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About F & V R-300

The F&V Lighting R-300 LED Ring Light with L-Bracket features 300 daylight-balanced LEDs that produce 1950 Lux at 1-meter. An onboard dimmer offers seamless power variation from 0-100%. It has two power options: a Sony NP-F Battery Plate and a DCf2.5 jack. The R-300 LED Ring Light is a 65deg. beam-angle allowing for an wide, even spread of light. It is slim in profile and light in weight making it a perfect companion for shoots in the studio or on location. The R-300 is perfect for glamour, concert and macro photography/videography.

The R-300 comes packaged with two magnetic filters: a Tungsten Filter and a Frost Diffusion Filter. The Tungsten Filter will calibrate your light to 3200K allowing you to shoot indoors under incandescent light. The Frost Diffusion Filter takes the edge off of the light's beam and also can serve as a gel holder. Also available, is the NEW Milk White Diffusion filter which creates a very soft, glamorous and easy-to-look-at light source.

The R-300 Ring Light comes packaged with an L-bracket. The L-bracket has a 1/4"-20 thumb screw that allows you to mount your camera for mobile use with the R-300 system. The bracket also has a 5/8" female receptacle. For hand held shooting the 5/8" female receptacle can also accept a hand grip to allow for a mobile, compact shooting solution. The 5/8" receptacle also allows you to use the light off-camera and mount the Ring Light directly onto a light stand. The R-300 Ring Light is more than just an on camera light; multiple units are easy to travel with and can serve as a complete lighting kit.

Comes with all mounting accessories. Also can be mounted with optional universal 15mm rail mounts.

The F & V R-300 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the F & V R-300: Good color value and Good power output

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good color value (4),Good power output (4),Attaches securely (3),Durable (3),Lightweight (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (3)

F & V R-300 Features

  • Light weight, Slim Profile
  • 1950 lux at 1-meter
  • Magnetic, Snap-on Filters
  • Variable Dimming
  • Two Power Options: NP-F Battery Plate (5.8-16.8V) or DCf2.5 Jack (Operation voltage 10-18V)

F & V R-300 Specifications

Correlated Color Temperature
5600K
Illumination (Lux)
1950lx
Beam Angle
65deg.
Color Rendering Index (Ra)
=85
Power Variation
0-100%
Operating Voltage
5.8 - 16.8V
Inside Diameter
95mm
Power Supply
Sony NP-F Battery Plate (5.8-16.8V) / DCf2.5 Jack (10-18V)
Battery Life
45mins w/ NP-F550
Nominal Dimensions
20.8 x 20.2 x 4.3cm (8.1 x 7.9 x 1.7")
Nominal Weight
350g (12.34oz)
Mfr #
118150010201
SKU
FVR300

F & V R-300 Reviews

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4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing

For the price I am very pleased. I've been wanting a ringlight for some time. I shoot a lot of video and not only does it act as affordable studio lighting but gives me that stunning catch light that used to be reserved for high-end fashion media.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK for video, useless for stills.

I'm primarily a forensic photographer, but I also shoot some creative portraiture/fashion/ art on the side. I've used ring lights in studio, and been impressed with the "shadowless" look. The even "shadowless" light is ideal for crime scene work, and the constant LED lighting seemed to be just the ticket. I was also interested in ring lighting for portraiture/fashion at a better price than what most flash-based rigs go for. The ability to use it with video was icing on the cake. I called the ...

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I'm primarily a forensic photographer, but I also shoot some creative portraiture/fashion/ art on the side. I've used ring lights in studio, and been impressed with the "shadowless" look. The even "shadowless" light is ideal for crime scene work, and the constant LED lighting seemed to be just the ticket. I was also interested in ring lighting for portraiture/fashion at a better price than what most flash-based rigs go for. The ability to use it with video was icing on the cake. I called the manufacturer (Adorama didn't have experience with the light and couldn't advise me on performance) and asked if the light would provide 1/125, ISO 200, f/8 at 10 feet. They assured me the light would meet that performance mark easily. I attached the included light diffusion filter and shot at a focusing target (18% grey). Actual performance was 1/30, ISO 800, f/8 at 10 feet. Not sufficient for my needs. Performance with video was much better, but I needed it primarily for stills. Build quality was good, with the dial knob a bit weak in turning and on/off tactile feel. The unit with battery attached was very light weight. The L-bracket mount that comes with the light is too short for mounting on cameras with a vertical grip, and mounting with a larger lens (like my excellent Tammy 24-70 2.8)is at best difficult and awkward. This light works best with an autofocusing non-zoom lens no greater than 77mm objective. Battery drain results in an abrupt cutoff with no warning, but life is adequate at 45 minutes to an hour average. No battery is included, nor is any AC adapter, so you MUST purchase a power source. The manner of attaching filters (magnetic) is incredibly well thought-out. Probably the best feature of this system. The included diffusion filter is fairly light, but a heavier diffusion filter is available. A filter for tungsten lighting is also included with the light. All in all, if you are shooting video, the light is a nice little piece of kit. For stills, you are better off with a flash-based solution.

Reviewed by 6 customers

 
5.0

Small led ring light with a big punch

By

from Ardsley  -  Pro Photographer

Small a light weight good amount of power for a led. I baught this with the AC power the light was pluged in and powered on for a two week job worked great

 
5.0

Well worth the money

By

from South Jordan, UT  -  Photo Enthusiast

Good band for the buck. The 0-100 dimmer gives you all options. Plus very simple snap on filters is a plus. The battery lasts pretty good. But should get a couple to be safe.

 
3.0

I'll trade you George from SC

By

from Austin, TX

George from SC - I'll trade you. I have one I used for flash, it's great but I need one for video more.

 
5.0

FANTASTIC VIDEO RING LIGHT!!!!!

By

from Evanston, IL  -  Pro Photographer

This light is so great. works great for my nightclub type event shooting. Love the build and gel panels. works great with my canon 5d and 6d. does not work well with my canon xa10 as I have the output handle attached but if I were to remove the handle it would work great. price is great for the product. works with my batteries that I use in my other video lights so I can swap out the lights without worrying about additional batteries. We custom white balance easily for the two panels.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

OK for video, useless for stills.

By

from SC  -  Pro Photographer

I'm primarily a forensic photographer, but I also shoot some creative portraiture/fashion/ art on the side. I've used ring lights in studio, and been impressed with the "shadowless" look. The even "shadowless" light is ideal for crime scene work, and the constant LED lighting seemed to be just the ticket. I was also interested in ring lighting for portraiture/fashion at a better price than what most flash-based rigs go for. The ability to use it with video was icing on the cake. I called the manufacturer (Adorama didn't have experience with the light and couldn't advise me on performance) and asked if the light would provide 1/125, ISO 200, f/8 at 10 feet. They assured me the light would meet that performance mark easily. I attached the included light diffusion filter and shot at a focusing target (18% grey). Actual performance was 1/30, ISO 800, f/8 at 10 feet. Not sufficient for my needs. Performance with video was much better, but I needed it primarily for stills. Build quality was good, with the dial knob a bit weak in turning and on/off tactile feel. The unit with battery attached was very light weight. The L-bracket mount that comes with the light is too short for mounting on cameras with a vertical grip, and mounting with a larger lens (like my excellent Tammy 24-70 2.8)is at best difficult and awkward. This light works best with an autofocusing non-zoom lens no greater than 77mm objective. Battery drain results in an abrupt cutoff with no warning, but life is adequate at 45 minutes to an hour average. No battery is included, nor is any AC adapter, so you MUST purchase a power source. The manner of attaching filters (magnetic) is incredibly well thought-out. Probably the best feature of this system. The included diffusion filter is fairly light, but a heavier diffusion filter is available. A filter for tungsten lighting is also included with the light. All in all, if you are shooting video, the light is a nice little piece of kit. For stills, you are better off with a flash-based solution.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By

from Hickory, NC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

For the price I am very pleased. I've been wanting a ringlight for some time. I shoot a lot of video and not only does it act as affordable studio lighting but gives me that stunning catch light that used to be reserved for high-end fashion media.

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Shopper  can i use a ptap power to a bionic when the light is on the camera?
SAMANTHA M  I am not sure- I bought the power adapter for $30 that Adorama sells and use that when I can- the battery doesn't last that long.
Rudy O  I just bought this light. How do I attach it to the hotshoe of my camera for mobile use?
GERALD K  You don't mount it to the shoe. You mount the camera to the slotted bracket and attach the bracket to the back of the ring light with the lens of the camera pointing through the center of the ring light. You need a battery or power pack for the ring light
Shopper  Does it fit a canon L lens ?
Andrew R  Not sure I understand your question. This unit does not attach directly to ANY lens and has an inner diameter of 90mm. "The R-300 Ring Light comes packaged with an L-bracket. The L-bracket has a 1/4"-20 thumb screw that allows you to mount your camera for mobile use with the R-300 system. The bracket also has a 5/8" female receptacle. For hand held shooting the 5/8" female receptacle can also accept a hand grip to allow for a mobile, compact shooting solution. The 5/8" receptacle also allows you to use the light off-camera and mount the Ring Light directly onto a light stand."
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