, it is simply is not designed to output continuous light.