Alien Bees: what color?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Rider, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. Rider

    Rider Member

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    I want to get a pair of Alien Bees, but seeing as they come in different colors, I'm wondering what color is best...I am worried that yellow mellow might produce a color cast on my subject. Any thoughts? :confused:
     
  2. JBrunner

    JBrunner Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The casing color wont affect the color of the light (too small, and behind the output) but yellow might show up more in a reflection, so maybe black, if you shoot lots of shiny round things. I have yellow, and never had a problem. There is usually a diffuser in the way, regarless, and if anything winds up in an eyeball or something, its that.
     
  3. Dan Henderson

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    I bought 3 AB's of 2 different powers, so the lower power is a different color just for easy identification.
     
  4. nc5p

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    Mine are white, for what it's worth.