Drop Test #2-Litepanels MicroPro

For our latest edition of “Drop Test”, we decided to go with something a little more practical. A Litepanels MicroPro. At first glance the MicroPro seems too large for an on camera light, as opposed to its baby brother the Litepanels Micro. The MicroPro also runs on AA batteries and is considerably larger than the standard Micro. I have used the Micro for some time, as it is a great portable little light. I had always wanted to try the MicroPro to see if it was too big. We ended up Drop Testing the Litepanels MicroPro three times in our test. It kept on going each time. Everyone on the crew thought it would break apart. We were all quite pleased that it kept working after the Drop Tests. This little portable light is great for on-camera work and will do just as well mounted to a stand.  After passing our Drop Test we can highly recommend the Litepanels MicroPro. This light is indestructible!

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Ted
Ted
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February 15th, 2011

Mine broke on the first drop test.
It landed directly on the dimmer knob and snapped it cleanly from the circuit board.
Had it been attached to the plastic case in addition to the circuit board it would likely have survived.
This was the very first shoot for this little guy.
Clearly a design flaw.
I’d advise people to be careful with these.

henrr
henrr
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April 11th, 2010

“We are performing tests on equiptment to see how they respond…they do show how the gear works and helps folks make informed decisions about what to invest in.”

I hear you, but I also don’t see the point in these tests. Oh well, it’s your money, but it seems like a waste or gear equipment and time.

Nicole
Nicole
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April 9th, 2010

too funny…keep it up!

Edd
Edd
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April 7th, 2010

Love the twist and the humour, haha! :) Keep em dropping!

stanbridge
stanbridge
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April 6th, 2010

Hahahahahahaha…you guys are really good at trying to piss people off artn’t you? I love, please continue…lol:D

greengoddess
greengoddess
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April 5th, 2010

Regarding the head dropping test which we have yet to see, my prediction is that Jason’s crust will come out best in the drop test, mainly due to the hideous trilby hat which may provide some degree of cushioning, dependant of course on the angle of impact. Not only that, he looks younger and a bit fitter so is less likely to have a stroke or any cardiac issues. As for Jared’s napper, the flimsy cotton cap will offer little protection and, although he doesn’t look in bad shape for a 58 year old, the sagging man boobs and redder complexion indicate significant degenerative effects due to ageing and poor body maintenance. I think the test could possibly be fatal. Not to worry though, those type of heads are cheaper than a budget tripod head so will be easily replaceable.

Hunter
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April 6th, 2010
Reply to  greengoddess

Thats funny, because look who’s out shooting and making money.

And who’s here wasting time bashing something they dont understand.

jjw
jjw
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April 6th, 2010
Reply to  greengoddess

Wasted energy GG…. All this hating won’t get you anywhere…. Why not shoot some of your own stuff and post it… The passion is there all ya gotta do is make it happen… Ps. In the US it’s called a fedora.

jerem
jerem
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April 5th, 2010

True test.
I dropped my light panel the other day from pretty high.
I thought I had broke it, but it still works good.

My mistake was that I didn’t secure the little screw tight enough, so it slide from the hot shoe .

I would love to see a 7D drop in the water test . You drop it in a bucket of salt water and take it of as soon as you can.
The camera fully submerged for a few secondes … just to show the reaction time of someone dropping it and grabbing it right away ;)

Just gotta ask Canon to send you one now !

James Leaburn
James Leaburn
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April 5th, 2010

Another cool test guys. Keep up the good work.

greengoddess. Keep up the good work. Your keeping me in stitches.

jjw
jjw
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April 5th, 2010

NC… No Class… We are performing tests on equiptment to see how they respond. They are not scientific but they do show how the gear works and helps folks make informed decisions about what to invest in. As for the concept of us dropping our heads on the concrete….well… If gotta hate then hate. That’s al I can really say about that….

JA
JA
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April 6th, 2010
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I don’t understand the concept of dropping cheap pieces of equipment on the ground. What was too be expected? How bout you drop a 70-200mm lens, but either way, you are investing money into a product. Are you not going to buy a Macbook Pro because if you drop it it will break?

greengoddess
greengoddess
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April 5th, 2010

Hey, instead of wasting your time and money droppng pieces of equipment that some less fortunate people would love to own, why not try dropping something else onto concrete from the same height?

Your skull is also an important piece of equipment. A broken skull during an important shoot will be disasterous for your client’s deadline. So why not drop both your heads onto concrete from the same height and see if their internal components still function the same? Best of all, your heads cost less than a 50mm f1.8 or a Lightpanels MicroPro so you’ve got nothing to lose right? And we’ve got everything to gain if they get badly damaged.

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