Aputure LS 300X review

The Aputure LS 300X is proof of just how far LED lighting has come in providing professional photographic studio lighting

5 Star Rating
Aputure LS 300X
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Aputure LS 300X is a professional studio LED light that is a brilliant all-rounder that has plenty of kick and numerous features. This is solidly built light that is attached to a sturdy metal yoke, while plenty of metal is used elsewhere. The LS 300X has more than enough power for its needs and the fans are super-quiet, making it great for both video and photographic work. This may not be the cheapest light, but you get an awful lot of kit for the money


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    Big output rating

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    Solid construction

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    Quiet fans

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    Good color temperature control


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    Not the cheapest LED light

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Aputure has really carved out a name for itself with LED lights in the last couple of years, and the LS 300X looks set to continue that trend. It’s based on the 300D II, but because the LS 300X delivers a variable color temperature range from 2,700-6,500K (along with two presets) compared to a fixed temperature of the 300D II, Aputure has redesigned the LED chip. 

While there are an array of LED light panels available that are more suited to video work, there are also now a number of studio-style LED lights that are compatible with a wide choice of light modifiers – and the LS 300X is a great example of this. The design enables you to control and sculpt the light as you wish rather than just illuminate your subject, while you’re not shackled to the studio either. The unit is mains powered, but there is a rechargeable battery option which comes into its own on location

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Phil Hall

Phil is the Managing Editor of Top Ten Reviews, and is a former Editor of Techradar's camera channel. He is an accomplished photographer, and specializes in shooting cycling and fast cars.