The Mini is ultra light, compact, has the great quality output, 6000°K sunlight, of the professional panels but in a 24 LED panel. It is taylor made on the new 4/3" cameras, compact hybrid SLR cameras and more in general is suitable with compact cameras with video capability. The Mini includes a flash attachment in order to attach it to the hot shoe of your camera. The light has AAA batteries in order to accommodate the design. A backlite LED at 3200°K is included in order to light up the camera commands when shooting in darkness. The icon dimmer makes easier to understand what light output you are looking for depending on the application (0-100% dimmability). Mini can also be used as an add-on light, stacking it to Midi/Midi Plus and Maxima.
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I needed a portable video light and purchased the Manfrotto ML240 Mini 24 LED Panel to use on a Canon 70D. It's smaller than a pack of cigarettes but slightly thicker. Light output is sufficient for illuminating a subject from five or six feet, so good for roving street and event video interviews. Manfrotto designed it with compact cameras and smartphone use in mind. Nevertheless, I was surprised the ML240 came with an iPhone 4 case, tripod mount, shoe mount and mount for the case. Apparently the seller, Adorama, was clearing out old stock and offing bundled variants of the ML240.
The color temperature is slightly warm and has a wee magenta tint, but is close to daylight. Cranked wide open, my DrMeter Lux meter measures 600 LUX at one meter. In other words, puts out enough light to take a picture in a dark room at five feet with a setting of ISO 400, F2.8 and 1/40. Coverage is roughly equivalent to a 50mm lens on full frame (47 degrees). I often use a wider lens but find...
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