Manfrotto ML840H Maxima-84 is the top of the line in the 'on camera' LED panels range. It is an 84 LED panel with high quality output, 6000deg.K sunlight. This is an evolved and performing light to be mounted on your video SLR camera. It's tailor-made for the new hybrid SLR cameras thanks to the quality of the beam and introduces the hybrid function, switching from a continuous beam to a flash with 4X output compared to the continuous output. In this way your LED panel can provide a continuous light when shooting video but adds also the flash capability for switching to the photo mode. The light has a lithium built-in rechargeable battery. It comes with a ball head mount developed by Manfrotto that allows you to attach the light either on the hot shoe of your camera, on a photo head (3/8'' threading), on a light stand (3/8'' threading).
Maxima features also the "DUO" position, meaning that the light has two different female flash attachments on the body of the light itself, in this way you can attach the light either in vertical or horizontal position; importantly, you can stack more than one Manfrotto LED panel in order to increase the total light output. A backlight LED at 3200deg.K is included in order to light up the camera commands when shooting in darkness. The dimmer in the Midi is an index one (0-100% dimmability). The light comes also with a set of diffuser and gels in order to soften the light output or to change the color temperature to warmer colors.
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I'm a Professional Photographer....I have not used it yet in a session but I have played around with it. The first time I received it it did not work..had to send it back. Adorama has amazing customer service. It seems to work very well in very low light situations. Very light weight. It can be used as a flash also. Just wish it can work more than just a hour and a half, on full power. Good Product.