The latest Nikon-fit kit
Our latest round-up of must-have accessories with which to pimp your Nikon
Designed for portrait and location photography as well as video, AEOS combines flexible what-you-see-is-what-you-get lighting with a flash-like HSS mode that can freeze movement.
The unique bi-colour LED array provides highly accurate colour rendering and stepless colour temperature control, enabling you to precisely match ambient light or create deliberate lighting colour contrasts.
This is essentially two lights in one. In addition to providing continuous illumination for video, the HSS flash mode provides short-duration strobe lighting, operating at 250% maximum power with no recycle time and full colour temperature control. Continuous light output is a powerful 5750 lux at three feet, with the light’s round shape producing soft illumination and attractive catchlights that are ideal for portraiture.
Not only is there plenty of power, you also get portability and control. Up to three hours of full-power runtime can be had from a V-Lock battery, and there’s the option of mains backup. The light comes with a fully-articulating ball head for mounting on light stands, but two aluminium handles and a weight of just 1.5kg enable AEOS to be used handheld: perfect when you need to work freely and quickly to control lighting angles, light spill and shadows.
Though designed as a quality product for professionals and aspiring amateurs with deep pockets, AEOS is easy to use, with clear controls and a simple display. The premium price also includes a mains adapter, as well as a filter pack containing 1.5stop and 3/4-stop clear diffusers, a ‘Cosmetic Peach’ diffuser, and a magenta gel.
There’s no denying this lamp is a serious investment, however its top-notch build, features, and 100,000-hour LED lifespan should give you years of beautiful lighting.