Last Updated on 07/08/2013 by Chris Gampat
LumoPro has been hinting at a successor to their LP-160 flash that was very short lived. And today, they’ve announced their brand new LP-180. The flash is designed for the strobist in very much the same way that the Yongnuo 560 III is. With that in mind, there is no TTL integrated in. The new flash has a 1/4 20 slot in the side for umbrella handles and a slot for gels, additionally there is a ready beep, slave sensor (though it can sync via PC Port, sound port, and the hot shoe) and a simple interface. It comes with a flash stand, cords, and a pre-cut Rosco Gel set. The flash also has a thermal cutout built in and apparently, “Doesn’t scream like a banshee.”
David Hobby, aka The Strobist, has the first review up. He states that it is rugged and well built. And while recycle time is rate at 4 seconds, his unit is getting 2.5 seconds with the right batteries. Wondering how much power this puppy packs? It seems like the output is around 60 watt seconds max. In fact, he’s buying four of them.
We’re going to try to call in a review unit, so stay tuned! Check out more specs after the jump.
Taken from the product page listing.
|Power Source:||Four (4) 1.5v AA size batteries (Alkaline or rechargeable NiMH) NOTE: Do not use Nickel Zinc (NiZN) batteries as they can cause internal damage to the LP180.|
|Sync:||3.5mm (1/8”) Miniphone port, PC port, standard ISO hot shoe, and built-in optical slave.|
|Recycling Time:||4 seconds at full power with fresh NiMH batteries/1 second at full power with high voltage battery input.|
|Bounce Angle:||-7°, 0°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°|
|Swivel Angle:||360° Total: Right: 0°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180° Left: 0°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 120°, 150°, 180°|
|Built-in Slave Function:||S0 (off), S1 (standard optical slave), and S2-1 through S2-10 (preflash synchronization slave.|
|Max. Height:||126.5 inches|
|Sleep Mode/Auto Power-off:||Sleep mode engages after 20 minutes (if enabled). Auto power-off engages 3 hours after sleep mode.|
|Hot Shoe||Standard ISO size, center pin contact, mounting foot lock with drop down locking pin.|
|Accessories:||Soft case, flash stand, 3.5mm miniphone to 3.5mm miniphone sync cord, pre-cut Rosco gel set .|
|Flash Body Dimensions:||8.125” x 2.5” x 2”|
|Flash Head Dimensions:||2.875” x 1.75”|
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