Hey, this is Sasha. Welcome to another episode on backstage income.
Today, what we’re going to do is take a look at another light. I’m gonna unbox it –this is the PLV-380 ESDDI.
Let’s check it out.
Alright, so first things first, I want to show you which light it is.
It is basically this one and the reason I looked at this one — this PLV-380 because they also have another one that’s a little older. You can see there’s the black one.
This is that 380. It’s got that silver backing. I’ve never opened it yet but I’m curious how it rates to the AL F7 by Aperture. You can see that one’s $98.
Let’s just take a look here, what’s on the box and just check it out.
This is again the first time for me. There’s the light and the whole reason for me to get this light is hey is there a light that’s around $40 that will work.
My whole main goal is actually for this overhead shot that you’re looking at right now using this AL F7 by Aperture.
You can see how I can go ahead and add a little light.
So, maybe something for these products could I go ahead and get something else that may be just subtle enough.
Here it is with the light off at 0%.
You can see, as I start to increase it, you can see it might give a little something more to some of the product shots.
Let’s check it out. I’m going to go ahead open it up. Here’s the PLV-380 — little directions within the box, and there’s the light.
Pretty simple. Very nice. You can see you could put the battery in here.
If we go ahead and we take our battery, we could pop a big one in there. I believe they also have a battery included.
Here is the other battery that’s included. When you compare it to my k-star, you can see I definitely have a super battery compared to that one but it’s okay. It’ll do the job.
Anyway, so we got the battery.
Then what we have here is we also have the charger. This, I guess, charges also through USB. So, you can see that’s pretty cool.
You got a little USB bass charger that connects there.
I put the battery right there and then you can hook it up there with a standard micro USB cable to charge the battery.
I assume this is the cable that goes along with that. So, you just go ahead plug that in right here and this would go into the other end of course. And that should be your charger.
We also have like a little shoe mount.
A little wiggle hot shoe ball mounts for mounting this.
I guess this we would screw in right here. Let’s see where is it right on one of these right here, and I think that’s the only one.
Let’s check out the light. Let’s see how it looks. I’m just going to go ahead and let’s use their battery just to be sure.
It looks like here, I’m not sure if you can see it but right here there is actually a plus and minus. It might not be showing up on the video as much here. Let’s see if I can zoom in on it for you. There’s the plus and minus and then there’s the M for mode and the power button there.
Anyway, let’s go and check it out.
There’s the power button.
It’s flashing 99. Does that mean 99 power or is it completely dead mode or is the battery dead?
Let’s check out with a big, I know this one works, let’s see.
Power still got the 99 out. Got to hold it alright and there you got the lights.
Let’s see if you can hold down. This is the temperature okay 56. 56 — it’ll be just half the lights. If I go down, this starts mixing the light. So you got yellows and white lights.
Let’s see how far it brightens this up because normally for me this is no additional light. I’d like to put one kind of by the camera and right now we’re at the camera level at 19%. And now you can see this is at 10%.
So 10% is the lowest. Zoom it out, let’s brighten it up a little. This is 15. This is 23. This is 40 and then we have 60, 80 and 99.
That’s basically maxed power and max juice. So, that’s 99 percent.
You can see definitely will do just fine for the product side especially if I’m looking to just accent some of the lights.
For me, almost 20 percent will be just fine.
If I go ahead and turn it, off let’s see here, hold it there, you go that’s off. Then bring it back that’s about 25 percent, you can see that should do quite nicely for our products.
You know so it seems like to be a very good light doesn’t weigh too much.
If we compare it to our face over here.
If we use it as a fill light, you can actually see the difference here. So take a look, you just go ahead and you know it’s right close about hand distance apart. You can see it can add quite a bit to fill in some additional shadows.
Now, I move it a little lower under the camera. So, you can see right there on the neckline. I’m looking at it. You can see it can definitely fill it in and that’s only at 25%.
Even here, you can see definitely works with.
So, fantastic light. Looks great. We’ll see how long it lasts. There’s also what appears like there is a DC connector over here.
You can actually add in some power.
Let’s see if they have that as well in the box.
It looks like the light can be powered by another DC 15 kind of an adapter but unfortunately here or maybe even charged if you put the battery in. But from here, it looks like the battery is the way to go.