Rotolight Aeos 2 Pro review

The Rotolight Aeos 2 Pro is a portable professional powerhouse – and now it packs more power than ever

5 Star Rating
Rotolight Aeos II Pro
(Image: © James Artaius)

Digital Camera World Verdict

With 25% more power than earlier models, the Rotolight Aeos 2 Pro packs more punch than ever before – and is now a potent tool for shooting both in highly controlled studio environments as well as out in the midday sun. The included gel packs and effects presets are a huge win for creative shooters, both in stills and video, and the True Aperture Dimming tech is both inspired and practically useful. This is the best Aeos ever, and is by far the best LED light panel we've ever used – if you've never used a Rotolight, THIS is what all the fuss is about.


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    Improved power output

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    Creative packs and presets

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    Clever FDIM technology

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    Near universal compatibility


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    Pro performance… and price

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The Rotolight Aeos 2 Pro Edition is the latest iteration of the British brand's continuous lighting panel – but it is far from iterative. While it isn't a full-blown 'version 3' follow-up, it may as well be. 

If the Rotolight Aeos 2 Pro had a tattoo on its chest, it would be "Bigger, better, more". It takes everything that was great about the Aeos 2 and makes it greater, from the power to the creative options. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.