Hello, I’m Tim Moolman, a Fujifilm X Photographer and Litra Ambassador. Using a smaller camera system like Fuji’s brilliant mirrorless system means that I’m loathed to add unnecessary weight and bulk to my camera bag. This is where Litra’s new LED system comes into play.
Now, I’m not going into all the technical details, you can find it in the product description. I would much rather tell you what my real-world shooting experience was like with Litra.
First off, it’s amazing! Factors that set them above their competitors are that they have a broader, warmer spread of light, don’t overheat, have two tripod mounts and are even magnetic. How cool is that? It’s rare that you ever have to use them at full power (800 lumens) and found myself using the mid setting (450 lumens) most often. There is a filter set available which includes a great variety of lighting colours and even more subtle tones and the diffusers (which are included!) create a soft spread of light that is so perfect it has to be seen.
I have three in my bag at all times and one of my favourite techniques when using them is to place one or two on light stands and hold the other in my hand, directing the light to exactly where I want it to be. They’re also great for video using your phone with their smartphone mount. Litra is waterproof and rated to 810G military spec for ruggedness, so they’re tough too. Here are some samples of portraits I made using only the LitraTorch. I’ll be shooting and posting more in future so stay tuned to my Instagram feed on @timmoolmanphoto