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Today’s Deal is one of my favorite deal in a long time since this ikan Piatto PL60 6″ Flat Panel LED Light is a HUGE BARGAIN even at the full list price!
It’s small and thin enough to fit easily into your camera bag – yet it packs a powerful punch!
The 6″ ikan Piatto PL60 LED Accent Light is a daylight-balanced beauty or wash light that employs edge light technology for extra soft output. Three-hundred tiny LEDs point inward towards the light’s frame where prisms reroute it through diffusion material that remains completely free of LED hot spots.
The PL60’s slim 1/2″ profile, 1 lb weight and aluminum housing make it an ideal location light for a wide variety of shooting environments. For that reason the AC/DC light comes with Panasonic, Sony, and Canon battery plates, as well as a 120 VAC adapter. The 5,600K daylight-balanced head dims from 10-100% and has a high CRI of 94 for accurate rendering of colors and subtle hues. Four 1/4″-20 taps are located on the unit’s frame to accept accessories like the included 5/8″ stand mount.
• Slim 1/2″ Profile, Fits Almost Anywhere
• Edge Light Technology for Extra Softness
• 5,600K Daylight Balance, CRI: 94
• Sony, Panasonic, Canon Battery Plates
• Pre-Attached Gel Clips
• Readouts for Brightness, Battery Status
• LM102 5/8″ Stand Mount
• 4 x 1/4″-20 Taps for Accessories
Burlesque legend Amber Ray photographed with one ikan Piatto PL60 6″ Flat Panel LED Light
Save $55 on Westcott 7′ Parabolic Umbrellas and get a Free Westcott Umbrella Diffuser (Order Here)
This modifier is just the tool for a really big, broad light source that wraps light around your subject for clean highlights and rich open shadows. Due to the special shape of the umbrella there’s a unique mix of soft enveloping light with the kind of crisp detail you only get from reflectors. If you combined a beauty dish with a softbox, you’d have a parabolic umbrella.
• Measures 7.25′ (2.2m) in diameter
• Constructed using 16 durable fiberglass ribs
• Double wall shaft is engineered with double the thickness of most umbrellas
• 7mm tapered umbrella shaft tip
• Carry case with shoulder strap is lightweight and constructed of heavy-duty nylon
This umbrella has a unique structural design. The shaft is double walled for strength, but it tapers to 7mm to fit Elinchrom and other European flash heads. Insert the shaft into the tilt bracket below the Elinchrom head. Older models or other brands may require separate purchase of an inexpensive umbrella mount. Instead of bendable metal, the 16 inner ribs are made of durable fiberglass and the fixed black backing ensures that all of the light output is on your subject instead of through the umbrella. You can vary the light-to-umbrella distance along the shaft for a harder or softer light. This silver version is ideal for throwing the light over a long distance. Two of them could easily light a large group.
If you follow my lighting tips you know that one of my favorite lighting modifiers is a Elinchrom Octabank, but if can’t afford its $1,100 price tag, you can get a similar results from from this Westcott 7′ Parabolic Silver Umbrella with Umbrella Diffuser.
Also available with White Interior or White Diffusion Fabric:
Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe (Order Here for $24.95) ia a lightweight metal bracket that will fit on almost any light stand. It includes a removable, reversible female stud to adapt to light stands with top studs smaller than the standard 5/8″. An additional removable, reversible male stud mounts to the included flash shoe at the 1/4″-20 end, or to another accessory at the 3/8″ end. The metal shoe features a knurled locking knob for secure mounting of all standard shoe-mount flashes.
Impact FA-330L Adjustable Locking Triple Flash Adapter with Umbrella Socket (Order Here for $18.95) allows you to triple your on-camera flash power when using an umbrella. The Triple Flash Adapter has a brass 1/4″-20 female thread for mounting on light stands having a 1/4″-20 male threaded top stud or the Impact stand adapter listed above.
Ikan Piatto PL90 9″ Accent Light ($319 after discount at B&H) is a daylight-balanced beauty or wash light that employs edge light technology for extra soft output. Three-hundred tiny LEDs point inward towards the light’s frame where prisms reroute it through diffusion material that remains completely free of LED hot spots.
The PL90’s slim 1″ profile, 2 lb weight and aluminum housing make it an ideal location light for a wide variety of shooting environments. For that reason the AC/DC light comes with Panasonic, Sony, and Canon battery plates, as well as an AC adapter good for use with 120 to 240V. The 5,600K daylight-balanced head dims from 10-100% and has a high CRI of 93 for accurate rendering of colors and subtle hues. An adjustable yoke with 5/8″ stand mount supports the PL90.
This portable daylight-balanced lighting kit for photography and video includes 2 READY COOL 2 fixtures, 2 AC cables, 2 55W daylight fluorescent lamps for each fixture, 2 light stand adapters, 2 padded carrying cases and 2 air-cushioned 8′ light stands.
The FRC-22 READY COOL Fixture features built-in hammered-aluminum reflective barndoors, very low power draw and heat emission, 500W Tungsten equivalent output and lamp life up to 8,000 hours. The Impact 8′ light stand features air-cushioning for smooth height adjustments and a 5/8″ top stud with a 1/4″-20 accessory
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