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

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, Nikon, & Sony
  • 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 / Multi
  • 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 – 1/4800s
  • 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, TTL 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.

 

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 is also available.

ORLIT RoveLight RT 610

 

 

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

 

 

For 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).

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.

JINBEI HD 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.

 

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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)

 

ORLIT RoveLight RT 610

 

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The ORLIT RoveLight RT 610 TTL strobes are available now from $699.95 –

Adorama, AmazonEbay

ORLIT – TR-Q6 Transmitters

 

ORLIT – Website

ORLIT – Firmware Downloads

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178 Comments
  1. Marta 9 months ago

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

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 9 months ago

      Hi Marta,

      There is definitely no TTL with Fuji cameras. You may be able to get HSS by combining transmitter with something like the Cactus V6 II.

      For TTL and HSS with Fuji you be better off looking at the XPLOR 600 as Godox should have TTL coming for the Fuji system in the next few months. At least a TT350 master speedlite to start with .

  2. John 9 months 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).

    • Art Altman 9 months ago

      Thanks for letting us know. This is surprising because the Jinbei version has been available for many months, judging by the youtube’s and discussions on the net. That’s why I thought they would have the bugs out by now. But what can you do. Which functions were most troublesome?

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 9 months ago

        Art, they were compatibility issues with the 1DX and 5D IV, the firmware update was for the 1DX compatibility. They work fine with other cameras.

        Also Adorama go out of their way to help with any issues if you contact the brands team at brands@adorama.com .

        • Mohamed imran 9 months ago

          what about 5D Mark IV? firmware is only for 1DX???

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 9 months ago

            Hi Mohamed,

            Hugo mentioned below that there will be another firmware update coming for the 5D Mark IV compatibility.

            The 5D IV appears to already work ok if using a Canon transmitter or master though. And I still have the original firmware in the strobe.

  3. Hugo G 9 months 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 9 months 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 !!

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 9 months ago

        Hi Hugo,

        Thanks for the update. Regarding the firmware update be aware you need a Windows 7 PC to do the update. Though if you’re returning the flash you may want to check the exchange unit has already been updated first. (They are meant to be updating them all in the warehouse already).

        I didn’t have that many issues with the 5D IV, and TR-611 transmitter, though HSS is not working with the old firmware (though it works with the ST-E3-RT transmitter even with the old firmware).

        I found the ST-E3-RT transmitter much more consistent than the TR-611 in TTL, with the 6D or 5D IV, though I haven’t updated the TR-611 to the latest firmware.

        • Hugo G 9 months ago

          Thanks for deleting the extra comment 😉
          I went to adorama yesterday, they said the problem with the battery was related to the inside contacts, although it fits ok, the connection is not properly tight (i guess it happened before and they were aware of that, because once I said “battery locks in but won’t turn on” he already said that) . So I got a replacement, it’s working great, triggering the flash from a canon 600 RT on top of a 5dIV I get consistent and great TTL exposures, and HSS; talked with the sales person about the transceiver, he said he know there were some issues, and that a new firmware update was in the way and that should fix the 5dIV issue … Its raining now in NY and will rain the whole weekend, so Im just waiting to try this baby outside !!

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 9 months ago

            Ok thanks Hugo.

            Sorry I meant to mention I wasn’t familiar with the battery connection issue, though it sounds like Adorama are aware of it as you mention.

  4. Author
    Flash Havoc 9 months ago

    Just an update on the firmware update situation.

    Apparently the chip built into the strobes can only accept Windows 7 PC system updates, so Jinbei can not change that with the current strobes.

    It won’t be until a new version of the strobes are produced that Windows 8, 10 and Mac updates will be compatible. Though I don’t know when that will happen.

    In the mean time customers can contact the Flashpoint team at brands@adorama.com if they are having issues accessing a Windows 7 machine.

    All the strobes should also be update to the latest firmware before sale now as well.

  5. Mohamed imran 9 months ago

    How Can I use this light with Sony A7r ii?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 8 months ago

      Hi Mohamed,

      They are working on Sony compatibility next, though I’m not sure when that will be ready.

      I tried the Canon version TR-611 transmitter on my Sony A7 hotshoe, and I couldn’t get the transmitter to fire the flash at all unfortunately. At best you would only have Remote Manual power control, no TTL or HSS.

      If you’re in a hurry you may be better off looking at the XPLOR 600, as they already have a Sony transmitter.

  6. Alex Valtchev 8 months ago

    How do you trigger the D/E and especially the F group?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 8 months ago

      Hi Alex,

      D and E are currently accessible via the Canon RT transmitter and master flashes.

      I don’t think D, E, and F, are accessible via the Nikon transmitters at the moment. Jinbei have likely built them into the strobe in provision for later transmitters etc with expanded capability.

  7. Ruben 8 months ago

    Has anyone had any success with using the Nikon TR-612 in HSS mode. On adorama’s website it states that you can use HSS with the 612 trigger but once you receive the transceiver it states in the manual that only the Canon 611 C can perform HSS. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Thanks in advance.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 8 months ago

      Hi Ruben,

      I just tested this with a Nikon D7000, and HSS appears to be working fine to 1/8000s in both TTL and Manual.

      I couldn’t find where in the manual it says only the Canon transmitter can perform HSS?

  8. Marek 8 months ago

    Unfortunately Jinbei HD 610 and TR-611 don’t work well with Canon 6d. , Flash 610 and transmiter TR-611 don’t working with multiple shooting for Canon 6d – 4,5 ftp . Also you can’t change nothing in hd-610 settings using 6d body + TR-611 transmiter ,C.Fn settings in Speedlite are blocked, you cannot change anything. You can see in menu all function but all are blocked to change. I have the latest firmware for HD-610 and TR-611 and canon 6d.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 8 months ago

      Hi Marek,

      I tried this in RT and RF mode on the TR-611C and Canon 6D, and yes control through the camera menu does not function.

      I was able to get 4.5 fps in both RT and RF mode though.

      Obviously using the Canon ST-E3-RT as transmitter there is full control through the camera menu. That’s the way to go with Canon at the moment, though the coming TR-Q6 transmitter looks interesting.

  9. Sansy 8 months ago

    Hello a question the ORLIT RoveLight RT 610 works well with nikon d7200 and that transmitter recommend me, thanks

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 8 months ago

      Hello Sansy,

      I just tested with my Nikon D7000, and yes the RT 610 appears to be working quite well. TTL exposures are very consistent, and exposure compensation on the transmitter works as it should.

      Exposure compensation does not work from the camera though, so I had to use the adjustment directly on the transmitter.

      The transmitter is the Orlit TR-612N.

  10. Sandy 8 months ago

    Hello then I can not change the exposure from the transmitter TR-612N, from the camera?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 8 months ago

      Hi Sandy,

      You can adjust manual power levels of the RT 610 strobe from the TR-612N transmitter interface (mounted on the camera hotshoe).

      You can also adjust FEC (Flash Exposure Compensation) for ITTL exposures from the TR-612N transmitter interface (mounted on the camera hotshoe).

      FEC settings do not work on the camera interface itself though. You need to make the FEC adjustment directly on the TR-612N transmitter interface.

      Maybe FEC from the camera interface may work with other camera models. I only have a D7000 here at the moment (well also a old D70s).

  11. Sandy 8 months ago

    Thank you very much, Flash Havoc, I have another question for you.
    I have nikon sb-700 speedlight and want to connect it in grup [or shot along with the rt 601 orlit, receiver I recommended.

  12. jeff meville 8 months ago

    So I take it I should wait on the Rovelight 610 ttl for my Canon set up. Liked the sale price but consistency is key. Xplor 600 seems to be the more reliable. Any thoughts post update? I’m also a mac user and have a 5d mark4.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 8 months ago

      Hi Jeff,

      The RT 610 already work great if you use a Canon transmitter or master flash.

      Its only the TR-611C which are a bit iffy, though the interface on those is lousy anyway. The TR-Q6 transmitters are becoming available now though as well, and they already look a lot better at least.

      I haven’t updated the firmware yet, as I need to pick up a Windows 7 PC myself. Adorama will help people with updates if needed though.

      If you’re set on Mac updates then you would have to wait for the next version of the RT 610, I’m not sure when they will be available though.

      Godox do not have Mac updates. I’m not sure what the plans are there. (EDIT – Though you can use various virtual windows software with the Mac).

      The main advantage to the RT 610 is if you need a Canon master flash on camera at times (and the modelling light). Otherwise the XPLOR are a good option.

      • Paul Kane 7 months ago

        Correct me if I am wrong, but the TR-Q6 will not fire speedlites…..only the HD610/RT610 and Mars -3 and MSN-TTL systems..
        In which case you will still need to use the TR-611 to natively control the speedlites.

        However, given the Orlit RT610 will work with the ST-E3 triggers while the Jinbei HD610 will not, nothing will surprise me !

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 7 months ago

          Hi Paul,

          I’m not really clear on what you’re meaning there.

          Just going by the Adorama listing it looks like the TR-Q6 do not have a Canon RT radio mode (Though I wouldn’t rely on that completely being the case until we actually see them).

          So they would have to be running on the Jinbei RF radio mode, which is the same as the TR-611/612 use. In which case you should be able to use a TR-611/612 as receiver attached to your respective Canon or Nikon TTL speedlites.

          If you wanted to use speedlites with radio built-in, you would need the respective Jinbei or Orlit speedlite with either Canon or Nikon Jinbei RF radio slave mode. So far Adorama have only released a Canon RT radio Orlit Speedlite though. The coming Nikon version will have to be Jinbei / Nikon RF though.

          Maybe later the Jinbei Speedlites will have more radio slave modes all in the same flash like the HD 610 etc strobes, I’m not sure.
          .
          Regarding the Jinbei HD 610 working with the Canon ST-E3-RT. I’m still not sure about that. The Australian dealer is showing their HD 610 do have the ZGB radio mode for Canon RT.

          Adorama should have RT compatibility exclusively for the other new Jinbei strobes from now on though (So the Jinbei branded Mars-3 etc will not have Canon RT compatibility, only the Orlit Rover will have that). RT was apparently meant to be exclusive to the Adorama for the HD 610 as well.

  13. Gbenga Sogbetun 8 months ago

    Hey, There’s a price drop on this system. It’s now $549 on Amazon and Adorama.com.

  14. marcus 8 months ago

    Hi I am a Nikon shooter but in future going to sony anyway, what are the advantages of the jinbei (orlit) 610 over the godox 600?. I am about to purchase my 1st lighting and flash set up but prefer the looks and style of the orlit over the godox 600. Any help would be greatly appreciated, also I whant to run ttl and hss —- is there anyway that is simple and effective to run the orlit 610 with orlit speedlight matched up to the godox ad200 or godox ad360 using ttl and hss (yes I am aware of the orlit 360 but prefer the godox units in that area. Again any help would be appreciated thankyou.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 months ago

      Hi Marcus,

      Sorry for the slow reply. If you’re not interested in Canon RT compatibility, I would say the main advantages to the HD / RT 610 are the more powerful modelling light, a nice smooth swivel mount, and the handle is also nice.

      Big advantages to the AD600B / XPLOR are the remote head, HSS across the power range, and the larger Godox system you mention. Also Godox already have Sony compatibility out for a while now, so chances are they will be a little ahead refining bugs etc there.

      Jinbei are also working on an AD200 style flash, though again the Godox flash is already available and a known quantity.

      I don’t think there is any way to mix TTL with the 2 different systems combined. You could possibly mix some strobes in TTL, with others in remote manual (and possibly HSS), though I certainly wouldn’t set out with the intention of buying into 2 different TTL strobe systems like that, it wouldn’t be worth the inconvenience.

      Again disregarding Canon RT, if you need to use the strobes outside on location, mounted on a light stand or boom, then the remote head of the AD600B / XPLOR I think is a huge advantage. If its mainly someone holding the light on a pole etc then the 610 are fine. The modelling light on the 610 are an advantage, so if using them mainly indoors etc the 610 have the advantage there.

  15. Alex Valtchev 7 months ago

    Is there any way Nikon shooters can access all A / B / C / D / E / F groups? Perhaps new trigger from Orlit that looks and acts like ORLIT ST-RT, but Nikon version? There are so many options for Canon to use 4, 5 or 6 groups and all manufactures are limiting Nikon to just 3 groups? Come on… anyone?

    Perhaps ORLIT will address this problem ? I am Nikon shooter and would love to use 6 groups with 1 trigger with big LCD like (ORLIT ST-RT ) that can control all small speedlights like (ORLIT RT-600C TTL RT Speedlite), medium like (ORLIT Rover RT TTL, a compact 300Ws), and large studio monoblocks like (ORLIT RoveLight RT 610 TTL)

  16. Vic 7 months ago

    Hi All, I am trying to figure out what trigger and receiver I need to make this strobe work (if possible) in remote manual and HSS with a Fuji X-T2, but I cannot find any definitive answer out there. Flash Havoc seems to be the only website with more discussion regarding this strobe, maybe someone with more knowledge can help guide me in the right direction?

    So far I found these related videos demonstrating non native Jinbei/Orlit triggers/receiver working with the Jinbei strobe, but its in german so I cannot understand.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zrjeNEWE4U&list=WL&index=80

    Using the Cactus V6II – Do I use 2 of these, one on the X-T2 and one on the strobe?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx4PTNOMUjs&list=WL&index=81

    Not the HD/RT 610 but still a Jinbei strobe Using the Yongnuo trigger but I cannot tell which Yongnuo model number those trigger are.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYeLbddOT5w&list=WL&index=78

    Around 3:52 mark of the video. This one is with the SONY A7 with the yongnuo receiver on the strobe, but Im curious what trigger it is on the A7. Will this combo work on the X-T2 with HSS?

    Can anyone knowledgable of this subject point me to a working trigger/receiver combination that will work with the Fuji X-T2 in remote manual and HSS? Thanks a lot!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 7 months ago

      Hi Vic,

      I think you will need a Cactus V6 II transmitter on the camera, and a V6 II as receiver attached to the strobe via PC sync cord.

      You will need to use the TR-611/612 separately (in hand etc) then for the remote power control, as the V6II will only fire the strobe.

      There are no YongNuo transmitters that will provide HSS with Fuji (or Sony), so the only reason to be using those would be if you have YongNuo flashes (or YN receiver and flashes) as well, and want to combine them with the Orlit/Jinbei strobe.

      If you don’t have the strobe yet, the XPLOR 600 / AD600B would be a better option as Godox have dedicated TTL and HSS compatibility coming very soon for Fuji.

      • Vic 7 months ago

        Hey Flash Havoc, love your site and thank you for the quick feedback!

        Reason I’m looking at the HD/RT610 is for its 20w warmer modeling lamp. I was considering the Xplor 600 but keep reading reviews that its modeling lamp is quite dim, if not for that I would’ve gotten it already. Although it’s still in my consideration. Once again thanks for your help.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 7 months ago

          Yes the modelling light is a shame unfortunately. Godox have said they will upgrade all their modelling lights in new models, though when that will actually happen I don’t know.

          The modelling light is generally the attraction to the Orlit / HD 610, though the remote head option is also the big attraction to the XPLOR / AD600B, which is a shame the Orlit / HD 610 don’t have.
          .

          Also the transmitter the person is using for Sony on the last video you linked to is the Pixel Opus for Sony. I don’t know why they cut to show the YN-622C as receiver, but you can see in the next shot they are actually using a Pixel Opus as receiver attached to the flash as well.

          I think the Opus for Sony are discontinued, though there appear to be some on Ebay still for only $30 (they used to be $150 each). Pixel King for Sony used to be another HSS option now discontinued. For Sony a Godox X1 transmitter and receiver would do the same job. And I guess the Godox Fuji transmitter and receiver would too (once available). Its not complete control like with the Godox strobe though.

  17. Hugo G 7 months ago

    did anybody upgraded to version 2 of the firmware? Wonder if they solved canon 5dIV compatibility … will upgrade when i get my hands on a windows 7 computer …

  18. RC62 6 months ago

    Hi, has anyone tested color consistency of the RT610 in freeze mode throughout its power range? I know the spec states 800k shift, but just wondering if it has been tested. Thanks for any inputs.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 6 months ago

      Hi RC62,

      I tested it with a Sekonic C-700 color meter last time you asked in the Jinbei HD 610 comments

      “In regular mode color consistency is within around 300K across the power range. In freeze mode it goes from around 5500K all the way to around 9800K at minimum power (where the fastest flash duration is).”

  19. Andre 6 months ago

    Just wondering whether there’s available any light meter to radio trigger Jinbei HD610.
    Would appreciate your answer, thanks.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 6 months ago

      Hi Andre,

      There are no light meters with a Jinbei radio module.

      You can use the cordless mode on the light meter though, which takes a reading once it sees the flash go off. Just press the test fire button on the transmitter of flash unit to fire the flash.

  20. Steve 6 months ago

    Just an update – Adorama have a sales going on the Orlit 610 sale price $499

  21. Author
    Flash Havoc 6 months ago

    UPDATE – Adorma’s current stock of ORLIT RT 610 are now compatible with Windows 10 and Mac systems for future firmware updates.

    Existing owners can also have their strobes updated to provide the same capability, free of charge. If you would like to update your strobe please fill out this form – https://www.adorama.com/g/orlit-rt610-update-program

    • Gbenga Sogbetun 5 months ago

      it’s the RT601 that’s $499. The RT610 is still $699.

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 5 months ago

        Hi Gbenga,

        Sorry, there was a deal on the RT610 for $499, though that ended on June 30th, not July 30th as I accidentally wrote a few posts above.

        I’m sure Adorama will have deals again at some time, though I’m not sure when at this stage.

  22. Gbenga 5 months ago

    Hi All and FlashHavoc. I seem to have a problem with my Orlit lights. I have 2 lights purchased from Adorama though Amazon. The problem is that during a shoot the light just stops working. The LCD display stays on and the the recycle button stays red instead of turning green. I have to restart the system before I can begin to use it again. It does this with both lights and this has happened several times. Has anyone had a similar experience and would you know what is causing this. Thanks.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 months ago

      Hi Gbenga,

      What radio system are you using?, Canon RT or Canon or Nikon RF? Also if Canon RT, which camera and transmitter unit?

      I have seen something like you mention when looking at some other peoples issues, though I had to jump through a number of hoops to make it happen. Basically related to using the 5D Mk4 and Canon RT.

  23. Gbenga 5 months ago

    Hi Flashhavoc. I’m using Canon RF. I use the Canon 6D with my strobe. Initially I thought it was overheating from using the strobe outside in the sun but it also happened indoors which was pretty strange to me. The test button/recycle indicator just stays red and the strobe stops working till i restart.

    Thanks.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 5 months ago

      Ok thanks. Yes I’ve seen that happen when we ran into radio issues. The way I got to see it was using the 5D Mk4 and ST-E3-RT, and after change lenses on the camera the strobe would sometimes do that and require a reboot to start firing again.

      It shouldn’t be happening in any case, though have you tried using the RT radio mode instead of RF? And would you have a Canon master flash or transmitter you could try instead of the TR-611 transmitter, so you could possibly rule the transmitter in or out as the cause?

      Also do you have the updated strobes with the Windows 10 / Mac update-able firmware? It would be best to contact brands@adorama.com (or call and ask for the brands team) and see if they have any more advice on this issue in any case.

      • Gbenga 4 months ago

        Thanks Flashhavoc. Sorry for the late response. Work work work. I called Adorama and they said i was covered by a 1 year warranty so i could return them for a replacement or store credit. Unfortunately I was using one of the lights 2 weeks ago for an outdoors shoot when it dropped and cracked the base. The said it was no problem that i could still return it which is extremely great. So i’ll be doing that by the end of the week.

  24. Suneth 4 months ago

    Hi,

    This question may be a silly one , but I hope you guys will provide me an answer.

    I currently own Canon 600 EX-RT system (03 speedites + ST E3 RT Transmitter)
    Can I control ( wirelessly trigger, group together with other 600 EXRts) Orlit flash, from Canon ST E3 RT Transmitter?

    Many thanks

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 months ago

      Hi Suneth,

      Yes the Orlit system is designed to work with the ST-E3-RT or Canon master flash as the transmitter on camera, and you can mix in Canon 600EX-RT etc as slave strobes with the Orlit RT 610 etc.

  25. Plamen 3 months ago

    Hi all I’m a beginner and need an advice about a bracket, good stand and a softbox for portrait compatible with ORLIT RoveLight RT 610.Thank you.

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 months ago

      Hi Plamen,

      The RT 610 has a Bowen’s S-type mount, so there are tons of good modifier options. If you want something lightweight and fast to set up for location work than the Glow ParaPop 38″ is a great place to start.

      THe RT 610 is a fairly top heavy light, so if your planning to use it outdoors it can really be worth considering a C-stand. Flashpoint have good price options on those as well.

      If you’re travelling about you may still want a lighter weight alloy stand. There are tons of those, though a safe option would be something like an Avenger alloy stand with leveling leg.

      Other good options if you plan to build a larger kit and travel are the Kupo or Manfrotto stacking stands. And if only using indoors a rolling stand is great (you could get a solid boom arm on this if needed).

      Other people may be able to help with specific generic stands they are happy with. I’m not sure what you meant by the “bracket” needed.

  26. Plamen 3 months ago

    Thanks Flashhavoc . I will take Glow ParaPop 38″+Flashpoint 10′ C , this is all i need.The shipping to Europe is much (They don’t sell it here) but it’s ok. Thank you very much.

  27. Frankie Ramos 2 months ago

    I would like to know if Orlit Rovelight RT610 will work with my nikon d5200 and will it work with TTL at least to 1/250 sec?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Frankie,

      From what I can see the D5200 does not support Auto FP High Speed Sync, and the X-sync shutter speed is only 1/200th.

      So 1/200th is likely the highest shutter speed you will get using TTL with the strobe.

  28. Sonny 2 months ago

    Hello, do you have an opinion on which is better for Nikon shooters – Orlit RT610 or Godox HD600? Are either of their transmitters compatible with Nikon’s speedlights, without additional adapters? The Orlit design looks nice and replacement bulbs are 1/4 the price of Godox, but I don’t see a lot of reviews of Orlit used with Nikon.

    Please help! 🙂

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Sonny,

      No, neither of the transmitters can work directly with Nikon Speedlights, you would need a separate receiver attached to those. And you could use a TR-612N transceiver as the receiver there for the ORLIT / Jinbei. Or X1R-N receiver for the Godox / Flashpoint system.

      Which is better for Nikon?.. The TR-Q6 transmitters appear to work pretty well with Nikon and Canon now. Though (although they have twice the range) they are still not as refined as the new Godox / Flashpoint Xpro transmitter for example. Which has a more user friendly interface which can control 5 groups (or more with all in manual mode), and has a great feature now with the TCM, TTL to Manual power level conversion.

      I haven’t really studied the ORLIT TTL exposures with Nikon, though they appear to be OK with the TR-612N I have as transmitter. Godox have always been pretty good with the AD600B.

      With the strobes themselves though, I would say the ORLIT is a bit more studio oriented, lacking the remote head option, and providing a better modelling light, swivel mount, and color consistency across the power range. Also using 0.1 stop power adjustments.

      And the TR-Q6 transmitter uses the 0.1 stop adjustments as well, which I find a bit slow (when adjusting a few lights at least). You can hold the button for full stop adjustments, though again its all slower than using a dial.

      Godox do have a higher spec version of the AD600 coming in a few months though which should address the disadvantages compared to the ORLIT, while retaining their own advantages), though that will come at a higher price again.

      So the ORLIT generally have a good price advantage (though there may be some good sales on the current AD600B / M coming as well), and Godox have the more refined radio system (though either should get you by ok). It often comes down to a functional modelling light, Vs a remote head option, with the current strobes. (The complete Godox system obviously comes into a lot of peoples decisions as well).

      • Sonny 1 month ago

        Thank you for the detailed response! Lots to think about for sure. I’m leaning towards the Orlit, as it seems to do most of what I need (TTL, Nikon compatibility) and is lower priced. I like the Orlit’s display being on the rear of the unit and the controls appear simpler to me.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 1 month ago

          No worries. To be honest though if there are some good sales coming and price is then not so different I would lean towards the AD600B unless the modelling light is an issue. Other than that Godox are a fair way ahead with experience in the radio system, and if TTL is important to you I would try and stick with them at this stage.

  29. Tyler Moncrief 2 months ago

    Ok, It’s time for me up update my strobe system and I have a few questions

    Heres my scenario
    My old system
    Canon t2i, 430ex, phottix odin, rovelight 600b

    I just upgraded my camera from the Canon t2i to a Sony a6500 & Canon 6D

    The questions are

    Does the flashpoint r2 Sony trigger work with the Orlit 610?

    If I were to sell my 430ex flash, and buy an Orlit Speedlite, could I still fire my the Orlit Strobe & Orlit speedlites together with both of my cameras if I have both (Sony & Canon) TR-Q6s since its all Orlit Items? (To make better sense of that question, I dont want to buy two speedlites for each camera system. Can 1 Orlit Speedlite work with Both Canon & Sony if I use Orlit triggers)

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 months ago

      Hi Tyler,

      No the R2 radio system only works directly with the Godox X System strobes re-branded for Flashpoint. The ORLIT system is the Jinbei radio system and strobes.

      I don’t think the Nikon or Sony version of the ORLIT / Jinbei speedlites are available yet, so I’m not sure if they with have a radio slave mode for more than one camera platform (Canon-Nikon-Sony) or not.

      Jinbei are really just getting started with their radio system, so in your situation I think the best option would be to go with the Godox System. They are far more established already with the Canon-Nikon-Sony-M4/3-Fuji cross platform compatibility, and much more refined with the Xpro transmitter and their current speedlite offerings.

      Godox have a higher spec version of the AD600 coming in a few months which should address any shortfalls to the Jinbei strobe (while keeping current advantages like remote head etc), though it will be higher priced so you may prefer the current version anyway.

      In any case I think it will be a while before Jinbei catch up to Godox with the radio system and cross platform compatibility. The Jinbei strobes don’t auto sense / switch to each camera platform like the Godox strobes do either.

  30. Adam Chandler 4 weeks ago

    Hi,
    In your comment above you reference a “higher spec” version of the AD600 coming in a few months. Will this be a redesigned light and what sort of higher specs are you referring to? One thing that’s kept me from ordering the AD600 is that I don’t care for the look of the light with the readout on the side panel. Would love to see something more closely resembling the new Orlit strobes. I’ve also experienced terrible TTL inconsistency with my Godox speedlights and have thought about abandoning the brand altogether, though I do like the ecosystem the have and find my AD360 fairly useful.

    Thanks!

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Hi Adam,

      As far as I understand it is a redesigned light. I haven’t seen it and don’t know the details, though having said that I don’t think its hard to guess the current shortcomings it will be aiming to address.

      So I think its likely you’re on the right track, though I don’t know exactly where or how far that way they have gone with it.

      • Adam Chandler 3 weeks ago

        Thanks for the reply! It does seem that Godox is a promising brand, especially for those who don’t want to fork over big bucks for Profoto. I’m guessing color consistency will be one area they seek to improve and maybe customer service as well 🙂 Conventional wisdom seems to be to always opt for the Flashpoint version of the products so you can turn to Adorama for service. Will likely hold off buying a light for now to see what the come up with and hope it’s not too far down the road.

  31. Dave 1 week ago

    I understand that the Orlit 610 can be triggered from the Canon ST-E3-RT transmitter. Would the 610 also be able to be triggered from the Yongnuo YN-E3-RT transmitter? I’m invested in Yongnuo Speedlites, and have that trigger. In virtually all cases the Yongnuo trigger is a clone of the Canon one. So, would it trigger the Orlit 610?

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