Adaptalux Macro LED gentle system: So easy it really works
Easy may be good. On this trendy age of gizmos and devices, the place you want to work out what’s what, the Adaptalux studio lighting package is a welcome bit of drugs. Out of the field, it has no advanced menus, it simply works. You’ll be able to modify the beam and the brightness. Whereas it seems a little bit alien-like, it’s a improbable LED gentle supply for macro and product images. Let’s have a better look!
Word: Adaptalux despatched the package to assessment. Nevertheless, this can be a utterly impartial assessment. All ideas about this LED gentle are our personal.
- Very straightforward to make use of with intuitive, easy controls. Plug and play, actually
- Variable controls for brightness and adjustable gentle beam
- Might be remotely managed by way of Smartphone App (Android & iOS)
- USB charging, Bluetooth connectivity
- Minimalist design
- Can connect as much as 5 arms, from white gentle to pink, blue and even ultraviolet (didn’t obtain or take a look at the Ultraviolet)
- Seems to be a stable construct
- Pocket-size and light-weight, simply matches in your hand
- Improbable web site that explains all of the capabilities effectively
- Despite the fact that it’s small, I discovered it barely cumbersome, and actually must be on a tripod to free fingers up
- I did discover it a bit awkward out within the area, however it’s improbable within the studio. Nevertheless, I’m lazy and like to not carry a tripod out within the area. There’s a digital camera sizzling shoe mount out there, however I didn’t obtain it as a part of my package (non-compulsory additional). It could make the digital camera a little bit top-heavy.
Adaptalux — Technical specs
All the technical specs for the Adaptalux are from their web site.
- 200 lumens per Lighting Arm (1,000 for five Arms). As much as 3W per Arm, 16W with 5 white Lighting Arms
- Adjustable beam angle <1150 to twenty0
- The management Pod has 5 arm ports, however got here with 4, lengthy, versatile lighting arms that connect magnetically
- Has a 200 lumen white LED arm (5700K), and a 400 lumen Tremendous white LED lighting arm (5700K)
- Additionally comes with blue and pink lights for drama (inexperienced, amber & UV are non-compulsory extras)
- Arms and filters (coloured and diffusion) connect magnetically
- Charging by way of USB C (cable equipped)
- Charging Time: 1-2 hours
- Runtime (Most Energy): 12 hours
- Battery kind: NiMH Rechargeable
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 90mm x 95mm x 40mm
- Weight: 0.6Kg
Adaptalux — Versatility
Ergonomics are fairly good. All the pieces is magnetic, the sunshine arms, and the diffusers merely snap on and off. When on, they’re turned on. It’s straightforward to hook up with a smartphone by way of Bluetooth and may be remotely managed. The depth of the sunshine arms may be managed by way of the dial on the unit or the app. The angle of the sunshine beam may be adjusted by twisting the top of the sunshine arm. You should utilize a single gentle arm or all of them. You’ll be able to set various intensities of sunshine on particular person gentle arms on the identical time.
It’s comparatively small and light-weight with a normal tripod thread so you possibly can connect a tripod. The sunshine was stunning. Comfortable, subtle and allowed for fabulous element pictures. It additionally comes with terrific coloured playing cards which you’ll be able to put behind your topic for an added pop of colour, as in above.
Construct high quality
The pod feels stable within the hand, as do the sunshine arms. Ergonomic and coated to forestall slippage, akin to in damp situations photographing fungi. All components look like machined effectively. The dial feels secure.
Out of the field
Out of the field, it comes partially charged, however it’s endorsed to completely cost it first earlier than going out into the sector. My package got here with the management pod, a white LED gentle a Tremendous white LED Gentle, a pink LED and a blue LED gentle arm. The USB-C charging cable. There’s a Welcome pack together with two double-sided coloured playing cards for backgrounds. Product vary pamphlet and guarantee booklet are additionally included. The Fast Begin information invitations you to leap on their web site for detailed movies and on-line tutorials on how you can use all of the unit’s capabilities.
Adaptalux — Within the area
High quality of sunshine
The sunshine has a colour temperature vary of 5700K (this isn’t changeable). The sunshine was pleasing and secure. You’ll be able to add totally different coloured gentle arms, pink, blue, inexperienced and amber in addition to UV lighting, (not all gentle arms are included, however you can also make your individual bundle packs). It was superbly subtle utilizing the little filters for superb gentle high quality and particulars.
Controls & App
The unit is tremendous easy to make use of, however watching the fabulous little how-to video on their web site provides you much more management options (extremely suggest watching them for a fast run-through). Plug within the magnetic arms and provides a slight twist they usually instantly come on. You should utilize one or 5 arms without delay.
I like that the sunshine arms can help you management the beam, in addition to the precise angle and placement of the lights to your topic with the sturdy, but simply bendable arms.
You’ll be able to modify the lights from the management pod, or remotely by way of the app on a Smartphone. The app is offered on-line (Android & Apple). Easy to arrange and simple to make use of as effectively.
When absolutely charged, the management pod has a run time of approx. 12 hours.
The management pod may be fitted to a tripod with a normal thread. This was my first challenge as I exploit Manfrotto heads and plates on all my tripods, so no screw with out dismantling my tripod. I did nonetheless discover a small older tripod that was good for the management pod. That is NOT a difficulty with the Adaptulx pod, simply my setup and one thing to concentrate on. They’ve small tabletop tripods and sizzling shoe mounts out there to swimsuit this pod as non-compulsory extras on-line.
As soon as I mounted the management pod on a tripod, it took me just a few seconds to attach the sunshine arms. Alter the arms to the specified place, and modify the brightness and angle of sunshine. As a result of the controls are so easy, it was only a matter of including or eradicating the sunshine arms and adjusting the controls on my Smartphone. Accomplished. So easy, it really works.
I’ve solely had this package per week and like it already. It’s straightforward to make use of and sufficiently small to hold in my bag. It’s the tripod out within the area I’m not loopy about, however within the yard and the studio, it’s improbable. Nice for macro and product images. To have the ability to get the lights pointed precisely the place you want them with out including additional speedlights. The brightness is greater than ample for hand-holding pictures and the distant app means you possibly can set the sunshine in place and management it with out the necessity to contact the pod.
Adaptalux has a spread of LED gentle arms, flashes and a brand new mini-pod popping out shortly. There are additionally sizzling shoe mounts and flash emitters, in addition to mini tripods all designed for the Management Pod.