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Fatasea Line 44 Bulb LED any good as focus light?

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Hi all,

 

I am broke but in need of a focus light. The Fantasea Line 44 Bulb LED is pretty cheap and I have heard allot of people use it as a focus light, is it any good?

Meanwhile in its specification´s:

 

"The light has a mounting ring and stainless steel wing nut which allows for easy attachment to strobe arms and lens port brackets. This makes a convenient focus or aiming light."

 

But that´s all it says and there is no picture of the mounting ring or stainless steel wing nut, does anyone know how it works?

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Hi all,

 

I am broke but in need of a focus light. The Fantasea Line 44 Bulb LED is pretty cheap and I have heard allot of people use it as a focus light, is it any good?

Meanwhile in its specification´s:

 

"The light has a mounting ring and stainless steel wing nut which allows for easy attachment to strobe arms and lens port brackets. This makes a convenient focus or aiming light."

 

But that´s all it says and there is no picture of the mounting ring or stainless steel wing nut, does anyone know how it works?

 

Hi azorean,

 

Attached is a photo of the various parts, plus a arm ball adaptor. I'm not sure the adaptor usually comes with the focus light (i bought everything together in a local dive shop). Hope it helps.

 

I'm using this light a focus light. All in all it's OK, but not very strong. It's cheap though...

 

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Oren

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Hello,

 

Check out below:

 

Suprema U-Beam LED Target Light

 

Simple and inexpensive sums it up!

 

Cheers,

 

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I've used it for quite some time. Although not very powerful it gets the job done. It doesn't leave a hot spot in the photo your taking and you can leave it on. The one drawback I have with it is when diving at night its not that good of a primary dive light because the beam is too broad and weak but as a focus light its been good.

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Its not the best modeling light in the market, you can get something better but from price that its hight 6-7 times and more.

From Ryan link with the visual summary results you can see the Fisheye FIX Light LED48DX light, the Fantase is almost the same power.

The light come with the bolt & nut, the adapter you have to buy separately .

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I attach it with a port bracket that comes in diameters from 95 to 104mm for DSLRs. It can be shortened with the hole for the bolt re-drilled, if you're a little handy.

 

For the money it's not at all a bad focus light.

 

Jack

 

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Dealers - we understand that you are eager to help, but please keep commercial correspondence to PM only.

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Jack, do you know how big the port size is for an Ikelite?

 

Are you sure it's a good idea to put extra weight on an ikelite port? the port locks seems a bit weak.

Also, it's worth making sure that using such a bracket won't cause a plastic port to deform.

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Are you sure it's a good idea to put extra weight on an ikelite port? the port locks seems a bit weak.

Also, it's worth making sure that using such a bracket won't cause a plastic port to deform.

 

I don't support Ikelite, Fantasea housings use aluminum ports which don't deform ;-). It really doesn't have to be that tight also. I have used it on an Ike compact housing with a metal port with good success over many (like 100+) dives. The small flex attachment absorbs most shock to the light, btw. I have no idea what the Ike port diameters are, there are many available ports.

 

See: http://opticalocean.blogspot.com/2006/10/i...led44-port.html

 

Another method is with a triple clamp and ball mount.

 

Jack

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