High-power LED flash: too good to be true?

Started Aug 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Brent Allen Thale
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Re: High-power LED flash: too good to be true?
In reply to cyrano, Aug 17, 2013

That does sound good, according to them the light has no weaknesses and can produce miracles with no downsides. Makes me wonder why no one else has done this.

They say the duration of the light is variable and can be set as fast as 1/8000 second, but they don't say how that impacts exposure. This would seem to require a separate control that currently doesn't exist on cameras today, since for most strobes flash duration is directly tied to power, and can't be set independently.

On their web site they have a video showing a pro photographer using the light, but they don't say what camera settings, like shutter speed, ISO, and aperture were used. And when they shoot through an umbrella, they added a second light, which suggests the light is nowhere near as powerful as a top-of-the-line speedlight.

Video and still shooting have different lighting needs, it seems amazing that this one light can do it all.

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