Aputure 672 LED Light Panel Product Overview

The Aputure 672 LED Light Panel has been out for a little while, but since it's been a consistent piece of equipment on recent shoots, we thought we'd highlight some it's features to those who may not be already familiar.

The most recent 672 LED Light builds on the popular (previous model) 528 model. As you can tell the numbers mean that they were able to take the same form factor and add an additional 144 LED Bulbs. Not only are there more lights densely packed in providing a brighter output, but the bulbs have been swapped out to High CRI versions offering more accurate colors. The 672 is even offered as a Bi-Color LED Panel allowing you to adjust color temperature to match your ambient lighting.

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Aputure 672 LED Light used for Outdoor Fill

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Another major improvement over the previous 528 model is the additional wireless remote that allows you to control different LED panels without ever getting off your seat. In fact 'groups' of LED panels can be assembled and each group controlled separately through a single remote (included). This feature alone is a huge time saver when you need to sit behind the camera and adjust each light output for perfect exposure.

[2.4G FSK wireless remote control within 100 meters | Control multiple LED lights in 4 groups or 3 channels]
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The Aputure 672 LED Panel shares some of the same features such as Digital Rear Display offering up an easy way to monitor battery life from a distance. The panels can be powered over AC through the provided wall plug, while simultaneously charging the Sony NPF style batteries connected to the panel (panel is a battery charger). Not shown in the video, but the Aputure 672 also comes with two large Sony (generic) Batteries offering up even more value as a ready to run system.

Aputure LED 672 Video Light Panel

In summary the Aputure 672 LED Panels are compact, lightweight, affordable, offer high CRI, work with inexpensive Sony NPF style batteries, and built in wireless remote operation. Certainly an LED Panel that offers best bang for the buck and you won't be disappointed. Available now (click here).

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29 thoughts on “Aputure 672 LED Light Panel Product Overview

  1. Brandon

    There is only one review on B&H and it is one star due to the lights cutting out after 30 minutes. Has anyone experienced any issues like this?

  2. Hello Cheesycam.com you are amazingly helpful! i was just wondering about doing product shots. has anyone tested the lights at f8 and up at iso 100 for product shots?

  3. dan

    Just want to say I have bought 2x 672W and 2x 672S and the W and S model are slightly different in color temperature. The S is warmer, while the W seems to be cooler with more magenta to the naked eye.

    Together they work ok, but if you keep the same white balance and use the W and S separately you will see a noticeable difference.

  4. Emm

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    @Rodney - I like the diffusion F&V has in their panels as they make the LED lights more usable. You can get pretty good output from the Aputure LEDs and yes they are smaller and lighter for travel, but you would still have to think about some type of diffusion which would cut the overall light output. It's worth having both kits in my opinion.

  5. How does this light compare to the F&V k4000S Bi-color? I bought the F&V and it works fine but I'd like more output and a smaller form factor for traveling. My 3-lights case with batteries takes up one checked bag. It appears the Aputure 672 LED Light Panel is brighter and smaller and cost less. Is that true? Three F&V lights with a case was $1300 + $500 for batteries and a charger.

  6. Howard

    I bought a HR672C and have been using it for the last 4 days. At ISO 800, 1/60th/sec, here are some numbers.

    The 1st# is the Kelvin color temperature displayed on the back of the light.
    The 2nd# is the Kelvin color temperature that my A7s is giving me.
    The 3rd# is the color correction the A7s is giving me.
    The 4th# is the incident light reading at 5ft from the source with no diffuser.
    The 5th# is the incident light reading at 5ft from the source with the diffuser.

    5500/5100-- M:1-- f4.0.6--f4.0.5
    4100/3900--GM:0---f5.6.3--f5.6.0
    3200/3100---G:1---f4.0.5--f4.0.2

    Straight out of the box I found that the 2 Sony 970 batteries were too heavy for the battery tray. Everytime I moved the light the light would turn off and on. When I turned the light on its side the light would go out completely. The easy fix was to put 2 rubber bands around the batteries so they would push firmly into the tray. I took the unit apart and found that the clips making electrical contact to the battery pins needs to be stronger.

    I looked at all of the soldering connections and board layout and was impressed with the craftsmanship. Also if the DC power connector every brakes it will be easy to run a pigtail from wires inside to a connector of your choice. Also if the brick brakes you can use any 15Volt brick, including the one used to power many LiPo chargers.

    The pinout for the DC connector with the flat side down is:
    9 o'clock position pin is positive and goes to a red wire inside.
    2 o'clock position pin is negative and goes to a black wire inside.
    4 o'clock position pin is the outer shield.

    I am using the light remotely overhead as an accent and background light so I am happy with the purchase.

  7. Frank Buck

    I bought one 672S here in China, to test it out and I am very pleased with the features and the quality of the light. The S model is very powerful for such a small lamp - I haven't seen anything like it before!
    No flickering...even shot 100fps, haven't tested higher frame rates than that.
    It's a plastic housing, so I wouldn't go out on a big shot with it, but for interviews etc it's just perfect - and if you tend to take care of your things :)
    I am definitely going to buy more of these - Aputure is new to me but here price and quality (the light) match.

  8. Ramirez

    My DC adapter for the 528 died and now I can only battery power it. Anyone have an idea where to get a replacement? Aputure doesn't seem to sell them separately, and I have no idea what that multi-pin connector is called to search for it.

  9. Emm

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    @thecat - Adding a diffused material always helps, but a general rule is the further your diffused material, the softer the light source will be, but that also cuts the light output. You would have to experiment and see if it works for you. A basic scrim can be made with any opaque material since with LEDs you don't have to worry about heat. With Hot lights you have to consider the materials being used.

  10. thecat

    Would a softbox make a huge different on these LED lights? or maybe they dont even need a softbox?

    I have two 528 models but I dont like the hard shadows cast by these small lights... what can I do ?

  11. I've been looking to upgrade to LED lights from my tungston light. I've got Lowel DV kit with 2 Totas and 1 omni I use for interviews. Is switching to LED system worth it?

  12. Erik Cantu

    I was thinking about getting these lights to replace my florescent lights I use for corporate green screen shoots.
    Could you do a test or just simply advise me if you think 2 of the wide versions of the 672 lights would be a good enough light source on the green screen.
    My typical shot is a medium shot on the talent seated 6-7 feet from the green screen, a 10' wide Lastolite green screen.
    I'd like to get 2 of the spot versions as talent light.

  13. Emm

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    @Tony - Yes of course when I get the chance. I never have my LED meter on me lately and these things are being used heavily right now. I'll get to it though.

  14. Bought 3 of them. How about you guys just buy one and see for yourself instead of depending on Emm to give you every answer you need? Just be thankful he referred you to a product that's good. Never regretted buying a product he recommends, he's taking the risk for you! Whataguy.

  15. Thanks for the clip!

    Any flickering in videos?

    I had got the Panasonic LEDs ones you reviewed a year ago... This looks like a nice panel to compliment it.

  16. Emm

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    @Tony - First it's not an Ad, Second who said it was an actual review? I never used the word, and I didn't make a review video.

    We use these lights and we highlighted the features. Eventually I will have more specs with my meter but at this moment this is an intro to the product, one that has been around for a whole Year, and others have already fully tested.

  17. Yeah would be good to hear some more about color rendition - this article and video look more like an advertisement than a review

  18. Jason

    @Emm, have you done any tests to see if there are any spikes at certain frequencies on these lights? A lot of these inexpensive LED panels have spikes that can add weird color tones that can be hard to remove in post, especially panels that have spikes at multiple frequencies.

    @ Grace, the CRI they're stating is 95+, which is really good, but from what I understand, CRI is not a great way to judge lights in the context of photography/videography.

  19. Would love to see your recommendations on a yoke - seems mounting 4 in a 2x2 arrargement would make for an affordable big bright light.

  20. Emm

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    @dan - I'd have to compare but for a few things the R300 is not bi-color, does not come with ac adapter, and no wireless remote.

  21. Emm

    Post author

    @Sam V - Good call! With two mounts on each side should be easy to make a yoke for it.

  22. Sam V

    I bought a couple of theses. They're great!
    However the batteries they came with broke real easy.

    Emm, what we need is a DIY solution for a Yolk arm/mount for these, instead of the plastic umbrella heads. PLZ

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