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DanBolt

Member Since 22 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active Oct 04 2013 12:30 AM
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In Topic: FIT LED 2400

04 October 2013 - 12:34 AM

Hello Jason,

(I didn't get a notification that you'd posted, so apologies for the delayed reply!)

You will certainly 'get away with one' of these because at 24mm your angle of coverage is about 85degrees, and this FIT outputs a beam of 120degrees. So in terms of an even coverage of your frame you won't have any problems there. This is why your dive torch looked like a laser beam, a very narrow beam ;)

 

At 2400lumens it really is very, very bright, but as I rarely dive outside the UK I can't say if it's bright enough for daytime use in, for example, the Red Sea. At night, no problem at all, it's awesome. I also use this as my primary dive-torch on night-dives; as the 1000lumen spot setting is narrow, it is a very intense beam indeed.

 

Don't forget that there are three light settings for each mode (wide/spot) which give 100%/50%/25% outputs and subsequent increases in battery life. Quoted burn times at 100% are 1hr for flood (2400lumen) and 2.5hr for spot (1000lumen) which are pretty accurate. In the UK I rarely use this torch at 100% because it's like turning your headlights on in fog!

 

I hope this helps - you certainly won't regret getting this light, but I can't comment on it against the I-Torch as I've never used one. I would recommend you get a spare battery too.

 

Dan


In Topic: Focus light advice considering new options on market

22 July 2013 - 10:33 PM

We discussed the FIT 2400 here: http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=50759


In Topic: FIT LED 2400

17 July 2013 - 03:47 AM

Alex T is right, I got mine from www.uwvisions.com

 

I've just posted a short collection of clips on youtube that (subtly) shows the power of the light:

 

It may not look like it's doing much, but in clear water in full sun and only 6m down the FIT is giving all the colour to the scene. Turn it off and everything goes green! 

 

Shot (while snorkelling) on Olympus E-PL5 with Oly 9-18mm lens


In Topic: FIT LED 2400

09 July 2013 - 12:26 AM

It will certainly do all three things for you:

 

 -  video light for sure as it's 120 degree beam has no hot-spots and 2400 lumens really is very bright

 -  focus light, you'll probably want to use it on its lowest power setting otherwise you'll scare things away (it also had red light too)

 -  main dive torch, yes this it covered too, the 15 degree spot beam is very bright at 1000 lumens

 

It is very well made, the switches are useable (and have a nice positive feel to them) even with 5mm gloves on, and it's small. A light, hand-held torch with this much power is a great tool to have.

 

You may want to get a 2nd battery as it took over 3 hours to recharge mine from flat


In Topic: FIT LED 2400

07 July 2013 - 02:13 PM

Above and beyond the build quality is the quality of the light. In a word; "stunning". Ok, so I may be a bit biased because this image won me a category prize on the British Underwater Photography Championship, but truly the output of this diminutive torch is nothing short of Bloody Brilliant. Apologies for the British overtones there :)

 

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