Aputure is taking a step into the realm of more affordable home studio gear with the release of four new lights. This review checks out the brand new Amaran 100d and 200d, with bi-color versions also available.
Caleb Pike is clearly impressed by the amount of value that Aputure is packing into these lights and if you need further confirmation of the quality that they offer, you might also want to check out this review from Gerald Undone.
At such a low price, you’d expect a number of compromises and while build quality takes a hit, Bluetooth connectivity to the Sidus Link app is still included.
The Amaran 100d is available to pre-order on B&H Photo for $199, and while the new Aputure light is more expensive, it will offer stiff competition to the highly-regarded Godox SL-60 which is available for $134.
If you don’t need battery power and you’ve no plans to cart the lights around, these lights seem like excellent options though of course be sure to check out Pike’s thoughts on where they might fall short.
Aputure is describing these new lights as a game-changer and Pike and Gerald both seem impressed. Will you be placing an order? Let us know in the comments below.