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.
- 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
Aputure Lantern Overview
- 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
Aputure Lantern Specs
|Item Type||26" Lantern Softbox (Rounded Shape)|
|Interior Color||White (Translucent)|
|Light Compatibility||Built-In Speed Ring with Bowens S Mount|
|Quick Open Type||Click/Locking Type|
|Removable Front Face||No|
|Light Loss/Gain||1-Stop Loss|
|Dimensions||ø: 25.6 x H: 22" / ø: 65 x H: 56 cm (Open)|
|Weight||2 lb / 0.9 kg|
|Package Weight||5.775 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||33 x 7.5 x 7.5"|
Aputure Lantern Reviews
Perfect for YouTube
Perfect Softbox for small / tight spaces.
Happy with this purchase! So easy to set up and take down.
Great, but not easily gel'd and need high output light
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
I'm buying in to this system - got a second light with a dome...excellent value for money.
Bought it for video
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!
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!
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!
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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