Rosco LitePad Axiom 152mm x 152mm
£225, $240 www.rosco.com
Although sold as a small panel in its own right, this particular panel is also often sold as part of a much larger system which enables full studio lighting setups based on LED panels. Typical of the Rosco range, it has an industrial level of build quality, complete with a steel and aluminium housing designed to withstand lots of punishment.
A fine grid of relatively tiny LEDs makes for a very smooth light source but, bought as a standalone panel, the LitePad Axiom lacks dual colour temperatures or even a dimmer adjustment. On the plus side, a convenient slot enables fitment of wide-ranging filters and diffusers. Around the back, a universal mounting system keeps your options open.
In our lab tests, this panel’s output power proved the lowest in the group, equating to a required aperture of f/2.
Pros Fully professional build quality; grid of ultra-small LEDs. Cons No power adjustment; the strength of illumination is low. We say Very well made, but not ideal as a standalone panel.
Sold with mains adaptor and universal mounting system, it’s surprisingly weighty