352 LED Ring Light Photoshoot

The 352 LED Ring light has a certain effect on how it throws light around a subject, so my buddy Dave decided to test it with a Photo Shoot. I removed the ugly bracket and just used a Friction Power Arm. With the Power arm, it can be mounted onto a light stand or to a camera hot shoe and also allows it to be positioned in many ways.

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The Ring light really needed to be dimmed, it's just too bright at full power, so there's still plenty of power not shown in the video. The 14.4V DIY battery pack I made lasted for hours, and I could have used the Ryobi batteries too. The rim light to separate the subject was the cheap 500 LED (dimmable knob type) Light panel hung from a beam. To add the halo, there's a Nikon speedlite snooted off to the side. To do this, you can also use these HoneyComb Grids.
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All images of the model were shot with Continuous light, even the Canon 7D video used only the light from the 352 Ring light (and 500 LED from the back). The 352 LED Ring light is definitely a great tool and with the battery pack makes it much more usable, pretty cool stuff.

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19 thoughts on “352 LED Ring Light Photoshoot

  1. Jonas

    Ok so I just wanted to leave my experience here with the Ring Light which I have now received. First of all thanks Emm for your help and tips in all of this.

    I ordered the 352 ring light from ebay along with some friction/power arms and the generic 12v batteries.

    First of all I'd like to say I'm very happy with the quality and delivery of the products and ESPECIALLY the price of all of them. Simply incredible price for what you get.

    I'd like to express a couple of issues regarding the COMBINATION though.

    The cable which i got with the 12v battery which I was planning to connect to the ring light (in order to use it on the run) didn't fit perfectly. It seemed to big. At first I was confused because it looked just like the cable which is received with the ring light to use as a direct source of power from the wall. I had to push the cable from the battery in very hard for it to receive its power.

    The only other issue for me is the power of the ring light and the fading capability. I'm used to the Litepanels brand which has a very good fading capability. The ring light is quite frankly EXTREMELY strong, and it fades very little downward in comparison to other lights i have used. A solution to this can of course be to make home-made Gels or such, which I plan to do, because the ring light itself on the lowest setting is simply too strong to use directly in an interview situation or so.

    Apart from that I'm very happy and I recommend the product for sure, just be aware of these small potential issues

  2. Jonas

    Hey Emm,

    Thanks so much for posting about this... I've been looking for a ringlight solution for a while.

    Im wondering what kind of 12v battery it is you use when running and gunning with it. Im asuming its not the Ryobi battery which you posted in another article.

    I film a lot in clubs, so I would like to use this on the run and Im wondering about the battery and the total weight (with a 5D mkII).

    So firstly, what kind of specific battery should I use for this (I live in Europe by the way... Sweden). Secondly, I want to use this ringlight in combination with a Monitor without having to buy a cage/rig. Am i right in thinking that this ring light can be attached for running and gunning completely from the bottom so that I can attach a monitor to the hotshoe at the top of the 5D?

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  4. Emm

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    @Deanby - Yes 14V is fine. I made my own for the 352 Ring Light, which is mentioned in the article.

  5. Deanby

    I've heard back from Kenovo, and they say there is no problem powering the 352 ringlight from 14.8v Lithium battery packs.

  6. Deanby

    Hi, I've seen that the 352 ring light has been powered by a 14.8v li-po battery on the blog but wondered if its safe to do this as the unit states 12v?

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  8. aaaandrew

    I was wondering how much light is coming out of this ringlight say 5 or 10 feet? I'm assuming you bumped the iso to at least 400

  9. Emm

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    @Riko - In the second paragraph it says 'Nikon Snooted on the side and 500 LED from the top'. Those are the only 'OTHER' lights. Yes it was Cybersync triggers for the Nikon snooted on the side. The Snoot provided that halo behind the subject.

  10. Emm

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    @Olphus - Yes it's easy to remove from the light. There's two threads one on each side.

  11. Olphus

    Is it easy to remove the bracket from the light? Is there a 1/4 thread built in on the 352?

  12. Emm

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    @Ben - The new 600, 900, and 1200 are much better. The 500's really can't compete. I'll try to do a better review soon though. Just gotta find a subject.

  13. Would really love to see a new light round up which compares the 500 LEDs to the 600/900/1200, a bit like your sweet original LED comparison to fluros.

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