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    I love fresnels as well. The toughness of the Nila's are a big plus, but the versitility of Hexolux has kind of one me over.
    I hadn't considered the Zylight. It seems to be well designed. Does anyone know how the Hexolux fairs in rain?
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    I do not believe Hexolux is weatherproof. The benefit is rather low weight due to this. Correct me if I am wrong!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin K View Post
    I do not believe Hexolux is weatherproof. The benefit is rather low weight due to this. Correct me if I am wrong!
    You are correct
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    Any opinions on buying Nila/Hexolux vs used Arri lights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeb B View Post
    It's not just about the available foot candles of power - it's about focusing that power exactly where you want it that determines the ultimate power and efficiency of a lighting source. Hexolux has great focusing features. See it here: https://vimeo.com/87642264
    Yes, I watched that video in its entirety. Still, my question remains: have any of you done high frame rate stuff with these LED lights or used them outdoors for portraits?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Roberts View Post
    Yes, I watched that video in its entirety. Still, my question remains: have any of you done high frame rate stuff with these LED lights or used them outdoors for portraits?
    Pete stated they are flicker free to like 100,000 fps or some crazy number. RED's wee 96fps will be no issue. The light power vs the Sun is all about how big of a circle you concentrate the Hexolux to and many other factors. If I have time I'll shoot something and post when I get me lites next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeb B View Post
    Pete stated they are flicker free to like 100,000 fps or some crazy number. RED's wee 96fps will be no issue. The light power vs the Sun is all about how big of a circle you concentrate the Hexolux to and many other factors. If I have time I'll shoot something and post when I get me lites next week.
    Thanks Zeb. I'm not concerned about flicker. I assume flicker-free and trust the claims. I'm talking about the light needed when the shutter is at 1/192 (or higher) vs. 1/48. There was a high speed food shoot someone posted once and they were using three 2K tungsten lights. High speed needs lots of light and I'm just wondering if either the Varsa or the D7 provide enough.

    And this is the kind of sample I'm looking for in terms of outdoor lighting...
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    Hexolux is working on a "4K" light that will be better suited for this style of lighting where you need raw horsepower. Probably 3 months out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeb B View Post
    @Andy
    Hexolux is working on a "4K" light that will be better suited for this style of lighting where you need raw horsepower. Probably 3 months out.
    That's helpful to know. I really like their product... from what I can see in your video and another interview I saw with him.
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    They're going to do a KickStarter for the 4K . . . I'll see if I can swing some RED Lovin swag for us current owners and other RED Users
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