In my last episode, I tackled making a DIY CFL Light Strip for photography/video – and in today’s episode I’m reviewing/comparing two LED video lights I purchased for shooting interviews and such in the field where light was less controlled.
I settled on two lights over the course of as many months, and each have their individual pros and cons.
LED-5080 Camera Video Light (currently 72.50)
comes with handle
pop on barn doors re-attach easily
built in tungsten and diffuser
lasts longer than KY010 160p
simple wheel based dimmer
narrow light beam
doors pop off easily
Comes with battery and charger
KY010 160p LED Video Light (currently 49.28)
Charger + Battery NP-FM50 NP-FM70 4 Sony DCR-TRV6E (currently 11.99)
Variety of filters
Mount and handle
AA battery option
reflective barn doors
Still saps power when off in remote mode
shoddy construction in mount mode
fast battery drain
No included battery
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