Last March, during our workshop at Maluku Divers in Ambon, we had the pleasure to get our hands on the new light condenser from Noodilab. We tested it underwater together with our FIX Neo 3000 from Fisheye Japan.
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The light condenser allows to narrow down the angle of the light beam of the FIX Neo, acting like a snoot. In addition to this, it condenses the light to one spot. Increasing the luminosity allows us to obtain te same exposures utilising lower power settings on the FIX Neo 3000. This dramatically extends the battery power of the torch.
Because of the ability to use a lower power setting, of about 10%, the Fix Neo 3000 works with a cooler temperature. This is a great advantage in macro videography. Especially when filming critters upsclose, so not to disturb by them with a warmer water given by the light.
The Noodilab together with the FIX NEO Lights is a powerful combo that allows you to get more interesting looking macro video. It can be also serve as a very long lasting focus light in macro photography.
To you give an example, check out the results obtained while filming the psychedelic frogfish. This is one of the most sought after critters in the world.
For this test we used a Nikon D800e with a Nikkor 60mm lens
You can purchase the Noodilab light condenser from Ocean Pixel.
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