CORDLESS MANUAL / HSS STROBES

XPLOR 600 TTL / AD600B

CORDLESS MANUAL / HSS STROBES 

XPLOR 600 TTL

GODOX AD600BM  /  XPLOR 600 HSS

 

PRICE – From $549

OVERVIEW – AD600B / XPLOR 600

HSS  Canon / Nikon / Sony / Fuji / M4/3

HSS – Pulsing – Full Power Range

MODELING LIGHT – 10 Watt LED

REMOTE HEAD – YES (Optional)

AC POWER ADAPTER – Yes (Optional)

FLASH ECOSYSTEM – LARGE

MASTER SPEEDLITE – YES – Godox Speedlites Available

 

  • OUTPUT – Approx 600Ws
  • FAN COOLEDYES
  • MOUNT – S-Type
  • MODES – Manual / Multi
  • POWER RANGE – 1/1 – 1/256 (1/3 Increments)
  • RADIO SYSTEM – Godox 2.4GHz X System / Flashpoint R2
  • GROUPS – 5 – A / B / C / D / E
  • CHANNELS – 32
  • RANGE –  100m +
  • OPTIC SLAVE – S1 & S2
  • FLASH DURATION – (t0.1) 1/220s-1/10000s
  • BATTERY CAPACITY – Up to 500 Full Power Flashes
  • RECYCLE TIME – 0.01 – 2.5 Seconds

 

STRONG POINTS – 

  • Both Cordless & Remote Head Options
  • HSS results even, and available across the full power range
  • Auto Sensing TTL radio slave modes for Canon / Nikon / Sony / Fuji / M4/3
  • Large compatible radio flash ecosystem – speedlites, portable & AC strobesF
  • Flash tube provides wide coverage, & easily removed and replaced

WEAK POINTS – 

  • 10 Watt LED modeling light is blocked by the flash tube and weak
  • Swivel mount is notchy, with limited tilt positions / graduations
  • Bare bulb is nice, though could be positioned further into modifier
  • On-camera Master speedlite available, though not up to Canon / Nikon standard
  • X1 transmitter interface is fiddly (though X2 is in development)

 

XPLOR 600 HSS – Adorama, AmazonEbay

GODOX AD600BM – AmazonUKEbay

 

ORLIT RT 601

ORLIT RT 601 HSS  /  JINBEI HD 601

 

PRICE – From $449

OVERVIEW – ORLIT RT 601 HSS / JINBEI HD 601

HSS  Canon / Nikon / Sony  / (ORLIT + Canon RT)

HSS – Pulsing – Minimum Manual Power 1/32

MODELING LIGHT – 10 Watt LED

REMOTE HEAD – NO

AC POWER ADAPTER – YES (Optional)

FLASH ECOSYSTEM – Medium

MASTER SPEEDLITE – YES – ORLIT / Canon RT Speedlites

 

  • OUTPUT – Approx 500Ws
  • FAN COOLEDYES
  • MOUNT – S-Type
  • MODES – Manual
  • POWER RANGE – 1/1 – 1/256 (1/10th Increments)
  • RADIO SYSTEM – Jinbei 2.4GHz System / ORLIT, (ORLIT + Canon RT radio)
  • GROUPS – 5 – A / B / C / D / E
  • CHANNELS – 16
  • RANGE –  Up to 300m with TR611 / 612 transmitter
  • OPTIC SLAVE – S1 & S2
  • FLASH DURATION – Freeze Mode (t0.5) – 1/800s – 1/19000s
  • BATTERY CAPACITY – Over 450 Full Power Flashes
  • RECYCLE TIME – 0.01 – 2.5 Seconds

 

STRONG POINTS – 

  • ORLIT version has direct Canon RT radio compatibility, as well as Nikon & Sony
  • Can use a genuine Canon RT speedlite as master on camera
  • Fast growing compatible radio flash ecosystem – speedlites, portable & AC strobes
  • Metal swivel mount is smooth and solid
  • Freeze Mode down to (t0.5) 1/19000s flash duration

WEAK POINTS – 

  • No remote head option available
  • HSS limited to 1/32 minimum manual power, and shows some gradient
  • TR-611 / 612 transmitter interface average (TR-Q6 transmitter coming).
  • No remote modeling light control through Canon ST-E3-RT or Master flash
  • 10 Watt LED modeling light, down from 20 Watt in the TTL version strobe

 

ORLIT are Adorama’s rebrand of the current Jinbei radio strobe system. Though Adorama exclusively provide added direct Canon RT radio compatibility in the ORLIT versions.

 

ORLIT RT 601 HSS – Adorama, AmazonEbay

JINBEI HD 601 – Amazon, UK, Ebay

 

BRONCOLOR SIROS L

BRONCOLOR SIROS L 400 / 800

 

PRICE – From $2050 / $2350

OVERVIEW – Broncolor Siros L 400 / 800

HSS  Canon / Nikon / Sony

HSS – Long Burn – (Power Range?)

MODELING LIGHT – 25 Watt LED (Full Power Only)

REMOTE HEAD – NO

AC POWER ADAPTER – NO

FLASH ECOSYSTEM – Medium

MASTER SPEEDLITE – NO

 

  • OUTPUT – Approx 400 / 800Ws
  • FAN COOLEDYES
  • MOUNT – Broncolor Bayonet
  • MODES – Manual
  • POWER RANGE – 1/1 – 1/256 (0.1 Stop Increments)
  • RADIO SYSTEM – Broncolor 2.4GHz RFS 2.1/2.2 System
  • GROUPS – 40
  • CHANNELS – 99
  • RANGE –  100m+
  • OPTIC SLAVE – S1
  • FLASH DURATION –  Speed Mode (t0.1): 1/400s – 1/19000s  /  1/700s – 1/18,000s
  • BATTERY CAPACITY – Up to 440 / 220 Full Power Flashes
  • RECYCLE TIME – 0.03 to 1.2 sec / 0.03 to 1.2 sec

 

STRONG POINTS – 

  • Fast recycle times and flash durations
  • Consistent color and output
  • 25 watt LED modelling light

WEAK POINTS – 

  • No power level feedback on the RFS 2.2 transmitter
  • LED Modeling light is ON /OFF only, no power level control

 

Broncolor Siros L 400 – Adorama, Amazon, UKB&H PhotoEbay

Broncolor Siros L 800 – Adorama, Amazon, UKB&H PhotoEbay

 

RIMELITE i6

RIMELITE i4 / i6  /  DYNALITE BAJA B4 / B6

 

PRICE – From $599 / $749

OVERVIEW –

HSS  Canon / Nikon

HSS – Pulsing (Power Range?)

MODELING LIGHT – 5 Watt LED

REMOTE HEAD – NO

AC POWER ADAPTER – NO (?)

FLASH ECOSYSTEM – Small

MASTER SPEEDLITE – NO

 

  • OUTPUT – Approx 400Ws / 600Ws
  • FAN COOLEDNO (?)
  • MOUNT – S-Type
  • MODES – Manual
  • POWER RANGE – 1/1 – 1/32 / 1/64 (1/10 Stop Increments)
  • RADIO SYSTEM – Rimelite 2.4GHz System
  • GROUPS – 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
  • CHANNELS – 16
  • RANGE –  180m
  • OPTIC SLAVE – S1
  • FLASH DURATION –  (t0.5) 1/500s – 1/12,800s
  • BATTERY CAPACITY – 550 /400 Full Power Flashes
  • RECYCLE TIME – 0.5 – 3.9 / 4.2 Seconds

 

DYNALITE BAJA B4 – Adorama, Amazon, B&H PhotoEbay
DYNALITE BAJA B6 – Adorama, Amazon, B&H PhotoEbay

 

2 Comments
  1. Mark 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for this list. I have pretty much migrated to all battery powered strobes and manual is the way I like to work.
    I would appreciate a weight spec if possible on your guides please.
    Since the point of battery powered lighting is field use, the weight is of critical importance.

    • John Wilson 3 weeks ago

      Good point, Mark.

      For now if you click in the overview links you can find the weight of the various models (with the exception of the RIMELITE i4 / i6 / DYNALITE BAJA B4 / B6 which has no link)

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