Lighting gear Thu, 19 Jul 18 19:00:12 -0600 Lighting gear en-CA Cinegear 2018: Boling BL-50C Led Fresnel Lights Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:25:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20089@/talks/discussions

Kit is available both in US and EU for around $1275

Measurements coming soon.

Cinegear 2018: TRIGYN TG-2200C-RGBW Led Light by Hypermedia Thu, 12 Jul 2018 06:54:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20050@/talks/discussions

Sokani X21 small on camera light - attempt to make Aputure M9 better Mon, 25 Jun 2018 12:35:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19962@/talks/discussions image




Aputure Amaran MX Bi-Color Led Light Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:14:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17949@/talks/discussions image




Cinegear 2018: Aputure POPbank Softbox by Chimera Thu, 05 Jul 2018 06:32:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20014@/talks/discussions

Cheap Powerful Godox SL60W LED Fresnel below $199 Sun, 03 Sep 2017 09:03:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17664@/talks/discussions Godox 60W CRI 95 light

Light quality is around CAME fresnels, means good.

AC only operation.


Nanguang Fresnel attachment (10-40 degrees)


Aputure M9 small light Sun, 17 Jul 2016 01:54:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15375@/talks/discussions

Cine Gear 2017: Litra Led Lights Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:22:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17192@/talks/discussions

MagnetMod SoftBox Tue, 26 Jun 2018 12:14:28 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19968@/talks/discussions

Fumei Led 210B and 100B 3000K-8000K Bowens Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:18:56 -0600 konjow 19890@/talks/discussions Looks good on paper. Price not really competitive but maybe worth the look and maybe worth PV tests 210W and 100W

Aputure COB 300d LS C300D LED Fresnel Light Sat, 29 Jul 2017 02:29:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17424@/talks/discussions

Ikan HF150 Fresnel Bi-Color LED Studio Light Thu, 03 May 2018 16:24:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19627@/talks/discussions image


Ikan CB8 Soft Led Light Thu, 03 May 2018 10:59:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19625@/talks/discussions image


  • Lightweight Bendable Fabric LED's
  • 95 CRI 96 TLCI
  • Bi-Color adjustable from 3200K-5600K
  • Beam Angle of 120 degrees
  • X-Holder on a Heavy Duty Ball Mount w/5/8" receiver
  • Baby Pin Mount with 90 Degree Hole
  • Controller with 6' Extension Cable for Adjusting Color, Brightness
  • Battery Powered by Pro Style V-Mount Batteries
  • Soft Box and Egg Crate Included
  • Watts Equivalent to 300watts Incandescent Soft Light.
  • Maximum Power Draw 24W
  • Expected price is $399
  • Product page -
Reflectors Mon, 20 Jun 2011 18:42:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 257@/talks/discussions

More photo oriented
NAB 2018: CAME-TV Boltzen Cassiopeia Folding Ring LED Lights Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:03:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19576@/talks/discussions

NAB 2018: CAME-TV Boltzen Andromeda Tube LED Lights Wed, 25 Apr 2018 02:24:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19542@/talks/discussions

Aputure Amaran F7 On-Camera LED Light Fri, 30 Mar 2018 08:15:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19313@/talks/discussions image


NAB 2018: Fotodiox Curved LED Lights Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:29:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19487@/talks/discussions

If you want more details about small ones, including measurements (manufacturer use same led chips in large ones also!) check

Filmpower SHiNYO P3D LED Light Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:29:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19481@/talks/discussions


  • Integrated design, ultra-thin & lightweight, Thickness 22mm
  • Full Aluminum Shell with excellent heat dissipation
  • Wireless control 256 lights’ data on a 1.5-inch touchscreen
  • Built-in Li-battery 10,000 mAh for 3-6 hours working time
  • Original double-light connection: Multiple lighting modes
  • Fabulous Appearance with Luminous buttons & the back OLED screen
  • A New networked smart lighting system—SHiNYO link (Watch & APP)
  • The latest light guide LED—more soft & uniform
  • Filmpower APP for all products of Nebula, SHiNYO, VONO, ORVi
  • Variable Color Temperature: 3300K-5600K
  • High Color Rendering Index (CRI): 96
  • LGP high lighting efficiency: 92%
  • APP memory function for different shooting scenes


3x KIT also includes

  • 1x Backpack
  • 3x Light Stand
  • 3x Charger
  • 3x T-junction
  • 1x Smart Watch
  • 1x Andriod Cable
NAB 2018: Lishuai W5 and W10 Curved Led Lights Sun, 15 Apr 2018 03:11:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19452@/talks/discussions

If you searched alternatives for top brand lights and wanted broad soft light - here it is.

Both lights are very good build, very high color quality with TLCI equal to 99 in all modes.

Aputure COB 120t II and 120d II Lights Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:23:25 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19443@/talks/discussions This is 2018 upgrade to original 120d / 120t

Light meter for video Thu, 15 Sep 2011 02:48:22 -0600 stonebat 946@/talks/discussions

My friend was taking strobist shots without a light meter. It was... like finding a needle in a haystack. Countless number of shots... until he got it right. I wonder if a light meter is useful for speeding up adjusting video lighting.]]>
Watercooled LED (usefull for video) Sat, 07 Apr 2018 13:25:26 -0600 Psyco 19403@/talks/discussions Very interesting DIY built:

Ikan Lyra LBX20 and LBX30 Soft Bi-Color LED Lights Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:05:41 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19372@/talks/discussions

We'll post light measurements soon

Ikan Mylo MSB8 Soft Bi-Color LED Light Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:52:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19362@/talks/discussions

Measurement result from our lab to follow soon

Sekonic L-308X Light Meter Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:29:50 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19109@/talks/discussions

Sekonic announced the new Flashmate L-308X light meter

The Flashmate L-308X builds on the popular L-308 series of light meters, combining a familiar blend of compact and intuitive design with the very latest features, making it the ideal light meter for today’s filmmakers and photographers.

The pocket-sized Sekonic L-308X is packed with all of the latest functions, including all of those found in the L308S and L-308DC light meters. Features such as a customised new screen display and LCD backlight, Aperture (F) Priority photo mode and ISO 850, to match the native ISO of Canon cinema cameras like the C300, make the L-308X one of the most versatile and affordable photo/cine light meters available today.


Kenji Sawai, Sekonic Executive Office of Sales and Marketing, commented, “With just one camera, today’s shooters have become multimedia image makers. We have used our expertise and experience as a recognised industry leader in light measuring tools to create the perfect entry-level hybrid light meter for today’s up-and-coming photographers and filmmakers”

Key Features

  • Three meters in one: Photo/HD Cine/CINE modes for all imagemakers
  • Photo Mode: (Ambient) T priority, F priority and EV modes
  • (Flash) Cord and Cordless flash mode
  • HD Cine Mode: (Ambient) T priority, Lux/Fc mode, frame rate setting
  • CINE Mode: (Ambient) Frame rate priority, Lux/Fc mode, shutter angle setting
  • Automatic LCD backlight (activates under EV5 lighting)
  • Switchable Incident/Reflected light measurement and removable lumidisc
  • Calibration compensation from ‐1.0 to +1.0 in 0.1 step increments
  • Intuitive and compact design that fits into your pocket

Basic Specifications (measuring range at ISO 100)

  • Ambient: EV0 to 19.9
  • Flash: F1.0 to F90.9
  • Lux: 2.5 to 190,000lx
  • Foot‐candle: 0.23 to 17,000fc
  • Power source: One AA battery

The Sekonic L-308X will be available from early March. Samples will be on the JPD stand (B122) at The Photography Show

Price: £215 SRP

Aputure Amaran MX, more powerful alternative of M9 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:39:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17779@/talks/discussions image

  • Bi-color
  • Much more powerful
  • More sturdy construction
YONGNUO YN300 Air Tue, 30 Jan 2018 22:04:06 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18894@/talks/discussions image


High CRI portable light.

Price starts at $40.

Yongnuo YN100 Led Light Thu, 25 Jan 2018 23:32:07 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18867@/talks/discussions

Small studio - Indoor Lighting solutions suggestions 2018 Tue, 26 Dec 2017 05:57:57 -0700 konjow 18568@/talks/discussions Godox SL60 is a good light for fill or rim/hear light. Godox SL200 and Aputure 300w could be a good key option. Godox SL200 has bad reviews (even here) and Aputure seems to be good but Im looking for samething cheaper - does not need to work on battery but need to be 200/300W for a good key light.

Any suggestions for Sudio Key light to comlet SL60?

What are the alternative to at the moment or in comming 2018?

I like the Bowens options.