VISICO – 5 TTL – 400Ws Cordless Strobe Coming

VISICO 5 TTL

 

Chinese lighting manufacturer VISICO have announce their entry into the TTL cordless flash market with the compact 400Ws VISICO 5 TTL strobe.

The VISICO 5 TTL are Lithium-ion powered, IGBT strobes, with 2.4GHz TTL and HSS enabled radio receiver built inside for Canon and Nikon DSLR camera systems.

VISICO 5 TTL

 

The compact fan cooled strobe weighs just 1.85kg, and provides a Bowens S-type accessory mount, as well as a powerful 20 watt LED modelling light with 6 step adjustment.

The VISICO 5 TTL also feature an LCD display interface, and provide 3 individual groups A / B / C, and 4 Channels.

 

VISICO 5 TTL

 

The VISICO 5 TTL’s, 11.1V, 6000mAh, Lithium-ion battery provides 500 full power pops per charge, with 2.5 second full power recycle time on the strobe.

VISICO_5_TTL_4a500

Triggering and remote control are via a low profile VC-818TX transmitter unit, with back-lit LCD display interface. Initially to be available in Canon and Nikon versions.

The 2.4GHz transmitter provides an AF assist light, and around 100 meter radio range.

Again supporting 3 groups A / B / C, and 4 channels. TTL and Remote Manual groups can be mixed together, and turned off individually.

 

VISICO 5 TTL

 

VISICO 5 TTL FEATURES

 

  • 400Ws (Guide N0. 70M – ISO 100, Standard Reflector)
  • 20W LED Modelling Light
  • Fan Cooled
  • Bowens S-type Accessory Mount
  • Built in (removable) 11.1V / 6000mAh Lithium-ion Battery
  • 500 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 +/- 5 Stops
  • Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 Output (1/3rd Increments)
  • VISICO 2.4GHz Radio Receiver Built-in
  • ETTL & ITTL Radio Slave Modes
  • Range – 100m
  • 3 Groups – A / B / C
  • 4 Channels
  • Flash Duration – 1/10,000s – 1/650s
  • Color Temperature – 5600K +/-200K
  • LCD Display
  • Auto Memory Function
  • Sound Prompt
  • Overheat, Over-voltage, Over-current, Protection
  • Mini USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
  • 3.5mm Sync Port
  • Weight 1.85kg (With Battery)

 

VISICO 5 TTL

 

The VC-818TX transmitter unit provides control of 3 remote flash groups in TTL, Manual or Multi Modes.

And TTL and Manual Groups can be mixed together, or turned OFF individually as required.

A compatible receiver unit is also available, and compatible with respective Canon or Nikon TTL and HSS enabled speedlites.

This means the one transmitter unit can fire and control the VISICO 5 TTL strobes, and respective Canon or Nikon speedlites at the same time, all with full TTL, Remote Manual, and HSS etc.

The VC-818TX transmitter is also compatible with all of Visico’s range of radio enabled studio strobes.

 

VISICO VC-818TX

The VC-818TX transmitter provides an AF assist light, 3.5mm sync port, and USB port for firmware updates.

The low profile transmitter does not provide any pass through hotshoe, and therefore any option for mounting a flash on camera at this stage.

Also remote zoom control of speedlites is not stated at this stage.

 

VISICO VC-818TX

 

VISICO 5 TTL SPECS

 

VISICO 5 TTL

 

VISICO 5 TTL

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The VISCO 5 TTL, and VC-818 transmitter and receivers are finalising development, and expected to be available in coming months.

Price has not yet been specified.

 

VISICO – Website

 

 

 

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5 Comments
  1. Darryl 8 months ago

    With all the TTL lights coming out, you would think that the market is going to saturate and the prices for TTL premium may be coming down next year.

    • JH PHOTO 8 months ago

      I would think the mid-range stuff will do that yes, but the high end stuff will remain high end due to its brand name association. (Broncolor, Profoto etc)

      There is a vacuum in the compatibility side of things, you have up and comers like Fuji, Olympus, Sony. These had previously taken a back seat to the bigger names like Nikon, Canon and the medium format brands.
      There is not much cross-platform support for Fuji, Olympus and Sony in the OCF sector.
      I am already at the point where I am only willing to entertain a few OCF brands (better the devil you know then the ones you don’t) due to the dizzying array of choices out there.
      The explosion of lighting choices is not going to slow down any time soon.

  2. marco 8 months ago

    with all these new ttl/hss wireless strobe solution, waiting to see the the first brand supporting fujifilm… actually i think in 1 years the market for TTL/HSS battery powered strobes for canon and nikon will be saturated and still no valid solutions for others brands (except may be few offers for sony)

  3. Jonny 7 months ago

    I would want to see how this stack against B1.

    My first strobe was the VISCO 600w monolights. Not as expensive as the big guns but not long after I’ve used it, I realize it was creating shadowing on the side of my images.

    I asked the supplier and he said the flash can only be used at 1/125th sec or lower shutter speed with the cameras I’ve got which were D810 D750 and XT1. I found it rather annoying and a bit cheated there so I dished out some money got myself a set of second hand B1s. The B1 is still on the way.

    I lost my faith in cheap strobe like VISCO…

    • Daniel 2 months ago

      Hi Jonny
      I don’t think you got the right info.
      What you experienced is curtain effect due to the sync of the radio trigger not matching the sync speed of the camera. With the latest Visico radio triggers you should get 180th to 200th sec sync speed with no shadows on the side.
      I regularly shoot at 180th sec with Visico flashes with no shadowing.
      Cheers
      Daniel

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