I'm curious about all versions of the portable tube light sources.
For anyone who has used one... I would like to know:
1 - It's (essentially) a one dimensional light. Yet, I keep reading about the 'wrap-around' quality of the light. Does it behave like a large light source? Like a strip box?, or is it unique and the 'wrap-aroud' and 'window-light' descriptors are being added by the marketing departments?
2 - The catchlights... I'm not finding them flattering - At all. Is this type of light source going to be used primarily for fill, or do people like the catchlights, or, is photoshop going to be applied to each image?
I feel like I should admit that I sort of like ring-light catchlights, so catchlight beauty is obviously in the eye of the beholder. How does everyone else feel about the catchlights?
3 - LED lights and CRI numbers and white balances and... Can any of these (MTL-900, YN360, Icelight) be compared to the colour quality of light from speedlights and strobes?
And, what is the CRI value for flashes and strobes? Or, is that just a value for continuous light sources?