Author Topic: Use the screen as a ligth?  (Read 3113 times)

Chungdha

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Use the screen as a ligth?
« on: August 17, 2012, 08:09:18 PM »
I donno if this is clever or stupid but I wonder if it is possible to make use of the flip out monitor to set it to max brightness and set to be white and shine on your subject if you really don't have any otherway to light up your subject a bit in dark areas. I know you cant see what you shoot but sometimes if just a tripod still shot with everything marked you don't need to see what you are shooting. Or have this possible with an external monitor so the onboard monitor be used as light or the external become a light while you can still see on your normal monitor. What do you guys think is it possible and do you think this could be useful if you find yourself in a dark situation you need to film but have no lights.

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Re: Use the screen as a ligth?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012, 10:06:23 PM »
This was taken out. The light from the screen at maximum brightness was rather lame.

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Re: Use the screen as a ligth?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 10:10:09 PM »
This was taken out. The light from the screen at maximum brightness was rather lame.
I really see no reasons to take it out...
It helped me once, when I didn't had lighter and need to light up some part under hood of a car - it was really bright.
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Re: Use the screen as a ligth?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 10:18:45 PM »
take a overexposed pic (flashing a white surface near the camera), set it to play and you are done.  ;)
Used this sometimes even before discovering ML
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