Panaflasher Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
In cinematography and photography, flashing is the exposure of the film or digital sensors to uniform light prior to exposing it to the scene. It is used as a method of contrast control to bring out detail in darker areas. This adds a bias to the overall light input recorded by the sensor. When used for artistic effects, it can be used to add a color cast to shadows without significantly affecting highlights.
Panaflasher, a neat piece of equipment for creating and adjusting a unique and custom color/contrast look through the lens. It can be used as an effect, as a controlled way to flash film (or create a similar effect with digital), as a technical tool to match between formats, and probably more.
Essentially it's a 6x6 low contrast filter edged with 64 tiny led lights. The touch screen control allows adjustments from 0-100 on RGB sliders and a master luminance channel. The sliders allow for intuitive adjustment while the triangle buttons adjust one point at a time. There is a master color temperature setting where you can offset the overall kelvin of the led to match or contrast with your light source.
A sad photographer writes" The machine is very expensive, it is not self-taught as well. The handles are very weak and the lenses easily become blurry. It is not good to use during bad weather conditions, the outcomes always become dark."
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