Here at NAB, Aputure's Ted Sim introduced us to the (only 4-year-old) company's new LED fixture, the 120D Mark II, which builds upon its predecessor with a bunch of great features. Not only is the LED 30% brighter (900W Tungsten equivalent, or a little less than a 1K), but it's also small, lightweight, and has a Bowens mount so you can mount pretty much any modifier you want without worrying about catching them on fire. (You know, because it's an LED).

The 120D Mark II comes with a new controller box, which is merged with the power adapter without adding much bulk. Sim says that it's basically the same size and weight as the previous controller box. A few other cool features include cable locks, color-coded cables, and handbrake-style yokes for easier and tighter fastening.

Aputure also partnered with SKB and Think Tank Photo to offer 4 new kits, some with stands and built-in light domes included.

  • 3-light 120D kit w/ stands
  • 3-light LS1 panel kit w/ stands
  • 2-light 120D kit (lights only)
  • 2-light LS1 panel kit (lights only)

The 120D Mark II LED fixture will ship in August and will set you back $745.

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