StellaPro Reflex S review

Light & Motion's StellaPro Reflex S bridges the lighting gap between stills and video

Light & Motion StellaPro Reflex S
(Image: © Future)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Billed as ‘the first true continuous strobe hybrid light’, the StellaPro Reflex S features ‘digital burst’ technology for stills photography that can keep up with continuous drive modes of up to 20fps. In ‘continuous’ mode for videography, it’ll run for 30 minutes at maximum output from its own battery pack, or for 10,000 full-power ‘flashes’. You can also run the lamp direct from the mains via an optional 100W USB-C charger. Overall, it’s a compact yet powerful and versatile lighting kit with excellent all-round performance, justifying its high-end price tag.


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    Compact, lightweight, powerful

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    Tough build quality

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    True constant/flash versatility


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    Fixed 5600K color temperature

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    Optional extras are pricey

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    Narrow beam for high power

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The Light & Motion StellaPro Reflex S is available as a standalone unit and as a ‘2-Light Kit Special’, pictured above. The basic package includes one hybrid LED constant/flash head and companion Reflex Quick Switch Battery, which doubles as a hand grip, a Flat Port DM transparent lamp cover, a Medium Optic that narrows the native 120-degree angle of illumination to 24 degrees, and 0.1m plus 0.6m heavy-duty USB-C cables. The 2-Light Kit Special doubles up on lamps and battery grips, swaps out the Medium Optic for a pair of 12-degree Spot Optics, and adds a Spider X Base Holster Kit, Cold Shoe Mount Kit, a pair of Reflex Professional Light Stand Mounts and a pair of Dome Diffusers, all wrapped up in a CL Action Kit Soft Case.


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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

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