Rosco LitePad Ax­iom 152mm x 152mm

NPhoto - - Test Team -

£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

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