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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Burning bright and fast

    posted by Frobe on 12/18/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Bright LED light bulb. Nice looking design with proper aluminum heatsink.
    Cons:
    Died after less than a year of continous use. Driver has power transistor glued to main electrolytic capacitor, heating it unt...
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 2
    2 DXPoints
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    Will need immediate thermal attention.

    posted by Frobe on 09/27/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Bright light. Proper HA coating, will not scratch. Build quality (except pill) is 4-5. Battery insertion instructions inside tube.
    Cons:
    Unmodified light brightness drops after 1 minute. Not proper heatsinking of LED. Brass pill body instead of aluminium. No regul...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Nice copy, but not as tough as the original.

    posted by Frobe on 09/21/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Cheap. Lot of professional photo features. Nice finish. Light weight (1.8kg). Was able to take some abuse. Quick release plate compatible with Manfrotto.
    Cons:
    Leg angle adjustment in on leg broke after abuse. Raising centre column gave some flex. Not as slick nor sturdy as original Man...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Nice, but some cable problems

    posted by Frobe on 07/09/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Nice small charger. All settings adjustable. All battery types supported. Charging energy logged. Discharging/cycling circuit. User manual included. Cheap.
    Cons:
    Loose soldering in crocodile clip. Short in temperature sensor soldering. Power transistors not cooled properly. Information ab...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 1
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Reversed wires!

    posted by Frobe on 01/07/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    Good quality assembly, nice color, wide angle.
    Cons:
    Black wire was +12V, red wire was negative connector.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Brigth light, but crappy switch

    posted by Frobe on 09/03/2007 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Bright, good spill and hotspot. Good build quality.
    Cons:
    Crappy switch caused flickering or no function. A little bit heavy (190g with battery)
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