May 24, 2016 at 3:33PM

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Best LED Lighting Kit for under 1k?

Hi, guys! I just recently started doing YouTube review videos and I bought some cheap little 70$ softbox lighting kits and thus I'm looking to upgrade my lighting. I was looking at the Aputure HR 672 kit. Is this a good kit? When combined with softboxes is the light nice and soft and even for talking head and interview shots?

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I have the exact same question! If I find anything I'll let you know.

May 24, 2016 at 4:08PM

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Anders Minor
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That'd be great, man. Thanks!

May 24, 2016 at 4:10PM

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I bought the 528 daylight spot and love it. Color looks great.

May 26, 2016 at 5:44PM

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Aputure 672 light is great, but I think the softbox they sell apart does little to nothing. There is a YouTube review somewhere checking this point. I would recommend if you want softer light, the easiest way is to use an umbrella (you can attach it to the adapter they provide), but there is no control of the spill then. They do sell the softbox plus a grid, that would make more sense but haven't used it.
Also beware of the two different versions: w (for Wide) and s (for Spot) the light angle vary on them. Led lights spread the light a lot normally, so I would recommend a kit made of two "s" and one "w". That would be really a versatyle kit, in my opinion. Also I don't like the bicolor leds because they loose power.

May 28, 2016 at 3:04AM, Edited May 28, 3:05AM

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Andres Mata
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