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




  • 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.




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).




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)



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
Product Type
Studio 600ws TTL Lithium Battery Monolight
Guide number
201GN @ ft ISO 100
Maximum power
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
Infra-red sensor
Built-in infra-red sensor
Sync socket
Sync voltage
Thermal Protection method
Auto shutoff temperature sensor circuit
Operating room temperature
32 -104 F / 0 – 40 C
USB firmware update support
5.0 lb /2.3Kg (without battery)
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.



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


ORLIT RoveLight RT 610





The ORLIT RoveLight RT 610 TTL strobes are available 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


  1. Marta 1 month ago

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

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

          • Author
            Flash Havoc 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

    How Can I use this light with Sony A7r ii?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

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

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

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

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

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

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 days 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 3 days 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.

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