After unpacking the Cineroid LED light I was shocked by it’s sheer size but this little LED light holds a big secret that could only be exploited in pure darkness.
When I ordered the light I also asked for the optional “V” lock battery pack (BH-LM400V) and the optional Yoke mount with 18mm spigot for mounting the light on a light stand (LY-4×1).
Tonight when testing the LM400 I put it against my most recent purchase, the Calumet CF9030 which is a Dedo Feloni in another guise.
Interestingly not only did the Cineroid LM400 throw out more light in all directions but has a far better colour balance as you can see, look at the far right of picture, it’s unbeleavable that such a small light can perform so well.
A must for this LED light is the diffuser set (LD-42), the light is very piercing and when I phoned Octica the distributers on Friday, Tony told me that they supply a set of diffusers for the LM400. You get 2 sets, both allow you to piggy back one to the other via small velcro stickers.
One point and the reason for phoning Octica was to inform them that the LM400 with the present yoke would not allow me to fully swivel the light for bounce due to the V lock battery getting snagged, Tony told me that he would inform Cineroid of this and they would rectify this in due course.
I used the light today for a green screen shoot and it worked without a hitch. This has to be the best LED light I own, knocking my Gekko Kelvin Tile into second place.
I am delighted with my new LM400 LED light and with such a small footprint will be my first port of call on every shoot from now on, this would make a fantastic ENG light at press conferences.
I ordered my light from H Preston Media..http://www.hpreston.co.uk/Cineroid-LM400-5k/dp/B00B5FF0J0
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