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Bigblue FF-1x5W AFO LED Focus Dive Light (Blue)

B&H # BIFF15ABL MFR # FF1X5AFOBL
Bigblue FF-1x5W AFO LED Focus Dive Light (Blue)

Bigblue FF-1x5W AFO LED Focus Dive Light (Blue) Top View Battery Chamber Ball Mount

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Product Highlights

  • Auto Off Function When Flash Fires
  • One 5W LED
  • 200 Lumens
  • Unique Flying-Fish Design
  • 60° Beam Angle
  • 4 AA Batteries Up to 8 Hour Burn Time
  • 6500 °K Color Temperature
  • Aluminum Alloy Body
  • Rotary Magnetic Switch
  • Rated Down to 330'
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This Bigblue FF-1x5W AFO LED Focus Dive Light (Blue) is a compact but powerful LED focus light featuring the Auto Flash-Off function. Today's modern digital cameras have very accurate auto focus features but they require a certain amount of light and contrast in order to function. Sometimes this is a problem underwater, so having a continuous light mounted above the port will help the camera to focus. The FF-1x5W AFO is perfect for this purpose since the Auto Flash-Off function will automatically turn off the light for 3 seconds when your strobes fire. This way the focus light will not affect your photo even if you are shooting at a slow shutter speed. The 1 5W LED provides 200 lumens of light that should be bright enough to assist your camera's auto focus even on night dives.

The FF-1x5W AFO is powered with 4 AA batteries; both Alkaline or NiMH will work. It has a burn time of up to 8 hours. The light is constructed from aluminum alloy, and is anodized, to be anti-corrosive. The FF-1x5W AFO can also be used as a back-up light for cave diving or as a primary for some diving situations. The light has a color temperature of 6500 °K, and a beam angle from 60°. The light has a unique "Flying-Fish" shape, and features a rotary magnetic switch with transportation lock.

The Auto Flash-Off function automatically turns the light off for 1 second when your underwater strobes are triggered, avoiding that accidental spot light from ruining your photos, even when shooting at a slow shutter speed
The 1 5W LED produces a bright 200 lumens light with a burn time up to 8 hours, 4 times longer then halogen lamps
Light has a 60° beam angle
The energy efficient design and excellent quality of the LED guarantees a lifespan of 50,000 hours of burn time, reducing the need for frequent replacement of the bulb
The 6500 °K white light reflects the true vibrant colors of the underwater world
The rotary magnetic switch is built to be insulated from all internal parts, eliminating the risk of a flood
The safety lock on the switch keeps the light from being accidentally switched on during transportation
The thermal protection system prevents the light from overheating by cutting off the power, in case of prolonged use on land, or when the torch has been exposed to temperatures above 158°F (70°C), as soon as the light cools off, the light comes back on.
Constructed from aluminum alloy, and is anodized, to be anti-corrosive
Light Intensity 1 5W LED with optical diffusion lens, producing 200 lumens
Beam Angle 60°
Burn Time Up to 8 hrs
First 3 hrs at 100%
Next 3 hrs at 50%
Then a gradual reduction of output strength until switched off
Depth Rating 330' (100m)
Color Blue
Batteries 4x AA
Dimensions 2.2 x 8.11" (56 x 206mm)
Weight Above Water: 1.01 lbs (460g)
Underwater: -0.26 lbs (-120g)
Bigblue FF-1x5W AFO LED Focus Dive Light (Blue)
  • 1" Ball Mount
  • Lantern Grip
  • Lanyard
  • Installed O-Rings
  • 1-Year International Warranty
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    BigblueFF-1x5W AFO LED Focus Dive Light (Blue)
     
    3.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Good depth range (3)
    • Weather proof (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Diving (4)
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      4.0

      It does its job

      By plok

      from Toronto, ON

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beam Strength
      • Build Quality
      • Easy To Use
      • Long burn time
      • Water-tight Seals

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Narrow beam

      Best Uses

      • Diving
      • Macro photos

      Comments about Bigblue FF-1x5W AFO LED Focus Dive Light (Blue):

      Used to assist focusing on the Sea&Sea DX-2Gwith two YS-110a setup. Does its job well.
      AFO works well, turning off the light for less than specified 3 seconds – no hot spots at all. Never tried to measure off time, but it seems to be in 1 second range. Light is back on before strobes recharge and you are ready to take another shot.
      Strong beam – would work well as a primary night dive light (brighter than rented dive light); you would only need a backup light for night dives.
      The beam is quite narrow underwater. You will need to adjust direction with change of distance to a subject. Most useful for macro photography; not enough light to assist focusing at distance over 4 feet.
      Well built. A bit bulky, but still okay on my setup. Easy to turn on/off with magnetic switch. The lock prevents accidental turning on/off. Looks reliable with double o-rings.
      Long battery life; will easily last for 3 dives without any output strength reduction on one 2300mAh NiMH battery set (make sure actual battery capacity corresponds to what is written on the package).
      Battery pack attachment looks like it might disconnect in case of mechanical shock, but never experienced that problem.

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      5.0

      Awesome Focus Light / Dive Torch

      By Barrindp

      from Mollymook Australia

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beam Strength
      • Build Quality
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Depth Range
      • Water-tight Seals

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Diving

        Comments about Bigblue FF-1x5W AFO LED Focus Dive Light (Blue):

        I have mounted this on my Light & Motion Titan Housing - handle and ball fittings are included in the kit.

        The torch is beautifully made, and well thought out. The sensor works and drops the focus light when the strobes are fired. The 10 watt LED is bright and powerfull with the beam having good penetration and spread, enabling focussing in the recess of wrecks.

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        4.0

        Allows freedom with Strobe positioning

        By Carl

        from Australia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Depth Range

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Diving

          Comments about Bigblue FF-1x5W AFO LED Focus Dive Light (Blue):

          Used to allow focus of camera without the use of strobe focus lights.
          No hotspot the 3 second turn off is great.
          If there was a down side then the angle of the beam would be it, but it works fine anyway

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          1.0

          Finding and focus dive light

          By Eli the reef roamer

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Depth Range
          • Water-tight Seals

          Cons

          • Not Versatile
          • Too Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Diving
          • Lake
          • Snorkeling

          Comments about Bigblue FF-1x5W AFO LED Focus Dive Light (Blue):

          The design of the light is klutzy and awkward, it has no mount for the underwater camera housing
          The lamp is too large, the black plastic ring falls off when changing batteries, the battery holder is flimsy, not a good buy, sorry to say. I prefer the Focus Nano Light

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