The First Of The Many - Promaster
The first delivery of Promaster accessories and photographic equipment has arrived and we are busy setting it out downstairs. The electricity has gone off but that has not stopped us. And have a look at what I found for the first blog - LED lights for your camera.
The big golden panel is the LED 120 from Promaster. 120 LED units in it and a built-in diffuser screen. There is an amber cover to allow you to balance the illumination to tungsten lighting - and if your video or still camera doesn't have a hot shoe you are still alright. The LED 120 is supplied with a universal camera bracket. Runs on 4 AA cells. Pumps out 51 lux at 3 metres.
There is also a smaller LED panel - the LED 30. 30 lamps and puts out 23 lux at 3 metres. Great for compact and mirror-less cameras.
And HELLO MACRO with the RL60. 60 LED lights behind a diffuser and provision for either AA cell or mains operation. 68 lux at 3 metres and as it is a ring-light, the results as seen by the sensor can be shadow-free.
Best of all - the mounting on the back for this is the good old standard "P" mount from the Cokin system. If you are already using Cokin this ring-light clips right on. It will go up to 77ø size.
Signing off now - too many new things in cartons. Gotta see them all and get them onto the shelves. Promaster is good quality and it looks like the prices are going to be good as well. Best of all for us shop people - the packaging is sturdy and consistent and brightly coloured - we can find it in the dark.