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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Looks like a winner. Does not feel all that durable but it seems to do the job it's built for. Haven't yet tested it in the field but just around the house. Only issue I'm finding is that when you turn the dial to FULL, the light shuts off and the test battery starts flashing. Could be due to some batteries bought from a cheap shop might have been on the shelf a little too long.
I use this light to make YouTube videos. It's super easy to use, the light has a lot of power but you can adjust it to make it as a bright or dim as you'd like it to be, and it comes with three separate colour sheets so you can control the tint of the light. For its price it does exactly what you'd want from it.
As a keen photographer and amateur Egyptologist, I spend a lot of time in such places as Egyptian temples where lighting either doesn't exist at all, or is unreliable and poor quality (typically a fluorescent light tube on the floor that's so encrusted with grime that it sheds only a dim light). My Nikon D7200 DSLR can take reasonable pictures in such conditions, but the resulting very slow shutter speeds and high ISO settings make photograph challenging, and the results often grainy and/or slightly blurred (which is not always apparent on the camera's LCD screen). Flash photography is not allowed in many places, but battery operated lights are, hence my quest for decent portable lighting. For a while I've been using a powerful LED torch, which works OK, but doesn't really illuminate a sufficient area of a wall to allow me to take a picture of a whole wall scene (which might be perhaps 3x4m in size).
So, in my quest for decent portable lighting, I've bought the CN160 LED light array and it's absolutely perfect for my needs. With the diffuser filter in place it can evenly illuminate a sufficient area of wall from a distance of perhaps 4-5m to allow me to get decent shots with my 16mm wide-angle lens. Previously my exposures were typically around 1/10th sec at ISO2500 (challenging for hand-held photography, even with an image-stabilised lens); with the light I'm now typically shooting at 1/60th sec at ISO400, which is giving me enormously sharper and less grainy pictures. The light easily mounts on the hotshoe on top of my DSLR (it's a purely mechanical fit - there's no electrical connection between the camera and light), and the light is sufficiently lightweight not to make holding the camera awkward. Most of the time, though, I prefer to have someone hold the light for me rather than mounting it on the camera.
For power, I bought the matching
Neewer® (2 Pack) 2600mAh NP-F550/570/530 Replacement Battery+Dual Charger for Sony HandyCams, Neewer Nanguang CN-160, CN-216, CN-126 and other LED On-Camera Video Lights Which Using NP-F550
which works very well. Each battery will power the light at full intensity for around 90 minutes before the brightness starts to fall off. Given that I turn the light off when I'm not actually shooting, the two batteries will easily last me through a whole day of photography. Using the alternative power source of 6 AA batteries should last considerably longer than the NP-F550 does, but I find the NP-F550 more convenient to use.
Highly recommended, and perfect for my requirements.