Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

Here is the first look at the new small single LED light from Nocturnal. It uses only 3 AA batteries and is 5.5 inches long and 2 inches wide at the front. It weights 12oz dry and 6 oz in the water. A simple twist on-off on the rear cap and it has dual O-rings fro secure water protection. The light beam is a high intensity sharp center with soft but wide coverage. This is a great dive light because of it’s size and bright output. It is solid and very durable and machined out of aluminum and hard anodized. It could be used as a camera focus light with a diffuser to lower the intensity of the bright center spot. At ISO 100 at 1/60 of a second you will get an f-stop of f11.5 at 12 inches. If you are using an SLR camera with a good macro lens I would suggest a camera setting of F22 at 1/250 second to help keep the hot spot from showing up in the exposure. Better yet, a diffuser that would cut the light output in half would be even better. Still enough light to support auto focusing but not enough to show up in the exposure.

Small Nocturnal LED light

Nocturnal light with Ultralight mount The Ultralight mount will work very well with the Nocturnal light.