Manfrotto has introduced the Lykos 2.0, a robust 2-in-1 LED lighting panel that gives each daylight and bicolor lighting that is supreme for cell videography, however can also be properly suited to numerous photographic purposes.
The Lykos 2.Zero is waterproof, making it appropriate to be used each indoors and out. This enhances its built-in lens, which optimizes effectivity based mostly on the surroundings and ensures “spot-on color rendition and color cast for the most natural lighting”. It guarantees to be a worthwhile replace to the unique mannequin, which we ranked as among the best pictures lighting kits.
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As with all LEDs its most blatant utility is for video work, with its compact measurement retaining your equipment footprint small and enabling you to maintain capturing nimbly with out wielding enormous gear.
The Lykos 2.Zero additionally comes into its personal for photographic work, with the daylight setting being supreme for nonetheless life whereas the bicolor possibility offers further heat to a topic’s pores and skin for portraiture and trend pictures.
The controller on the again of the unit lets you change between modes and manipulate the sunshine depth, and the machine can also be Bluetooth-capable – which implies you’ll be able to management the sunshine utilizing the Lykos app, out there for each iOS and Android gadgets.
One of many handiest options on the Lykos 2.Zero is a dual-mount battery, which permits it to be charged utilizing both the favored Canon LP-E6 or Sony L-Kind.
The machine is designed to be a professional-grade lighting unit, with a glossy and minimalist design that may be at dwelling in any professional setting, whereas stay extremely compact to make it straightforward to function and transport.
The Lykos 2.Zero will probably be out there in November as a single unit for $299.99 / £259.95. It is going to even be out there in knowledgeable lighting equipment comprising three items, three Nano Picture Stands and two softboxes, contained in a specifically designed Manfrotto Professional Gentle Reloader Powerful-55 curler bag.
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