The Aputure LED Video lights come in three different models. The AL-528W is an all daylight color temp rated at 5500K and throws a 75 degree beam angle.The AL-528S is an all daylight color temp rated at 5500K but throws only at a 25 degree beam angle (spotlight type effect). The AL-528C throws at the 75 degree beam angle, but can adjust color between 3200K-5500K using two sets of different color LED bulbs. You can check out an earlier article I posted about these lights (found here).
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@ Emm I appreciate the effort. We're only asking cause we like the work you do!
I was actually checking back in to see if the testing had been completed as well. I'm getting ready to make some more lighting purchases but have been putting it off until this gets released. It's a big project so thanks for pushing forward!
I too was interested in this comparison as we were wanting to invest in Led lights.
Hi - any idea how soon your comparison of the various LED lights will be published? Thanks!
According to Mark-André Voss of F&V, you can use an adapter for the V-mount on the K4000 that allows you to use Sony F-type batteries - it's about $30-$40. Here's a link to a site that sells it, but according to Mark, F&V will soon start selling it themselves:
Also, according to Mark, F&V will start selling an eggcrate for the K4000.
I have 3 of the K4000 lights as well as the R-300, but I have not used this adapter, so I have no idea how long the batteries last, or how handy the whole thing is.
@Landon - I think the F&V has less color cast, but the larger K4000 uses V-mount batteries while the aputure can use Sony batteries. The R-300 though can work with one battery, the Aputure requires at least 2. The larger K4000 and some Aputure LED lights come in Bi-Color / Color Temp adjustable options, while the R-300 only comes in Daylight (with tungsten filter).
How do you feel it compares to the F&V lights?
Do you recommend the Bi-Color K4000 over the regular? Is there a need for a softbox like on traditional hot lights?
Yep, looking forward to the light comparison to see how the 528s holds up to the r300 (hoping you're testing the S now that I think about it). I bought one, and I like it a lot, but soon after discovered the r300. The 528 is really a good deal though in my limited experience with it, and would definitely be interested if amaran were to make a bigger one, say a 1056...
Would love to your metrics on this light Emm. I've been considering the spot but wanted to see a full indepth review first.
@Zach - It was listed in my previous article. 528 LED bulbs and 'w' is a wide beam angle.
What is the wattage equivalent on this unit? Is that what the w528 stands for? Wattage? Just a little confused.. Thanks!
@Julien - I have some information regarding both in terms of lumens, color spectrum, etc. I still have to put the pieces together and post.
hi Emm, do you prefer this light compare to the R300 ring light. Also, How do they compare in term of power?
@Stefan Mesaros - It's a USA federal law, and i'm in the USA. Hopefully these companies are working with Canadian bloggers to offer the same opportunities.
I hate that only people in the US can enter. It excludes everyone else (including Canada) and these brands have faithful customers all over the world... I hope it can be changed in future 🙁