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| p.1 #1 · Are LED panels suitable for product shooting? |
I saw a couple of Metz LED panels at the store this weekend, so I asked to have a look at them, thinking they might be useful as continuous lighting for small products like action figures, cameras, lenses, etc.
I tested the mecalight LED-320 model, seemed nice, small and cheap, runs on 4x AAA batteries, and comes with magnetic panels for different colour temperatures.
One issue that I noticed though -- they cast a "stepped" shadow effect. The closer the panel is to the object, the more obvious it is although the effect is still there when I try moving the light further away. Note that this is with the magnetic diffusion panel attached.
Because of this, I declined to purchase the panels.
So, do all LED panels behave this way?