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Zhiyun Launches FIVERAY M40 Pocket Fill Light & FIVERAY F100 Stick

Simon Skinner - 2 months ago

With Zhiyun recently entering the lighting market, they’ve not been dragging their heels in the R&D department and have quickly returned with two new pro lighting products; the Zhiyun FIVERAY M40 pocket fill light and the FIVERAY F100 stick. Read on for more.

Both Zhiyun FIVERAY M40 pocket fill light and the FIVERAY F100 stick lights are landing with Zhiyun’s patented intelligent cooling tech, [the DynaVort Cooling System™] and promise ‘studio-quality, ultra-portable lighting products in the hands of content creators’. Celebrating the launches, Zhiyun is offering a special deal between 7-8 December 2022, giving our readers a ‘buy one get one free‘ deal on all purchases of the FIVERAY F100 and the M40.

The Zhiyun FIVERAY M40  and F100 together

Celebrating the launches, Zhiyun is offering a special deal between 7-8 December 2022, giving our readers a ‘buy one get one free’ deal on all purchases of the FIVERAY F100 and the M40.

Zhiyun M40

The small and very portable Zhiyun M40 360° fill light has been designed to serve creatives in a wide range of circumstances. Based on the attitude-control algorithm applied on gimbals, Zhiyun’s ‘DynaVort’ technology allows for effective heat dispersal, with smaller fans, and allows for a compact device without compromising on its 40W power. As a comparison, lights of a similar scale generally produce 5-13W. At just 320g, it really is pocket-sized and should prove an extremely useful tool for photographers and videographers working at any level. 

The Zhiyun FIVERAY M40 Pocket Fill Light
Zhiyun Launches FIVERAY M40 Pocket Fill Light – Power in your pocket!

Yilun Liao, CEO, of ZHIYUN, said: “we are passionate about using breakthrough innovations, whether it’s with our iconic gimbals or our new FIVERAY lighting devices to simplify and reshape content creation. With several industry firsts under our belts including the M40’s DynaVort Cooling System™, our products offer full creative control and convenience for anyone wanting to experience and express their inner filmmaker.”

Zhiyun FIVERAY M40 Pocket Fill Light

Zhiyun M40 Key Features

  • Illuminance of 14,000 [peak] lux
  • Adjustable dual colour temperature ranging from 2,700-6,200k
  • Consistent power output peaks at 40W with no strobing
  • Standard fidelity offering for both photography and videography with CRI reaching 96+ and TLCI reaching 97+

Zhiyun FIVERAY F100

The Zhiyun FIVERAY F100 is the second pro lighting stick in the brand’s relatively new FIVERAY range. It promises to deliver ‘power, portability and accurate colour rendition in one versatile tool’ and weighs under a kilo at 950g. The F100 has been designed for single-handed control and produces 20,708 lux at its 100W max power. It has 5 times more LED chips, producing ultra-bright light and has six in-built lighting effects.

Zhiyun FIVERAY F100 array

The F100 offers versatile use for various applications and can be mounted on Zhiyun’s own holder, H stand, tripod and light stand, fitting in various filming settings for lighting solutions and with accessories including a diffuser and grid, users can expect a versatile tool for a variety of lighting options.

Zhiyun F100 Key Features

  • Single-click operation of Hue Saturation Intensity [HSI] mode via the control dial: HSI Mode. Adjust H-Hue [0-360°], S-Saturation [0-100%], I- Intensity [0-100%]
  • Produces 20,708 lux at 100W max power
  • Frosted casing offers baked-in diffusion 
  • Pro colour rendition with RGB increased by 47% from 2700K to 6200K in CCT Mode
Zhiyun FIVERAY F100 lightstick in studio

Pricing and Avilability

Available from today: 23 November 2022, the Zhiyun FIVERAY M40 is available at £99 and the Zhiyun FIVERAY F100 is available for £249.

As described earlier, from the 7 – 8 December, the F100 and M40 will be available on a buy-one-get-one-free deal from the official Zhiyun Store. Tap HERE for more info.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.