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LED Photo Light 160S LED - Black
Light up your subject and get the perfect shot or footage with this LED Camera Light from Monoprice!
This LED Camera light features 160-LEDs and a 5500K color temperature. The light is mountable via hotshoe to SLR cameras, video cameras, and a tripod while also features a mini-stand. Also included is a mounting bracket for different positioning if desired. The brightness can be adjusted with a click of a button and the color temperature changed with the use of the two included CT filters that slide in to place to create a warmer shooting environment.
The light operates on 6 AA batteries, and can also accept rechargeable batteries and battery packs if desired. It also features a battery test function that displays the remaining battery based on the current brightness setting.
For those who want rechargeable batteries - you've got that option here so you can use your Sony and other rechargeables directly. I use AA Alkalines at the moment, and have not had any draw issues. The AA count is 6, with a weight using that route at 15.2 ounces - yes, nearly a pound. BTW the measurements are 6" Wide x 4.5" High (without mount) x 2.25" Deep. Some battery packs will extend the depth, and the AA battery cover, which is basically a frame, allows deeper batteries to extend out the rear.
The description mentions camera sync operation - I have not found this function, and it is not part of the hot shoe mount as it does not have contacts for this nor does it have an optical slave mode that I have found. It does however have a feature to lock it on your camera - spin the threaded ring down and a metal pin protrudes to lock it into the camera or included mount.
Overall I am giving this a 8. I am not as happy with it as I am the smaller 9878, yet I am dealing with it's very strong light output as a major plus. Note - no carry pouch is included, something I'd like to have seen included.
PROS: Flexible battery options, variable light output, hotshoe mount option, good radiation pattern
CONS: A bit bulky when used on your camera, Alkaline batteries aren't the best option if used at high output levels.
PROS: Super Bright with Many levels of brightness.
Comes with 2 Filters.
6 AA batteries lasted me 2 days of interviewining with 75% power left.
CONS: Brightess even with Clear Diffuser is too bright when close interviewing.
May not take hits good or the cold. Just wrap it in a solid gaffer tape.
PROS: Good light control. Nice options for hot shoe mount or stand/tripod mount. Power Options (Alkaline, Ni-MH, Sony F/ FV / FM series, Panasonic D, Song RH)
CONS: Alkaline battery drain.
PROS: Price is unbeatable, comes with orange and non-tinted diffuser panels (one each) for the front. Portable, mountable, sips power, strong at close range.
CONS: There's preset brightness settings that you cycle through with a button. The lowest setting may still be too strong for some. It's fine with me because I can set the camera to take that into account, but it's worth mentioning.
PROS: Lightweight, impressive battery life, versatile battery types, plenty of light for interviews etc. variable brightness, built in filter holder with 2 filters. reasonably priced
CONS: would be nice if it came in a case
PROS: Looks like a nice product, but... how big is it (dimensions of lighted area, or total), including depth. And the weight with batteries would be helpful, also... Thank you.