The ABSOLUTE BEST thing I have IN MY CAMERA BAG! (You need this)


(plucky music) – Nothing but net. Buff! (hitting) (grunting) (hitting) (grunting) (hitting) (hitting) (hitting) (hitting) Ah! (laughing) Yes! (laughing) Woo! (walking) It’s Two Minute Tuesday. (laughing) Pumped! (rock music) How’d you like that trick shot? Dude, perfect. No, I’m just kidding. What’s up everybody? Peter McKinnon here and welcome back to yet another Two Minute Tuesday. It’s so great to have you here and to see all of your smiling faces. I can’t see them. I imagine them. But today we’re talking about
my favorite little accessory. And no it is not a pump up basketball. Which is pretty cool and you guys saw I was just shredding with that. Huaw! Go Raptors. But we’re talking about my favorite light, my favorite device, my favorite accessory that spans across photography
and video and just life itself because yes, folks, I
use this for more than just photo and video, I
use it for everything. This is the updated version. I’m gonna show you guys, give
you guys a couple little hacks and fun things that you can do with this no matter if you’re
shooting video or photo or you’re just living life,
this thing will help you. Stay tuned, check this out. But before we get started, let’s throw two minutes on the clock. (exploding) Let’s go. Okay, so before we get
started, I want to point out I’ve talked about this
light many times before. It is a lifesaver. I keep it in my camera bag. It’s a small, very small
battery-powered LED panel that’s very strong. These are the little jobbies that I’ve talked to you guys about before. (chewing) So delicious, so necessary
to have in your camera bag. And even just for little things like this. That background would look a lot cooler, boop, if first of all this was turned on and I placed it behind the light saber. Now that looks amazing. And you can do that for
pretty much anything, anywhere, at any time. So we’re gonna start by
unboxing the new version. (slashing) (grunting) Two. (jiggling) (jiggling) Ah. (sniffing) Pouch for all of the accessories. This slides into the camera bag. Feels nice, pretty smooth, has a zipper. Ooh, compartments inside. Love me some organization. Papers, papers, papers. Some 3M sticky panels. And ooh, don’t through these out. Put these in your camera
bag, you can stick this to a wall, you can stick
these to a bus, a subway. Anything like that. If you want some quick, dramatic light while you’re shooting, boop, stick it up there, get your shots. Unstick it. Bob’s your uncle. Tripod mount. They just have everything in here. Elastics. Why is there elastics in this. You get two of them, though,
so that’s pretty cool. You just rub ’em right
here, that’s the sweet spot, where they come apart. But that’s a whole nother thing. Cable. And the light itself. (grunting) Here it is. The LED panel. The ALMX. That’s the little diffuser,
it attaches via magnet. Super helpful. It looks like it’s got
some crazy heat sink on it. A lot more buttons. And on. Ooh! (gasping) You can change the warmth and
cold levels of this light. Cold. (gasping) Oh my goodness. Look at this. Booster. Wow. For this demonstration, I’m
gonna turn off my key light. (snapping) Okay, now we’re in the dark. Check this out, we turn this on, you’ll see the glow on my face. They actually let you control the coolness and the warmth of this light. So this is max coolness. And then if we bring
it down closer towards a warmth light, that is max warmth. Let’s leave it somewhere in the middle. And then you can also
hit this booster button, and it, oh, wow. Makes it even brighter. A massive improvement. Hang on a second. Key light back, three,
two, (snapping) one. There we go. So this is a massive
improvement on the original little jobbie that I
keep in my camera back. Not to mention the build
quality feels way better. It still takes a USB cable to charge and everything comes in the pouch. So it’s got a CCT mode, which
is what I just showed you, where the temperature of the color goes either colder or warmer. And you can switch it over to dim and those same buttons toggle the intensity of the brightness, either more dim or more bright. So that’s super awesome. And then you got a
little battery indicator via these four blue LEDs to show you how much charge you have in this. Which is great because in the old model, there was actually no way to tell. Don’t be fooled by the size of this. These little lights are so handy. In fact, I wanna show you
what it probably looks like to light this entire scene with just this. ‘Cause right now I’m
using a big 120D Mark II, with a giant softbox. I’m gonna light it with this. It’s gonna look obviously
a little different, but just to show you the potential and the strength that this
little jobbie has, super cool. So to do that, I’m
actually gonna plug in the tripod mount here, and
then we’re just gonna mount this up to a light stand. Give me one second, I’ll be right back. A pretty dramatic difference, but still, I’m able to light this scene
with a tiny pocket light, not a giant, massive,
octobox with the complete diffusion cover and a big C stand. Like this is a small little
light that’s lighting me. And if I reach up here, you’ll
see, that’s a big difference. Turn it back on, that’s pretty good. That’s pretty good for a light. I’m not saying light your
videos with only this. But if you had to, if you were in a pinch, you’re stuck in a hotel
room, you’re at a bus stop, you’re in a cab, in an Uber,
and you wanna light something, hello (snapping) perfect. So that’s number one, using
it to actually light videos. Number two, using it to
light your background like we showed you there. I have these hidden all over my bookshelf to kind of give it
different pops of color. Make that background standout. So you guys might remember when I was shooting in
Milwaukee with Casey for that Christmas video, I did a little Two Minute Tuesday in the hotel room and we actually used this light to light part of the background
while we were filming in that room so that was
really, really handy as well. On that same trip, you’ll remember we were vlogging on
the way to the airport, we busted this out in the car, and it made that lighting
scene look way better. This is that clip if you forget. Look how gross that is. Look how nice this is. It’s just so handy to keep
something like this in your bag. The 3M stickies are very handy. You can stick it anywhere. Under some stairs, under a car, have the car lighting from the bottom. It’s pretty much limited
only to your imagination. So that’s why I love a tool that has such versatility like this. That’s why the original was my favorite, that’s why this new light
is now my new favorite improving upon the last, which Aperture is very, very good at. My favorite company when it
comes to lighting, period. So I highly recommend it. If you guys are photographers, you can light portraits like this. If you’re cinematographers, you can light any scenes like this. If you’re just sometimes like me and you’re in the office and it’s dark and you need a quick
light and you wanna shoot some bounce light up into the ceiling, it works for that too. Or if you’re letting your dog out at night and you left your phone upstairs but you happen to have your Aperture light sitting on the counter, you can light up the entire backyard. Yes, please and thank you. And yes, I’m that guy. I’ve been there and I’ve done that. Now if you did wanna see the difference between the old one, which was actually quite a bit thinner, and this one, it’s almost two to three times thicker. However, this looks like it has nearly three times the power, it has an actual steel tripod threaded mount on the bottom,
which this one does not, it’s able to change the color temperature, which this one can’t. It shows the battery charge indication, which this one can’t. So all in all, this is a superior product through and through. I still love these. I have a ton of them. But this one is now gonna take its place in my camera bag,
especially now that it has a pouch to go with it. And the cables and everything
you need is right here. I love it so much, I’m
gonna give one away. Comment below the most creative place you can think of to use
one of these lights, and my favorite answer that I pick when I scroll through those comments is gonna win one of these on me. I will ship it to you
with a handwritten note telling you how much I love coffee. Thanks so much for watching, guys. Hit that like button
if you like this video. Smash it if that’s
something that you’re into. Subscribe if you aren’t already. And, and, I am sorry I went
over the two minute mark. I was on such a roll. It was just bound to end at some point. See you guys in the next video. (grunting) (hitting) Totally missed. (light music)

100 Replies to “The ABSOLUTE BEST thing I have IN MY CAMERA BAG! (You need this)

  1. with this new hot little super bright light that can fit your pocket,
    we could use many of these to cook coffee beans and brew espresso

  2. Put it on Jack Blacks front porch to properly light up ninja's face on the security camera when he tries to steal the delgado again

  3. I'm a boudoir photographer – just getting my business off the ground. I would mount this light to some sort of flexible stand so I could move the light around my subject in front of a black background to get some really cool minimalist body scapes! Maybe even put some coloured plastic over the light to change the colour and get some blue or pink or yellow highlights on the body. So cool!!

  4. I would get two carve out the back of my top figure on a totem pole until the wood is just about paper thin and then hook these lights up to a remote trigger so that periodically the eyes on my pole will glow.

  5. Looks really useful and doesn't take up much room in the camera bag, but you can currently get THREE M9's for less than one of these guys.

  6. wow super expensive for something that small. you can find cheaper led lights being on roadside in my country.

  7. Put it in a ziplock bag and bring it under water to create some really nice go pro action. I know it's way to late but just in case some one wants to try it

  8. I know Peter has given away the light already but I just wanted to say here in Pakistan load shedding happens almost everyday and I for one am afraid of taking my phone in the loo (a. Due to the FBI guy peeping in on me & b. Cuz the flashlight isn’t as cool as the led light & I use to take flashlight in there until one fell and broke) so I’d rather have this light in my pocket and be a happy camper. I genuinely wanna get this light soooo bad but as a student living in hostel I can’t really afford it as of right now 🙈

  9. This product is being surface treated and stopped producing it!
    PEOPLE! Do not buy this Now bought one and i noticed that this 150$ led looks like prototype! battery did not last enough, the face diffuser keeps slipping off leaving the leds exposed, the heat sinks bended from first minor fall. Hopefully they fix all that in the next version which would worth 150$

  10. I’ve got some candles, light one, dim.😁 Light 20, bright.😁 . And when I’m done I can wax my board and surf away 😁. I think the rubber bands are to install gels. 😁

  11. Oh, I only just saw that this is quite an old vid. How’s the light going now? My candles have melted away

  12. honestly I would try this out on my drone. with the right angle and a open field that isnt well groomed i think it would make for an interesting low light/night shot. almost helicopter-ish in a way. OR OVER WATER !! YES… Try this we must.

  13. I'd use one of those lights to dramatically underlight my son's HD fat bob motorcycle in our old barn again a fieldstone wall

  14. I will not complain ever about you passing the two minutes limit, if you send me that light 🙂

  15. I would use the light to shoot flowers, plants or food in a slightly dark place or a place that is too bright. I wonder whether I can use this light as a counter light when the sun is too bright. I sometimes use flash to counter that, but this light also has a warmth and cold setting. Playing with the lighting and shooting pictures! So much fun!

  16. you will want the new aputure AL MC … the new version just anouced at NAB … this does colour & is twice as bright AL MX

  17. Actually I just made a video for my channel sticking a small light and a camera into my mailbox. What a coincidence. So much fun playing with these small fellows. Check it out on my channel. So since I never have enough lights it would be cool to win the Aputure light, this would be awesome.

  18. DUDE! PETER! We've been traveling with a weak diva light (the little mini ring light)… That thing dies in about 10 minutes (useless) Thanks for this recommendation! Just added it to our list via your link! (as soon as we get to a spot that accepts Amazon deliveries, this will BE in our camera bag)

    Thanks, Buddy!
    – Brian + Erin
    Your Texan + Canadian Travel Buddies 🙂

  19. How do I mount it to my camera? B&H doesn't show a mount for this particular light? They do have a mount for there older version though.

  20. I was planning to Buy LED light for my video shoot many other vloger i saw to have idea if i buy or not but when i saw my favorite filmmaker vloger its u so different i made my mind to buy LED light ur videos really inspired me always love u bro from Philippine

  21. I know I am late for the giveaway but I would put this light ANYWHERE in the last episode of Game Of Thrones… (The Battle of Winterfell)

  22. Super curious on how helpful this lil thingy thing might be for birth photography. Can't mount it on the camera, because a mom in labour will knock you out.. bout hell put a few in the bg?

  23. Thanks. I was searching for this kind of stuff. I will buy some "old" ones too. They are cheaper.

  24. Peter, there is a much better light out now at that price point. AND it has RGB! check out the Boling BL-P1.

  25. STOP putting background music to videos with narration .. it ONLY makes it HARDER to hear what you are saying and is VERY distracting … EVERYONE STOP DOING THIS.. we are NOT here to listen to music !!

  26. This guy!
    Love the energy in every video! Thanks for yet another awesome video full of tips and tricks!!

  27. Peter, I watch this video a couple of times. Your style; is your style, but if you need help with editing I can help for the magic word "FREE, and to learn. Let me give you some feedback, after the biggest self centered comment. Can you be more technical when doing 2 Minute Tuesdays, or Tech Tuesdays? Example, by this I mean, can you give us details on the settings of the camera, so we can actually have a comparison. If you tell us ISO/APTURE/ MMLENS/ SHUTTER SPEEDS, we can tell how actually good the light is, not just the settings When you are testing; both on your studio lighting and on the testing part of the light. Hopefully I speak for the majority of your viewers, and we think ourselves as Hobbiest, Thinking of Photography or Video-Creating, and those details will help a lot when you review for example, a LIGHT!

  28. We have some awesome rhododendron bushes on our plot, I would stick it in there for some nice contrasty nightsky vegetation photography!

  29. I will use it all day, any day and everyday just killing the shoot on my street photography ! LOVE IT!!!

  30. I'd stick it inside one of those Japanese stone lanterns to make it a functioning lantern instead of just decorative.

  31. I'm a new subscriber. What is the best light for vlogging inside the house, is it strobe light,soft box,or portable led lights?Can you recommend the exact model and something that is not expensive?thank you

  32. I would use this to light for outdoor adventures like campfires at night, fishing at dawn and more.

  33. oh shit im late but in fairness ive just found you and wooooooo hoooooooooo thank god i did. love your channel….. anyways i would use it under be bed covers with my wife, I leave the rest to you hahaha keep up the great work Peter. lov ya cheers Rob from the UK

  34. Hey Peet, It's doesn't matter you take 2 hours and call it 2 Minutes. I just love watching your all videos.

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