Series 7 XDL56P LED On Camera Light Kit

Series 7 XDL56P LED On Camera Light Kit

Series 7 XDL56P LED On Camera Light Kit


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  • For Panasonic CGR Series Batteries

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The Series 7 XDL56P is an on camera light for the Series 7 and Panasonic CGR Series Batteries. This light is an ultra-lightweight on-camera light designed for both DV/HDV and industrial operation. The XD-L56P utilizes LED light technology, drawing 6 watts while outputting the equivalent of 20 watts of daylight balanced, 5600K light.

The Series 7 Light adapters have a cable which plugs into the side DC input of the light to allow simultaneous operation for up to 4 hours.
The light comes standard with both 1/4"-20 thread and shoe mount.
The light has a built in sled to accept Panasonic batteries, running up to 6 hours from one large capacity battery.
UPC: 184323000975
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Series 7 XDL56P LED On Camera Light Kit
  • 1/4"-20 Thread and Foot
  • P-Tap Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Series 7 XDL56P specs

    Rating 20W
    Color Range 5600K
    Operating Voltage 7 - 17VDC
    Dimming No
    Cable Sled, or P-Tap
    Mount Shoe
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 5.5 x 2.5 x 5" (14 x 6.4 x 12.7cm)
    Weight 0.6 lbs (272g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 6.9 x 3.0"

    Series 7 XDL56P reviews

    XDL56P LED On Camera Light Kit is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright and convenient Absolute necessity for on the go shoots in low light. It is a blinder though...I have taped some diffusion to the front of the light.
    Date published: 2010-07-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs a little more than it has... We are looking for new on-camera lighting to replace our old Frezzis, which were very cumbersome due to the built-in NP-1 style battery sled... We want something more streamlined and easy to use, and less bulky. This light is a nice first step. It attaches to the hotshoe mount of our small-size P2s (we have 200's and a 170), and is very simple and easy to use. Possibly the best thing about it is that it takes the same batteries as our cameras, which is great since our cameras don't seem to have a power tap (at least, I can't find one on the camera or in the manual). The light is daylight balanced (56K) and even, although the spread is limited. We found the light to be rather blinding as-is, so we've affixed diffusion material it. Much less blinding and better, softer light, but diffusing it really cuts down on the range quite a bit (and this light isn't super powerful to begin with). One design issue that we've seen is that the hotshoe mount comes off if you uncrew it too far. Not a huge deal for now, we just screw it back on, but I'm waiting for the day when we lose that part. The design is interesting and I kind of dig it, but I think there is definite room for improvement. The body is all plastic, and as such I question the durability of this light. It simply does not feel like professional grade equipment to me. Also, it's a shame that there are no built-in or ready-made accessories like a gel holder, barn doors, etc. The diffusion that I mentioned above was cut to size by me and taped on with black gaffer's tape. Not too pretty, but it does the job. Overall, not a bad little light, but for the money I think we'll try some other options before we upgrade. I think this light generally does what it was designed to do; I just wish it did a little more.
    Date published: 2010-05-14
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