Quick Hack: Switronix Torchlight LED Bolt On-Camera Light With a Softbox

We’ve been working with the Switronix Torch LED Bolt On-Camera light for DSLR users for around two weeks now and we’ve been very impressed so far. Upon Thursten’s showing it to me, however, I immediately tried to think of other ways to make it work for his videography portfolio. Generally, these lights are often used mounted on top of a DSLR for video interviews. Indeed, we’ve found that the light is very powerful and works well for this, but more will come in the actual review.

What you see above is the light hacked into my Photogenic SB4232 Softbox with a silver beaded interior and two white diffusion baffles. To mount it on, I used the Chimera Speedring for Speedlight flashes. This all then went onto my Vanguard Nivelo tripod in order to provide direction quality. I’m amazed that the little tripod actually help up.

My new friend Jesse Brickel provided the music talent. Indeed, the video shown below is really just him tuning his guitar, but we’ve got lots more content coming on this. Take a look at how the video turned out. It was shot with the Sony NEX F3 and 30mm f3.5 Macro. The footage was slightly boosted in Adobe Lightroom 4 and then stitched together.

First off, here’s how Jesse was lit:

Here’s how the light is falling:

And here’s the video:

Much more to come soon!

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Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.