ORLIT RoveLight RT 610 TTL – Cordless Strobe Released!

ORLIT RoveLight RT 610

 

Adorama have released the first Canon RT, AND Nikon compatible, TTL and HSS enabled 600Ws cordless strobe, in the new ORLIT RoveLight RT 610 TTL!

The RoveLight RT 610 are Adorama’s much anticipated version of Jinbei’s HD 610 Lithium-ion powered TTL strobes. Including all of their features, as well as adding direct compatibility with Canon’s own 2.4GHz RT radio system. All in the one strobe.

Once again the RT 610 should provide a major breakthrough for the many Canon based professional wedding and event photographers wanting to expand their flash system with larger off camera strobes, while retaining the well refined original Canon RT speedlites as their on-camera master unit.

Nikon owners are not left out though, as the Orlit RT 610 still provide the original Jinbei / Orlit 2.4GHz RF radio receiver modes for both Canon and Nikon DSLR systems.

And Adorama will also have there own RT compatible master and slave enabled speedlites in the Orlit RT-600C. As well as a Nikon version Orlit 600N coming.

 

ORLIT RoveLight RT 610

 

As the “RoveLight” branding indicates, the Orlit RoveLight RT 610 are also the follow up to Adorama’s very popular original Lithium-ion powered fully cordless Flashpoint RoveLight 600B.

(Due to their significantly upgraded radio system, there is relatively limited backward compatibility between the 2 lights though. More on that further below).

Significant upgrades from the original RoveLights include –

 

  • TTL Modes for Canon and Nikon
  • Direct Canon RT radio compatibility
  • Pulsing HSS Mode allowing shutter speeds to 1/8000 (down to 1/32 power)
  • Group control for up to 5 Groups A / B / C / D / E / F
  • Short Flash Duration (Freeze Mode) down to 1/19000s
  • Full power recycle time of just 2.3 seconds (down from 3.5 seconds)
  • Manual power levels down to 1/256th, with fine 0.1 stop graduations
  • More powerful 20 watt, 3200K, LED modeling lamp
  • Large full color LED display and simple user interface
  • USB port for firmware updates
  • Integrated handle and refined swivel mount

 

ORLIT RoveLight RT 610

 

The Orlit RT 610’s 14.8V 6000mAh Lithium-ion battery provides around 450 full power pops per charge, with 2.3 second full power recycle time.

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 simply pressing the main dial allow 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 RoveLight RT 610

 

ORLIT ROVELIGHT RT 610 FEATURES

 

  • 600Ws (Guide N0. 67M – ISO 100, Supplied 5.5″ Reflector)
  • Fan Cooled (Auto)
  • 20W LED Modelling Light (3200K), Manual & Proportional
  • Bowens S-type Accessory Mount
  • Built in (removable) 14.8V / 6000mAh Lithium-ion Battery
  • Over 450 Full Power Pops Per Battery Charge
  • 0.01 – 2.3 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 – 1/8000s
  • 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 Radio Receiver Built-in
  • ETTL & ITTL Radio Slave Modes
  • Range – 300m + with TR-611 / TR-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
  • Battery Level Indicator
  • Auto Power Off (After 60 Minutes)
  • Mini USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
  • 3.5mm Sync Port
  • Dimensions – 355 x 117 x195mm
  • Weight – 2.4kg (3.0kg With Battery)

 

 

The Orlit RT 610 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 adjusting automatically to match the strobes manual power level.

Remote control from the Orlit transmitter unit is limited to turning the modelling light ON and OFF (via individual group though, and using Manual or Proportional modes).

 

ORLIT RoveLight RT 610

 

The Orlit RT 610’s 14.8V 6000mAh Lithium-ion battery provides around 450 full power pops per charge.

And now includes a built in charge level indicator.

ORLIT RoveLight RT 610

 

And an AC power adapter for mains power use will also be coming.

ORLIT RoveLight RT 610

 

 

Compatible transmitter units for the Orlit RT 610 when used in RT radio mode include all of Canon’s own RT enabled master units, like the 600EX-RT II flash, and ST-E3-RT transmitter.

Though Orlit also offer their own transceivers for Canon and Nikon, in the TR-611C, and TR-612N.

The Canon version TR-611C providing both Canon RT, and Orlit / Jinbei 2.4GHz RF Canon radio modes.

The Nikon version TR-612N providing Orlit / Jinbei 2.4GHz RF Nikon radio mode.

 

ORLIT TR-611C

 

The Orlit TR-611C, and TR-612N both provide 3 flash groups A / B / C, and allow TTL and Remote Manual Groups to be mixed together, and turned off individually as needed.

Remote zoom control for speedlites is also available by group.

The hotshoe on top of the units when used as transmitter mounted on the camera provide full TTL pass through for a flash mounted on top.

Radio range is specified as up to an impressive 300 meters.

(Note – Remote Modelling light control is only available in the RF modes, not RT Mode).

 

ORLIT TR-611C

 

The Orlit TR-611C, and TR-612N transceivers can also act as receiver units.

And these can also be used to simply fire other strobes in combination with the Orlit lights, or even fire and control compatible TTL speedlites.

 

 

 

For current owners of the original FlashPoint Rovelight the Orlit RT 610 do provide a legacy TRS radio transmission mode compatible with the RoveLight TRS transmitter.

Though selecting the TRS mode does not then allow any group control ability (basically reducing the Orlit RT 610’s functionality to that of the original RoveLights)

JINBEI HD 610

 

So the legacy TRS mode is quite limited, and its likely original RoveLight owners will find more useful work arounds which do not lose group control with the Orlit RT 610.

These would mainly involve firing the original RoveLights via an external receiver unit, attached to the flash via PC sync cord. And using the original TRS transmitter just to control the original RoveLights power levels.

 

ORLIT RoveLight RT 610

 

The Orlit Rovelight RT 610 are supplied with a nice semi-hard padded case, and shoulder strap.

And include a compact 5.5″ reflector, battery charger, and a long coiled PC sync cord.

 

ORLIT_RT_610_13a640

 

ORLIT ROVELIGHT RT 610 SPECS

 

Model
Orlit RT 610
Product Type
Studio 600ws TTL Lithium Battery Monolight
Guide number
201GN @ ft ISO 100
Maximum power
600ws
Wireless receiver
Built-in Orlit 2.4GHz
Channel / Group
CH: 00-15 / GR: A/B/C/D/E/F
Flash power variation
M: 1.0 9.0 / HSS: 4.0-9.0 / TTL: 3.0EV 1 f-stop / 0.1 f-stop increment
Recycling time
2.3s at full power
Flash mode
M / TTL mode
Sync modes
Normal / HSS / Freeze
Flash duration (t0.5)
NOR: 1/800s-1/8000s / FREEZE: 1/800s-1/19000s
Color temperature
NOR: 5500 K 150 K / FREEZE: 5500 K 800 K
Modeling lamp
20W LED, Proportion / Independent mode
Power source
Lithium battery / DC14.8V 6000mAh
Battery capacity
Up to 450 times at full power
Battery life
300 charge cycle (to 80% capacity)
Auto power off
After 60 minutes / Sleep activated after 10 minutes
Voltage stabilization
1%
Infra-red sensor
Built-in infra-red sensor
Sync socket
3.5mm
Sync voltage
DC6.5V
Thermal Protection method
Auto shutoff temperature sensor circuit
Operating room temperature
32 -104 F / 0 – 40 C
USB firmware update support
Yes
Weight
5.0 lb /2.3Kg (without battery)
Dimensions
14.0 x 4.6 x 7.7 in / 355 x 117 x 195mm)

 

 

The Rovelight RT 610 are also just the start of the Orlit radio flash system.

Along with the compatible Orlit RT-600C, and Nikon version 600N speedlites, Adorama intend to have compatible 600Ws and 800Ws AC powered TTL and HSS enabled studio lights available by mid year (2017).

All working directly with the Canon RT radio system, or Orlit’s own 2.4GHz RF radio system for Canon and Nikon.

 

ORLIT RoveLight RT 610

There is also a transmitter, and Apple and Android smart phone apps coming (around mid year), to control the whole system in the studio.

The AC strobes above even have clever changing color coded LED tabs to identify which strobe is set to each group.

ORLIT - QR-A6

 

The TR-Q6 wireless studio remote will link the camera and apps together.

 

ORLIT RoveLight RT 610

 

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The ORLIT RoveLight RT 610 TTL strobes are available for pre-order now from Adorama for $699.95 with transmitter.

 

Individual TR-611C, and TR-612N transceivers are also available for pre-order.

As well as the Orlit RT-600C Speedlite for Canon.

 

Orlit – Website

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113 Comments
  1. Marta 3 days ago

    Any idea if it works with Fuji cameras? XPRO2 in specific? Thank you!

  2. John 3 days ago

    RMA’ed my unit today.

    This thing isn’t ready for primetime. Maybe in a few months if they can fix the bugs and release stable firmware. As of now I would stay away which is a shame because it would be awesome (if it worked).

  3. Hugo G 3 hours ago

    I made up my mind and today headed to adorama and purchased one e-volv 200 and 1 orlit … I have one setup based in canon RT for work, and another one based on godox for my own stuff … soooooo disappointed with the orlit: The battery doesn’t lock properly, so to turn on the flash i have to press firmly the battery and hold it with my hand, if i let it go it turns off… then I tried the transceiver: it linked with both the orlit and 1 canon 600 EX-RT II without a problem, I can control both without a problem, but: at least HALF the shots the flash fired but was off-sync with the camera, the TTL was extremely inconsistent; and when using the flash on the pass-trough hotshoe… OMG everything was overexposed so much, and again the flash would not always sync with the camera … so disappointed … Will get a replacement tomorrow, and if I experience the same, i will return it for good … so disappointed …

    • Hugo G 21 mins ago

      update #1: I tried the orlit transceiver on my canon 6d (my previous try was with canon 5dIV) and the communication with the canon 600 is flawless … also with the help of a lot of rubber bands i was able to turn on the orlit and run some tests … everything works so nice !!!! if i could delete my previous comment i would … now its time to upgrade the firmware !!

    • Hugo G 20 mins ago

      update: I tested the orlit transceiver on my canon 6d (my previous try was with canon 5dIV) and the communication with the canon 600 is flawless … also with the help of a lot of rubber bands i was able to turn on the orlit and run some tests … everything works so nice !!!! if i could delete my previous comment i would … now its time to upgrade the firmware !!

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