The Rotolight. A handy little system that slips onto the wind jammer of your on board mic.
What’s different about the Rotolight? Well, it is a soft light for a start. It uses lots of little LED’s that are balanced to 6900k in their native form.
The construction of the Rotolight is very solid. The main body is made from a very tough matte plastic. Then there is a transparent protective cover that slides onto the front of that. This cover also holds the many filters that are provided with the light. And that is one of the clever things about the Rotolight. When the filters are not in use they are carried within the light itself. To access them (and the batteries) you rotate the housing and pull it apart. Inside you will find ND filters, CT orange, CT blue, of different grades, along with diffusion.
The Rotolight is also very power efficient. It is powered by three AA sized batteries, and they pretty much last forever The flexibility and speed in which different colour temperatures can be dialed in is very convenient. You don’t have to carry around filters separately or have them clipped in ugly fashion to the front of the light.
All in all the Rotolight is very well thought out, and certainly for the price it is an absolute steal.