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I use these lights to light reporters I work with in TV News and often receive compliments on how nice my lighting looks. I absolutely love these lights in my kit!
The reflex lights are probably one of the best investments I have made for video. Incredible lights! Yeah, they are pricey but you get what you pay for. Every time I use them I am blown away by how much light I get out of such a small compact piece of equipment. With the spot lenses, I feel like I can set up a mile away and still light my subject. It’s incredible! They did it right with these ones.
I was able to use the Stella Pro on two recent projects. One, was photographing a statue at night and two was doing portraits. When I say that this is the power of a sun in the palm of my hand, it is not to defeat Spider-Man, but to create work that reveals the true character of my subjects.
This light is extremely powerful. I wrote an earlier review, but that was before I truly put it to the test. The Reflex combined with a soft box makes skin look so smooth, natural, and the gradient of shadows is very nice transition.
This light is truly changing the game. Shannon, you are awesome and thank you for all your help! Now back to fighting Spider-Man!
I bought the Reflex at a recent convention and love its power and versatility. It works as a video light and a flash, it is small, with a premium build. I will be testing it out in the studio soon.
What I would improve on is the usability. When holding it with the lens forward, I have adjust my thumb to press the small power button on the side. As someone who played video games since a youngling, it would be great to have a big central power button. Also, the light stand connector has an allen wrench with a small screw that could be easily lost. What if you had two screws on opposite sides to secure the connector in place? That way, there would only be two parts, the light and battery handle, that become one.
Another thing down the road would be to make an RGB version. You could get neutral, warm, and cool light and all the colors of the spectrum. This would make the Stella Pro a complete lighting setup the size of a speedlite.
The last thing would be if it came in a case with a hard shell. This is a very expensive and powerful light, so it should come with protection.
I love the power and function, but the user experience can be slightly improved for a truly interstellar (did you see what I did there :) ?) experience! You all have amazing customer service. Thank you!
I recently purchased the Stellapro Reflex and it came just in time for me to use it for a wedding shoot. The wedding was in a home which did not have ideal light. This is bad news for me because I shoot natural light. The Stellapro Reflex light literally eradicated this problem! I was able to use the Reflex to amend poor lighting conditions in the home and produce quality, clean photographs! The unit’s build quality is solid and the ease of use is refreshing. It feels sturdy and like it will hold together if it drops. There is a nice rubberized handle that allows for a good grip which ensures you don’t have to do an involuntary drop test :P. I was able to hold the Reflex in one hand and my camera in the other and easily bounce light off the walls to produce a nice soft lighting profile. The reflex also offers ease of use. I was able to toggle the menus and navigate the controls without even having referring to the manual. The light is extremely bright. During my use, I never had to max the light out once. I was happy between 50-60% of the unit’s power. I have not yet tried utilizing the reflex as a flash but I look forward to doing that.
It is no question that Light and Motion had photographers in mind when creating this product. It is a game changer for me and I highly recommend it!! Thanks!