Rayzr 7 LED Fresnel Test/Review
I have been watching this new LED fresnel since the latter part of 2016; waiting for real world tests of colour rendition and brightness. There didn't seem to be any tests appearing online so In the end I caved, and decided to buy one. Curiosity got the better of me.
The lure of a lightweight, instant warm up/cool down, durable, dimmable light with high CRI. 300w consumption is just a bonus! - you can even run this off battery power.
This isn't a full scale review, more of a real world test application. I decided to shoot a documentary style scene. The subject was a potter throwing; the texture of the hands, clay and scene would be good for hard lighting. Seeing as this is a fresnel light I didn't want to diffuse it for this test. I quickly found that 5600k seemed quite cool for this scene, I felt it needed to be warmed up a touch to mimic sunlight. I added a 1/8th CTS and personally think it looks incredible. I wouldn't be able to tell it was an LED if I didn't know.
The following was shot in less than an hour and a half, from setup to pack down. Shot handheld in raw on the BMPCC, with a vintage 35mm lens (we love minimal at singularity). Grading was a simple Kodak 2383 LUT in DaVinci Resolve with some sharpening and exposure adjustments.
Overall Im very pleased... Its powerful enough to mimic sunlight (just). The colour rendition is very good. Build quality is good. Flicker free. It does make a small hum from the fan, but this isn't a deal breaker.
Glad we made the purchase, Thank you Rayzr 7!