Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: NEEWER 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera/Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,Sony, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras
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Tried it with 6 x Alkali AA cells the day I got it and it seemed okay, pretty bright. Fast forward to today, the first day I needed to use it in anger. Loaded it up with 6 x brand new high capacity NiMH cells and it wouldn't come on at all. Seemed weird as I'd just charged them overnight. Switched to Alkali to get some filming done, feeling a bit sad for the environment, but at that point I thought my new rechargeables were probably duff. 3 minutes in it switches off, spoiling a take in the process. Turned it off and on again and 2 minutes later it went off again, then 1 minute, then nothing but a blinking battery light, so all in all just over 5 mins useful light out of 6 x brand new AA batteries! Tested the batteries and they are still showing 90% charge. Also tested the rechargeables and they are fine too. Unit is clearly faulty & detects a low voltage when there is still plenty of charge, but guess when my return window closed? 3 days ago that's right!
Wanted to try this as opposed to a flash but after putting in new batteries the light was hardly on, so tried again but still very weak light, in fact you could not tell the difference at 3 feet on the subject so it was returned the same day.
Only used sporadically but it is a very good light source for me where required, the batteries don't sit quite right at times which at times stops the light from illumination, but a fiddle about fixes this, but then again, for the cost it is a fine piece
Great product. Wanted it to photograph at night, test out my photography skills! It's lovely! I'd recommend investing in rechargeable batteries, you'll need them. The reason for the low stars is because the delivery was terrible. This isn't the first I'm has happened and it was picked up on. But, AMAZON need to hire decent delivery drivers that actually care about delivering. Definitely not happy. The customer service representative did her best but was very blazè about the situation. Hopefully, this gets seen.
Great value. The tightening wheel in the foot can be tricky. Due to size and weight (with batteries) the light needs to be attached firmly, but using the tightening wheel is tricky. Once it's tight enough, it's very hard to loosen as the material seems a bit soft and might break.
The light is perfect but I put in AA batteries and they don’t last very long at all. I’d say after an hour the light start blinking and it turns off, so really disappointed. Not sure if it’s the batteries I’m using but I’ve bought AA batteries twice now and the same thing happened.
Love the amount of light this provides for small filming projects or interviews. However, the screw that holds it to the hot shoe broke in half quite easily [I hadn't over tightened it] and now I can't use it as the photo shows. Cheapish plastic but lights are great!