Continuous lighting: LED Video lights

Yongnuo have released their first LED light, the SYD-0808. Kirk Tuck reviews the 42 LED light from ProMaster.

Yongnuo SYD-0808 LED Light

Yongnuo SYD-0808 LED Light
Picture by Yongnuo

Yongnuo have released a stackable 64 LED light called the SYD-0808. Read the specs on the Alibaba page. Units are available now on eBay for around $38 apiece.

Kirk Tuck has published a review of the ProMaster 42LED light:

If you are a Canon 5D mk2 or Nikon D3s user this may be all the light you need for Stygian weddings, breaking news and wacky studio shots.  It’s so easy to set up, doesn’t need to be sync’d and works at all shutter speeds.  If you own fast glass, this is your “gild the lily” light for available light situations that need a touch more control.

Read the full review.

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David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.