Flashpoint 312 LED light- Dual Color Shoe Mountable Dimmable, with Battery

Flashpoint
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About Flashpoint

Working time is 5 hours when using 2 batteries .

This LED Fixture throws an entirely new light on the problems of shooting in mixed-light environments. This makes it possible to fine-tune your lights to match (or contrast with) whatever light you're grappling with. With twin arrays of daylight and tungsten LEDs in one fixture, two simple dials make it possible to dial in color temperture
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Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good power output (9),Easy to use (8),Long lasting (6),Attach securely (5),Even light source (5),Improves performance (4),Interfaces well with camcorder (4),Lightweight (4),Well built / quality (4)
Cons:
Flimsy (4)
Best Uses:
Outdoor events / games (9),Night video (7),Weddings (7),Professional work (6),Shooting indoors (6),Birthdays (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Tech savvy (13),Film professional (8),Aspiring film maker (5)

Flashpoint Features

  • Includes Dimmer
  • Works on AC adapter or on Batteries
  • 6580 Lux
  • Sony NP, Panasonic & Canon Battery Adaptors

Flashpoint Specifications

Weight
.35Kg 12 Ozs

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.7

(based on 26 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Light

My first impression when I unpacked it was "Man this thing is huge". It measures 4 3/4" wide by 4 1/4" tall from the top to the shoe. I was really considering returning it because of it's size but I thought I'd give it a try anyway. On my camcorder this thing looked ridiculous but the amount of light this unit provides is very good. This will be handy for indoor or low lighting recordings. I also played with this on my Nikon D300 for some low light close ups and was also impressed with the qu...

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My first impression when I unpacked it was "Man this thing is huge". It measures 4 3/4" wide by 4 1/4" tall from the top to the shoe. I was really considering returning it because of it's size but I thought I'd give it a try anyway. On my camcorder this thing looked ridiculous but the amount of light this unit provides is very good. This will be handy for indoor or low lighting recordings. I also played with this on my Nikon D300 for some low light close ups and was also impressed with the quality of the shots. The filter was a nice touch also. My only complaint besides its size is the shoe mount is a little flimsy. But all in all I'm pretty satisfied with this purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I didn't like it

too little light it wasn't any good for me.

Reviewed by 26 customers

 
4.0

Great light w/ some build quality issues

By

from Jacksonville, FL  -  Film Professional

The good- It is a very flexible light. It is bright and the ability to adjust the color temperature is a huge plus. I haven't used it enough to comment on battery life, but so far I am very satisfied. The bad- the light was broken when I received it. The board that the LEDs are mounted on was moving freely within the main body of the light. I opened the case and found that the board was attached to the case by four screws, one at each corner. The board is very thin and three of the corners had broken off. Luckily it was an easy fix, I simply removed the screws, aligned the board and firmly replaced the screws. Even with the broken corners this was enough to keep the board snugly in place. Also, the "diffuser" filter that is provided is silly, since it is almost completely transparent, it doesn't do any diffusing. Not a big deal, its easy enough to make one.

 
4.0

great product

By

from San Jose, CA  -  Tech Savvy

good product for night shoot, but need better connector.

 
5.0

Very flexible and powerful

By

from Newton, Iowa  -  Working Pro

Usually I use it with an assistant hand holding it to fill light a subjects face. Very powerful and love the ability to change color temperature. The little shoe mount aperatus is a little hard to work with but rarely do I use it on a hot shoe.....so no big deal. Very useful light.

 
5.0

The best product

By

from Edison, NJ  -  Film Professional

Best product u ever get with this price, i have 6 of them. works great, no complains

 
3.0

decent LED light but poor battery life

By

from Chicago  -  Film Professional

I was excited by the prospect of replacing my old hot light and LitePanel MicroPro with this Adorama flashpoint LED light; on paper it has all the right things going for it: + lightweight + LED + doesn't get hot + easily swappable batteries While the light itself performed for the most part, admirably, the included battery was a bit to be desired. I was able to run the light for about an 1 hour and 30 minutes straight before it just died in a rather catastrophic way - during one of the speeches at the reception. Needless to say, I had to scramble big time. Having used a MicroPro for the past few years, I just assumed that this battery would be good for at least a couple of hours. Sadly, I was mistaken. The knock-off of the Sony battery that is included could not keep up. I would however, still buy this light again. The overall performance of it was good, the dimmable and mixable light combination is a great convenience over other LED lights that are just 1 color temp. My advice: if you're going to get this light, do invest in several additional batteries.

 
2.0

works but won't last

By

from New York

This is my first LED lamp and I haven't compared it against the more expensive models, nor have I precisely measured its color and light output. What I can say is it lights up, it has a wide range of color, it gets bright and it dims but less than I'd like, it's made out of plastic and doesn't feel sturdy, and it has at least one major design flaw: it attaches via a plastic screw socket that is sure to get stripped from repeated use. Drop it still attached to your ball head and I imagine it could easily snap. A [$] piece of equipment ought to have a metal socket. That it doesn't come with one tells me this is designed to break. It will save you money over the short term, but might prove more expensive in the long run. Treat it delicately. And plan on replacing the ball head with a better model-- the one it comes with is less than reassuring also.

 
4.0

Flashpoint 312 LED light

By

from Roanoke, VA  -  Tech Savvy

This is a great light. The temperature adjustment and dimming are features often only found on more expensive units. This unit puts off a lot of light! the diffuser plate slides out a bit too easily, but a small piece of tape cures that. I love this light.

 
5.0

Wow, What a Light

By

from Atanta, GA  -  Parent

I use this light for all occassion. At the time of purchase the price was very reasonable. The price have really jump for this particular LED light source now. You can adjust the brightness of the lights, it comes with a slide in dimmable panel, all around it is a well constructive product and I'm glad I purchase it when the price was down. Love this light and I would buy it again.

 
5.0

Maybe the best LED for the money

By

from New York. NY  -  Film Professional

It's not perfect -- cheapish casing, head that comes with it is junky. It's a bit too big for on-DSLR use. Certainly too big for a compact like one gh2. But, for the money, it may be the best deal out there as of now. Strong light, flexible power options, good dimmer. And bi-color. Hard to beat.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Flashpoint video light

By

from Derby, CT..  -  Tech Savvy

I use this to help my DSLR focus in very low light at parties. It's a little bit bigger than I'd like but the smallest available. More powerful than I thought and then intensity can be lowered when necessary. All video lights at this low end are kind of blinding to the subject but make focusing easy and pupils are not dialated - no red eye!

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
MICHAEL M  Bright, portable continuous light for photo and video purposes. The dual color temperature is a big plus for setting a different mood...
rene' b  i'm looking for instructions on how you determine the correct color balence for your particular situation....is it an eye ball type of adjustment or is there a method to selecting the color temp......and is this model color tuneable?
CARL L  I only use this light to help my still digital camera focus under low light at parties. My flash overpowers this light and has no impact on the color of my digital files.
Shopper  does it come with the battery charger?
JOHN P  Yes, battery charger is included., and it comes with one battery - there are two receptacles on the rear of the unit so you could mount two batteries at the same time (but it only come with one). Charging time is several hours. It is very clean and even light. The 3200 to 5600k adjustable output has proven useful. It has been an excellent source for copying negs and transparancies.
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