Does the trick but could use a few design improvements
It's not a bad light for the price. The quality is good and the light is clean. I wish there would be a few design improvements:
-The barn doors aren't removable. For run-and gun videography the bard doors just get in the way and add unnecessary weight to your rig.
-There is no cold-shoe mount for a microphone. There is plenty of space on the housing; it's too bad there isn't some sort of cold shoe mount for a microphone. I ended up having to tape my mic to my lens hood which doesn't look very professional.
-The power button should have been a switch instead of a button. In the cases where I leave the battery on the light to save space in my gear bag (and for quick setups) I find the power button can be turned on very easily.
With some minor design revisions this light could have been a 5-star for sure.
I bought the L308 back in November and I’ve been using it regularly for video projects in my studio. This is an excellent product and I’n extremely pleased.
It comes with the option to purchase the adapter to plug into an outlet also but I use the batteries and they last quite sometime.
The brightness controls are easy to use and work exactly as advertised. And the best thing is that it comes with a remote which I use to control the lighting without having to get up from my location when recording my subject. Also I can control a number of these lights with 1 controller and even set them to different channels so the ones on the same channel can be coordinated to the same settings simutaneously!
The pricing is also great as it doesn’t break the bank for what is offered. I’ve seen similar products cost much more.
This light is also extremely portable and versatile with it’s size and commonly used 1/4 thread so it can be mounted on tripods, light stands etc.
I will definitely be purchasing additional lighting from StrobePro as they also have very knowledgable staff and they are helpful and honest and helped me to find the correct product for my usage needs!
I needed a light last minute for a gig. Strobepro had me setup in record time and it worked out beautifully. The associate also gave me the lowdown on options I had with the light and why it was a good choice for both photography and filming interviews. Perfect for me.