Ikan's iLED 312 is a lightweight, variable color balance fixture that's perfect for on-camera use. Among the light's many attributes is its crisp, bright output that lends sparkle to the shoot. However, a soft approach is sometimes preferable to alter the beam spread, reduce contrast or to simply flatter your subject. In situations where softer is better, the Chimera Micro 2 Folding LED Lightbank for ikan iLED 312 is just the ticket.
Previous versions of the lightbank required support poles and a moderate amount of set up. True, they assembled quickly but not quickly enough if your line of work is ENG or "standups" in the street. The Micro 2 has an accordion and rail-type construction reminiscent of a bellows on a view camera. In short, it pops open and mounts, dismounts, folds flat and is back in your bag in seconds while other shooters are still fumbling with assembly. Besides the iLED 312, the Micro 2 is compatible with any other LED light that measures 5.25 x 3.75".