I couldn't find the light on the official Bigblue website. Is it the VL1800 SELF-CONTAINED LED VIDEO LIGHT? Because the beam angle is only 73? in air, 80? in water, not 120?. Or is there a modified version VL1800M with a wider angle?
Miyuki S This is a newer modified version with a 120 degree beam angle.
JOHN L Catherine - There is a VL 1800M which is the model with a 120-degree light beam; it's new from Big Blue. I used it with a Go-Pro Black camera this past February and it performed well, although it seems there can almost never be enough light for video. The 3-position light adjustability was nice, but I found myself using the high (1800 lumen) position almost always. On my February trip, I did not take a night dive, so I can't comment on its performance in that condition. That said, I usually take still pix with a Canon G9/Ikelite strobe and I was a bit underwhelmed by the relatively weak color saturation from this camera/video light combination. It may be the nature/demands of taking video, and this was my first experience with video. However, I'd buy the light again (maybe 2 I need a second one!!), and am happy with the quality, materials and portability. Hope this helps. John
DEAN R I have not had the light in the water yet but I was concerned about the opposite question. I thought that that 120 degree light would be to wide of an angle. The?wider angle(120) therefore could reduce the brightness. I to found the discrepancy that LP material saying that the light was 120 degree and BB saying it is 73/80 degree. In using the light in the dark I see it must be at least 120 degrees. I think that it is worth a try. I am flying to Cozumel tomorrow for a week so after I return I can tell you more about the performance of the light. Let me give you my email address and I will email you what i think of the light of you email me your address...