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Kino Flo Diva LED vs Lishuai 1380ASLV

Reassuringly expensive or great value? We compare the Kino Flo Diva LED with the Lishuai 1380ASLV just to see how much you need to spend to get quality soft LED light.



    • Hi Pete,

      From memory it was around 40G on the light (which is just under 1/2 green). All this did was bring up the R9 red signal at 5600K only. I found this result a little confusing because the improvement on the spectrometer was not seen at warmer temperature settings? I have to say though, in use with my F5, I’ve not been dialling in any green at all. The light looks best on skin tones without tweaking too much, so maybe the KinoFlo bods have actually got the default settings about right ???


  1. Thanks for the swift reply Paul, much appreciated.
    I heard the August release firmware will include ‘lighting effects’, candle flicker, lightning, etc. Not the sort of thing I use every day but nice to have it for free.

    • True, there’s also a bit of a debate about what sort of ‘Edge’ technology the 1380 Edge is using? Apparently, it might not be edge lit in the same way as the other LS Edge lights we looked at !!! To my eyes the Kino just looks better, but it’s a very difficult thing to quantify… especially if you have to justify the cost!

  2. Yes I had the old Diva 400 work horse.. but now I have all LED.. Astra,and Arri Locaster.. but for the price those cheaper lights look very good value for money.. Im sure you do pay a bit for the Diva name.. but really need to put them all of them through a frame/softbox to get them soft enough for interviews I think.. just to get the source size big enough .. 90% I work off battery now too.. so much better than cables … love it..

  3. The 2 lights do have a different LED layout: The Lishuai is edge lit in the way you’d expect. The Kino has a direct array with emitters running at 45 degrees across the entire face of the light so there could’ve been the possibility for multiple shadows from the Kino, but the diffusion panel spreads the light evenly so that the end results from both lights are almost identical. For that reason i think the ‘roll off’ comparison is valid.


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