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GiSTEQ Flashmate F-198A LED Video Light

B&H # GILED198A MFR # C8-03-F198A-01
GiSTEQ Flashmate F-198A LED Video Light

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Product Highlights

  • Beam Angle Adjustment
  • 5,600K or 3,200K with Filter
  • Runs on AAs or NP-F Batteries
  • Dimmable
  • 198 LEDs
  • Tilting Shoe Mount
  • Only 11 oz
  • 50,000 Hour LED Life
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Flashmate F-198A LED Video Light from GiSTEQ is a lightweight, powerful on-camera, continuous LED source that uses special Matrix Lighting technology to light your subject evenly, edge-to-edge without hot spots. You won't have to worry about choosing between a spot or flood light since the F-198A includes both. By simply rotating the Angle Adjustment wheel you can activate only the 25 degree spot LEDs or only the 60 degree flood LEDs. Alternately, activate them both for an approximately 40 degree beam. Perfect for use with camcorders and DSLRs, the F-198A has a 16:9 aspect ratio design, dims from 100 - 0% and has enough battery options to ensure that you'll never run out of juice. Flexibility is also evident in the F-198A's color temperature. Use the white diffusion filter for 5,600K daylight balance or the included orange filter to bring the temperature down to 3,200K tungsten balance. You can use readily available AA batteries inside the body of the unit without an adapter or switch at will to your Sony-type NP-F50, NP-FM55H or NP-FH60 camcorder batteries. You can even gang up to nine F-198As together to form a large panel.

198 soft-light, high quality LEDs
Angle adjustment wheel offers spot and flood output
Matrix Lighting technology for even coverage
Brightness control adjustment wheel
Sleek design
Battery power indicator
Eco-friendly and power saving
Multiple battery options
16:9 widescreen design
Expandable up to 9 LED panels
UPC: 898402001639
Light Source 198 LEDs (each 5.0 mm)
Lamp Life 50,000 hours
Rating Approximately 18W
Color Range 5,600K with included white filter
3,200K with included orange filter
Beam Angle Adjustable: 25 degrees / 60 degrees
Operating Voltage Approximately 2.0A, DC 5.5 - 9.5V
Battery 6x AA batteries or Sony-type NP-F550/FM55H/FH60
Dimming 100 - 0%
Mount Shoe mount
Cooling Convection
Dimensions 5.94 x 3.94 x 2.21" (15 x 10 x 5.6 cm)
Weight 11.1 oz (315 g) without batteries
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 6.7 x 2.7"
GiSTEQ Flashmate F-198A LED Video Light
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    GiSTEQFlashmate F-198A LED Video Light
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    Cons

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    4.0

    Works great!

    By metalvinny

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Interface With Camcorder
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Travel

      Comments about GiSTEQ Flashmate F-198A LED Video Light:

      I use this primarily for video, but I am looking forward to trying this out for photography soon. The warming filter looks fantastic and much better than that sterile "blue" you get with straight LEDs. Really happy with this so far! It has a "plastic-y" feel but feels sturdy enough, anyway.

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      5.0

      Just Perfect

      By Townville_2909

      from Dar es Salaam, TZ

      About Me Aspiring Film Maker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Interface With Camcorder
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Shooting Indoors

        Comments about GiSTEQ Flashmate F-198A LED Video Light:

        The flashmate is one super on-camera light.Its just perfect for budget concious video makers. I love it

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        4.0

        Great little light

        By Jim the Runner

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about GiSTEQ Flashmate F-198A LED Video Light:

              This is a great little light! I like the ability to change the angle of the bulb from spot to flood, and the battery plate in back for use with Sony batteries. Great little device to have in your bag.

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              5.0

              Nice flexibility!

              By JDS

              from Mission Viejo, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Dimmable
              • Lightweight
              • Spotflood Feature

              Cons

              • No Adjustable Color Temp

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time

              Comments about GiSTEQ Flashmate F-198A LED Video Light:

              The F-198A LED video light by GiSTEQ has the right combination of features for me. Yes it would be nice to have a color temp adjustment, but the spot/flood adjustment was more important to me. And the unit is 56K natively and has a quick snap on filter that adjusts down to 32K. I like the flexibility to use Sony batteries or the easily available AA's. This unit will travel the world with me and will fulfill it's purpose time and time again!

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