- (May 15, 2007) This is my first studio lighting. It will help me to learn more about photo shooting in controlled light situation, so I do not want to invest much. It is very well-constructed, sturdy lighting. The umbrella is made from very good quality materials that it is expected to sustain a long use. The light quality produced is very diffused--good. The pole can be folded into 2 ft long after use, which make it easy to storage. I think it can be upgraded by changing to attached light reflector. Bad part is that it is not very powerful. I have to bring it very close to subject, which limits its use to stand still subject. Continuous light consume a lot of electricity. Overall... good quali
- (August 03, 2006) Adequate light output for all capabilities of my Optio S4i digital camera w/ underwater housing (except video, of course). Worked perfectly right out of the box. Manual was simple, easy to understand and covered all important issues. Ability to use readily available alkaline batteries is unusual and welcome (unlike the cameras I use with it!). Diffuser, extra "O" ring and silicone gel completed a full compliment of "support" items.
- (09/04/2013) Would love to own and use a couple of these... but the price tag is too steep for what it actually is. Don't assume that just because it was designed by a photographer that you can extract that kind of money on a whim. Too pricy! Not enough of a need for it to warrant putting out nearly $1000.00.
- (08/20/2013) We purchased the Ice Light for it's portability and for its use in areas where we cannot bring a light kit or have sufficient light for a reflector. So far we have used it a handful of times and we are very impressed. This was not meant to replace our studio lighting, yet with the right budget and accessories we probably can, but for its portability it's an excellent product. I would consider purchasing a second or third light for my team next year if we continue to enjoy working with this light throughout the rest of 2013.
- (07/18/2013) I'm using a set of three Kino Flow 4' fixtures for a headshot portrait setup, and I am quite impressed with the versatility and quality of these units. The ability to independently switch each lamp on/off is a plus, though generally in my application we would have all 12 lamps on at once.