ORLIT RoveLight RT 600AC / 800AC TTL – Strobes Released

ORLIT RT 800 AC

 

Adorama have released the ORLIT RoveLight RT 600AC and 800AC TTL mains powered studio strobes, complementing the existing ORLIT RT battery strobe system, which currently includes the RT 610, RT 601, and Rover RT.

The RT 600AC / 800AC bring all the features of the RT 610 TTL strobes, including TTL, HSS, Freeze Mode to 1/19000s flash duration, constant color temps, and 20 watt LED modeling light, etc.

While adding faster recycle times of just 0.8 / 1.0 seconds at full power, and 20 frames per second constant shooting capability.

The ORLIT RT 600AC / 800AC, are Adorama’s version of the Jinbei MSN 600 / 800, though the ORLIT RT versions exclusively provide added Canon RT radio compatibility.

That is along with included RF TTL radio slave modes for Canon, Nikon, and Sony, camera platforms.

 

ORLIT RT 800 AC

 

Significant ORLIT RT 600AC / 800AC Features Include –

 

  • TTL Modes for Canon, Nikon, & Sony
  • Direct Canon RT radio compatibility
  • Pulsing HSS Mode allowing shutter speeds to 1/8000th (down to 1/32 power)
  • Group control for up to 6 Groups A / B / C / D / E / F
  • Short Flash Duration (Freeze Mode) down to 1/19000s
  • Full power recycle time of just 0.8 / 1.0 seconds
  • 20 Frames Per Second Capability
  • Manual power levels down to 1/256th, with fine 0.1 stop graduations
  • Consistent Color Temperature – 5500K +/-150K
  • 20 watt, 3200K, LED modeling lamp
  • Large full color LED display and simple user interface
  • USB port for firmware updates
  • Integrated handle and refined metal swivel mount
  • Worldwide AC Voltage (AC90 – 265V 50/60 Hz)

 

ORLIT RT 600 AC

 

ORLIT ROVELIGHT RT 600AC / 800AC TTL FEATURES

 

  • 600Ws / 800Ws
  • Guide Number – 80M / 90M  (ISO 100)
  • Fan Cooled (Auto)
  • 20W LED Modelling Light (3200K), Manual & Proportional
  • Bowens S-type Accessory Mount
  • 0.05 – 0.8 / 1.0 Second Recycle Time
  • 20 Frames Per Second Capability
  • Flash Modes – TTL / M / Multi
  • HSS to 1/8000th (Down to 1/32 Power)
  • Second Curtain Sync
  • FEC (+/- 3.0 Stops)
  • Manual Flash – 1/256 – 1/1 Output (1/10th Increments, 9 Stop Range)
  • Flash Duration Freeze Mode (t0.5) – 1/2200s – 1/19000s
  • Flash Duration Normal Mode  (t0.5) – 1/2200s – 1/8000s
  • 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 RF Radio Receiver Built-in
  • Canon, Nikon, & Sony Radio Slave Modes
  • Range – 300m with TR-Q6 or TR-611/612 as Transmitter
  • Groups – A / B / C / D / E / F
  • 16 Channels
  • Supports Legacy TRS-V / TR-A6 Trigger System (No Group Control)
  • Supports Legacy TRS Trigger System (Limited function)
  • Optic Slave Mode
  • Large Color Dot Matrix LCD Display
  • Custom Functions
  • Auto Memory Function
  • Sound Prompt
  • Color Coded Group Lights
  • USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
  • 3.5mm Sync Port
  • Worldwide AC Voltage (AC90 – 265V 50/60 Hz)
  • Dimensions – 365 x 136 x 200mm
  • Weight – 2.9kg / 3.1kg

 

Manual power control is from full power down to 1/256th, and adjustable in full or 0.1 stop increments.

The large full color LCD interface displays the power levels as 0.1 – 0.9. And pressing the main dial allows fast full stop adjustments.

Up to 6 Groups are provided, A / B / C / D / E / F. Though this will depend on the transmitter units used.

The interface also provides a fast and simple menu system.

 

ORLIT RT 600 AC

 

The RT 600AC / 800AC provide an S-type accessory mount, and a fan cooled 20 watt LED modeling lamp (equivalent to 100 watt halogen), with warm 3200K color temperature to help match halogen bulbs.

The Modeling light provides manual control in fine 0.1 increments across a 9 stop range. Or proportional control, which adjusts automatically to match the strobes manual power level.

 

ORLIT RT 600AC TTL

 

Mains power can be used worldwide (AC voltage 90 – 265V, 50/60 Hz).

And the RT 600AC / 800AC provide a USB port for firmware updates, and a 3.5mm sync port.

 

ORLIT RT 600AC 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 transmitter for Canon, Nikon, and Sony. 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.

The TR-Q6 transmitter connects to the smartphone via Bluetooth, providing around 10 meters of range between them, and then conveys the settings on to the slave strobes with a range of up to 300 meters.

 

ORLIT TR-Q6

 

Most of the strobes functions can then be controlled remotely through the smartphone interface.

 

ORLIT TR-Q6

 

And the RT 600AC / 800AC strobes even provide a corresponding color coded group display light (which changes color when the selected group changes).

 

ORLIT RT 600 AC

 

ORLIT ROVELIGHT RT 600AC / 800AC TTL SPECS

 

Guide Number @ 100ISO
80m / 90m
Maximum Power
600Ws /800Ws
Power Variables
M: 1.0~9.0
HSS: 4.0~9.0
TTL: 3.0EV
Power Increments
0.1 stop / 1 stop
Recycle Time
0.8s / 1.0s at Full Power
Flash Modes
Manual / RT TTL
Sync Modes
Normal / HSS / Freeze
Flash Duration (t.05)
NOR: 1/2200s~1/8000s
Color temperature
NOR: 5500 K 150 K
FREEZE: 5500 K 800 K
Modeling lamp
20W LED Proportion/Independent
Wireless receiver
Built-in Canon RT 2.4GHz / RF
Channel / Group
CH: 00-15 / GR A/B/C/D/E/F
Infra-red sensor
Built-in ETTL/iTTL infra-red sensor
Sync socket
3.5mm
Sync voltage
DC6.5V
Thermal protection method
Auto shutoff temperature sensor
USB firmware update support
Yes
Weight
2.9kg / 3.1kg
Dimensions
14.4×5.35×7.9 in/365x136x200mm
Operating room temperature
32F -104 F / 0 C – 40 C
Power
AC 90~265v 50/60Hz 10A fuse

ORLIT RT 600AC TTL

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The ORLIT RT 600AC / 800AC TTL strobes are available for pre-order now from $559.95 / $619.95 –

RT 600AC TTL – Adorama
RT 800AC TTL – Adorama

TR-Q6 Transmitters – Adorama

 

ORLIT – Website

ORLIT – Firmware Downloads

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9 Comments
  1. John Wilson 2 months ago

    Nice to see the transmitter is controllable via bluetooth.

    Ideally there’d also be an app for a laptop and I’d be able to fire the shutter via the app.

  2. John Wilson 2 months ago

    I see that there are no HSS only models and Adorama is selling the HSS + TTL and HSS only versions of the battery version for the same price ($499). Could this be the beginning of the end of charging a premium for TTL? I hope so.

    • John Wilson 2 months ago

      Sorry that’s not true. There’s a $50.99 difference between the HSS only and HSS + TTL versions of the battery version.

  3. Ron S 2 months ago

    Do you know if the nature of this unit is similar to some Profotos in respect to continuous shooting capability? For example, at 1/4 power, is it possible to shoot 3-4 frames in quick succession without having to wait for recycling? I checked the Orlit’s user manual and the only thing stated is:

    “When a camera is set to shoot in one of the continuous drive modes, the RT600/800 can only stay in sync while in Manual mode with the HSS sync selected, and the power output range of is only able to be manually set from 1.0 to 3.0.”

    So it sounds like you can only shoot in continuous mode at 1/64 power and lower? My interest in something like the Profoto B1, B2 or D2 is how these units apparently fully top up the capacitor for all power settings. If you’re working at a lower output, they will only discharge the required amount, leaving the remainder in the capacitor, thus providing the option of quick successive shots as long as there’s sufficient charge. A lot of the Orlit’s specs sound like the D2, on paper. I’m wondering how comparable they are in reality.

    Otherwise I’d possibly look at the 610, but like the faster recycling speed and much shorter flash duration specs at higher power output of the AC units.

    Another question is whether one can use a battery powered inverter, such as the PCB Vagabond series with these new Orlits (in order to take advantage of the superior recycle and flash duration at higher power settings compared to the 610)? I’ve looked into this with the Profoto D2 and apparently it’s a bit problematic but somewhat possible due to later firmware allowing slower recycle options. While the slower recycle options would seem to negate the D2’s recycle speed advantages over the B1, the ability to fire off a short series of shots in succession at lower output would generally suit my needs. If I need faster recycling at higher output, then like the option of being able to plug into an AC outlet and benefit from the shorter flash duration at these output levels.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Ron S,

      These are IGBT strobes like the D2, so yes they can fire a number of shots at power levels less than full power, while the capacitors still have charge in them.

      How fast they are exactly I don’t know yet, though looking at the recycle time specs they do appear to be modelling these from the Profoto strobes.

      That 1/64 power spec would be for firing a number of shots at high frame rates (20 fps etc). Profoto are going to have similar limitations if you want to shoot that fast, though I don’t know exactly how closely they compare.

      Regarding the power packs, I don’t think the VML provide very fast recycle times at all, so you would at least want to look at the larger VLX.

      Though likely more appropriate still would be the Godox LP800x. Elinchrom USA where even packaging those with their strobes.

      Again I don’t know exactly how quick they would be then, though I would be very surprised if they would not fire considerably faster than the ORLIT RT 610 etc. With a single 600Ws strobe connected the LP800x should be recycling as past as connecting to mains power.

  4. Craig 2 months ago

    The automatic group color coding on the lights are a nice touch.

  5. Robert 2 months ago

    It seems these strobes have reasonably good specs at reasonable pricing. They borrow feature sets from several other companies – which is not necessarily a bad thing, car manufactures all do it.

    @ Craig, the group coloring seems to give a nod to Broncolor and is def. a helpful feature. I think all lights should have the indicators for grouping. Their app also seems to borrow from Broncolor as well.

    The rear display seems to be Profoto-esque, not quite as clean as Profoto.

    Likes:
    1. It seems the head is biased with the weight toward the back of the strobe given where the swivel is located. When a heavier modifier is attached, it will be easier to keep the light from “falling” forward.

    2. The included reflector is pretty small. I would prefer a more standard size 7″ reflector with an umbrella slot, similar to Flashpoint Xplor 600.

    3. These are HSS and TTL, seems to be the trend – I hope the color consistency is as rated.

    4. The app looks wonderfully simple to use!

    5. Unlike Profoto, it looks like this remote will reflect the power settings on each light back at the remote. Why Profoto can’t seem to make that happen seems remarkable to me.

    Cons:

    1. Understanding no strobes are “waterproof”. However, the vents on these lights look like they will expose the electronics to water damage immediately, if say you are caught outside on a shoot and it starts to even light drizzle, not to mention an unexpected downpour. They should have considered designing the vents with a little more protection – I think thats design flaw.

    2. No need to print the light model type on the side of the unit, looks cheap.

    3. The remote looks clunky and has no jog wheel like most remotes are moving toward. Adjusting power with a jog wheel is way faster than pushing buttons. Plus the remote looks like it came from 1980’s.

    4. Handle facing up instead of down……WHY?!?!? Having the handle down makes it way easier to adjust light angle, plus gives a little base if you set the light on the ground. Again, I think this was not well thought out.

    All in all, I look forward to trying these out. If they perform anywhere near the performance level of the specs…..why would you spend almost 3-4x as much per light for ProFoto or Broncolor? At this price you could carry a couple spares on location, just incase a problem arises. Yes I am sure the build quality is not that of Profoto or Broncolor – but I think that is greatly compensated for in the pricing. Now, as long as Adorama provides good tech support, I think these should be a great value.

    I wish that Paul C. Buff (here in the US) would get on the HSS, TTL bandwagon and dump their horrible attachment modifier attachment system and overly cumbersome triggers. Though I love Paul C. Buff company and support ( best in the business ) their days are numbered if they don’t soon come out with lights capable of HS or HSS and TTL.

    What would be kind of cool is if Adorama or B&H would partner with Paul C. Buff to develop a new modern strobe line…… 😉 Hint, Hint!

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    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Thanks Gregorio.

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