For the last few months I’ve been using the Cineroid LM400 as my main documentary light and found it was a marvellous little LED solution. Check out our minute review on the Cineroid LM400.
Following my own “rule” that “what doesn’t fit my bag stays behind”, I was searching for a small yet powerful replacement for my traditional 1×1 LED light. The Cineroid LM400 proved to be perfect. It is powerful, has a CRI of 92 and is very easy to pack. In fact, if you have 3 of those, you can travel light knowing most if not all your documentary lighting requirements will be fulfilled.
The LM400 light kit comes with: Barndoors, yoke mount, diffusion filter, carry case, AC adapter and power cord. You can also separately purchase a V or Gold mount adapter to power that LED light.
The main strengths of the Cineroid LM400 light:
Extremely compact yet powerful
Built-In 30-Step Dimmer
120° Beam Angle
Variable colour temperature
Durable metal body
4 x 1/4″-20 Mounting Holes
Can easily be defused
Buttons are a bit flimsy
The readout windows are on top making difficult to control
The Yoke is easy to bend and “lock position” is not “locked” (Cineroid informed me that they revised the yoke and it is now thicker and harder to bend).
Diffuser can be at times hard to install.
All in all it is an excellent light that comes at a price. If you can justify purchasing it, go for it.