April 20, 2016
NAB 2016

Aputure's New Affordable Fresnel LEDs, A-Lyra Lavalier Mic & D3 Shotgun Microphone

Aputure aims to bring the price down on quality gear with the new $585 COB 120t, the $120 A-Lrya Lavalier and the $280 D3 shotgun microphone.

After last year's Lightstorm panels, Aputure has proven that it can make affordable LED fixtures with pleasing color. This year moves their LED tech into familiar fresnels with a 1.5k tungsten equivalent and a 120w tungsten equivalent. In the past year Aputure has moved into making audio gear as well, following up the release of their $30 A-Lav with the $120 A-Lyra and the $280 D3 shotgun. To combat Apple's removal of the analog port on their next phones, the A-Lyra powers through lightning port and actually gives you back the analog input.

Aputure also shows off the now-fully-shipping DEC LensRegain from last year's NAB. This is a combination of a Speedbooster and a wireless focus/iris control for EF lenses on M/43 cameras. Here's a side by side optical test with the Metabones Speedbooster:


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Looks like great new Aputure gear this year. Love the affordable LED Fresnel lights. I am also curious to see how their D3 shotgun sounds on set. Cool stuff.

April 20, 2016 at 8:54PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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I've got a couple of the Aputure Amaran AL-528 LED panels and I'm very happy with them for the price. Keen to look at their new offerings.

April 20, 2016 at 9:09PM

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Stu Mannion
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1.5K equivalent LED fresnel? Yes. Please. Might have to look more heavily into their lightstorm series.

April 20, 2016 at 9:51PM

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Steven Bailey
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The lightstorms are great. The color is nearly identical to Kino Flo's, but you get a dimmer and color temp control. So awesome.

April 21, 2016 at 5:36AM, Edited April 21, 5:37AM

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Excellent! Aputure has it worked out.

April 21, 2016 at 8:16AM

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Curtis Polk
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Are those lights really fresnels? They don't appear to be. I didn't see a lens.

April 21, 2016 at 10:42PM

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Justin Litton
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I asked them on FB if you could spot and flood, and they said yes. I'm assuming there's a lens in there somewhere.

April 23, 2016 at 4:39PM

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Steven Bailey
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It's a front light-modifier attachment with a "zoomable" fresnel lens.

May 15, 2016 at 11:29AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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