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Nanlite Pavotube II – one light, endless possibilities

Thomas Kunz
Thomas Kunz
Zurich, on 30.06.2022
Video: Manuel Wenk
Translation: Jessica Johnson-Ferguson

In the video, I take a look at the Nanlite Pavotubes II 15X and 30X. I want to find out if the new pixel effect feature is any good for a portrait photo shoot. For English subtitles, click the gear icon, «Subtitles/CC» and «Auto-translate».

Simple setup

A dark room, four tripods, a white background and the Nanlite Pavotubes in pixel effect mode with colour change at two-second intervals. For this setup, I equipped two front lights with a light grid. This makes the light shine more on the model than it does on the background.

Many backgrounds in ten seconds

I intentionally set the Pavotubes to be asynchronous. The result: a completely different look every two seconds – including a different background. The random mode and changing colours makes each image unique and therefore tricky to reproduce.

ISO 160, 1/100, f2.0
ISO 160, 1/100, f2.0
PavoTube II 15X 2Kit (video light, studio light, rod light)
759.01
Nanlite PavoTube II 15X 2Kit (video light, studio light, rod light)
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Barndoor with straightening grid (PavoTube II 15X) (barn door, latticework)
92.79
Nanlite Barndoor with straightening grid (PavoTube II 15X) (barn door, latticework)
PavoTube II 30X 2Kit (video light, studio light, rod light)
1038.85
Nanlite PavoTube II 30X 2Kit (video light, studio light, rod light)
Barndoor with straightening grid (PavoTube II 30X) (barn door, latticework)
114.24
Nanlite Barndoor with straightening grid (PavoTube II 30X) (barn door, latticework)

I’m a fan. End of.

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