After a profitable marketing campaign in 2021, Rotolight has gone again to Indiegogo to launch their new NEO 3 Professional and AOES 2 Professional LED lights. The brand new lights carry some added options over the non-pro variations, together with the “True Aperture Dimming” characteristic from their Titan LED lights, a bunch of Masters of Gentle Presets and wi-fi set off compatibility with Godox, Profoto and Elinchrom flash techniques.
Each lights additionally boast 25% extra mild output than their predecessors, making the NEO 3 Professional what Rotolight claims to be “the brightest LED on-camera mild ever made”. The lights characteristic RGBWW LEDs providing as much as 16.7 million colors together with 2,500 gel filters from LEE and Rosco. They provide a variety of quick-access Kelvin presets from 3200K as much as 6300K with a 99% CRI for max color accuracy.
The Masters of Gentle Preset Pack included with the NEO 3 Professional and AEOS 3 Professional accommodates SFX presets from filmmakers akin to Stefan Lange and Denson Baker, in addition to HSI and Gel presets by portrait artists akin to Jake Hicks. These presets are additionally out there for current NEO 3 and AOES 2 homeowners by way of the Indiegogo marketing campaign. 4 new SFX lighting results have additionally been added to the system, together with Fireworks, Candle, Disco and Throb, together with enhancements to a lot of the prevailing suite of SFX on the non-pro fashions.
True Aperture Dimming (FDIM) is a Rotolight patented expertise to calculate and show mild publicity as an f-stop for topic at a given distance, ISO and shutter velocity, which they are saying eliminates the necessity for a light-weight meter. The brand new lights are additionally suitable with a variety of flash techniques now, together with Elinchrom, Profoto and Godox (and their varied rebrands all over the world). In what Rotolight describes as an business first, it presents “final flexibility for photographers desirous to wirelessly combine Rotolight into their current techniques”.
This compatibility does imply you may primarily get full RGBWW flash with the three foremost techniques on the market immediately, letting you mild any color you want, though I wouldn’t count on these to be as highly effective as your typical strobe. There’s additionally a Bowens S mount adapter out there for them that may allow you to flip them into good massive mushy mild sources, however this may also suck a cease or two extra juice out of them, so when you’re going to be taking pictures in brilliant circumstances, these is probably not your greatest guess.
The Rotolight NEO 3 Professional and AEOS 2 Professional are presently out there on Indiegogo, with pledges beginning at $549 and $1,517 respectively, with a number of mild kits out there at greater pledges. Current NEO 3 and AEOS 2 homeowners also can pledge to get the Masters of Gentle Preset Pack for $54. Objects are anticipated to ship in January 2023.