Review

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

Modifiers galore. The Spinlight 360 extreme seems to have every modifier I’d need. I love how easy it is to attach and detach the modifiers with ease and also the ability to spin the modifier 360 degrees for additional light control which is a huge benefit in a fast pace environment where on camera flash might be the only option which I will go over further in the next section. What is also amazing is how you could build on to the existing modifier for greater fine tuning ability of light. What you see below is the 4 inch white card with the clear dome and a full CTO gel. Amazing right?

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For a strobist like me, the ability to fine tune light is huge. The spinlight 360 ring module fits securely to your flash which makes me feel comfortable at times wanting to hold the modifier with one hand. The aesthetics of the spinlight 360 is also rather professional which is great in a capacity when image is important.

Here is the gear peak of the Spinlight 360 Extreme:

AFTER FIRST USE:

Wow. Absolutely amazing. The spinlight 360 extreme saved me at the latest wedding I second shot. So you are wondering how right? Well, let’s say that my radio triggers were interfering with another photographers triggers which prevented me to execute edge lighting from off camera flash.

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 Since the spinlight 360 extreme includes a wealth of modifiers for almost every situation, specifically the half dome along with the 6 inch white card, I was able to execute lighting effects that usually required multiple off camera lights to execute the specific lighting setup. Well, I was able to achieve the desired look with the spinlight 360 on camera.

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 There were also situations where I need to change the spinlight 360 half dome into a full frosted dome and was able to make the change within a matter of seconds. For a fast paced event like a wedding every second counts.

 As I usually wear a belt pack with pouches on weddings, I was able to immediately put away unused modifiers to be used at a later time. Since the Spinlight 360 modifiers have a small form factor, I was able to fit 2-3 modifiers on the side compartments on one pouch.

Using the spinlight 360 extreme for the wedding was an absolute breeze.

A FEW OF THE FEATURES I FOUND MOST USEFUL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: (view a full listing at the manufacturer website

  • Fits most flashes
  • Ability to easily rotate 360 degrees
  • Includes a good range of modifiers that can easily be attached and detached
  • Modifiers have a small form factor
  • Ability to build lighting rig by combining modifiers

CONCLUSION:

If you are a photographer that uses mainly on-camera flash, then the spinlight 360 extreme is a must have lighting modifier. As I stated earlier, due to the ability to combine multiple modifers like the half dome and the white or black bounce card you’d be able to achieve looks commonly only unique to multiple light off camera lighting setups.

For off-camera lighting strobists, the spinlight 360 extreme will surely not disappoint. With the ability to add white cards and black cards along with a half dome or soft full dome, you’d be able to flag light without the need to purchase black foil and use as a DIY flag.

For my readers, the kind folks at spinlight 360 is offering 10% off using coupon code “photosilo10” with your purchase from the spinlight 360 store. http://www.spinlight360.com/store/

JOIN THE SPINLIGHT 360 LIGHTING REVOLUTION

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Disclosure: We’ve received this product at no cost for this review. The views and opinion expressed in this review are mine.

 

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