Litepanels' new MicroPro Hybrid is claimed to be the first professional LED light to combine continuous output and flash in one unit.
The new Hybrid’s Continuous Mode provides a soft daylight output (5600K) for video use, while the Flash feature produces a 400% brighter burst for shooting still images, making it well suited for use on HD DSLRs.
An integrated dimmer offers 100% to 0 dimming with "minimal colour shift. Output is flicker free and heat free and remains consistent." There is also an integrated filter holder and three included colour/diffusion gels (3200K, warming and diffusion). Additional filters can be stored on the back of the fixture. A Strobe Sync Cable included at the base of the unit enables a strobe function.
It weighs 300g and measures 139.7x95.25x38.1mm (plus shoe). Options include: a base plate for off-camera usage; articulated camera extension arm; AC Power Adapter; Underwater Housing; DV Adapter Plate for Panasonic, Canon and Sony batteries; and a Handycam Shoe Adapter.
By David Fox