This is a one of two part post about the American Student Government Association (ASGA) National Conference. In this post I want to talk about the Litepanels Micro LED On-Camera Light. I rented it from Chris at Visual Edge Productions and it has a lot of good features but I’d look at other options before buying it.
It is so light I didn’t even notice a difference when mounted on my 7D shoulder mount. Two AA batteries is all I needed to power for a weekend shoot. It even came with a tungsten gel which matched the conference room color perfectly. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice much of a difference when it was on or off.
I was using my Sigma 17-50 so I was pretty close to groups that I was shooting but the Micro LED didn’t do much. If I got any close to my subject I would have hit them. Chris from Visual Edge explained both on camera lights they had and I decided to go with the smaller one. Figured for $274.90 this would be bright enough. Nope.
I am sure for certain situations it works but I couldn’t get any closer to my subjects and the room was poorly lit. I was already shooting at an ISO of 800 and had my iris at 3.2 so it was easier to focus on moving people. After my weekend with this light I would say hold off on getting it. For $274 there’s a lot of other stuff you could get for your camera.
Video from the conference will be posted soon.