LUMOPRO – LP180R Speedlite with Odin Rx – Now Available

 

LUMOPRO LP180R

 

 

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).

LUMOPRO LP180R

 

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).

 

LUMOPRO LP180R

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

 

 

Lumopro LP-180

 

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 LP-180

 

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.

 

Lumopro LP-180

 

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 –

Amazon

 

LumoPro  – Website

LumoPro – LP180 Overview

 

 

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17 Comments
  1. PeterA 1 year ago

    Early Adopter Here!! Love & trust my LP180, so what could be better than to make it Odin TTL compatible? Unfortunately, have been waiting for the Odin II, so I had to order an original Odin to play with my new LP180R. More later on that!

    So… what are the questions for this flash based on the Oopsies in the design of the Mitros? Two for me… 1) recycle time, 2) TTL accuracy. Can’t check TTL accuracy till later this week, but I did check recycle.

    The ** official ** manual spec for recycle time is 4 secs with NiMH batts. Seems long for a modern flash. My test — I popped off 8 Full Power manual level shots in 15 seconds. The flash was beeping alot after each shot, so I expect it was telling me that it flashes with whatever power it had available even if not quite full power. This is fine for me! Much much better than missing a shot.

    All the high quality of the LP180 build quality. Menu takes a bit of learning to get which buttons change what, but not too bad. Only thing I really miss is the ** reset ** to a default level when turned off & on as the LP160 did — excellent for when you don’t look at the flash.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Thanks Pete,

      Using these as a slave flash to the Odin transmitter though I would think the interface and even memory settings etc would almost be irrelevant, as the Odin transmitter does all the work.

      If you’re using the Nikon version Odin transmitter though, I would be interested in how well the manual power levels are graduated as well, as Mitros+ for Nikon have had some issues there. To be fair many TTL triggers for Nikon (like the YN-622N etc) face the same challenges with Nikon though.

  2. Ricardo Gomez 1 year ago

    Super smart for Phottix to be partnering up with other manufacturers. It’s unfortunate that HSS is not available in all modes for Nikon and Canon. But at least it gives people more options at the low end.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Ricardo,

      Yes the Nikon HSS omission is a strange one. I don’t know if that may possibly be amended with firmware in time though.

      Its great that these are providing a more economical slave flash option to the Odin though. It also helps spread the Phottix system wider.

      I’m sure many people don’t understand why they would want to spend more than the YN-622N etc. The difference remains though that I rarely ever hear complaints or issues with the Odin, where YongNuo still build things to a price and certain percentage continue to suffer quality control issues.

      At $230 these appear to be a pretty nice balance. And also offering a 2 year warranty.

  3. Ryan 1 year ago

    How does the HSS work with Canon? Does it work consistent or is it iffy?

    Thanks
    Ryan

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Hi Ryan,

      I don’t have an LP180R to comment. Though I don’t think I have heard of any consistency issues with genuine HSS in any other cases, even off camera using the Odin as transmitter.

      So that’s not really something I would be in too much doubt about, unless you know of some issues?

  4. Steen 1 year ago

    I just contacted Lumopro about the missing Nikon HSS support. They said clearly that the LP180R does support hss (if your Nikon body does) so Nikon auto-FP should work just fine. (anything else would be a bit strange imo)

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 1 year ago

      Ok great thanks Steen.

      I have removed that from the post, and hopefully Peter or other Nikon owners can confirm HSS does work with the Nikon Odin and LP180R in practice.

  5. zoltandezoltan 1 year ago

    I’m a little baffled which system I should go with. I would like a speedlight with a battery pack (PB960) for event photography, and a bare bulb system for field work, or just to have more juice.

    As for speedlight, I really like Lumopro 180R, mainly because of Odin compatibility and renowned quality, and TTL is not a main feature for me, although it is not bad to have it for quick shoots.
    Yet, I really like the design of Godox speedlights, and I would also buy a AD360II-C WITSTRO, which suggests better system compatibility, and expandability with a 2nd or 3rd WITSTRO.

    The recent Phottix – Elinchrom announcement however, suggests it would be wiser to choose Phottix (Lumopro) for speedlight, and who knows, maybe they come out with a bare bulb system too, or I go with a portable strobe later. Also, I trust in Odin more then in Godox triggers, yet I have no experience with either.

    What do you think in terms of long-term investment/quality?

    • zoltandezoltan 1 year ago

      Maybe it was a too complex question at once:) I’m still open to hear opinions.

      Another question: Does anyone know if the LP180R is fully compatible either with Godox X1-C or Yongnuo YN-622-TX C?

  6. Author
    Flash Havoc 1 year ago

    Hi zoltandezoltan,

    The LP180R are only compatible with the Phoittix Odin for remote manual power control. They have a single firing pin foot so there is no chance of communicating through other TTL or remote manual receivers attached to the flash foot.

    You also asked about AD360 II compatibility with YN-622C and Phottix Odin etc in another thread. They appear to be compatible at this stage when using a corresponding receiver attached to the flash. There is no direct compatibility between the different manufacturers radio system though.

    And that compatibility is a little fragile, as all units have firmware upgrade ability which means thing can always change between them later.

    So short answer is you would generally be better off sticking to one system or another than trying to mix them like that.

    Phottix are ahead in the Radio triggers (or they will be once the Odin II are available) and they are built to a higher standard than the Godox triggers. Though the Godox trigger have done the job, and don’t have many complaints as far as reliability (also cheap enough to have back ups).

    I really don’t know if Phottix have an AD360 alternative coming. I’d be surprised if they don’t have something in the works, though no idea if they may be years away from availability or not.

    Its a decision you would have to weigh up for yourself, with Phottix you would have to go with the Indra500 or 360 as the larger light for now.

    The main issues I have with the Godox radio system is that the GR Group mode does not work with pre 2012 cameras (so no mixing TTL and Manual groups, or turning groups on and off easily), and their master flash units currently don’t have the Group mode at all.

    If you’re not that interested in master flash on camera, or TTL and HSS off camera, then most people are quite happy with the remote manual Godox triggers (FT-16, or now the new 2.4GHz XT16), which work on any camera.

    • zoltandezoltan 1 year ago

      Not an easy decision, but the AD360 II is just too awesome to miss, and I can live with the TT685C instead of the LP180R. Besides, the whole system comes out cheaper with Godox. Time will tell, how reliable it is gonna be.
      If Phottix comes out with a AD360 II alternative, I can still switch.
      Thanks for the piece of mind.

  7. Adam 8 months ago

    Is there a firmware update to the lp180r that expands its groups from 3 to 5 since the new Odin II has 5 groups?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 months ago

      Hi Adam,

      Unfortunately no, the LP180r are only going to work on the old Odin one channels.

  8. Justin 6 months ago

    I asked the support team at LumoPro about this back in May 2016 when I was going to pick up an Odin II and the response I got from them was:

    “Yes, the Odin II is backwards compatible. When you put the Odin II in channels 1-4, it will only show 3 groups, basically working just like the original Odin.
    In addition, we are working closely with Phottix to provide a firmware update for the Odin receiver inside the LP180R to expand to all 32 channels and 5 groups. However, I do not have a timeline for that at the moment.”

    Hope that clears up the question.

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