A while back we shared Eric Pare’s method of creating perfect lighting painting circles with $3.5 tube guards. Basically it involves sticking a flashlight at the end of a tube and using it as an enormous light wand. (see the full post here).
If you were wondering if different flashlights yield different results, the answer is you betcha. Photographer Pete Polefitski compared 2 cheapo flash lights with an EagleTac D25LC2 torch.
The test involved doing the same Eric Pare signature tube guard look three time over a 3.2 seconds exposure.
While this is not a 100% accurate test, results are kinda predictable: The $2 and $4 flashlights provide usable results, while the EagleTac came out completely burned. Well, this is kinda expected when you compare a $4 flashlight to a $64 flashlight, but still good to know 😉