Neewer N 300W Photography Strobe Unboxing & Review – The $69 Budget Light
Neewer N 300W Photography Strobe Unboxing & Review – The $69 Budget Light


What is happening guys! Steven Ramon here with
another tech review video. This time, I’m going over the Neewer N 300
W strobe light for model in portrait photography. When I bought this lamp, I didn’t know how
good it would work. There weren’t any reviews at the time I bought
it. I still don’t know if there are any now. I’m going to post my review, but I’m always
a little skeptical when it comes to buying things that don’t have good reviews or don’t
have reviews at all. You know it’s kind of like stepping a foot
into the dark. The thing is, Neewer, I’ve used their products
for a while now and I wasn’t too worried about it this time because it’s from a company that
I trusted so I kind of assumed that their quality control everything was already and
check when they decided to sell these. So props to them, I can tell you know that
I really like this lamp. I ended up buying three of them and they work
all in sync. This is actually my first time using strobes
I usually use constant lighting especially for product photography and things like this
where I’m showcasing it on white. Without further Ado let’s jump into it and
go over some specs! According to Neewer, these are considered
to be indoor and studio location model photography and portrait photography lights. If you’re in a really bright environment already,
300 watts is going to do it for you. These are bright. And they’re so bright that they pop whenever
they shoot. Just to make it clear, these are considered
to be a budget lights but I have not seen any kind of quality issues or anything like
that. These things are great. I totally recommend them. They’re awesome. These are made out of aluminum alloy, they’re
durable, and just by touching it, holding it, and lifting it, you can usually get a
good sense of type of quality and how long these things might last for. And I can tell you now that they feel very
sturdy. I really like them and they’re quite fun
to use too especially if it’s your first time and they synchronize together very easily. It’s very important that they synchronize
easily because when you’re shooting at a certain shutter speed the camera has to know that
those lights are flashing at the exact moment that you’re shooting that photo. So if you’re shooting at, you know, 1/250
of a second, you have to be able to cram in the flash while that shutter is open during
those quicker shutter speeds. And so that’s why synchronization is very
important. The cool thing about these lights is they
have 60 steps from 1 to 6 in .1 increments. And there’s a dial on the back where while
turning it you’ll see, what step you’re on. And of course the higher you go, the more
intense the flash will be and brighter it will get. The re-charging time in between flashes is
.3 to 1.8 seconds. The synchronization distance is about 10 meters,
which is pretty far for keeping multiple lights in sync all while inside of that quick shutter
time of the camera. They have an umbrella hole which will work
as a soft light when the light is not on flash mode, you can have it on model mode which
is basically a constant light 75-watt modeling lamp that apparently adjust three power levels
according to Amazon’s description. But that third level is actually off so technically
it is two different power levels if you’re not counting off to be one. I was comfortable enough to take these onto
a shoot with me. They’re way smaller, way more compact then
taking constant lights that have light bulbs and wireframe setups so these three lights
just fit right in my bag. That’s my take on these lights, again I highly
recommend them. They are awesome. If you want a no chord – no hassle mess, just
get the wireless transmitters. Each light will need its own transmitter although
they have Optical Sync. Get the transmitter and receivers with it
they work great you will love them. They are easy to set up, you can set as many
as you want in a row. Hope to see you guys next time. Drop a comment, like, and subscribe and I
hope you really much enjoyed this video and learned something from it. Let me know if there’s anything you would
like to see covered, there’s a chance I might cover it. I’m always just reviewing different tech stuff
– camera gear, electronics – things like that. So yeah, thanks again for watching and have
a great day you guys.

62 thoughts on “Neewer N 300W Photography Strobe Unboxing & Review – The $69 Budget Light”

  1. Anthea Artistry says:

    where did you buy them from? Are they the latest models for neewer?

  2. Clarence Newby says:

    Can you use battery pack?

  3. Tecnoguía says:

    Awesome review… thanks a lot!!

  4. Hahn Photography says:

    hello there I am used to speedlights and I bought this one to test, I tested in a slave mode I got dark images it was really frustrating because I couldnt find my mistake but now as I see your video maybe because I did not used a radio trigger to sync 🙁

  5. Aeris360 LLC says:

    Is there a specific tripod to use with this light?

  6. reitbus says:

    One question, there are kits that come 3, what is the difference between using 3 or only 1 of these

  7. HURPSY IMAGERY STUDIO says:

    👌

  8. Khairul I. Irwan says:

    Hey can I attach any softbox to this flash?

  9. gowatchvideo says:

    Which wireless triggers should I get to use with these?

  10. Rick Mentore says:

    Fantastic unboxing! Can you use them with external batteries?

  11. Nadi Nad says:

    Hi, what's the connection to the sync cable of a Neewer S300N.Thanks for your help

  12. Chantal Torregrosa says:

    Hi, what's the connection to the sync cable of a Neewer S300N.Thanks for your help

  13. Edward Bailey says:

    I know these are meant for studio and not portable use, but I realized that too late. I have a set bought off Amazon with two lights, stands, softboxes, carrying bag, and triggers. Great value in my opinion. Is there a plastic cap that can be bought to cover the bulb end during transport? I am currently using two long velcro straps to hold shipping materials on them. I would like a plastic cap and don't ming using the straps.

  14. Sophie Power says:

    Hi I bought this and it appears the fuse blew straight away! Wont turn on. Help plz :)?

  15. Backstabbio says:

    How bright is the modeling light? What accessory mount do they have? Bowens S?

  16. tmassenburg001 says:

    Great video! Just in time I am in the market for some studio strobes and was wondering if they can be used for hss? Do you have any information on this?

  17. Khalid KhaN Pathan says:

    Can we shoot 1/8000 sec of shutter speed… It has HSS or not

  18. My Little Moana says:

    what stand do you use please?

  19. Tee Hill says:

    What wireless trigger remote would you recommend?

  20. iammagicmatt says:

    have you tried replacing the modeling lamp bulb? the standard one comes with a yellow warm light temperature. I'm planning to get it replaced with a cool light bulb.

  21. MrSujg says:

    Hi! will the modelling light turn off, once you trigger the flash?

  22. StarWarsKi87 says:

    I have a question. Whenever you turn down the power they go off. Is that normal ? I noticed it in your video as well

  23. Alan Beecham II says:

    What modifiers are available for these strobes

  24. Matthew Broussard says:

    I have a neewer octabox that I would like to use with this light, but what mount do I need, Bowens or Universal?

  25. Tonya S says:

    I have a canon T6i; how do I disable the internal flash but still use the strobe light. I have the sync cord plugged in. The only way the strobe flashes is when it triggers by other flash. Should I purchase the an additional sync adapter? Thanks in advance.

  26. Nisar Mohammed says:

    Hey awesome video. Just wanted to know one additional thing though. How would you say these would work for video lighting? Not for any big production, maybe for guitar/piano covers

  27. Brad Connolly says:

    Cut the Music! PLEASE!

  28. RetroFett Gaming says:

    I'm looking for budget strobes that I can use both inside and outside. Would you recommend these?

  29. Leanne Billingham says:

    Thank you for doing this review. I’m going to order now and give them a go. X

  30. Ching Pang says:

    Does these fit Profoto mount?

  31. GAR1982 says:

    I have 3 250w neewer strobes in my small studio and love them

  32. Hero Shotz says:

    If i have a hss trigger would this function as an hss light ?

  33. ALL IN ONE says:

    Hi
    I have same model but I couldn’t attached the small lamp
    How did u do that ?
    Thanks

  34. Daniel Mendoza says:

    can I do HSS with this?

  35. Evangelos Paps. says:

    I can't attach the small lamp. Help please!

  36. Go Wild Geese says:

    can you do speed sync with these? Also what is the difference between these and Andoer MD-300?

  37. Shadowwalker0408 says:

    Brilliant video, you should have way more subs!

  38. 2ninjamoz says:

    is it possible works like slave or works only with triggers. and what bottoms (mode/cell) do?

  39. Dreaming Awake Media says:

    Only one problem…you didn’t shoot any samples to see their performance. Maybe next time?

  40. Amalia Komperda says:

    I've watched a bunch of your videos, good and informational. What kind of mount do these have?

  41. Todd Vinson says:

    i have the c300w version, i think its older….do you know if it is a bowens mount? i cannot find a softbox for it.https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Strobe-Location-Portrait-Photography/dp/B003UDPU0Y/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

  42. The Marriage Proposal says:

    Hi we have these strobes and recently they started flashing without pushing the trigger. They do it very frequently between shots so it becomes very annoying. We have tried different settings and replacing the batteries. Has anyone else experienced this is it a setting or a configuration issue possible? thank you.

  43. no-wahala says:

    Hey, is it possible to set these to HSS? Anytime I put my camera above 160th/s it starts catching the shutter in the image. But I really need to be able to increase the shutter speed for a few shoots I want to do

  44. Pearson Facial Plastic Surgery says:

    Does the strobe retain its settings (like power level, modeling light, etc.) after unplugging it or would I have to manually set the flash power level every time I set it up? Nice video, btw.

  45. Olukokun Adedeji says:

    I just bought this light but the modelling light doesnt come on, what do you advise I do? I have changed the bulbs and even bought new bulbs from Amazon but they stil doesn't come on, kindly advise on what to do cos I am thinking of returning the lights for another one

    Secondly, does it support TTL and HSS Function?

  46. HonestArtts Ent. LLC says:

    can it be used outside

  47. Esaa Saggus says:

    How about doing a review on Neewer Vision 4 outdoor strobe??

  48. Noname says:

    You should never touch a halogen light bulb with your hands! Be more careful next time 🙂

  49. Daniel Pitton says:

    Bonjour,
    Je ne parvient pas à trouver les tubes flash pour S 300N et S 400N , ni chez Amazon, ni chez Neewer . Pourriez vous me dire si vous connaissez une adresse pour les commander ?. Merci .

  50. Art Lopez says:

    Q: Is the modeling light bright enough to actually show u where shadows fall ? Also, I’ve read, model light gets really hot, true..fire danger u think ?

  51. socal event specialists says:

    What is the cell button for on back of unit?

  52. Clodagh Stankard says:

    Great video, I am having some trouble understanding the power display, is it measured in f stops or? please help!

  53. vivid forms says:

    Excellent video, thanks! I'm curious, if I already have 2 Canon speedlites, could I set this strobe as the master and have it fire my canon's in slave mode?

  54. RoryReidArt says:

    is there a cheap octobox for this anywhere?

  55. Georgina Lane says:

    Hi I’ve ordered mine on amazon, and I’m having trouble getting the light bulb in, as it doesn’t go in properly. Just wandered if some how I’m doing it wrong? Which I’m hoping I’m not, any help would be amazing

  56. D Ch says:

    What mount does this strobe use?

  57. Eltac Nifteliyev says:

    Hello! Can i use it for product photography? Thank You!

  58. sayi krishna pk says:

    can i find battery pack for this strobe? i could easily carry it to location. p.s i am beginner trying to spent the least. thank you in advance

  59. Lei Hale says:

    I just got this but I can not find any videos on hoiw to use them
    I got how to set up but what each button does, setting your camera. Any help???

  60. Rok Šimec says:

    Would you recommend this for food photography?

  61. Andrea Kolliski-weese says:

    I just received my N300 Neewer Kit and try to understand how they work. Unfortunately the manual is not very in detail. Have you found something what is more explaining? Because that's my first time using strobes it would be very helpful :-). thanks in advance, regards Andrea

  62. Dion White says:

    For $300 they got three of these with three stands and three softboxes. You also get a really nice travel case and pretty much everything you need except for a couple AAA batteries for the sync remotes. I've been doing photography for just under a year and I use a few different portable flashes and strobes. And I wanted something just to set up at the house until we leave in my small Studio. I have to say after putting it together today it was a great deal at $300! They really outdid themselves at this price point. For three lights! You can do so much more. Just one of my flashes and strobes are all $300 to $600. So to get three lights that are all synced together perfectly at this price I'm very happy. The softboxes are pretty much $30 softboxes that you have to put together with a little bit of elbow grease. The stands are actually pretty heavy duty. And the strobes himself har a great value and they've worked flawlessly thus far. It's nice to have the extra lighting for hair and backlight. My only complaint is it didn't come with any kind of directions at all. I wish they would throw a little directional pamphlet in the Box just to help out. I mean I got mine together fine but I still like to read through directions just for the hell of it. And I'm sure there's a few people out there with this is their very first light they're setting up and Sun directions would be nice. other than not having directions the lights themselves are great and they are a great deal

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