Rotolight AEOS 2 review

The powerful Rotolight AEOS 2 studio and location light is a major upgrade, now in full color and with a touchscreen

5 Star Rating
Rotolight AEOS 2
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Digital Camera World Verdict

This powerful, hugely versatile yet lightweight portable LED lighting panel is a radical redesign compared with the original AEOS. It gives you 16.7 million colors of light to play with, instead of just various degrees of white. And that goes for both constant lighting and flash, the latter with a high-speed sync option. The interface is also completely overhauled, with the addition of a color touchscreen that makes it quick and easy to access a huge range of lighting options, digital filters and special effects. The original AEOS was very good, the AEOS 2 is absolutely brilliant.


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    RGBWW constant light and flash

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    Digital filters and special effects

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    Slim, lightweight construction


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    Expensive to buy

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    Some kits lack battery packs

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    RF wireless trigger sold separately

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The Rotolight AEOS 2 bucks a recent trend. LED panels aren’t exactly ten a penny these days but there are plenty of ultra-cheap options on the market. They’re universally good rather than great, with typically basic features and mediocre build quality. 

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

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