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    As far as RGB fixtures I would hold on purchase a while. If RGB isn't important there are many great alternatives but as for RGB I'm still waiting what will turn up this year.


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    I think the Aputure Light Storm LS C120D II LED could be a great choice for you. It’s more compact than the 300D. For your primary use cases, receptions and interviews, I think it would work pretty well. The 120D MK II has a lot less parts than the original (or 300D for that matter). It’s also reasonable to run on batteries vs the 300D. There’s a nice little remote to turn it on and off. Shoot it though a diffuser and you’ve got a nice interview key. If you need tungsten color (who uses that anymore?) throw a gel in front - you’re not fighting daylight at that point so the light loss isn’t as critical. Just my .02
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    I really like the options to control the light via an app by the first two options. I think that's where the future of lighting is headed. More control...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate Haustein View Post
    If you need tungsten color (who uses that anymore?) throw a gel in front - you’re not fighting daylight at that point so the light loss isn’t as critical. Just my .02
    Tungsten is a type of source, not a color. ; )

    Not everything needs to be or should be lit 5600K. A lot of what I do is in the 4300K-4700K neighborhood and I still do a lot at 3200K, as well. One of the strongest selling points of LED's is that so many are bi-color(or better) so that you can quickly and easily work with the ambient/existing light without gels or the lighting looking un-natural/like a mistake. Only a few of my LED fixtures are fixed 5600K/Daylight. The rest are either bi-color or RGBW variants.


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    Quote Originally Posted by david1pittman View Post
    I really like the options to control the light via an app by the first two options. I think that's where the future of lighting is headed. More control...
    Several fixtures out there with great control apps(Hive C series and LP Gemini's, for example), but I wouldn't count on it as my sole means of control, because the apps can be finicky and flakey, still. I've had connection issues with both that I mentioned. And unless the fixture is in a position that makes it hard/impossible to access quickly, sometimes it's just quicker to walk over and spin the dial.


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