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normsmith Inactive Member07 May 2015 11:17 a.m. PST

I am trying to find some useful ways to take advantage of a new LED unit and to reduce my reliance on flash.

LINK – link

Doug em4miniatures Inactive Member07 May 2015 11:51 a.m. PST

Interesting – how much is "a little pricey"?


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2015 12:18 p.m. PST

This may be the ones to which Norm refers:



Khazarmac Inactive Member08 May 2015 6:39 a.m. PST

I intend to get some cheaper ones, and mount two, one on either side of my camera. This is an example from the UK ebay site;


normsmith Inactive Member07 Jun 2015 9:48 p.m. PST

sorry – I have been away from this thread. The Unit comes in 3, 6 and 8 LED variations, costing £45.00 GBP, £70.00 GBP and £100.00 GBP respectively.

An advantage is that the white balance is set at K5600, so you can get daylight effect and truer colour.

I have the 8 LED version and I am finding that this can cast light much further and more evenly over my gaming table. For close up work, such as photographing say small dioramas or e-bay items, it is much more power than needed and I have it set to level 2 (out of 4) with a diffuser filter on the front (provided), so a smaller unit would do just as well for those type of shots.

I am finding that for indoor shots, it has replaced my flash cube.

The battery life is also pretty amazing. It charges of a USB and my manual says that depending on lighting strength, I can use it for between 1 and 3 hours off one charge. I have have only charged mine once and it didn't need it really, so I wouldn't dispute those figures.

Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 3:01 a.m. PST

I'm looking for something that will help with photograhing painted minis – not a whole table. The three light – will it do that?

Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 3:06 a.m. PST

Actually I'm going to try this and let you know how I get on

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