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    Red face Substituting the light source from daylight to an electronic lighting device.

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    Hello.

    Nowadays I'm experimenting with instant(Fuji instax wide) film.

    And since my aim is to get evenly exposed results (and since daylight doesn't seem constant enough for the project)
    I came to consider electronic (or artificial) lighting devices.

    camera's f stop is 237 and the film's iso is 800
    on the lightmeter's f64, iso800 settings getting a light device that tells me 1sec (or perhaps lower) seems to be fine.

    So where should I go from here?

    Any suggestions or comments are welcome.
    Thank you.
    And Thank you in advance.

    (btw if the question does not fit this category please do let me know )

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    I've previously investigated using studio strobes with pinhole, and the data I found was discouraging. Basically what I found was that even the more powerful strobe units would require hundreds of flashes to get the proper lighting. So unless someone else can come up with something I missed, you'll want to go with constant light sources. Probably going to require a fair amount of DIY for light modifiers and such. But the upside is that it's less expensive than strobes.

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    Kier,

    At first, I was considering both strobe or constant LED lightsources.

    (like this one http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054EI7BG/...I3DC4AG2A26VNO)

    Thanks to your advice I'll start with constant light sources.

    And I've never considered going DIY. Your reply gave me an option to think about.

    Thank you.

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    Years ago I used a White Lightning Ultra 1800 for a few 4x5 wide angle pinhole close-ups of a moving subject. The light had to be less than a foot from the subject.
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    Jim

    This gives me an idea of how strong the light should be.

    Very interesting photo by the way.

    Thank you.

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    Kier, I actually managed a bunch of portraits using just two speedlights. But I was using FP3000b and my pinhole camera is f107.

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