Since Aputure announced the new Light Storm COB 300d at NAB earlier this year, I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands on it! The 300d is a daylight balance single point LED light which draws about 320 watts which is a ton for an LED. They say this is a 2K tungsten equivalent - if that really means anything, but it is a much more powerful LED light than I’ve ever worked with before. In this episode we run it through its paces and look at its build quality, included accessories, features, color quality and light output. I hope you find this helpful!
Thanks to Aputure for providing the COB300d for this review. They have not paid me beyond providing the light and previously provided accessories. All of the opinions shared here are my own.
Links to Gear Discussed and used to shoot this review:
Aputure COB 300d LED Light
Aputure COB120d LED Light - The little brother
Aputure COB120t LED Light - The other little brother with tungsten color balance. I use this one as a key light in studio in most cases.
Aputure Light Dome Soft Box - I use this for almost every interview/talking head shot
Aputure Fresnel Lens - great when you need to focus the light beam and throw the light farther
Photo Basics Barn Doors - nice way to cut the light for dramatic light and shadow
Sennheiser MKH 8050 Super-cardioid Condenser Microphone - Review/comparison coming.
Sound Devices 633 Audio Recorder
Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro Cinema Camera
Copyright 2017 by Curtis Judd
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