Cononmark have announced the 50T Mini, a compact 500Ws, TTL and HSS enabled, Lithium-ion battery powered cordless strobe.
The 50T Mini providing auto sensing 2.4GHz radio slave modes for Canon, Nikon, Sony, and now Fuji and Pentax systems, all in the one strobe.
The 50T Mini are Cononmark’s second fully cordless strobe model after the TTL and HSS enabled, 600Ws, i6T EX Leopard.
With the main functional upgrade to the IGBT enabled 50T Mini being the option to select between an Action Mode, for motion freezing short flash durations, or a Constant Color mode, stated as 5500K +/-100K across the power range.
A HSS only version (no TTL) of the strobe will also be available as the 50HS Mini.
The 50T Mini’s 14.8 Volt 4000mAh Li-ion Battery provides around 400 full power flashes, and full power recycle time is approx 1.8 seconds for the 50T Mini, and 2.2 seconds for the 50HS Mini.
With Manual flash output from 1/128 to 1/1 in 1/3rd Increments.
The strobe with its metal body and swivel mount weights in at just under 2Kgs with battery installed.
The 50T Mini uses the compact Commet style modifier mount, though a low profile Bowen’s S-type adapter is also available.
CONONMARK 50T Mini FEATURES
- Auto Switching Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, Pentax, TTL & HSS Compatibility.
- Built in (Removable) 14.8V / 4000mAh Lithium-ion Battery
- Up to 400 Full Power Pops Per Battery Charge
- 0.2 – 1.8 Seconds Recycle Time
- Flash Modes – ETTL / Manual / Off
- HSS to 1/8000th
- Second Curtain Sync (SCS)
- FEC / FEB – 1/3rd Increments (±3 Stops)
- FEL (Flash Exposure Lock)
- Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 Output (1/3rd Increments)
- CononMk 2.4GHz ABC Radio System
- Canon, Nikon, Sony Fuji, Pentax, Radio Slave Modes (Auto Sensing)
- Range – Approx 40m
- Groups – A / B / C
- 9 Channels
- ID’s – 00-99
- Supports Mixed TTL and Remote Manual Groups
- Transmitter USB Port
- S1 Optic Slave Mode
- Flash Duration – Action Mode – 1/720s－1/22000s (t0.5)
- Flash Duration – Color Mode – 1/680s－1/8230s (t0.5)
- Color Temperature – Color Mode – 5500K +/-100K
- Backlit LCD Display
- Recycle Tone Indicator
- Overheat Protection
- 15W LED Modelling Light (Auto & Remote Manually Adjustable 10% – 100%)
- 3.5mm Sync Port
In comparison the 500Ws 50T Mini appears to be a little more compact than the 600Ws i6T EX Leopard. Though with the more square body shape, possibly overall somewhat similar in volume and weight.
Both strobes being very compact in comparison to most other cordless strobes with similar output currently available.
The 50T Mini now provides the option of selecting between an Action Mode, for motion freezing short flash durations, or a Constant Color mode, stated as 5500K +/-100K across the full power range –
Like most of Connonmark’s strobe models the 50T Mini continues to use the compact Commet style modifier mount. And a separate low profile Bowen’s S-type adapter is also available.
This configuration provides the advantage of allowing light weight Commet style modifiers to be mounted to the strobe when hand holding etc, though it does still recess the flash tube to some degree when using the S-Type mount adapter.
The low profile Cononmark ABC transmitter is currently the option for firing and controlling the 50T Mini and other TTL enabled Cononmark strobes.
Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Pentax, and Sony (in both Minolta and Multi Interface shoe) versions of the transmitter are available.
As the name suggests, the 2.4GHz ABC transmitter provides fast adjustment of 3 separate flash groups A / B / C.
TTL, HSS, and Second Curtain Sync are all supported, along with remote manual power control in +/- 0.3 stop increments, and modelling light power control.
TTL and Manual Groups can be mixed together at the same time, and individual groups can easily be turned On and Off as needed.
50T Mini SPECS
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Cononmark 50T Mini and 50HS Mini should be available shortly.
Retail pricing has not yet been stated (though as an indication the 600Ws i6T EX TTL strobes retail from $999).
Please contact Cononmark directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Skype#queok8, for purchasing directly.
Cononmark 50T Mini – User Manual
Cononmark – Website