ORLIT Rover RT TTL – 300Ws Battery Strobe Coming



Adorama have release the ORLIT Rover RT TTL, a compact 300Ws, On and Off camera, TTL and HSS enabled portable flash unit.

The Rover RT are Adorama’s version of the Jinbei Mars-3, and feature direct compatibility with Canon’s own 2.4GHz RT radio system, as well as Orlit / Jinbei’s own 2.4GHz RF radio system for Canon and Nikon.

Likely inspired by the Profoto B2 TTL strobes, the Rover RT also feature very fast 0.3 – 1.3 second recycle times, and 20 frame per second capability.

As well as a fast flash duration mode, 1/1~1/256 power levels, and 300 full power pops per battery charge.

The very lightweight flash head weighs just 200 grams, and provides a 10 Watt LED modelling light.

The Rover’s compact modifier mount is proprietary, though a custom Bowen’s S-type adapter will be included with the flash.





  • 300Ws (Guide N0. 58M – ISO 100, Supplied Reflector)
  • 10W LED Modelling Light (3200K), Manual & Proportional
  • Propriatery Accessory Mount (S-Type Adapter Coming)
  • Built in (removable) 14.8V / 2500mAh Lithium-ion Battery
  • 300 Full Power Pops Per Battery Charge
  • 0.03 – 1.3 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 unction)
  • Optic Slave Mode
  • Color Temp – Normal Mode – 5500°K ± 150°K
  • Colour Temp Freeze Mdoe – 5500°K ± 800°K
  • 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 – Head -105W x145H (mm)
  • Dimensions – Pack – 165L x 67W x195H (mm)
  • Weight Head – 200 grams
  • Weight Pack – 1720 grams




The Orlit Rover’s 14.8V 2500mAh Lithium-ion battery provides around 300 full power pops per charge.

And includes a built in charge level indicator.




The Rovers pack and head system provides a very lightweight remote flash head unit.

Which can be used conveniently off camera, or even mounted above your camera on a flash bracket (for seriously fast and powerful on-camera TTL flash).



Compatible transmitter units for the Orlit Rover RT 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.

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

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

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





The Rover RT are part of a fast expanding Orlit radio flash system.

Along with the compatible Orlit speedlites, and cordess strobes, 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.

There is also a transmitter, and Apple / Android smart phone apps coming (around mid 2017), to control the whole system in the studio.







The ORLIT Rover RT TTL strobes are available for pre-order now from Adorama for $449.95.


TR-611C, and TR-612N transceivers are also available.

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


Orlit – Website


  1. Jared 3 weeks ago

    How long is the cable from the power pack to the flash head?

  2. Andrew Miller 3 weeks ago

    Looks a great bit of kit, be interesting to see real life performance and power as opposed to a spec sheet. Price is good also.

  3. tomK 3 weeks ago

    Wow, 300 watts in this form factor at this price seems to be the perfect HSS addition to a Canon RT wedding/event kit.

    Hope the Bowens-S adaptor arrives quickly and the firmware issues are sorted out upon release. Reading through reviews on Adorama’s site for the other RT-compatible items, it seems there’s a pattern of firmware updates a month or so after release. Mac users have a hard time with these updates as they’re only for PC.

  4. Mark 3 weeks ago

    Very interesting but I am in Godox gear very deep.

    This would be brilliant on a boom or on a pole carried by the usual unpaid assistant.

  5. Author
    Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

    UPDATE – A custom Bowen’s mount adapter will be included with the Rover RT.

  6. Niels Gram 3 weeks ago

    If it is compatible with the YNE3-RT I will buy (at least) one ! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for.

  7. RDW 3 weeks ago

    Will this mount on the camera hot shoe?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Hi RDW,

      No you can’t really mount the head on the camera hotshoe, because you would need to mount the transmitter on the hotshoe.

      You would need to mount the head on a flash bracket. And Jinbei actually make a bracket for the strobe, though it just mounts the flash head beside the camera, with no allowance for mounting over the lens in portrait or landscape etc.

      So you would generally be better off with a good flip bracket of some description. Profoto use the Promediagear bracket as an example.

      A ball head would be handy as well for bouncing the flash. I don’t know if anyone makes a nice small ball head these days which could be disengaged easily for quick one hand manipulation of the flash head (something like a mini pistol grip button).

      • RDW 3 weeks ago

        Thanks for the follow up. I was planning on getting the Promedia Gear flash bracket anyway. Hopefully, it will work with this new light kit. I wanted to get the B2’s, but the kit is just too expensive. If they had an option to power it with another source, other than the proprietary one from Profoto, it would be a good option. But since the battery pack for the B2 cost more than the light itself, it’s not an option. Hopefully this ORLIT will be a nice alternative.

        • Author
          Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

          No worries. My other concern though (for on-camera use) is that the Canon ST-E3-RT doesn’t have any AF assist light.

          I’ll have to try picking up a Phottix Laso transmitter, and a recent YN-E3-RT and see if they have any luck with compatibility.

          • RDW 3 weeks ago

            Yes, but the Yongnuo version (the YN-E3-RT) does have AF assist.

            • Andy 3 weeks ago

              Yes, but the YN-E3-RT may not work with it!
              Both companies have basically reverse engineered Canon’s RT system, so that their gear will work with Canon gear. However, they may have gone about this in different ways, so it is not necessarily guaranteed to work.

              • Author
                Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

                Yes my YN-E3-RT do not work with the Orlit RT 610. Though I have the early versions of the transmitter and they did make an update, so I’ll order a current transmitter and see if that is any more successful.

                Adorama at least do want YN-E3-RT compatibility, whether Jinbei actually make it happen is another thing though.

          • tomK 3 weeks ago

            Not sure if anyone’s connecting the dots, but the 10w LED bulb onboard does away with the need for AF asset. Turn it on a get a sense for shadow fall, light the path for your subject and actually see the expressions on faces as you click the shutter.

            • Author
              Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

              I did forget about the modelling light. Though I still don’t think that is really going to substitute well in place of an AF assist for on-camera flash use. Not at wedding receptions and the like.

              There is currently no On / Off control of the modelling light from the Canon RT transmitter either. I guess if the pack is over your shoulder though you at least have some access to the button there.

              I suggested Jinbei at least provide an option for the LED to come on for a set time on half press of the camera shutter when using a Canon RT transmitter, though I really don’t know if that will possibly come about.

  8. Alexander 3 weeks ago

    Jinbei 600C/N TTL, MARS-3, MSN-600/800 TTL, TR-Q6 and TR-V6 is available for purchase in China without a pre order (in stock) for a few weeks.

    Who can tell exactly?
    The Chinese version of flashes support Canon RT Protocol as well as ORLIT?

    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Hi Alexander,

      From what I understand the Canon RT compatibility will generally be exclusive to Orlit at this stage. So the Rover RT will be RT compatible, but not the Jinbei Mars-3.

      I think the Jinbei have already added the Canon RT mode to current HD 610 though (called the ZGB mode) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xHKkdwP3bE

      • Alexander 2 weeks ago

        Hi ELV!

        Thanks for the link!

        As I understand it is a sort of PROXY mode from Yongnuo but much more useful :)

        However, it is now possible to do even without Canon RT devices if their value is equal to the MARS-3 and 601 HSS
        I hope that JINBEI will release a manual version of the HD-610 and MSN :)
        Studio flash rarely needs to be TTL
        I hate to buy equipment in the US, is a very expensive shipping and service for me.

  9. Alex Valtchev 3 weeks ago

    Can I control it with ORLIT TR-Q6 trigger for Nikon?


    • Author
      Flash Havoc 3 weeks ago

      Hi Alex,

      Yes you certainly should be able to once the transmitter is available.

      I though the TR-Q6 was mainly a Bluetooth transmitter, though it appears to be a full stand alone 2.4GHz radio transmitter, also with Bluetooth connection with the smart phone apps.

  10. Alexander Valtchev 3 weeks ago

    Both triggers TR-612N and TR-Q6 only support 3 groups. How do I access groups D / E / F

    • 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.

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