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Old April 18th, 2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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The NEW Litepanels MicroPro released

Introducing The New Litepanels MicroPro on-camera light. In addition to increased output, the MicroPro provides a broader source, which gives a more wrapping, HD friendlier quality of light.

It doubles the light of the very popular Litepanles Micro. The compact black MicroPro is ideally suited for mounting on an ENG, DV or DSLR camera. It offers luminous, soft, directional lighting with the same outstanding characteristics that make Litepanels an integral part of television, broadcast news and motion picture productions worldwide

You can see it here: Litepanels LP MicroPro on-Camera Light Kit, LED
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Old April 18th, 2009, 08:13 PM   #2
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Hi:

1. How many 5mm LEDs in the array?
2. Is the housing plastic or metal?
3. How does output factor against the LP Micro and the new Prompter People Microbeam that has 144 LEDs?

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Old April 18th, 2009, 08:52 PM   #3
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HI, Dan

Neither Litepanels site nor the press release I received yesterday provide any more specifics. Seems to be the same plastic housing as the original Micro. Anxious to get a look at it on Monday as well as to compare it to the Prompter People offering. I do like my original Micro but nothing compares to the Zylight Z90.

Will you be at NAB?

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Old April 19th, 2009, 04:47 AM   #4
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I just knew this would happen!! (Just bought the OLD LitePanels Micro last week). Ah well, so be it. It does look quite a bit bigger.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 08:39 AM   #5
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Hi Dan,

Here is some more information.

1. 96 LED's 8x12
2. Yes, the housing is plastic like the standard Micro, yet sturdier. The key in keeping it light and ideal for use with camera stabilizers. Camera-ball is metal unlike Micro.
3. Output is at least double, approx. Wattage equiv. is 55W

Photometrics:

2 ft/0.6M - Footcandles is 100 and LUX is 1100
4 ft/1.2M - Footcandles is 52 and LUX is 560
6 ft/1.8M - Footcandles is 28 and LUX is 300

I will update our website with this information

Just a heads up, we had to update the pricing to adhere to MAP. But for all DVinfo memberes here is a code for $25 off. The code is valid until 4/30/2009. code: lpmp989019
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 07:15 PM   #6
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Marius,

Do you have the lights in stock?

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Old April 22nd, 2009, 07:50 PM   #7
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1. 96 LED's 8x12
2. Yes, the housing is plastic like the standard Micro, yet sturdier. The key in keeping it light and ideal for use with camera stabilizers. Camera-ball is metal unlike Micro.
3. Output is at least double, approx. Wattage equiv. is 55W
I will update our website with this information
From these specs:
http://www.gomediamonkey.com/litepan...ropro.htm?c=28

9W power draw delivering 55W of equivalent incandescent light power. Pretty good.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 09:11 AM   #8
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bigger, heavier and runs off 6 AA batts. or AB Powertap on a pro camera. Interesting to compare photometrics with Litepanel mini
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 10:08 AM   #9
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Hi Peter, yes I am glad to say we were the first dealer to receive stock and are now shipping.

We ship same day on all orders. Regular UPS ground will deliver the next day for most of the East Coast. You can view our shipping chart here: media monkey Pro Film and Video Tools

A correction on the camera-ball: It is not all metal, there are plastic parts but way better than the one that comes with the regular LP Micro.

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Old April 25th, 2009, 04:58 AM   #10
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Double the blinding power!

No seriously though, I thought the original micro did a great job in adding just enough light when I needed it during a few weeks of nighttime doc shoots. It would be nice to have a wider spread of light with the new unit though, shame I just bought mine in February.

The lithium batteries are well worth it - I'm pretty sure it's been more than 7 hours so far...
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Old April 28th, 2009, 05:14 PM   #11
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Hi Dan,

Here is some more information.

1. 96 LED's 8x12
2. Yes, the housing is plastic like the standard Micro, yet sturdier. The key in keeping it light and ideal for use with camera stabilizers. Camera-ball is metal unlike Micro.
3. Output is at least double, approx. Wattage equiv. is 55W

Photometrics:

2 ft/0.6M - Footcandles is 100 and LUX is 1100
4 ft/1.2M - Footcandles is 52 and LUX is 560
6 ft/1.8M - Footcandles is 28 and LUX is 300

I will update our website with this information

Just a heads up, we had to update the pricing to adhere to MAP. But for all DVinfo memberes here is a code for $25 off. The code is valid until 4/30/2009. code: lpmp989019
Seems capable of a lot of light. The MicroBeam 128 is rated at 185 LUX at six feet and it has more LED's. The use of AA batteries is commendable, keeps the weight lower. The spread problem of the standard Micro forced me to buy the MicroBeam, good to see they listened.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 01:22 PM   #12
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Seems capable of a lot of light. The MicroBeam 128 is rated at 185 LUX at six feet and it has more LED's. The use of AA batteries is commendable, keeps the weight lower. The spread problem of the standard Micro forced me to buy the MicroBeam, good to see they listened.
Steve,

How do you like your Microbeam so far? Is it hard to get it to an acceptable 3200k with the provided filters? I currently use the sony 10/20's but was looking for something that puts out a little more light for a longer period of time.

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Old May 4th, 2009, 11:39 AM   #13
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Steve,

How do you like your Microbeam so far? Is it hard to get it to an acceptable 3200k with the provided filters? I currently use the sony 10/20's but was looking for something that puts out a little more light for a longer period of time.

Thanks,

Steve
I have not used it at an event yet. It is plenty birght and has a decent spread. I am going to drop by a photo supply store and get CTO's somewhere in-between the supplied ones which look to me to be CTO 1/4 and CTO full.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #14
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I know this may be a difficult question to answr but but how much light do the new litepanels put out compared to a lowel i-light at 55 watts?
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Old May 5th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #15
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Anyone know which cable it would take to attach the Micro Pro to an A/B battery (PowerTap)

Just got my light this AM!
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