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Video Review: Aputure Deity shotgun microphone

We review Aputure’s Deity microphone, a $369 USD shotgun they’re pitching in the same league as Sennheiser’s MKH-60 and 416, or the Schoeps CMC641. Aputure say this is an “extremely durable” mic so we drop it, drown it and bash it around. Does it survive?...

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Aputure unleash Chinese Deity on the world

Aputure, a Chinese firm that makes (mainly lighting-oriented) video and photography accessories has stepped up its ambitions with the launch of a shotgun microphone with high-end competitors in its sights. The “Deity” is a super-cardiod of 250mm length, 19mm width. Aputure say it’s best compared against the...

Video review: Aputure A.Lyra iPhone mic

With Apple’s latest iphone now having no headphone jack, anyone wishing to plug in a microphone now needs to look to the Lightning connector instead. Addressing this, Aputure have brought out the A.Lyra, a tieclip mic that plugs directly into the phone or ipad through...

Video review: Aputure AL-M9 LED light

A review of a tiny LED light for mounting onto a video camcorder or DSLR. The Aputure Amaran AL M9 is powered by an internal rechargeable battery and provides almost two hours of light from a charge. It comes with a cold shoe mounting clamp...

Review: Aputure “Easy Frost” diffuser

We unbox, test and review the Easy Frost diffuser from Aputure, designed to work with their Amaran LED lights (eg the AL-528 and the HR-672). If you would like to buy this diffuser, please consider using our Amazon link below as that way we get a...

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New monitors from Aputure

Remember how much we liked the slimline low cost 7-inch VS-2 monitor screen from Aputure? Well they’ve only gone and announced some new models to the line-up! The VS-1 and VS-2 “Fine HD” versions succeed the prior models and offer a resolution of 1920 x 1200...

Video Review: Aputure A-Lav tieclip microphone

Aputure are well known for their value products but more commonly perhaps in the lighting field. Now they’ve launched a very low cost tieclip mic called the A-Lav, and we took a listen to it alongside comparisons with a Rode Lavalier, an Audio Technica ATR3350...

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Video Review: Aputure DEC

The DEC from Aputure is a wirelessly controlled lens adapter that puts Canon EF lenses onto either micro four thirds or Sony E-mount cameras, depending on which version you buy. Inspiration for the design clearly comes from science fiction with the box containing a Stargate-like lens...