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Sola Photo 800

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$300
Sola Photo 800 USD
$300

Sola Photo lights are the most compact and brightest focus lights in their class, providing photo and video enthusiasts with power and flexibility in a small package. The Sola Photo 800 is the perfect focusing and modeling light, combining 800 lumens of white light in a 60 degree flood beam with a 300 lumen 60 degree red flood beam.

• 800 lumen white flood and 300 lumen red flood output certified to the FL-1 Standard
• Depth Rated to 100 meters
• Red light is not visible to many underwater creatures, allowing a shooter to approach, focus, set up shot, and shoot with strobes without disturbing animal beforehand
• A powerful LED array using the best CREE LEDs and enhanced firmware.
• Colored battery and mode indicator lights make it easy to manage battery life to maximize use.
• Multiple imaging mounts available, including standard 1" photo ball, 1/2" Locline, and YS mount.

Included:
• 1 Amp Charger

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Specifications / Features

Specifications:

  • Lumens:

    60°

    • High – 800 / 300 (red)
    • Med – 400 / 150 (red)
    • Low – 200 / 75 (red)
  • Run Time:

    • High – 70 mins
    • Med – 140 mins
    • Low – 280 mins
  • Charge Time:

    2.5 hrs

  • System Weight:

    238 Gr.

  • Size:

    4" x 2.1" x 2.1"

Features:

  • DEPTH RATED

    Fl-1 Certification depth rating for waterproofness.

  • FACTORY SEALED

    Factory sealed system offers flood free performance with FL-1 Certification.

  • FLOOD BEAM

    Wide beam pattern for a large pool of light to optimize overall visibility.

  • RECHARGEABLE

    Li-ion rechargeable via direct external port is convenient and hassle-free.

  • RED LIGHT

    Red lighting offers discreet visibility without affecting night vision or wildlife subjects.

  • VERSATILE

    Modular design supports a variety of mounting options.

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Sola 800 "Macro Mania"

Scott Johnson


Life is generally abundant on reefs and even on the sea floor. Much of it is rather small, but also incredibly photogenic. Most…

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Life is generally abundant on reefs and even on the sea floor. Much of it is rather small, but also incredibly photogenic. Most inexperienced divers miss these tiny natural treasures as they either seem to be in a race to get from Point A to Point B or lack the necessary skills to safely and thoroughly explore their surroundings.

Macro lenses in the 60mm to 105mm range are often combined with tele converters, extension tubes and/or diopters to achieve the necessary magnification to fill the frame. This means we are working with very shallow depths of field and little margin for error to gain critical focus. Strobe lights help us freeze the action and bring colors to life, but they are of little use if our cameras cannot lock focus. I use my Light & Motion Sola Photo 800s as modeling lights to first assist me in locating a subject in the camera’s viewfinder and then to aid the camera’s auto-focus or my efforts at manual focus. I prefer to use the Sola’s red light setting when shooting as it is usually less stressful for the animals. In addition, I also like to give another light to my wife, Lauren Johnson, or a guide so they can spotlight the subject independent of my movements.

Scott and Lauren Johnson are photojournalists who specialize in marine, wildlife, travel subjects. Their passion to observe animals in their natural habitats and explore diverse cultures has carried them on adventures around the globe.

Sola 800 "Macro Mania"

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by Michael Zeigler


Light & Motion, developers of high-powered portable underwater lighting systems, has continued to expand it SOLA line of products. The most popular focus lights amongst underwater photographers seems to be the new SOLA Photo 800, which replaced the SOLA Photo 600. The broad beam allows photographers to focus on their subject, and not so much where the focus light is aimed. The stealth red mode allows shooters to get close to critters that are typically more sensitive to white light, like some crustaceans, small gobies, mandarin fish, juvenile fish, and mollusks.

Pictures taken with the red "stealth" mode:

All attempts of getting close to this tiny blue-ring top snail with the white flood beam resulted in the critter retreating into its shell. It was un-phased by the red mode focus light of my SOLA Photo 800, and allowed me to get this picture. Due to the fast shutter speed, the red light was not recorded on the sensor as ambient light. Uncropped. Nikon D90, Ikelite housing, 60mm macro + 1.4x teleconverter. 1/200th, F40, ISO 200.

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FL1 Standard: Ready to Go: Light and Motion is the first lighting company to test and certify their lights in accordance with the ANSI/NEMA FL-1 Standard. Using an integrating sphere, the actual lumen or light output and run-time is precisely measured and certified. No more guessing.  See for yourself.

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Sola Photo 800

$300
  • Lumens:
  • [60°]
  • High – 800 / 300 (red)
  • Med – 400 / 150 (red)
  • Low – 200 / 75 (red)
  • Run Time:
  • High – 70 mins
  • Med – 140 mins
  • Low – 280 mins
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