Hot on the heels of the popular Light Storm 600d Pro, Aputure has just announced the lighter, streamlined Aputure Light Storm 600d for productions in need of a budget-friendly LED capable of producing the same impressive power output with fewer bells and whistles aboard. By eliminating the pro model’s built-in CRMX functionality, weather resistance, and battery charging functionality, the 600d is able to shed about five pounds of weight and reach a more affordable price point for cost-conscious photographers and videographers.
At the heart of the 600d is a 600W COB LED, the same as the pro version, positioning the new light among the brightest point-source LEDs on the market, capable of outputting more than 8,500 lux when paired with Aputure’s Hyper-Reflector, or 29,300 lux when used with the F10 Fresnel. Brightness can be controlled in 1% increments and fine-tuned via linear, exponential, Log, or S-Curves. Eight built-in effects can simulate environmental lighting for video capture.
Cordless operation offers half output via 2 V-Mount or Gold-Mount batteries and remote control is possible via the Sidus Link Bluetooth App or DMX. Like all Light Storm models, the 600d features a Bowens mount, making it compatible with a wide range of modifiers to shape the light as needed. A curved, handbrake-locking yoke permits 360-degree rotation and a dual junior/baby pin adds standard compatibility for mounting. A rolling case is included for safe transport and storage.
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