The lat­est Nikon-fit kit

£900/$1000

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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.

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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.

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