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  • Suprisingly impressive

    posted by sorbit on 10/14/2011
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    Surprisingly good quality
    Even, consistent lighting
    Multi-lens size adapters
    Easy to setup, attach/un-attach
    Convenient to transport

    Cons:

    Only wishful thinking here: it would be nice to have finer light level control, beyond the 7 pre-set levels.

    OtherThoughts:

    Humorous English translation manual is a comic book-style bonus. Luckily it couldn't be easier to learn how to use just by working with it for a few minutes.

    Bottomline:

    I had low expectations ordering this macro light for just ~$40, but after working with it for several days along with my Canon 60D and (primarily) Canon EF 17-40L lens, I have to admit I am really impressed. Using manual exposure and white balance (both easy to setup on the 60D with a few prep shots), I have taken some outstanding close-up and even near distance portrait shots. I also connected it to my video camera and used the continuous light mode with success up to 5-feet in distance.
    Again, much to my surprise this is going to go on my Top 10 list of items I've bought on DX, and I am going to order a second one - I mean it's only $40 - just as a backup.

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