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Olympus MAL-1

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Overall 10
10

Great Value for Macro Lighting

mcburden, B&H Photo
15 July 2014
  • Excerpt: It's not super powerful, but the versatility of having two easily positioned lights can't be beat for the cost.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty Sweet

JR, B&H Photo
12 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I got this product on sale and it was totally worth it. As some other reviews state, it's not super powerful, but it can add a bit of light and create cool effects.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Clever little gadget

birdman, B&H Photo
2 September 2013
  • Excerpt: This little pair of lights won't do anything that a set of, say, microscope lamps wouldn't do, but as long as all you need is a main and a fill light, it is MUCH more convenient than the alternatives. There are other options-ring light, pair of small strobes attached to the lens, etc., and they will let you stop down for better depth of field, but if your subject is small, and not very "long" on the lens axis, this will do fine--and the price is right.
  • Pros: Convewnient, Easy To Use, Inexpensive, Lightweight
  • Cons: Not Much Light Output
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Overall 10
10

Incredible Light

r2geek, B&H Photo
5 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Excellent tool for macro shooting. It is almost as good as a ring light, but it takes getting used to. It is so easy to manually manipulate each light and get the effecto perfect. Am amazed. It sure beats the somewhat cheaper knockoffs that run off their own batteries. This runs off the camera battery. IT IS WONDERFUL !
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy to use but..

Tom, B&H Photo
18 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Nice product, but I wish 2" longer for back lighting
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: A bit too short
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy to use but..

Tom, B&H Photo
18 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Nice product, but I wish 2" longer for back lighting
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: A bit too short
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Overall 10
10

There Is Nothing MAL About It

MajorMagee, B&H Photo
3 March 2013
  • Excerpt: It's everything I wanted it to be, Small, Light, Flexible,and Bright. The arms stay where you place then and don't sag or droop unexpectedly. The switches seem a bit meek, but they work just fine, and if I'm careful with them I expect they will last a lifetime. The attachment locking pin is a nice feature that insures that everything stays in it's proper place when you're getting things set up.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect light

Mantamoon, B&H Photo
8 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this light to use when taking macro images. I have used it and it works to my specifications. It is light weight and maneuverable allowing you to put the light exactly where you want it. My only wish is that the High setting be a bit brighter.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

try this before a ring flash

MDW, B&H Photo
20 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Works great, but light is cool. Consider a sticky CTO gel. Only good for macro.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Flexible Light

Dave, B&H Photo
19 September 2012
  • Excerpt: A great help - as long as you do not need a floodlight. The ability to put light on a macro subject, exactly where it's needed - with a tripod or hand held - is great. I often find that all that is needed is a bit of shadow fill, or a nudge up the ISO scale, and this does that very well. I love it. The only reason I haven't given it five stars is it would have been slight better had the light output on high been a bit better. I'm niggling here though.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: High A Bit Low
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