Like the F3-500W, the F1-400 are Lithium-ion powered IGBT strobes, with both Canon and Nikon compatible 2.4GHz TTL and HSS enabled radio receiver built inside.
Interestingly Triopo have actually implemented a Profoto style modifier mount this time, which also doubles as a Bowens S-type mount when using an included slide on adapter.
The F1-400’s flash tube is also recessed behind a protective toughened glass cover, again more closely resembling the Profoto B1 strobes.
The F1-400’s 14.8V, 3200mAh, Lithium-ion battery provides around 350 full power pops per charge, with 2.5 second full power recycle time.
Weight is 1.96kg including battery, down from 3.2kg for the sizable F3-500W.
A 10 watt LED modelling light is also provided, and the F1-400 can also run off mains AC power with an optional adapter.
The F1-400 also feature a large TFT LCD display, and interface again more closely resembling the original Profoto B1.
4 individual groups A / B / C / D, and 16 Channels are provided.
Triggering and remote control are via a low profile radio transmitter, which uniquely provides both Canon and Nikon master modes in the one unit.
Again supporting up to 4 groups A / B / C / D, and 16 channels. TTL and Remote Manual groups can be mixed together, and turned off individually.
The 2.4GHz transmitter provides an AF assist light, and up to 100 meter radio range.
TRIOPO F1-400 FEATURES
- 400Ws (Guide N0. 63M – ISO 100)
- 10W LED Modelling Light (5600K)
- Fan Cooled
- Profoto and Bowens S-type Accessory Mount
- Built in (removable) 14.8V / 3200mAh Lithium-ion Battery
- 350 Full Power Pops Per Battery Charge
- 0.01 – 2.5 Seconds Recycle Time
- Flash Modes – TTL / M / Multi
- HSS to 1/8000th
- Second Curtain Sync
- FEC +/-
- Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 Output (1/3rd Increments)
- Triopo 2.4GHz Radio Receiver Built-in
- ETTL & ITTL Radio Slave Modes
- Range – up to 100m
- 4 Groups – A / B / C / D
- 16 Channels
- Canon and Nikon Optic Wireless Slave Modes
- S1 and S2 Optic Slave Modes
- Flash Duration – 1/312s – 1/5260s
- Color Temperature – 5600K +/-200K
- TFT LCD Display
- Auto Memory Function
- Sound Prompt
- Overheat, Over-voltage, Over-current, Protection
- USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
- 3.5mm Sync Port
- External Power Port (DC 15V/15A)
- Weight Approx 1.96kg (With Battery)
The Triopo transmitter unit provides control of 4 remote flash groups in TTL, Manual or Multi Modes.
(Its not completely clear, though Nikon master mode may only provide 3 groups).
And TTL and Manual Groups can be mixed together, or turned OFF individually as required.
Remote modelling light control via group is also provided from the transmitter.
Uniquely the Triopo transmitter provides both Canon and Nikon master modes in the one unit. This requires multiple TTL contacts on the transmitters foot to accommodate both camera systems.
The transmitter also features an AF assist light, fast level lock, and is powered by 2 AA batteries.
As well as controlling the F1-400, and F3-500W strobes, Triopo also have their own TTL slave speedlites compatible with the Triopo radio system.
(At the time of writing this there is no master speedlite, or receiver units available to fire other “non Triopo” strobes from the same transmitter).
As well as radio mode, the F1-400 also provide both Canon and Nikon Optic Wireless slave modes in the one unit, as well as basic S1 and S2 optic slave modes.
A TR-06 Bowens S-type accessory mount slides over the nose of the flash, and provides variable depth adjustment of the flash tube into the modifier.
A diffuser dome is also supplied, and similar colored gel caps have also been spotted around the internet.
Another nice advancement and feature and of the F1-400 is an included weatherproof hard case with internal foam padding.
TRIOPO F1-400W SPECS
|Li-ion battery||14.8v / 3200mAh|
|Flash times (full power)||350 times|
|Recycling time||0.1 – 2.5s|
|Battery-charging time||6 hours (with self-protection)|
|Power range||1/128-1/1 (8 steps)|
|High speed sync||1/8000s|
|Flash mode||Auto / M(S1/S2)/ Multi / DV .
SLAVE C / SLAVE N / RX-C / RX-N four wireless flash mode
|Battery-charging way||Plug-in charging type|
|Protection device||Overheating protection|
|Triggering way||Up to 100m, with built-in 2.4GHz remote control|
|LED Modeling bulb||10W (manual ON/OFF)|
Again Spanish dealer KubeStudio.com has provided a nice overview video of the Triopo F1-400 with comparison to the F3-500W.
Triopo products have not been widely available in the USA at this stage, though Neewer have the F1-400 and F3-500W kits available under Neewer branding on Amazon from $399 with transmitter.
Neewer provide 12 months warrant and multilingual email support.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Triopo F1-400 TTL strobes and transmitter are available now from around $400 –
Triopo – Website