Lowell E1-92 Ego Two Light Set
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- Lowel Ego makes beautiful tabletop pictures a breeze to light.
- With no prior experience, you can quickly & easily create professional results. Shoot pictures that have depth, subtlety of shading, and character.
- Perfect for: Tabletop photos for collectors & sellers. Video talking heads & portraits. Webcam light.
- Easy to use, set it on the table, & plug it in.
- Works with any household 120 volt outlet.
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|Film Lighting Type||continuous-output|
|Included Components||2 Lowel Egos, Complete with Lamps, 1 Ego-sweep|
|Item Weight||14.25 pounds|
|Light Source Type||flourescent|
|Shipping Weight||13 pounds|
Lowel, the Academy Award winning world leader in location lighting for film & video, introduces additions to their Lowel Ego system, including the 2 Light Set, and the 220/240V CE approved Lowel Ego with custom high CRI lamps. The Ego 2 Light Set includes 2 Lowel Egos, complete with lamps, 1 Ego-sweep quick setup seamless background, and a selection of colored background papers. The set is available with UL approved 120V, or CE approved 220/240V models. Now anyone can create great looking professional results in their home. Setup is a breeze, plug it in, place it on the table, & turn it on. The result is fast, simple, & beautiful light output that's ideal for taking digital tabletop shots by collectors, arts & crafts hobbiests, sellers, archivists, and desktop publishers. Ego can also be used for DV talking head shots, digital still portraits, and webcam desktop video conferencing
Top customer reviews
You'd be better off getting a light tent or an EZ Cube. They give better light diffusion anyway.
Setting up the Lowell Ego is a Royal Pain. Everything is made of cheap plastic. The "fin" that holds up the backdrop is made of clear plastic that is "scored" and will eventually break off from continuous folding and unfolding. It has a tendency to want to fold back, making the backdrop holder collapse in the middle of a shoot.
The hardest part is trying to fit the bulb sockets in the plastic holders inside the diffusers. You are supposed to reach in from the top of the diffuser, bend down two plastic holders, put the bulb sockets through the holes and secure them with little rubber caps. That works fine if you have four hands. And the rubber caps have a habit of coming off and shooting across the room before you can get the bulbs in to secure the entire assembly.
The diffuser panels are supposed to fit in slots in the bottom of the light socket assembly. However, they keep slipping out. It's not a big deal though, as the system still works fine, even if the diffusers are not seated correctly.
If you do finally get everything together, the Lowell Ego works OK. It's not great, but it does the job. You can get some nice photos with this setup. But it's not worth the effort for what they charge you.
If you like to torture yourself, then by all means buy this. If not, go for one of those cube diffuser tents.
But if you buy the stands for them (a must!) they make great, simple lights for shooting indoor video. Things like interviews, or simple presentations, or low budget movies. They give off a good soft light, very little heat, and you can get daylight temperature bulbs to match the sunlight. So for indie filmmakers, or poor videographers shooting interviews who need something that isn't complete garbage, you could really get your money's worth. The only drawbacks here are the relatively low light output (though acceptable for most video), and they aren't conducive to repeated set-ups and tear downs - these aren't Arri HMI lights here that can take decades of abuse. But in the right situation, well worth the cost.