GiSTEQ Flashmate F-198C LED Video Light

GiSTEQ Flashmate F-198C LED Video Light

GiSTEQ Flashmate F-198C LED Video Light

B&H # GILED198C MFR # C8-03-F198C-01
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Product Highlights

  • Runs on AAs or NP-F Batteries
  • 3,200 - 5,600K Variable Color Balance
  • Dimmable
  • 198 LEDs
  • Tilting Shoe Mount
  • Only 11 oz
  • 50,000 Hour LED Life
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GiSTEQ F-198C overview

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Flashmate F-198C 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. With the F-198C you can forget about fumbling for filters since you can set the color balance to 3,200K or 5,500K or anywhere in between with the simple twist of a knob. Perfect for camcorders or use with your DSLR, the F-198C 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. 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-198Cs together to form a large panel.

198 soft-light, high quality LEDs
Dual-Color lamp design allows color temperature adjustment from 3,200 - 5500K
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
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GiSTEQ Flashmate F-198C LED Video Light
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    GiSTEQ F-198C specs

    Light Source 198 LEDs (each 5.0 mm)
    Lamp Life 50,000 hours
    Rating Approximately 18W
    Color Range Variable 3,200 - 5,600K
    Beam Angle 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
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 6.6 x 2.6"

    GiSTEQ F-198C reviews

    Flashmate F-198C LED Video Light is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light, and how to make it stronger I love this light used on my Panasonic AC90. Set the camera on +20db exposure, set the light on high @3200k , and I can get great low noise wedding reception shots. To fix the weak mount they give you, throw away their mount, and buy the Cam Caddie D-Flashner B&H # CADF2000 to make it a strong mount. Yes, you give up the up/down adjustment, but this light is plenty wide if you are more than a few feet away from your subject. Use the Vello Triple Shoe V-Bracket (4.9 Wide) B&H # VECB460 if you also have a shotgun mike. You can put the light up high, and have room in the center for your shotgun mike.
    Date published: 2014-05-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product ! The most power of all the units i have tested. Even the ones that cost $+I use this for both DSLR video and still work.Variable color temperature is great to have on such a inexpensive unit.I have had batteries in for over 1 month,just starting to get to 1/4 power (checked the fuel gauge)
    Date published: 2012-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it's supposed to do, well. I really like this light and the various lighting options that it offers for such an inexpensive unit. I mainly use this for filming skateboarding at night, and I have nothing to complain about. I also liked the fact that if you buy more than one of these units, you can clip them all together to have a bigger light panel.
    Date published: 2012-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great light, great price point I have used the Gisteq F-198C light on several professional video shoots and am extremely impressed with it. Well built, it features the ability to easily dial in the correct color temperature, even on the fly. It's not tiny, so while it adds some heft to a run and gun rig, the output is superb without any hint of the green tint you find with some lower priced LED fixtures. It works with either 6 AA batteries or one Sony NP-F style battery, with relatively long life, especially with the Sony battery alternative. If I have any wish for an design change to this light, it would be to add standard screw holes in the bottom and sides to allow easier use with light stands. The manufacturer clearly pushes this light for on-camera use, as the included connector only works with cold shoe mounts. This light is powerful enough that in controlled situations, you could easily use one (or two strapped together) as a key light, and another for your fill. Exceptional quality light, especially at this price.
    Date published: 2013-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nearly Perfect Incredibly versatile. High CRI. Use anywhere. Interviews: key or fill. Background accent. Cars: anywhere. Real estate: accent or fill indoors or out. Put it in a baggie (carefully) and boost the illumination in a pool or spa. Add an Airbox for a semi softbox look. Even a small L battery lasts a very long time. Negative: had to go aftermarket in China for a.c. adapter for use in day long corporate interviews.
    Date published: 2014-08-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and again Im a Wedding Videographer, and I was looking for a nice led light easy to work with,after buying 2 other brands that I was dissapointed, Now I got the right one
    Date published: 2013-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy!! Used this light on my d5100 and the lighting was great, love the fact i didnt have to add the warm filter, with just a twist of the knob i was able to get the perfect shots with warm and cool colors. The only con is that the bracket that comes with it is not the best , just ake sure you tighten the screw and you should be fine.
    Date published: 2012-12-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great light For the price, this is a great light. It has strong power & the variable color temp is great. The mount is a little cheap & I imagine, I will break it eventually. Since I only use it once in a while, AA batteries are the perfect power source.
    Date published: 2012-12-31
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