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About Bescor LED-70

For limited time only, save 60.03% on the Bescor LED-70 dropping from 99.95 to 39.95 . The Bescor LED-70 also comes in 4 other colors . Bonus: No sales tax either, unless you live in New York or New Jersey.

The Bescor LED-70 is an on-camera, dimmable, daylight balanced (6500deg.K) LED light designed to combine bright output with a compact, highly flexible form factor. Powered by either 4 standard AA batteries or an optional AC power adapter, the unit's 96 LED bulbs produce an ultra bright, 70W-equivalent beam with a reach of up to 30 feet. Suitable for both video and DSLR cameras, the LED-70 includes a clear frosted filter for softening glare as well as an amber 4300deg.K correction filter for shooting indoors.

The Bescor LED-70 is commonly used for Independent films and more.The Bescor LED-70 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Bescor LED-70: Compact, Easy to use, Improves performance and Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

(9)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (8),Easy to use (7),Compact (5),Improves performance (5),Highly compatible (3)
Best Uses:
Independent films (5),Home movies (4),Shooting indoors (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Professional artist (3)

Bescor LED-70 Features

  • LED Technology: LED technology offers lamp longevity, low power consumption, daylight balanced illumination and never gets hot to the touch
  • DC or AC Power: This light utilizes 4 alkaline AA batteries or rechargeable NiMH AA batteries for its power source. With an optional 6VDC/1.5A adapter, it can also run off AC power
  • Wide Array: The LED-70 offers a wide array of 96 individual 5mm LEDs for a wide beam that illuminates up to 30 feet
  • Dimmable, Ultra Cool: This light housing offers full dimmer control with ultra cool running capabilities
  • Amber and Frosted Filters: The included 4300deg. amber filter provides a softer, more natural lighting effect, while a frosted clear filter helps to smooth and even the light's tone while reducing glare

Bescor LED-70 Specifications

Lamp Type
96 5mm LEDs (6500deg.K)
Mount Type
Shoe Mount
Power Source
Four AA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries
6VDC with AC Power Adapter (optional)
Power Consumption
1.5A
Power Connector
6VDC/1.5A Input Jack
Dimensions (W x D x H)
4.6 x 1.62 x 4" (11.7 x 4.1 x 10.2 cm)
Weight
10 oz (283g) - with batteries

Bescor LED-70 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Field Test Jury Still out....

Good overall value for the money. Liked the purchase price point. Reasonable form factor and made of lightweight plastic. Construction seems "delicate" however - must handle carefully in the field? Big surprise was that an A/C adapter did NOT ship with this model -- assumed it would given the "dual power" features that is advertised. Adjustability of light intensity is a must and functions well. Is great for a webcam light to improve subject key light. VERY bright output - can light up an ent...

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Good overall value for the money. Liked the purchase price point. Reasonable form factor and made of lightweight plastic. Construction seems "delicate" however - must handle carefully in the field? Big surprise was that an A/C adapter did NOT ship with this model -- assumed it would given the "dual power" features that is advertised. Adjustability of light intensity is a must and functions well. Is great for a webcam light to improve subject key light. VERY bright output - can light up an entire room...Diffusers are also great and work well. Good for on-location field interviews. Hoping this unit can withstand professional field use - jury still out. 4 star rating given for potential durability over time.

Reviewed by 9 customers

 
4.0

Wish I had more of these

By

from Raleigh  -  Photographer

I have used this as both a fill light for video and as a main light for portraits on my SLR. I would rocommend these for anyone that needs a small boost to their lighting.

 
4.0

Big bang, low buck

By

from Denver, CO  -  Professional Artist

This worked great doing interviews indoors with available light either filling in shadows on the face when next to windows or as a key under florescent light. A diffusion filter and diffusion with 6500k to 4500k included. Need to build a 3200 or less version, but if white balanced for 4500k, then a 3,200k background will just look warmer.

 
4.0

Sweet light for low $$$

By

from Indiana  -  Professional Artist

Lightweight and plenty right for filling in dark faces. Mounts on Dslr or camcorder hot shoe.

 
5.0

Surprisingly Bright

By

from East TN

At this price point I wasn't expecting this level of performance. The light is very bright and the dimmer works well. If you are looking for an entry level light this is a good choice.

 
5.0

Nice Light for the Price

By

from York, PA  -  Business Owner

Field work

 
4.0

Great light source

By

from Fl  -  Professional Artist

Easy to mount on camera or side light for videos. Excellent and compact light source. I wish it could mount on my canon HFM 52.

 
5.0

Great investment for my business!

By

from Missoula, Montana  -  Film Professional

Whether you are an Aspiring Film Maker to a Professional Videographer, to simply a Passion besides your day to day job; the Bescor LED-70 Dimmable 70W Video and DSLR Light is and will be one of your greatest investment when all lights fade, especially if you are within a budget. For the New Years, I had some footage that were filmed in low light environment and though my Canon XL H1a does a much greater job in low light to poor light than my previous camera; having the LED present with me - of which was so easily attachable on my camera - made my whole night of filming a lot easier and ensured as well less time in post production. I was able to light a great portion of a dance floor as well as any individuals I pointed my camera at on the street. It also gave the footage an extra look of professionalism of which only costed a very small price. And to any videographers who are serious about price then that extra footage look output will go a long way when it's time to give your price away to clients. Sure, if you wanted to spend thousands of dollars for proper lighting then of course you would be getting something completely different but if you are on a budget and want something that will work for you then I would suggest to do one thing first: "Do some research before you purchase to ensure that you know exactly what you need." Once you are complete with your research then just choose from the best of the best within your budget. And for me, it was easy - Adorama had what I needed and Bescor had what I wanted. I hope this helps you in deciding if this piece of equipment is right for you or not. Now, don't expect this to light your subject like lightings in films would because it was not meant to light as such but if you need on the go powerful lighting then this product is the right purchase for you at an affordable price.

 
4.0

Nice lite for the money...!

By

from Aberdeen, WA USA  -  Tech Savvy

I bought a pair of these to use with a DSLR for extra light when doing closeup/macro still photography... They work very well and provide excellent light for what I'm using them for... The interchangeable lens filter gels do rattle though so they may be annoying for those doing video but a slim piece of tape along the top front or back edge of the gels may help silence that... Other than that the construction is very good in my opinion...

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Field Test Jury Still out....

By

from Houston, Texas  -  Film Professional

Good overall value for the money. Liked the purchase price point. Reasonable form factor and made of lightweight plastic. Construction seems "delicate" however - must handle carefully in the field? Big surprise was that an A/C adapter did NOT ship with this model -- assumed it would given the "dual power" features that is advertised. Adjustability of light intensity is a must and functions well. Is great for a webcam light to improve subject key light. VERY bright output - can light up an entire room...Diffusers are also great and work well. Good for on-location field interviews. Hoping this unit can withstand professional field use - jury still out. 4 star rating given for potential durability over time.

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Shopper  is this sony compatible?
TROY G  The "hot shoe" connection is a "dumb terminal" meaning it has no electronic connectors on the bottom... All light controls are located on the sides along with the battery compartment door. There is no TTL flash functionality as a result -- keep in mind this is a continuous light source. Therefore, any "standard" hot shoe connection will accept this light. The bescor has a rotating ring that locks it down to the camera connection. You can see this in the standard product images at the bottom of the unit. Hope that helps.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ROBERT B  Needed additional lighting for both, movie, and picture taking. This unit is very bright, and dimmable. Comes w/ removable skin tone filter. NOTE; fits hot shoe, but no electrical contacts. Set the camera on auto, or for ambient light, or w/dedicated flash and use as additional light. Uses 4AA batteries, or rechargeable. Great for travel.
Shopper  when shooting events I find that the low light effects the auto focusing of my dslr.I am looking at led continuous light. Does it provide quality acceptable results? does this light allow for photographing ambient light. What is the range of this type of accessory
JERRY C  If you're wanting to capture the "ambient light," I don't think a continous accessory light is your answer. I don't know what DSLR you are using, but it should have an "IR assist" function, which emitts an infrared light beam to facilitate autofocusing in low light. Check your shooting menu and make sure this function is activated. Good luck.
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