Aputure has updated their 672 LED panel with a new 888 LED version, the Amaran T888. The T888, or Tri-8s LED, takes a lot that was great about the previous version, and adds a bunch more LEDs to get a noticeable increase in brightness. This means that you’re getting a lot more power in the same size panel (which is about 9″, or the size of an iPad). There will be three versions of the panel: spot, bi-color, and flood. They’ve also done an interesting staggered pattern using their logo would should help with multiple shadows that are common with LEDs.
Here are some of the main specs and what’s new:
- 888 high TLCI/QCS LEDs (honeycomb design like Lightstorm LS1s)
- 25% brighter
- aircraft-grade aluminum body with PVC frame
- improved battery mount connection
- improved LCD readout on back
- handles on back
- D-Tap for alternate power source
You can power this light from Sony batteries, or from V-mount/Anton Bauer right from the rear of the panel. In addition they’ve made the front significantly more durable, so they should be able to take a beating much better.
The T888 will be available sometime in the next couple months, at a price of $350-$400.
Shot and edited by Scott Karlins.