Opteka VL-126 Ultra High Power 126 LED Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light
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- Advanced white light 126 LED technology allows a fuller spectrum of light to illuminate your exciting moments in low or no-light conditions
- Mounts to all cameras (Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, ect) with a standard hot shoe
- Knob to dim the brightness or turn on/off the lighting
- Diffuser and filter included to create a soft lighting effect or lower the color temperature from 5400k to 3200k
- Can use three kinds Sony Lithium batteries, one kind of Panasonic Lithium battery and 6 AA batteries
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Lamp type: LED
Power Source: Choice between 6 AA or Sony NP-F770, NP-F550, NP-FM55H, NP-FM500H, Panasonic CGR-D16S & CGR-D26S
LED Life: 30,000 Hours
Luminous Flux: 650 lux at 1m
Color Temperature: 5400K / 3200K (with the included warming filter)
Dimensions (WxDxH): 5.5 X 2.4 X 5.9" (141 x 62 x 150mm)
Weight: 9.2 oz (260g)
Mounting: Shoe mount (standard)
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty
Top Customer Reviews
I was using a standard video light with a shoulder strap battery pack. These are awkward and heavy to carry around. And the light has NO DIMMER so bright is the only setting there is. And don't even think about battery life, half way through a wedding the light is so dim it was no longer effective. who has the time to recharge your battery pack when there is so much going on at your event. Not Me. And don't even mention the battery cord tangle problems...
These are My New Day's----------
But then I ordered this model of the 126 LED video light. All I can say is WOW. It will except about 6 different styles of rechargeable battery packs (with the battery adapter) or you can just pop in 6 AA batteries and you are on your way. The LED's DO NOT give off the heat like the standard bulbs and have a low power draw so you can keep filming for longer periods of time. When your batteries do get low (check power level with a handy one push test button) just change out your 6 AA batteries (about 45 seconds) and you are back to catching the action. This light is a life save in my business. With the three defuse-rs (three different colors) you can go from a hard spot type light to a very warm soft flush. With full control of light intensity with it's built in dimmer on the side of the unit. Whether you are a beginner or professional, this light is a must have. I use it now for my [...] videos and could not be happier. Lightweight-Powerful-great light output- and NO CORDS.
One thing that bothered me, and I've seen other reviewers as well, is the tendancy for the light head to flop over, even though the two adjusting knobs are very tight. When I took the knobs off and separated the parts, I discovered that the contacting surfaces are very smooth. So, in order to stop 'em from floppin', I decided to see what I could do to add a little friction between the support parts. I have a jar of "star washers" from my dad, so I selected two that would fit the screw threads of the two tightening knobs. What I did next probably will void the warranty, so you have been informed.
Since the plastic parts fit fairly tightly, adding the thickness of the star washers will make the fit too tight, and possibly break something. Using a file, I took off some of the plastic from both ends of the center adjustment arm - I only filed on one side of this piece. Next I fitted the arm into the piece with the camera shoe mount, and pushed one of the star washers in between. Then I pushed the tightening knob through and into the nut on the other side. I repeated this procedure with the other star washer and the arm into the mount on the light.
Now when I use the light, it can be adjusted and tightened with the confidence that it will stay in position. No more funny looks as you video someone, or embarassment for you, as your light flops over! This mod should work on other similar 126-LED video lights from other vendors.
These are the BEST (inexpensive)lights you will find on the market for their quality.
Pros: Dimmer switch (from 0-100)
At the brightness level, it reaches about 15 feet with great fill
Comes with a Sony/Panasonic battery adapter (so you don't need AA's)
Filter pack is included (Daylight converter)
Cons: Not really a con yet, but the hot-shoe stand that comes with the light seems very weak... it WILL more than likely break off if you run with your camera or do any type of movement with your camera. As long as you stand still and have these on a tripod or stand you won't have to worry.
All I can say is that these lights are a GREAT investment because... they weren't much of an investment to being with! ...and they work great!
Buy this. You won't be disappointed.
The light as other reviewers mentioned does what it's supposed to do very functional, tried all the battery mounts that came with it and all of them work, the dimmer works great and the light looks good. Not perfectly 5600K though but wasn't expecting that at this price range anyways.
The lower handle shoe mount is cheap plastic and does not seem to take a lot of beat, will try replacing it with another mount.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Broke a little over a month after I bought. got about two uses out of it. don't waste your money.Published 14 months ago by Chris Lewis
As an avid videographer and amateur pornographer, I can attest that this particular light is durable, versatile, and powerful enough for the darkest raves or the widest spread... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Xxx
The plastic diffusers are fragile and crack easily. The battery compartment is also fragile and difficult to keep the batteries from shaking. Read morePublished on January 10, 2014 by TourProducer
Good light. the joints on the "arm" are a little suspect. I dont see them lasting too long with someone who uses regularly. I don't use that often so its fine.Published on December 12, 2013 by Latasha
Good light for the money, the filters don't fit tightly on the front they slip off easy but you would have to be moving alot for this to happen.Published on December 10, 2013 by Lee