Fotodiox has released a new thin LED panel for soft lighting, just in time for Pancake Day. The Fotodiox Pro Flapjack Studio XL is a 32-inch (80cm) diameter circular LED light, using ‘edge-lighting’ technology for an even illuminating surface.
“Instead of forward-facing LEDs like in a conventional panel, the FlapJack’s LEDs are mounted around the outer edge, aimed inward at layers of diffusion material,” says the product description. “Instead of a direct beam, the FlapJack’s bounced light approach produces a soft, even glow with no hotspots. It’s perfect for filling in shadows, or using as a glamor light.”
The Flapjack Studio XL, also known as the C-1500RSV, offers output adjustment from full power (1860 lux) down to 10% and bi-colour control with colour temperatures between 3200K and 5600K. It weighs 18 lbs (8kg), is 1.3cm thick and draws 120 watts, with a 75° beam angle. The colour rendering index (CRI) is greater than 95, according to the manufacturer, with a brightness of 12.8EV at one metre (equivalent to 1/250 second, Iso-100 at f/5.6).
Remote DMX control is possible, or you can adjust the settings directly via an LCD control panel on the back of the light.
On sale now, the Fotodiox Pro Flapjack Studio XL is priced $1,099.95, available to order from Adorama and the Fotodiox web site. It is not clear if the Flapjack Studio XL’s performance improves when you add golden syrup.