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Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2

B&H # ROCCKV2 Mfr # RL 48-CCK-V2
You Pay: $149.00
Product Highlights
  • For DSLRs And Camcorders
  • LED Light, 10 Filters, Stand, Belt Pouch
  • 80W Equivalent Light
  • 4 Hour Run-Time With 3x AA Batteries
  • Slides Onto Shotgun Mic
  • Accurate Color At 6300/5600/4300/3200K
  • Dimmable Over 1.5 Stops
  • 110° Beam Angle
  • Comprehensive Filter Kit

The Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2 combines a Rotolight light, stand, filter kit, and belt pouch into a compact lighting solution weighing less than 1 lb.

The main feature is the Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition. It sports 48 ultra-bright Grade-A LEDs with an 80W equivalent. It can be attached onto camcorders and DSLRs for 4 hours of light without causing shadows or red eye. Weather-resistant, weighing 6 oz, and powered by 3x AA batteries, it can be set up and fully functional within 3 seconds. Batteries are not included.

Rotolight RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition

Slides onto and firmly stays put on most shotgun mics. Or, with the use of a Rotolight stand (not included), it can mount onto DSLRs, camcorders, and other equipment via hot shoe or 1/4" - 20 stud.
Contains a Filter-Holder. Included with every RingLight are 3 CTO filters and 3 ND filters which adjust color to 6300K, 5600K, and 4300K and 3200K.
110° beam angle produces a soft, naturally diffuse wide beam that eliminates shadows and red eye.
Can be accurately dimmed over 1.5 stops with the use of included ND filters. A 1 stop and a .5 stop combine using two filters, one for each.
A rubberized outer coating reduces reflectivity and acoustic resonance
Can close in on a subject as close as 1.5".

Rotolight RL48-CFP Color FX Gel Filter Kit

Consists of 10 effects gel filters made by Lee Filters. Eight are Color FX Filters designed for sidelight, backlight, kicker or toplight, and two are Cosmetic Filters for skin tone enhancement.

Color Effects Filters:
020 Medium Amber - for afternoon sunlight, candlelight, and side lighting.
052 Light Lavender - for general areas and side lights, and for a basic followspot color as well as a backlight.
063 Pale Blue - cool front light wash for creating an overcast look for cold weather.
128 Bright Pink - for backlighting and side lighting; useful for musicals.
182 Light Red - for theatre and television effect lighting as well as cycloramas.
712 Bedford Blue - a smoky warm blue for skin tones.
730 Liberty Green - green for creating mystery and suspense.
765 Sunlight Yellow - for producing a strong sunlight effect.

Cosmetic Filters:
184 Cosmetic Peach - warm highlight or front light; complementary for most skin tones.
791 Moroccan Frost - smoothes PAR or flood washes of large areas; useful for houselights and interior color washes.

Rotolight RL48 Stand

Attaches to the RingLight on one end, and onto a camera or other equipment on the other end.
Has a 1/4" - 20 stud that can be attached onto anything that accepts studs.
Included with the stand is a hot shoe adapter. It screws into the stud of the stand and can then itself be attached onto anything with a hot shoe. The hot shoe adapter can rotate 360°, and the RingLight can therefore be positioned in various ways.

Rotolight RL48 ABP Accessory Belt Pouch

Holds and protects RingLight, Filter Kit, and Mount Stand for a total weight of less than 1 lb.
Has room to hold and protect a second RingLight.
Contains pocket for smartphone, and space for 6 spare AA batteries and keys.
Equipped with waist belt and easy-fasten closure.
Lamp (Bulb) 48 LEDs
Mount Type Shotgun
Hot shoe
1/4" - 20 stud
Power Source 3x AA batteries (not included)
Runtime Up to 4 Hours (depending on battery quality)
Diameter RingLight: 5.3" (138mm)
Weight RingLight: 6 oz (90 g)
Filters Lee Filters:
ND 209 & 298
White Diffusion 216
CTO 205, 223 & 285
Color Effects Filters 020, 052, 063, 128, 182, 712, 730, 765
Cosmetic Filters 184, 791
Total Weight Approximately 1 lb (.45 kg)
Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2
  • RL48-B LED RingLight Stealth Edition
  • Stand for RL48-A & RL48-B
  • Video Accessory Pouch
  • 6-Piece Filter Pack for RL48-A & RL48-B
  • Add-On Color Filter Pack for RL48-A & RL48-B
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    RotolightRL48 Creative Color Kit V2
     
    4.8

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Even light source (6)
    • Attach securely (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (5)
      • In the studio (4)
      • Night video (4)
      • Professional work (4)
      • Complex projects (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Aspiring film maker (3), Business owner (3), Enthusiast (3), Film professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

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      5.0

      Awesome Light to Have

      By TCO

      from Atlanta

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright
      • Easy Setup
      • Efficient
      • Long Beam Throw
      • Runs Cooler

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2:

          I mainly use the light for videography when shooting events and music videos. The light coverage is perfect and with the filters, I can change the light to fit any shooting situation.

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          5.0

          Rotolight

          By David D

          from Ontario Ohio

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attach Securely
          • Even Light Source
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Work
            • Special Events
            • Weddings

            Comments about Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2:

            Love this lighting product! It is ease to setup and is not heavy.

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            • No

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            5.0

            RL48 Creative Color Kit V2 by Rotolight

            By Mitch

            from Venice, FL

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Even Light Source

            Cons

            • None yet

            Best Uses

            • Night Video
            • Professional Work
            • Special Events

            Comments about Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2:

            Great addition to my JVC procamcorder, bright, convenient to use, fits perfectly over my on-cam microphone and when mounted on the included stand, slips into the hot shoe for a slightly different angle, etc. Haven't used it long enough to know how long the batteries last, but am well satisfied with the overall quality and would recommend this product.

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            5.0

            Performance as Expected

            By SD

            from Switzerland

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attach Securely
            • Even Light Source
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2:

                Power usage is good considering only 3x AAs.
                Light is sufficient for 2 to 2.5 meters, beyond that it is still there but weak. Nice package.

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                5.0

                Easy & Awesome

                By Filmer

                from Triad, North Carolina

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attach Securely
                • Even Light Source
                • Long Lasting
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Video
                  • Professional Work

                  Comments about Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2:

                  Rotolight was easy to mount and even easier to operate. Mounted directly to a Sony HXR-NX5U and a Canon 5D.

                  First use was a up-close and personal soccer shoot at night. Rotolight lit everything perfectly and batteries lasted plenty long!

                  Very Bright!

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                  4.0

                  Good light, but not perfect

                  By John Rose Videography

                  from Baltimore, Maryland

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Pros

                  • Even Light Source

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Night Video
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2:

                    PROS:
                    Takes up less space than lights that require an add-on camera battery which prevents the LCD viewfinder from opening.
                    Included filter kit is great for all kinds of lighting settings.

                    CONS:
                    No dimmer
                    No compatible with some cameras and lens hoods

                    I bought this to use with my Sony NX5U. With the camcorder's lens hood on, the Rotolight will not fit properly onto the shotgun mic. This means having to use it on the included stand. This stand does not hold a solid grip on the light and often a small amount of movement will dislodge the liht from its stand. A more solid stand to go with this light would be ideal.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    It's wonderfull, it's marvellous!

                    By Hein

                    from Bavaria

                    About Me Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films

                      Comments about Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2:

                      My son enjoys the different colors and does a lot of experiment with them.
                      The strong light is an eyecatcher.

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic! so portable

                      By mark james

                      from hollywood

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2:

                        I bought this from B&H after seeing examples of its work all over youtube. Its so light and perfectly portable with my Canon 5D. fits straight onto my hot shoe mount with ease and gives out such a lovely quality light. the pouch is useful to carry everything on my belt and the colour fx filters are good fun.
                        Ive always done photography, this is useful for some portraiture although ive recently started video and events work which it is perfect for.
                        a must have!

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Cost Effective Video Lighting

                        By Bill990

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Photo Video Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Lacks Functionality

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Portable Studio

                        Comments about Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2:

                        The RL 48 Kit is a Cost Effective Video Lighting approach. As a Photo Enthusiast with a portable Photo Studio, I wanted to create a portable Video Studio for use with my DSLR HD Video capability. The Kit provides low but constant light that I can use with my existing Light Stands, Umbrellas and Soft Boxes in place of my wireless flash that I use for Portraits to allow me to do Video Interviews.

                        PROS: Low cost, light balancing filters, light weight for travel, ease of use.

                        CONS: No Electronic Dimmer, (need to use ND Filters to cut the light level, effective but not convient), Not pro level of build quality (but sufficinet for Enthusiast use).

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                        5.0

                        Awesome and practical!

                        By Andy Vid Com NY

                        from NY

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Complex Projects
                          • Home Movies
                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2:

                          Great invention! Nice filters and easy operation!

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Frustrated with your flash?

                          By Shey

                          from Toronto, Ontario

                          About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Lacks Power
                          • Tedious to switch filters

                          Best Uses

                          • Complex Projects
                          • Home Movies
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2:

                          I bought the Rotolight because I'm frustrated with Flashes in general and I figured the Rotolight would provide more value than a high-end flash.

                          ADVANTAGES:

                          I did a photo shoot with my new Rotolight over the weekend and it was fantastic. I was able to address a number of lighting issues in the scenes and spice up what would have normally been OK lighting and made it more interesting. It's portable and easy to use, I just need to get more practice with the filters and eventually master all the different combinations.

                          DISADVANTAGES:

                          For shooting in the day, you have to have the Rotolight fairly close to see the effects, so it's not the best for fill lighting during the day. It can be a pain when switching filters but if you plan ahead this inconvenience can be minimized. For portraits, it is much better for individuals/couples as it doesn't cover a wide area with just one. Having two Rotolights may help overcome this and also help you create even more interesting lighting effects. Be sure you have an assistant or tripod/stand to easily move it where you need it to be.

                          Overall, I'm definitely happy with my purchase and look forward to future applications and photo shoots with it.

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                          5.0

                          Great amateur lighting kit!!!

                          By Scott Minchk

                          from Austin, Tx

                          About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2:

                            I got the new Stealth Rotolight to use with my Owle Bubo, and I'm thrilled to death!!!
                            It came with the light, a stand to attach it to my Owle, a carrying case and a ton of filters...it's going to be fun messing around with different color combinations!
                            I've shot a few videos, as well as some stills with it, and this light has had a dramatic effect on my photos...I'm loving it!!!
                            The only problem I'm going to have is going through all the different filters and colors...there's a lot of them.

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                            5.0

                            Portable and a great quick fix!

                            By TBrand

                            from Montreal, Canada

                            About Me professional photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality
                            • Subtle

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Boost available light
                              • Event Photography
                              • Food Photography
                              • Independent Films

                              Comments about Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2:

                              I am primarily a photographer and I have been working more and more with available light and fast prime lenses. While off camera flash is handy, a good LED lightsource to boost ambient light can be less intrusive if you match the light to what's around you.

                              I picked up one of these kits to add flexibility to my kit when shooting things like food in restaurants, popping a subjects eyes when doing on the run portraits and sometimes to just help my AF out in dark situations. So far the results have been very satisfactory. I can hold my camera in one hand and the Rotolight in the other.

                              On the construction side, this little guys is built well. It won't take a serious drop, but it can be bumped around a little. It is also quite energy efficient and I haven't had any trouble getting it to outlast my shoot.

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                              5.0

                              A Must Have

                              By jamesfeeman

                              from Florida, MA

                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Even Light Source
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Night Video
                                • Professional Work
                                • Weddings

                                Comments about Rotolight RL48 Creative Color Kit V2:

                                It puts out a great soft light. It's very bright, they say 80W & I think w/ newer camcorders these days this will meet your lighting needs most of the time & if you need more light: buy another one. It's light, secure, easy to set up & it does the job; especially if your on the run & shooting indoor & outdoor scenes. The LEE filters are great!!!

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                                Color Correction & Light Balancing

                                Rotolight -  Add-On Color Filter Pack for RL48-A & RL48-B
                                • Price: $29.95
                                 

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