Yongnuo YN-300 LED Video Light

I'm not sure how many of you shoot with Yongnuo LED Video lights, but Carl Pendle of www.CarlPendle.com writes in and shares a find [Thanks Carl]. Recently Yongnuo has just released the YN-300 a much larger 300 LED on-camera light with an IR remote for dimming. You can see by the images how large it is to scale with a DSLR. There are a few specs that claim it can auto adjust brightness, and has been designed to prevent flickering after long use. These light panels are listed for just over $70 dollars + Free Shipping and you can find them now via eBay (Click Here)

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24 thoughts on “Yongnuo YN-300 LED Video Light

  1. nyvz

    I've been using the YN600II (bicolor) for a while and can confirm that it does not flicker at any shutter speeds I've tested up to 1/10,000th sec, at full or dimmed. Also I found the 3200K LEDs to be 3100K with just a very slight amount of green, probably less than a 1/8th correction, which is less than most LED's I've used. The 5600k LEDs seem to be closer to 5200K and have no visible green in my tests. I've been really impressed with this light for the price, and am thinking of going for the new YN600 which is similar but can twice the size and ouput and can take two batteries and as a dc input plug. I thought my 312AS bicolor led panel was great until I found the YN300II, but the YN300II is amazing at half the price but adds built in barn doors, a wireless remote, and most importantly much less green in the 3200K LEDs...

  2. Can you remove the barn doors on this? It looks like they might just clip on to the frame but hard to tell from all the pics I've seen on ebay.

    I'm planning to use these for wedding photography mostly during those very dimly lit dance offs at the end of the night.

  3. David

    I found it was fine when shooting at 50fps, as soon as I put it on 60fps it gave horrible banding, This is also the case on the YN-160
    They are perfect for me, I use them for small product photographs and small hair lights, The 300 is useful as a fill light outdoors, Don't expect miracles from them but they are good value for money.

  4. Emm

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    @Scott - There's another trick to eBay for super high price changes. When a product is selling, they get ranked higher in the search results. If they have to close the listing they have to start all over again. So by raising the price to something totally ridiculous when they are close to Out of Stock, they expect no one to buy it and they are able to maintain their rank. Once the product is in stock again, they drop the price back down.

  5. Scott

    ^ George : I wondered why prices do that, and I finally got my answer after I asked one of the sellers that does that.

    When they're in stock, they sell at 63.75$, when they're out of stock, if someone is stupid enough to buy it at 163.75$, they often ship it direct from china, expresspost (the extra cost). Keeps everyone happy, including the impatient buyer.

    Many sellers use this technique to keep ads up even after they run out of stock, and just change the price once they're back in stock again.


  6. Alex

    @MikeyMike, what batteries are you using? Don't you get flickering at 1/60th dimmed down?

    Also, do you know how does the light output compare to a 160LED light?

    Thank you!

  7. No flicker for me. It has a bit of green in it of course. Has a 1/4" thread on the bottom of the base. I like the remote, nice to be able to adjust the light from afar. I also like that the remote controls start/stop on camera

  8. George

    Just bought one for 63.49 + free shipping. Seller is in New Jersey so I should get it soon since I live in New York. Will try to post up a video review as soon as I get it.

  9. George

    Did anyone else have the same flicker problem that Sigmund had? I cant decide whether to get the yongnuo yn300 or 2 neewer cn160. I just want to know if there is flicker with the yn-300 or if this issue can be solved. One thing I noticed with leds is that they will produce flicker when not powered to its working voltage. Maybe the batteries used are not sufficient to power 300 leds.

  10. Emm

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    @Lee - I don't have any experience with the YN-300 light, but I can say that the R-300 light is very very good. Of course it is also more than twice the price, so it's not for everyone. Especially if you are trying to put a portable 3 light kit together.

  11. Lee

    How does this light compare with the R-300 LED light?

    (If it can be compared besides the huge price difference that is.. Sorry to be a noob)

  12. matthewk

    Regarding compatible batteries, another seller lists:

    SonyNP-F series; NP-F750; NP-F550; NP-F950/B; NP-F530; NP-F970; NP-F970/B; NP-F570; NP-F770; NP-F960; NP-F930; NP-F930/B; NP-F950; NP-F330.

    As far as 1/4" thread, the other seller also says "Fastened to the tripod through the insert hole on the mini base." So light >> hot-shoe >> mini-base >> quick-release (or whatever), I guess.

    This is assuming the same model, of course, and not a variation.

  13. Hmm,

    Looking at the back, it appears to use the same sony batteries that the Z96 uses (I'm looking at the two little silver pins as a clue.)

    I think I'm gonna go ahead and order one since they're offering free shipping. I'll report back here when I get it.

  14. scottrellwi

    From the images on eBay, it looks really nice. Almost too nice to only cost $72.00 + free shipping. Usually when products are this cheap, they slap on a huge shipping charge to make up for the low price. Hopefully it isn't a piece of garbage.

    I can't tell what type of battery it will take. Anyone else know?

  15. I bought the YN 300 LED a long time ago, it is not DSLR friendly :( your shots will flicker so please be reminded to those who are planning to buy

    Or it is just me. I have the Z90 and it works fine though, so its not my camera, neither the battery.

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