£155, $220 www.manfrotto.com
If you’re after ultimate portability, Manfrotto’s cheapest new hotshoemountable light panel takes some beating. At 153x93x45mm and 225g, it’s noticeably lighter and more compact than Manfrotto’s Croma 2 or MicroPro 2, yet it still packs a healthy 650-Lux punch of daylightbalanced light. As with its siblings, the Spectra 2’s LEDs offer high colour accuracy and their output is fully adjustable. It can be powered by six AA batteries, Sony-type batteries, or via a mains adaptor (supplied).