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Aputure Lantern Softbox (2.2')

BH #APLANTERN • MFR #APJ0155A3E
Aputure Lantern Softbox (2.2')
Key Features
  • 2.2-Foot Diameter, Bowens Mount
  • Absorbs 1 Stop, 270° Beam Spread
  • Comes w/ Skirt to Control Light Radius
  • Use on LED or Strobe Lights
Ideal for use overhead or to raise the ambient illumination level, this Lantern Softbox from Aputure has a 2.2' diameter and the same omni-directional quality of light as the China Balls of yore but built of durable materials. It has a skirt set to control the 270° beam spread and a Bowens mount that fits Aputure lights such as the 120d or 300d series, but is compatible with the many other lights that use this popular mount.
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Aputure Lantern Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2A Quick Soft Light Solution
  • 3Even, Omni-directional Light
  • 4The Art of Control
  • 5Ready for Run-and-Gun Filmmakers
  • 6Designed for Any Bowens Mount Light

Ideal for use overhead or to raise the ambient illumination level, this Lantern Softbox from Aputure has a 2.2' diameter and the same omni-directional quality of light as the China Balls of yore but built of durable materials. It has a skirt set to control the 270° beam spread and a Bowens mount that fits Aputure lights such as the 120d or 300d series, but is compatible with the many other lights that use this popular mount.

A Quick Soft Light Solution
The Aputure Lantern can pop open and be ready to use in mere seconds. As filmmakers, you need to move fast, and your lighting shouldn't get in your way. With the Lantern you'll be able to produce soft, even light wherever your shoots may take you.
Even, Omni-directional Light
Light up the entire room. By utilizing a 26" spherical design, the Lantern spreads the light from your LED or studio strobe in all directions with a 270° beam angle. Now you can fill an entire space with soft, even light with just a single light source.
The Art of Control
To create cinematic depth, you need to be able to control your light, so Aputure wanted to take the spherical lantern design one step further. The Lantern ships with a 4-section fully adjustable light control skirt. By using a hook and loop design, the removable skirts can attach in any position, to quickly and precisely control your soft light. You can roll the skirt up or down to flag off unwanted light.
Ready for Run-and-Gun Filmmakers
With its tension-based quick release design, the Lantern can be set up or broken down in just a few seconds, allowing you to set up fewer lights, faster. Combining that with its durable and portable design makes the Lantern the ideal run-and-gun soft light modifier.
Designed for Any Bowens Mount Light
With the ability to fit onto any Bowens mount studio strobe or LED fixture, such as the Aputure 120d or 300d series lights, the Lantern is the ideal photo or video accessory for casting soft light over a wide area, while still maintaining control.

Aputure Lantern Specs

Item Type26" Lantern Softbox (Rounded Shape)
Interior ColorWhite (Translucent)
Light CompatibilityBuilt-In Speed Ring with Bowens S Mount
Quick Open TypeClick/Locking Type
Accepts GridsNo
Removable Front FaceNo
Interior BaffleYes
Light Loss/Gain1-Stop Loss
MaterialsFabric
Dimensionsø: 25.6 x H: 22" / ø: 65 x H: 56 cm (Open)
Weight2 lb / 0.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.775 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)33 x 7.5 x 7.5"

Aputure Lantern Reviews

Perfect for YouTube

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

Perfect Softbox for small / tight spaces.

so happy

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-11

Happy with this purchase! So easy to set up and take down.

Great, but not easily gel'd and need high output light

By Kevin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-01

Great, but not easily gel'd and you need a high output light. Setup is amazingly fast, it's lightweight, and packs away easy, but is very long in the storage bag. Light quality is gorgeous, lantern-style, very flattering and romantic vibes. Feel like the diffusion material was made extra thick so it wouldn't rip w the quick setup design, but the drawback is you need to pair it with a reasonably powerful light, and you can't really gel it easily. I use it with a powerful Godox UL 150, and at 80%-ish, it does the job for a wraparound key. You would need a beastly high output COB with RGB functionality to easily get colored light with the lantern. Feels like it's meant for 300W LED lights, in my opinion. Well-designed, good build quality, but not as versatile if you want colored light or to use with weaker output lights. Gorgeous light quality. Beautiful, round catchlights in the subject's eye.

easy to use

By Jamie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

I'm buying in to this system - got a second light with a dome...excellent value for money.

Bought it for video

By Ernesto
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-30

I do some video vlogs and saw a youtuber had a lantern softbox such as this. The price is great and the end result is way better than using an octabox, at least for a one person video vlog. Its sturdy and cleans easily

Nice and Easy!

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-14

Manually putting together a soft box is always at least a bit of a challenge. Aputure makes that easy because this one requires no assembling! It's already assembled and you just have to press it down to hook it in the position to use it. It's well constructed and the light looks good. As with most reviews, I've only had this for a short while so durability is always a question, but this seems like it will last. Great value.

Wow love this lantern!

By Tony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-09

Wow this thing is awesome. Easiest setup, just push down hook and your set to attache with the easy ring. High Quality! Get one!

The collapsable soft box of your dreams!

By Megan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-17

The traditional softbox setup struggle is real, but not with this Aputure lantern! Just push, secure, and snap onto your light and you're ready to go. I just wish I had a magic wand to make all of my other softboxes set up just as easily!

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Asked by: Mateo
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Date published: 2021-04-14

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Asked by: John
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Asked by: David
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Can I use this Lantern on the new Aputure 600d ...

Can I use this Lantern on the new Aputure 600d Pro? or I need to get the new Lantern 90? Thanks
Asked by: Manuel
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Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2021-01-01

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Asked by: Kid
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Answered by: Reuben
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Whats the metal piece with the bowens mount ...

Whats the metal piece with the bowens mount called? It's flat on on side and bowens on the other. I lost mine and need to replace.
Asked by: Lance
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Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-04-25

Can I use it as a normal softbox?

Can I use it as a normal softbox?
Asked by: Yonatan
No, the Aputure Lantern Softbox would not function as a typical standard softbox. The Aputure Lantern Softbox is a spherical softbox that is designed to spread the light from your LED or studio strobe in all directions with a 270° beam angle. It would output soft light in nearly all directions. A typical standard softbox is square or rectangular in shape, outputs light in one planar direction, and has straight edges to the light that can be placed across your subject.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-03-16

What is the diameter of the speed ring insert? ...

What is the diameter of the speed ring insert? I'd like to see if other inserts (i.e. Paul C. Buff mount) would fit this lantern.
Asked by: Don
I went ahead and ordered anyway... The answer is that it measures 6" in diameter. It works with other softbox speed rings I have. Most speed rings are either 5.5" or 6". These work with 6in rings.
Answered by: Don
Date published: 2022-08-24
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