The New 2017 Fotodiox LED100WB-56 Review

The LED100WB-56 is a wall-powered, dimmable LED mild with that should be a little bit different. Fotodiox has done quite a bit, not just to eliminate problems of using LEDs for ongoing illumination but also to deal with some natural problems of using ongoing illumination normally. This is enough to guarantee a nearer look, as it could create these more useful for an extensive variety of customers.

Fotodiox Pro LED-100WB-56 Studio LED Kit
Fotodiox Pro LED-100WB-56 Studio LED Kit

The illumination are marketed as individual models for $299, and as a 3-light kit for $999. In addition to the 3-light kit that we examined are three illumination, reflectors, slip-on diffusion contains, energy plugs with XLR wires (not pictured), and a set of controllers. The kit also has a set of mild appears as well (not rapid one shown above), creating the 3-light kit an entirely finish set for those starting out, as you are given more versatility with three illumination for a key, finish, and locks mild, than you are with two.

Fotodiox Pro LED-100WB-56 Studio LED Kit
Fotodiox Pro LED-100WB-56 Studio LED Kit

One natural problem with LED lighting is the resource itself. At first we saw LED sections grow in reputation, which distribute individual personal diodes in a lines to create a big and bright resource. The thing is the personal diodes when distributed act like a group of point light resources, with each diode creating its own set of dark areas. These complicated dark areas get annoying very quickly, and the simple lighting are challenging on your sight.

Fotodiox Pro LED-100WB-56 Studio LED Kit
Fotodiox Pro LED-100WB-56 Studio LED Kit

As time has shifted on, the diodes have reduced down to a decent lines on a wafer, much like the snacks in our cameras, just not quite as heavy. Fotodiox has taken a board like this and then restore it again behind a cup contact lens with a frosted back again. The rear of this contact lens becomes the individual mild instead of the thousands of individual LED areas, creating an even mild with only one darkness, much like a well used tungsten resource.

Speaking of ‘classic’ tungsten resources, one of the most popular advantages of LED lighting over these resources is warm manufacturing. Anyone who has used even a120-watt modelling mild knows these things get extremely hot. So hot, in fact, that any skin contact with the light bulb leaves behind oil remains that makes a hot spot – gradually causing in the bulb’s failing. While the Fotodiox does generate some warm, a small silent fan keeps inside temperature ranges stable. During use, no outside part of the mild becomes hot to the touch.

The Fotodiox is ranked at 95+ CRI, which is quite a high ranking for the price. This is also a extreme enhancement over Fotodiox’s own LED100WA, which is only ranked at 85 CRI. CRI isn’t a perfect way to evaluate shade outcome but the variety Fotodiox reveals for the illumination reveals a pretty reliable outcome across most shades, with the only important raise being in the red area, significance there should not be any unpleasant excitement.

So these illumination guarantee to take care of the mild and shade problems, what else? How about flicker? All illumination sparkle to some level if they’re operated by the ac of mains power but different illumination technological innovation have different dimming features during the ‘off’ half of the ability pattern. Tungsten lights stay pretty hot (and hence bright) throughout the pattern while poorly-designed LEDs suddenly activate and off as the ability periods. You won’t always observe this with the human eye but set your shutter rate quicker than the regularity of the illumination and the distinction can become obvious.

This result is seen with the Sony models a7R II in ‘low light’ method with ‘electronic shutter’ and highest possible ISO in our studio room field – the line-by-line readout of the indicator happens at different parts of the light’s energy pattern, leading to visibility variations that provide as groups across the structure, despite the use of a tungsten light bulb.

M1 Mark II, 75mm F1.8 lens, 1/200 sec, F2.2, ISO 200
M1 Mark II, 75mm F1.8 lens, 1/200 sec, F2.2, ISO 200

This image of Dan was lit with just one LED100WB taken through an tailored Bowens install elegance plate and two linens of froth core: dark for the qualifications, and a white-colored ‘fill card’ on the remaining of you. Mild was at full energy, and was not placed very far from Dan’s head. That brief range intended the light was extreme enough for a brief shutter rate and smooth enough to be perfect and sleek. However, needing rapid range indicates that a lot of the light’s outcome was being missing in the elegance plate, so those trying to use current light modifiers may find the LED100WB missing in energy in certain circumstances.

Using the lighting outside on a dim day can also be an exciting experience, especially when a digicam is remaining in any type of concern method where it can management either shutter rate or aperture instantly. Here’s why: It basically makes the ‘B’ key on the light’s distant an overall visibility management. Let’s look at this taken of Carey to clarify further:

What I wished to accomplish with this taken was to blend an F4 image (where this particular lens is very sharp) while also providing attention to the form of ‘bokeh’ paintballs without anyone’s knowledge. After placing one of the LED100WB’s with its diffusion sock where I needed it comparative to Carey (just over my head and a little to the left), I let you control shutter rate as I modified mild with the distant and viewed the visibility change through the viewfinder.

When the lighting were lowered the digital camera’s evaluative metering was mostly studying the lighting of Carey’s experience, and as mild was converted down the qualifications got lighter. As the lighting were brightened, the qualifications got deeper as you reduced the visibility time to keep Carey’s experience from over revealing. I finished up somewhere in the 25-50% power area to enhance the ‘bokeh balls’ without anyone’s knowledge.

Conclusion

At the end of the day these lighting are some of the simplest to use ongoing lighting we’ve experienced. Their nearly flicker-free outcome allows use of very high shutter rates of speed. Their deficiency of warmth outcome means they can be used with any Balcar install mild modifier, not just special expensive ones made to face warm of a tungsten light bulb. Plus, the controllers make it easy to modify power, even when the lighting have been placed unattainable.

For newbies, ongoing mild is an excellent choice for perfecting studio room work, as you get to see mild as you form it, and with mirrorless cameras you get to review the results regularly. For photography lovers that need to coordinate or even engulf shiny normal mild, these lighting are not always highly effective enough, so strobes would be a better choice. However, in the studio room where normal mild can be managed, these LED lighting find many uses quite quickly, and for photography lovers looking for a set of lighting to go along with them on a venture in to the video world, this 3-light kit is an excellent starting point.