ORLIT RoveLight RT 400 TTL HSS – Cordless Strobe Announced

ORLIT RT 400 TTL

 

Adorama have announced the ORLIT RoveLight RT 400 TTL, a compact portable 400Ws TTL and HSS enabled cordless flash unit.

The RT 400 join ORLIT’s fast growing RT flash system, including the bigger brother RT 610 TTL, all featuring direct compatibility with Canon’s own 2.4GHz RT radio system.

As well as ORLIT and Jinbei’s 2.4GHz RF radio system for Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Fuji camera systems, with full TTL and HSS supported.

 

ORLIT RT 400 TTL

 

The compact RT 400 feature healthy 1.6 second recycle times at full power, and up to 400 full power flashes per battery charge.

As well as stable color temperature (5500K +/-150K), a fast flash duration mode down to 1/19,000s (t0.5), and 1/1~1/256 power levels with fine 0.1 stop graduations.

An S-type modifier mount is provided, as well as a 15 Watt LED modelling light.

 

ORLIT RT 400 TTL

 

ORLIT ROVELIGHT RT 400 TTL FEATURES

 

  • 400Ws
  • Guide N0. 66M (ISO 100, Orlit 55° Reflector)
  • IGBT
  • 15W LED Modelling Light (3200K), Manual & Proportional
  • S-Type Accessory Mount
  • Built in (removable) 16.8V / 4400mAh Lithium-ion Battery
  • Up To 400 Full Power Pops Per Battery Charge
  • 0.05 – 1.6 Seconds Recycle Time
  • Flash Modes – TTL / M
  • HSS to 1/8000th (Down to 1/32 Power)?
  • Second Curtain Sync
  • Manual Flash – 1/256 – 1/1 Output (1/10th Increments, 9 Stop Range)
  • Flash Duration Freeze Mode (t0.5) – 1/800s – 1/19000s
  • Flash Duration Normal Mode  (t0.5) – 1/800s – 1/8500s
  • Canon RT compatible 2.4GHz Radio Receiver Built-in
  • Range – Depending On Transmitter
  • Groups – A / B / C / D / E / F
  • 16 Channels
  • Orlit / Jinbei 2.4GHz Radio Receiver Built-in
  • Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, TTL Radio Slave Modes
  • Range – 300m + with TR-Q6 as Transmitter
  • Groups – A / B / C / D / E / F
  • 16 Channels
  • Supports Legacy TR-611 / TR-612 Transmitters
  • Supports Legacy TRS-V / TR-A6 Trigger System (No Group Control)
  • Optic Slave Mode
  • Color Temp – Normal Mode – 5500°K ± 150°K
  • Colour Temp Freeze Mode – 5500°K ± 500°K
  • Large Color Dot Matrix LCD Display
  • Custom Functions
  • Auto Memory Function
  • Sound Prompt
  • Battery Level Indicator
  • Auto Power Off (After 60 Minutes)
  • USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
  • 3.5mm Sync Port
  • Dimensions – 280 x 125 x 190mm
  • Weight Head – 2.3kg

 

ORLIT RT 400 TTL

 

 

The RT 400’s 16.8V 4400mAh Lithium-ion battery provides around 400 full power pops per charge, and includes a built in charge level indicator.

The strobes compact cast alloy swivel mount also appears to double as an innovative handle grip for hand holding the strobe.

 

ORLIT RT 400 TTL

 

 

The RT 400’s included compact reflector also features a built in magnetic accessory mount for the supplied colored gels and diffuser disk.

 

ORLIT RT 400 TTL

 

ORLIT RT 400 TTL

 

Compatible transmitter units for the ORLIT system, when used in RT radio mode, include all of Canon’s own RT enabled master units. Like the 600EX-RT II, and 430EX III-RT Speedlites, and ST-E3-RT transmitter.

 

ORLIT also offer their own TR-Q6 transmitters for Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Fuji. With the Canon version also providing Canon RT compatibility.

The TR-Q6 provide 3 flash groups – A / B / C, and allow TTL and Remote Manual Groups to be mixed together, and turned off individually as needed.

The LED modelling lights can be remotely switched ON and OFF (while Manual or Proportional modes can still be set on the strobes).

Radio range is up to an impressive 300 meters.

ORLIT TR-Q6

 

The TR-Q6 transmitter also provides smartphone APP remote control to the ORLIT and Jinbei flash systems.

The Orlit APP for iOS is available now (also Jinbei APP for iOS), and the Android APPs should also be available soon.

 

Again a nice padded case is provided with the RT 400.

 

ORLIT RT 400 TTL

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The ORLIT RoveLight RT 400 TTL strobes are available for pre-order now from Adorama from $499.00.

 

ORLIT – Website

ORLIT – Firmware Downloads

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22 Comments
  1. mmmfotografie 4 months ago

    Looks familiar.

  2. Robert 4 months ago

    I hope some 3rd party vendor comes out with a similar magnetic gel kit/reflector combo as well with the Bowens S mount. What a great idea! Barn doors / honey comb grids could be added as well.

    • Mark 4 months ago

      I just wish that the Chinese vendors would just stop with the primary color gels and supply a series of CTS or CYO options. A range of fluorescent CC gels might be nice too but not a deal breaker.

  3. Jay 4 months ago

    Looks really sharp st a great price . Or Lot is being competitive .

    • Jay 4 months ago

      Orlit , stupid auto correct

      • Paul 4 months ago

        Well…really Jinbei is being competitive 😉

        • Author
          FLASH HAVOC 4 months ago

          Though Jinbei are listening to what Adorama / Orlit want before developing these (and therefore what we want).

          They have some good things to come, which should keep Godox on their toes as well 🙂

  4. Earle 4 months ago

    Nice touch with the gel kit. Given that Adorama is backing both the Jinbei/Orlit system and the Godox system as big battery strobes, it’s nice to see.

  5. Mark 4 months ago

    This looks to be a nice unit with very decent pricing.
    It seems that Adorama might have a civil war on its hands with the Godox/Streaklight/Xplor/Evolv family facing off against the Orlit/Rovelight clan.

    As I am eyeball deep in the Godox family I really can’t get involved with the Orlits despite their charms.

  6. Shane 4 months ago

    Certainly looks interesting. I like that I can use this with my canon flashes. At weddings I keep a flash on as so often I get called off to areas away from where my lights are set up and if I just had a trigger i would be stuck grabbing lights. Been looking at Godox but I have 6 canon rt 600 flashes already.

  7. alex 4 months ago

    WTF! Why we need it? i am waiting ad-200 from Jinbei, not this :((((

  8. tbdinh 4 months ago

    Is Godox working on something similiar to this? 400watts would be nice balance between portability and power.

    • Paul 4 months ago

      hopefully a pro ad360, similar to SMDV Bright 360

    • Author
      FLASH HAVOC 4 months ago

      I don’t know exactly, though I do know all these posts didn’t go unnoticed. 🙂

  9. tbdinh 4 months ago

    There are leaks of Godox AD400pro. FlashHavoc, Godox took notice.

    • John Wilson 4 months ago

      Looks convincing. I wonder why the S type mount is separate? Perhaps they will do an optional Elinchrom one.

      If the pin size and location is the same on the 400pro bulb as the 600pro then the 600 remote head should work with it. However if they were the same you’d have the problem that you could mistakenly fit a 400 bulb on a 600.

      Pricing will be interesting. Possibly a small premium over two AD200s and an ADB2 as you’d probably get faster recycle time and colour mode like the 600pro.

  10. Njose 3 months ago

    The 400 and the 610 are just $50 different. The 400 seems to have faster recycle and the gels. The 600 has stronger modeling light and 600w. Both weight the same 5lb. No reviews on the 400, lots of reviews on the 610.

    So, why shouldn’t I just get the the 610 for $50 more.

  11. Njose 3 months ago

    PS. I like the controls on the side of the 400. That’s a plus for it.

  12. JayPea 3 months ago

    Any idea what the release date for this is?

  13. D.R. 3 weeks ago

    This is cool, but as another poster said, the 610 is just a bit more. And with the Rover RT now being available, this sits in an odd spot. The Rover RT is not as powerful, but 300Ws goes a long way even outside, plus its light weight means you can easily use it on a boom. Another thing to consider: spare bulbs are available for the 610, something that cant currently be said for the 400. (And unfortunately, Jinbei doesn’t sell the bulbs for the Mars OR the Rover RT!)

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