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.
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.
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.
You can purchase the light from B&H for $745!
Written by Moritz Janisch on September 17, 2018