Light & Motion Sola 800 Photo Reviews

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(33 customer reviews)


Sola light - indestructible

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

I can't recommend this light highly enough. One day I accidentally dropped it in a very remote dive site, and was quite upset about losing it. I managed to get back to the same site about 4 weeks later, and went looking for it. Lo and behold, I found it sitting on some plate coral at a depth of 18m. I picked it up flicked the switch, and it turned on instantly. I was absolutely thrilled that despite sitting in 18m of salt water for a month, it still worked perfectly, very little corrosion, and had no problem charging afterwards.

Absolutely quality torch.

Great Light

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

The Sola 800 is ideal for travel, as it is light weight, robust and very functional for focus lighting and as a general dive light. The red light function is great on night dives as many marine animals do not flee or hide, increasing unusual photo opportunities. In fact, shooting subjects with only the red light, yields some very interesting effects.
The only problem I've had with the light is that I must purchase another each time I return from a dive vacation - my friends abroad like them so much, I end up gifting them at the end of the trip!
Kevlar (Kevin)
www.diverkevin.com

Sola 800: A Versatile Dive & Photo Light

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

I'm very pleased with the Sola 800, as a dive light, spotting light, and video light. It gives impressive breadth and luminosity on night dives, and the handstrap feels very natural to me. It manages to do it's job as a spotting light mounted on a rig with other equipment. And as a dive light, I've found it plenty powerful; I was wrestling with whether to go for the more powerful(and more expensive) 1200, but for my purposes, I've been very happy with the 800.

I've been less impressed with the Loc-Line arms and mounts, however. Without special tools, I have found it very hard to get the ball into and out of the joint. In fact, I broke the mount the first time I tried. That upended my plan to use the same Sola 800 on both a dedicated video tray-arm rig, and a separate, dedicated photo tray-arm rig. But the light has been flawless (and the easy switch between red and white light is very useful).

Outshines the competition!

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Wow, This light packs a lot of punch in a super small package. Perfect for travel.
Super service by Bluewater Photo. Thanks, Scott.

Good light, added safety

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

This is a great light- use it to look in/under overhangs, in crevices, holes without hassle of separate light, or removing hands from camera rig; the bonus is the SOS signal feature in this light. This light is a quality build, completed by a hight quality nylon zipped case for the light and charger.

Awesome focus light

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

This light is well worth the money. The quality of the light is noticeable as soon as you take it out of the package. I'm really going to enjoy this light.

Very versatile

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Bought the light for double duty as a macro light for the Sealife 1400 and video light for my daughter's GoPro. Worked well for both, especially the video. Battery life is incredible - a couple of times we forgot to charge it in between dive days and there was still enough power to complete the second day's dives.

Newly purchased

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

I have looked at this light for a number of months; I finally decided to purchase it. I cannot yet write a review of the product as I have not used it, but I would like to review the service I received at Bluewater.
Kelli assisted me with the purchase. After concluding the sale, she immediately sent me confirming e-mail. Today, she follow up with a shipping tracking number.
This is not the first product I have purchased from Bluewater; if I need/want another product I will look here first.

Great

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

A multifunctional light that does it all. Adds virtually no weight to your set up. A great spotting light,
video or night light. The red light feature is especially useful on night dives.
SMB

Perfect

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

See my review under the RecSea RX100 housing.

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