LumoPro have partnered with Phottix to release an upgraded version of their previous LP180 speedlite, the new LP180R now featuring Remote Manual, TTL, and HSS enabled Phottix Odin, and manual Phottix Strato II radio receivers built inside.
With this upgrade the LP flashes have managed to evolve from one of the higher priced manual speedlites available, to a very economical radio slave flash alternative for the highly regarded Phottix Odin radio system.
At $229 the LP180R are currently a sizable $170 cheaper than Phottix’s own Mitros+ speedlites (though the Mitros+ do provide the advantages of Odin radio Master mode, and full TTL when used on-camera).
The LP180R are also one of the first speedlites to provide both Canon and Nikon radio slave modes in the same flash unit.
For Canon the LP180R provide full TTL, HSS, SCS, and Remote Manual power control when used with the Canon Odin transmitter (or Mitros+ master flash for Canon).
At this stage the LP180 and LP180R are designed primarily as off-camera slave flash units, and therefore only provide a single firing pin on the flash foot.
This means only manual power levels can be used when the flash is mounted on-camera (no TTL or HSS available when used on camera).
LUMOPRO LP180R FEATURES
- GN – Roughly Equivalent to Canon 600EX-RT / Nikon SB-900 (at 105mm)
- On-camera Flash Modes – Manual Only
- 1/128 – 1/1 output control (1/3rd increments)
- 24 – 105mm Manual Flash Zoom
- Built-in Radio Slave Modes – Phottix Odin, Phottix Strato II
- Odin Slave Modes – Canon Rx-C / Nikon Rx-N
- 3 Groups (A / B / C), 4 Channels
- HSS to 1/8000th
- Flash Mode – ETTL / M / Multi
- 1st Curtain Sync / 2nd Curtain Sync
- FEC / FEB – 1/3rd Increments (±3 stops)
- Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 output control (1/3rd increments)
- Remote Flash Zoom 24 – 105mm (Auto & Manual)
- Full Power Recycle – 2.5-3 Seconds
- 360 Degree Swivel & 90 Degree Tilt Head
- S1 and S2 Optic Slave Modes
- Dot Matrix LCD Screen
- Battery Level Indicator
- Sleep Mode (can be disabled)
- Auto Save Settings
- Sound Prompt
- Heat Protection
- 1/4″ 20 Threaded Horizontal Mounting Point
- Built in Gel Holder Clips
- Lever Lock Foot, with Locking Pin
- Front LED Slave Mode Indicator Light
- External HV Battery Port (Canon Socket)
- 3.5mm and PC Sync Port
- USB Port for Firmware Updates
- Supplied with Gels, Case, Sync Cord, and Base Stand
- 2 Year Warranty
Like the original LP180 speedlites, the LP180R also feature a number of relatively unique features, including a 1/4″ 20 threaded mounting hole located on the side of the flash head for horizontal flash mounting. As well as a built in gel holder.
LUMOPRO LP180R SPECS
Power SourceFour 1.5V AA size batteries (Alkaline or rechargable NiMH)
NOTE: Do not use Nickel Zinc “NiZn” batteries as those may cause damage to the LP180R.
Sync – Built-in OdinTM radio receiver, 3.5mm (1/8”) Miniphone port, PC port, standard ISO hot shoe, built-in optical slave
Recycling Time – 4 seconds at full power with fresh NiMH batteries; 1 second at full power with high voltage battery input
Head Tilt Angle – -7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
Head Swivel Angle – 360° Total
Right: 0°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°
Left: 0°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°
Built-In Slave Function – S0 (off), S1 (standard optical slave), and S2-1 through S2-10 (pre-flash synchronization optical slave)
Wireless Modes – Odin™ Rx for Canon (Rx-C), Odin™ Rx for Nikon (Rx-N), Strato™ II Multi Rx (STRATO II) and Wireless Off (Rx-OFF)
Flash Modes – TTL, Manual and Multi (stroboscopic)
Channels – Four (1, 2, 3 and 4)
Groups – Three (A, B and C)
Multi Mode (Stroboscopic) Settings – Frequency: 1-199Hz
Number of flashes: 1-100
Sleep Mode/Auto Power-Off – Sleep mode engages after 20 minutes (if enabled)
Auto power-off engages after 3 hours in sleep mode
Built-In Bounce Card – On top of flash head to add extra fill light
Flash Ready Indicator – Front and rear ready LED light, optional flash ready tone
Slave “On”Indicator – Front LED slave mode indicator light
Hot Shoe – Standard ISO size, center pin contact, mounting foot lock foot with drop down locking pin
Optional Power Input – High voltage battery, compatible with Canon®-style cord
USB Connection – USB Mini connection for firmware upgrades
Included Accessories – Flash Stand, Soft Flash Case, 3.5mm Miniphone to Miniphone Sync Cord, Rosco Color Correction Gels (11 Ct), Rosco Color Effects Gels (11 Ct)
Flash Body Dimensions – 8.125” (L) x 2.5” (W) x 2” (D)
Flash Head Dimensions – 2.875” (W) x 1.75” (H)
Weight (without batteries) – 15.5oz (0.97lbs) (440 grams)
Zoom Adjustments – Auto (Rx-C or Rx-N mode only), 14mm (with wide-angle diffuser), 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, 80mm, 105mm
Manual Power Adjustments – Full to 1/128th power, adjusted in 1/3 increments
TTL Power Adjustments – -3.0EV to +3.0EV, adjusted in 1/3 increments
Guide Number – Every company measures guide number differently. At LumoPro®, this is how we measure guide number:
GN= Distance x f/stop,
Distance = 10ft, F/stop at 105mm, ISO 100, Full Power = f/11
10ft x f/11 = 110, GN = 110
The LP180’s power is roughly equivalent to the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT or the Nikon SB-900.
One thing that may be worth noting is that the LP180R speedlites currently only support 3 flash groups A, B, & C. Which corresponds with the current Phottix Odin transmitter units.
When the Odin II arrive they should support 5 flash groups. Its not clear at this stage if the LP180R may be able to be updated via firmware to accommodate the extra 2 groups.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The LumoPro LP180R speedlites are available now for $229.99 –
LumoPro – Website
LumoPro – LP180 Overview