The Rosco LitePad Digital Shooter's Kit AX (Daylight) contains five 5800K rectangular or square Litepad Axioms from 3 x 6 - 12 x 12" as well as a 3" circular HO+ LitePad. Various filters, connectors and adapters included, as are transformers, stands, eggcrates and a hard, wheeled case to contain it all.
The LitePad Axiom is Rosco's next generation panel which features a rugged aluminum and steel housing with an integrated gel slot and provision for attachment of Axion series arms, brackets and adapters via 1/4"-20 bolt or baby pin for maximum flexibility. Other mounting options include touch fasteners and gaffers tape for the smaller units which measure 3 x 6" - 12 x 12 " and weigh in at just 0.8 - 3.95 lb. Even the 24 x 24" panel weighs only 13.7 lb. The 12V DC connector is now removable to facilitate packing and minimize cord damage and downtime. Lamp life is estimated at 60,000 hours making the LitePad virtually maintenance-free.
The LitePad HO+ has similar performance specs as the Axiom but minus the metal frame making it even thinner and lighter. Every HO+ is only 0.37" thick and weighs in at 0.10 lb (3" circle) to 8.3 lb for the 20 x 24" model.
Reviewed by 1 customers
I ordered this Digital Shooters kit from Adorama because I shoot interviews around the world and wanted a portable kit that could work in multiple power systems. I was disappointed that there are only 3 clamps supplied to attach the lights to to light stands. 6 lights, three clamps: something's missing. How am I supposed to mount the other lights? I guess they expect me to buy additional clamps at $35 each. Same with the dimmers: 2 dimmers, 6 lights. This kit does not include the "Full spot lens" which helps direct the light ($20 for a flimsy piece of plastic). It actually does help direct the light a bit, and I bought a separate one for the 3" circle. From what I can tell it mounts into a bracket which bends the lens, so the beam is uneven, and the bracket doesn't hold the light firm enough and it feels like it's going to fall out. The worst though, is the actual quality of the light. I was hoping that for this price the LED quality would be a richer spectrum and not suffer from the infamous green spike. Not so. No matter how many times I white balanced or dialed in 5800k on the camera (that's the temperature these are rated at) the shot had a sickly green tint. They do include a selection of gels, but for the 12x12 size there's only 1 of each flavor. Same problem as before: 3 12x12 lights, 1 filter. How do they expect people to match the light? For my money I wish they would give 3 CTO gels for Tungsten looks, 3 minus green gels to try to compensate for the atrocious green spike, and three diffusion since even though this is a somewhat diffused light, it's still manages to be quite harsh on the eyes, and dim at the same time. Rosco did include a Cinegel sample pack, for some reason. It just seemed to be a waste of space to me, where I wish an extra dimmer would be. On the bottom tray the power packs are stuffed into foam cutouts, and there's no groove cut out for the protruding cable, so those are are tweaked, and get re-tweaked each time the power packs are inserted back. I was disappointed that these used such big bulky power packs. If these are such low power hogs, why do the power adapters need to be so big? I'm probably going to ask for a refund. Also, it was impossible to find out the weight of the kit before ordering. If your curious, it's 58lbs, so if you're planning on checking this as luggage, be prepared to pay overage fees, or leave some of the useless pieces at home.