Aputure’s COB 120D II video light is finally here!

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When we were at NAB in April 2018 we already had a glimpse at the new 120D Mark II light from Aputure. While the original 120D had a few quirks the guys at Aputure decided to re-design the light to make it a better film companion.

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The new version of Aputure’s popular light is around 25% brighter than the first generation. When using the Fresnel you can get luminance of 135,000 lux at half a meter which is pretty impressive considering the size and compability of the light. Make sure to check out Curtis Judd‘s video review below to get a idea of how much this film tool can do.


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Color accuracy is of course important when filming for example with different kinds of lights at the same time to avoid weird color shifts. The COB 120D II has a CRI rating of 96+ and a TLCI rating of 97+ which is the TV industry standard.

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You can purchase the light from B&H for $745!

Written by Moritz Janisch on September 17, 2018

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