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Anton Bauer UL2-20 Ultralight-2 On-Camera Light, 20" PowerTap Cable

B&H # ANUL220 Mfr # UL2-20
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You Pay: $248.00

The UL2-20 Ultralight-2 is an inexpensive, compact camera mounted light. Currently, one of the most widely used lights for ENG (Electronic News Gathering) applications, the UL2-20 can easily mount to all professional cameras/camcorders.

Universal Mounting System
The UL2-20 employs a patented universal mounting system. Options for either a 1/4-20 threaded mount or shoe mount are built-in to allow the light to mount to any professional camera. No special mounting studs or hardware options are required to mount the light to any camera.
With the head module removed, the Ultralight-2 folds like a pocketknife allowing it to stay mounted on the camera, even when the camera is transported in a case.
Power Tap Connector
A 20" cable is hard-wired from the UL2-20 to a two-pin PowerTap connector. PowerTap receptacles can be found on all Anton Bauer Gold Mount quick-change battery mounts. Most digital (DVCAM, DVCPRO, D-9, Digital Betacam, Betacam SX, etc) camcorders conveniently incorporate a PowerTap connector near the viewfinder to allow for an easy connection to the Ultralight-2. This exclusive Anton Bauer feature allows a camera mounted light, wireless microphone, or other DC powered accessory to operate via the camera battery. The PowerTap is rated at 10 amps and is internally fused for safety.
Automatique
This feature is standard with a majority of the current camcorder models. A special power circuit in the PowerTap mates with the VTR roll signal in the camera/camcorder allowing an Ultralight-2 to turn On/Off automatically with the VTR. The Ultralight-2 will turn on before tape is at full "speed" and off after the tape stops rolling. This assures that every shot is free from the objectionable shadows caused by overhead lights, yet battery drain is kept to a minimum.
Satellight Adaptor
The optional Satellight Adapter allows the Ultralight-2 to operate remotely as a hair light or wherever a remote highlight is needed.
Lamp
Extensive field testing indicates that the 25W, BAB (GU5.3 Base) lamp provides the most pleasing lighting condition for most indoor interviews in the typical 3ft to 6ft range.
Three Available Models
The Ultralight-2 is available with one of three PowerTap cable Lengths:
  • UL2-6 Includes 6" PowerTap cable
  • UL2-20 Includes 20" PowerTap cable
  • UL2-28 Includes 28" PowerTap cable
    In order to determine the proper cable length for your particular camcorder, just click on *Anton Bauer Reference Chart, locate your camera on the left side of the chart and you will find the required cable length under "PowerTap Cable Length".

    *The "Anton Bauer Reference Chart" can also be used to determine battery run times for different cameras.

  • Lamp Type BAB 25 Watt Flood
    Mount Type 1/4-20 Screw Mount or Shoe Type
    Power Source 12-14 VDC
    Power Consumption 25-85 Watt
    Higher wattage bulbs are not
    recommended due to excessive heat
    Power Connector Power Tap 20" Cable
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.25 x 3.75 x 4.25"
    5.71 x 9.52 x 10.79cm
    Weight 12 oz
    0.34 kg
    Anton Bauer UL2-20 Ultralight-2 On-Camera Light, 20" PowerTap Cable
  • Head Module
  • 25 Watt Flood Lamp, (BAB)
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Anton BauerUL2-20 Ultralight
     
    4.2

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (7)
    • Long-lasting (6)
    • Attach securely (5)
    • Good power output (5)

    Cons

    • Runs hot (3)

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (7)
    • Low light (6)
    • Indoors (5)
    • Outdoors (4)
    • Night time (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (3), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Reliable and Powerful

    The Ultralight just works. It's made by the same people who make some of the most reliable and well-made power systems for broadcast professionals. The low-profile, easy to use, easy to service Ultralight...Read complete review

    The Ultralight just works. It's made by the same people who make some of the most reliable and well-made power systems for broadcast professionals. The low-profile, easy to use, easy to service Ultralight is the perfect lighting solution for an on-the-run ENG rig. The included frost glass filter diffuses the light and spreads it out fairly evenly, but I would still recommend a soft-box or some quarter spun for better diffusion.

    The light is small and compact, easy to store, and even easier to setup. It includes a threaded attachment or hot-shoe mount.

    Inexpensive bulbs and solid construction are also huge pluses for videographers on a budget.

    The light's field of movement is limited vertically though, making it impossible to point downward any more than a few degrees. In most scenarios, including my uses, that wouldn't be a problem, but it does limit it's possibilities.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    ever you use

    Have other options but this is traditional and safe

    Have other options but this is traditional and safe

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good All-Around Light, Some Flaws

    By A Photog's Story

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Harsh Color
    • Runs Hot
    • Too Focused

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Low Light
    • Night Time
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Anton Bauer UL2-20 Ultralight:

    These are a main-stay in every newsroom across the world because they are compact, durable, and easy to use. They are great for on the fly interviews in news gathering situations but do have some drawbacks. Firstly, the light is quite focused. It is a necessity to purchase a diffuser, soft box, or dimmer for this light if you don't want to melt your subjects retinas. Next, I would certainly reccomend a dichroic filter for the sake of avoiding color balancing nightmares. Lastly, the light will get quite hot if you have it on for a while (common sense!) so watch your hands if you're pulling it off a cold shoe. Overall a great light, but definitely opt for some extras, you won't regret it. If you don't go for any extras, make sure to seperate your camera from your subject as much as you can to avoid blowing them out and to allow some level of lighting in your background.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Awesome little light!

    By CatholicVideo

    from Bismarck, ND

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Indoors
      • Low Light
      • Outdoors
      • Special Events

      Comments about Anton Bauer UL2-20 Ultralight:

      I attach it to my camcorder--great for shooting interviews on the fly!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Second product I purchse from here.

      By Nelson Milian

      from Puerto Rico

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use

        Comments about Anton Bauer UL2-20 Ultralight:

        Great product, with that I say all.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Just what we needed

        By hosers

        from wash, dc

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attach Securely
        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Anton Bauer UL2-20 Ultralight:

          Needed a toplight for our camera and knew to call B & H, not just because of their selection and price, [...]...always the first place we call for our equipment needs.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          ever you use

          By Eddy70

          from Miami FL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Runs Hot
          • Weak

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about Anton Bauer UL2-20 Ultralight:

          Have other options but this is traditional and safe

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          5.0

          Perfect

          By Nate

          from Bellingham, Wa

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Low Light
          • Special Events

          Comments about Anton Bauer UL2-20 Ultralight:

          Absolutely flawless in design. Can't ask much more for power usage. Gives off a perfect amount of light. Connects to power easily and intelligently.

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          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          too delicate for real work

          By chicagoguia

          from chicago,il

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Weak

            Best Uses

              Comments about Anton Bauer UL2-20 Ultralight:

              i have used this product only 2 times and the flimsy connector is loose. not pro quality. dissapointed.

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              4.0

              My work horse camera light

              By The Pich

              from Miami,Florida

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value

              Cons

              • Too Focused

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time
              • Special Events

              Comments about Anton Bauer UL2-20 Ultralight:

              It's a good light with low power consumption. I tends to have a hot spot in the middle so it come with a reflective "dot" sticker to help with diffusion. Not great for 16X9 shooters as it leaves dark edges on screen. I like the easily removal head.
              It's my work horse camera light.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Reliable and Powerful

              By LeviBethune

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

              • Limited Vertical Angle
              • Runs Hot

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time

              Comments about Anton Bauer UL2-20 Ultralight:

              The Ultralight just works. It's made by the same people who make some of the most reliable and well-made power systems for broadcast professionals. The low-profile, easy to use, easy to service Ultralight is the perfect lighting solution for an on-the-run ENG rig. The included frost glass filter diffuses the light and spreads it out fairly evenly, but I would still recommend a soft-box or some quarter spun for better diffusion.

              The light is small and compact, easy to store, and even easier to setup. It includes a threaded attachment or hot-shoe mount.

              Inexpensive bulbs and solid construction are also huge pluses for videographers on a budget.

              The light's field of movement is limited vertically though, making it impossible to point downward any more than a few degrees. In most scenarios, including my uses, that wouldn't be a problem, but it does limit it's possibilities.

              Share this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great light for video recording.

              By Humberto Caballero

              from Brownsville,Tx.

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attach Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Anton Bauer UL2-20 Ultralight:

                Easy to set up on your video camera.

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