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Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Underwater Video Light MW-4300

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Price:
£432.00 (inc VAT) £360.00 (exc VAT)
SKU:
bs.mw.4300
Weight:
400.00 Grams
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Product Description

  • 4300 Lumen Ultra Smooth Wide Beam
  • 1400 Lumen Custom Macro Mode
  • Interchangeable Batteries To Shoot All Day
  • Backscatter Snoot Compatible
  • Backscatter Color Filter System Compatible
  • Red Focus Light For Night Dives
  • Run Time 50-1000 minutes
  • Safety and Beacon Flash
  • Includes 1-inch Ball and YS mounts
  • Depth Rating 100m/330ft

The Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light is the ultimate video light for any video or photo shooter. Its compact size is great for travel, it’s versatile for macro and wide shooters, and offers practical signaling options usable on any dive that goes way beyond a simple SOS pattern.

 

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BEST UNDERWATER VIDEO LIGHT - THE BACKSCATTER MACRO WIDE 4300 HAS YOU COVERED


Watch our video breakdown of everything you need to know about the Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light.


The Ultimate Compact Video Light for Macro, Wide, and Snooting

The Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light is the ultimate video light for any video or photo shooter. Its compact size is great for travel, it’s versatile for macro and wide shooters, and offers practical signaling options usable on any dive that goes way beyond a simple SOS pattern.

Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Side, Center & Top
The small size and simple control set of the Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light make it travel friendly and easy to use.


The 4300-lumen wide beam is great for compact camera shooters looking for a small compact light that has a bright output for wide angle video. 

The 1400-lumen macro beam has been tailor-made for macro video shooters for all levels, from GoPro and compact all the way to full-frame SLR and cinema. 

Photographers looking for a focus light have plenty of power, plus a red mode for night time to avoid spooking critters and avoiding “the swarmies” from congregating all over your light and ruining the shot. 

Divemasters and guides will love the Alert and Beacon modes to get a diver's attention and to mark off locations on a night dive.

Read on to learn all of the features and various uses for this highly versatile light.


This macro demo reel was shot on location at Lembeh Resort by Backscatter Photo Pro James Emery with the Backscatter Macro Wide 4300, Backscatter Optical Snoot OS-1, Backscatter Color Filter System, and Sony a7S III Mirrorless Camera.


A 1400-Lumen Spot Beam Tailored Specifically for Macro Shooting

The spot beam on the Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light was made specifically with macro shooters in mind. The tight, narrow beam with a hard edge has a beam pattern that will light up the subject without light spilling over into other unwanted areas of the shot. To get even tighter beam patterns, pair the Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light with the Backscatter Optical Snoot OS-1. Because macro mode is so bright, it has 5 power level settings to provide more granular control of the light output.

For compact camera users, the light is bright enough to be used in place of a strobe for stills photography. For a pro-level macro shooter, this is all the light you’ll ever need for macro video.

©James Emery - Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Frogfish

Even though this is a video light, it’s bright enough to knock out ambient light during the day time, even when shot with a snoot.


A Video Light Built For Snooting

Snooting has been very popular for photography in the past few years. It’s a great way to isolate a macro subject that usually blends into its environment and make it stand out and add more dramatic lighting. Snooting used to be limited to still photography. No more. The Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light has a spot beam designed specifically for the macro video shooter. This has been hard for video applications as most lights don’t have snooting capability, aren’t bright enough with a snoot, or if it is bright enough, are way too large to be practical for macro shooting.

The Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light was designed from the ground up to be used with the Backscatter Optical Snoot OS-1. The macro light pattern matches perfectly to the snoot to ensure the brightest beam possible for a snoot and video combination at a fraction of the size of larger lights. 

Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 & OS-1 Optical Snoot on a Camera System with Macro Subject
The Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light is the ultimate macro video light with a tight beam that can be made even tighter with the Backscatter Optical Snoot OS-1.


With a narrow angle and a super-bright beam, the macro mode on the Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light is bright enough for small apertures and higher shutter speeds or shutter angles. With an EV value of 17 with the Optical Snoot OS-1 at its largest setting, the light is capable of an exposure of 1/125 ƒ32 at ISO 100. This is perfect for 4K 60p video shooting while maintaining a 180-degree shutter angle, and eliminating ambient light--even in the day time.

4300-Lumens of Power for Wide

The 4300 lumen 85° degree wide beam pattern is designed specifically for wide angle video. The beam pattern has been tailored with a balance between beam angle and brightness. This makes it ideal for getting good light on foreground subjects while still making it easy to avoid introducing backscatter into the image. The wide mode has 3 power level settings.


This wide angle demo reel was shot on location in the Maldives by Backscatter Video Pro Joel Penner with a pair of Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Lights and the Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera.


Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Lights with a GoPro System
The Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light pairs well with a GoPro or a compact camera for those shooters looking to keep travel size but still have a wide powerful beam for wide angle.


Red Mode For Stealth on Night Dives

Use the red mode for night diving as a focus light for macro, or for setting up a video scene. It's perfect for stealthily approaching skittish critters that don’t like a light at nighttime. The red mode has 3 power level settings.

Calibrated Wide Angle Color Temperature

The wide beam on each light is individually calibrated at the factory for color temperature, ensuring that when using a pair of lights together for wide angle, the two lights will match. Our factory settings for wide angle are calibrated at 6000K which strikes a perfect balance between white balancing for foreground and background color.

The macro beam is ~5000K which brings great saturated color reproduction to macro images.

Use It As a Signaling Tool With Alert and Beacon Modes

In addition to the wide, spot, and red modes, the Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light has 2 additional modes that are great for divers and dive guides.

With Alert mode, a quick pulsing flash makes it easy to get another diver's attention at distances past the limits of visibility. This makes it easy to find the rest of a group on a dive and an easy way for a dive guide to gain the attention of a wayward diver.

The Beacon mode acts as a signaling device and makes it great for marking a spot on a night dive where there is a subject of interest for the rest of the group to see or to mark an entry/exit spot on a night dive. Use different Beacon patterns on multiple lights to indicate specific places along the dive. The Beacon flashing pattern can be customized for personal preference with the following patterns:

GLOW: Slowly ramp up and ramp down the light in a slow pulsing signal. This is the default BEACON setting from the factory.
PING: 2 quick flashes every 2 seconds.
SOS: International signal for SOS

All of the Backscatter Mini Flash MF-1 Accessories Work with the Backscatter Macro Wide 4300 Video Light

Already own a Backscatter Mini Flash MF-1? All of the accessories that work with the Backscatter Mini Flash MF-1 work with the Macro Wide Light. Get creative with backlighting, colors, or combine all for a new and unique take on videos and photos.


A variety of accessories are available to help you get more creative with your shots for a new a unique look.



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