Whether you’re shooting stills or video, lighting has to be powerful, controllable and versatile. Offering continuous lighting and high-speed flash capabilities, the award-winning Anova Pro 2may just be the only light photographers need Double bubble Photography News 2020 Awards, is one piece of kit that hits the mark. It’s both an accurate LED panel and a powerful, high-speed flash.
FOR MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS, there’s one crucial question that lingers when it comes to lighting: flash or continuous? Each type has its own strengths, particularly when it comes to meeting the demanding needs of professionals. And to add to the complications, purchasing multiple advanced options can be quite the investment. For those looking for a light that provides the best of both worlds, there are few options, and even fewer that meet their professional needs effectively. The Rotolight Anova Pro 2, winner of Best LED Light in our
Despite such power, energy consumption remains low at 90W, equating to 150,000 full-power flash bursts on a single Rotolight V-Mount battery. A V-Lock plate is included as standard, rendering the Anova Pro 2 highly mobile, and a mains power supply is also featured. On top of that, a six-piece gel filter kit, yoke, an extension lead and a DMX are also factored into the price of £1549.99. To really cement its place as a professional tool for both stills and video work, the Anova has a few more tricks up its sleeve. This includes a range of special CineSFX lighting
effects, such as fire, lightning and police lights. It’s also flicker-free at any video frame rate. The brand’s True Aperture Dimming feature even calculates exposure settings in automatic coordination with the light. In terms of flash capabilities, things are equally impressive. Flash duration speeds are as brief as 1/2500sec, capturing fast-moving subjects. And with no recycle time or loss of power, it maintains rapid continuous shooting bursts. When required, the Pro 2 works as an HSS flash that’s 250% more powerful than its ordinary capabilities, syncing up to 1/8000sec.
To enjoy the Anova Pro 2’s flash skills, you can purchase an optional wireless trigger, the Rotolight HSS Transmitter, for £229. This feature is made possible by the light’s built-in Elinchrom Skyport wireless flash receiver. It also means brightness and colour can be adjusted wirelessly from up to 200m away. What’s more, up to ten lights in four groups can be controlled, making things much easier for location shoots. All in all, there isn’t much the Rotolight Anova Pro 2 can’t do. It’s certainly one of the most well-rounded lighting tools out there. rotolight.com
As a bicolour LED, you can dial in light to precisely meet your needs. The Anovo Pro 2 also matches any ambient light within a colour temperature range of 3150-6300K in both modes. Across the range, a highly accurate colour rendering index of 96 is maintained for consistent results. Its power is also impressive for such a light, achieving 10,700 lux at 3ft – a figure unmatched in its class.
“In terms of flashcapabilities, things are equally impressive. Flashduration speeds are as brief as 1/2500sec, capturing fast-moving subjects”
BELOW The Anova Pro 2’s wide range of connectivity options and user-friendly controls are easily accessible from one place
RIGHT Wherever you want to take it, and however you want to use it, the Anova Pro 2 is one of the most versatile lighting
options on the market, equipped for any challenge
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