Kaiser Star­Clus­ter LED Cam­era Light

NPhoto - - Test Team -

£140, $220 www.fo­to­speed.com

With a panel size of 8.5x6cm, this is the small­est model in the group. This dinky panel runs on five AA bat­ter­ies. (You can also run it di­rect from a Canon LP-E6 cam­era bat­tery, al­though you’re un­likely to have one of those in your gad­get bag.) Additional op­tions in­clude a mains adap­tor, which is avail­able for sep­a­rate pur­chase.

Un­like the In­ter­fit Mati­nee, the Kaiser Star­Clus­ter’s colour tem­per­a­ture is fixed to a day­light value of 5600K, al­though both a dif­fuser panel and a tung­sten fil­ter, which at­tach mag­net­i­cally, are sup­plied with the panel.

Rated at 600 Lux, the panel en­abled an aper­ture of f/3.2 in our one-me­tre test, but only f/2.8 when the tung­sten fil­ter was fit­ted. Power ad­just­ment is smooth and over­all build qual­ity feels good for a light­weight unit.

Pros Small but ro­bust; dif­fuser and tung­sten fil­ter in­cluded. Cons Shame the ex­ter­nal bat­tery op­tion is Canon-based. We say A good buy, al­though it only has day­light-bal­anced LEDs.

An in­ter­lock­ing case de­sign makes it easy to stack mul­ti­ple pan­els for greater out­put

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