Aputure has made a name for itself for creating some of the best lighting on the market, all without putting the price out of reach of many photographers and videographers. Now they have launched their newest LS-range lamp head with staggering maximum power.
When Aputure launched the LS 600d Pro, I was incredibly impressed with what it could do. With the F10 Fresnel, it could output 29,300 Lux at just shy of 10 feet, all while having dual battery plates, built-in Bluetooth app control, wireless transmitters, dust and rain resistance, and a Bowens mount. This sort of light is outstanding for both photo and video, but would typically cost thousands and thousands. The LS 600d Pro is $1,890, which might be an indication as to why it's still on back-order with B&H.
The LS 600d did have a drawback, however, which prohibited it from being useful for some shoots and some photographers and videographers: the "d", which stands for daylight. That is, it is set to 5,600K and that isn't alterable. This is fine in most instances, but for more creative lighting setups, it could be limiting. Aputure has now announced the LS 600x Pro which boasts many of the positives of its older brother, but with temperature control ranging from 2,700K through to 6,500K, making it more versatile. While you do sacrifice some maximum Lux output for that, it is still significantly brighter than the LS 300x, Aputure's other bi-color model of LED light.
In addition to this new light comes the Light Dome 150 Softbox, an enormous, 32-sided, 5-foot Bowens fit modifier. Because as we all know, the bigger the modifier, the better!