This LED panel is very good at what it is meant to do. It does not replace a flashgun light or proper studio lighting, but if used correctly in portraits or product photography, especially as a fill-in light, it gives you very good results. The light intensity can be changed easily, which is great, and it can also be used effectively as a flash if your camera has the correct connection socket (usually only found on higher end cameras - it works great on my Nikon D700). The light temperature is quite neutral as Manfrotto says. Yes, the battery compartment door is a bit fiddly, but it works correctly if you have a little patience. A set of batteries gives you a decent number of hours use - not great, but acceptable. This product only has two minor downsides in my opinion: it's very plastic and not very robust, I'm not sure how it would handle falling to the ground or hitting a wall or something, so you need to be careful; also, it's a bit expensive, as there are cheaper similar items from more unknown brands. I personally bought this one because it's a Manfrotto product, which not only gives you some assurance quality-wise, but also allows for an easier resell should I decide to upgrade and sell it some day. Overall, it's a good product.
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One thing that isn't mentioned ANYWHERE is that the "flash" feature requires a cable connection between the Manfrotto Midi Hybrid and your camera. I'm relatively new to photography and don't have the necessary socket on my Canon 500D, so - this being the main reason why I bought this version instead of the regular one - I was very disappointed. The cable is provided for anyone who has the socket.
The LED panel does work as intended, however. It won't completely illuminate subjects, but it can be useful when space is tight and there's not enough room (or time) to set up dedicated lighting. The ability to adjust the brightness with the dial is a useful feature.
I've since decided to experiment more with LED lighting by creating my own version, using my limited knowledge of electronics, for the sides of my photo box.