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Lumopro lp 180 anyone?

 
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Apr 09, 2015 17:43 |  #1

Is anybody using the Lumopro LP 180? I am looking for some speed lights to use in my home studio and for on-location portraits. They will be used for OCF only. It seems like everybody is using Yongnuo and Phottix brands. I am not interested in TTL or high-speed sync. Just looking for some good manual flash units. I already own some cyber sync triggers so having built-in radio triggers is not a priority. The Lumopros made a big splash in the strobist community when they were first introduced but they seem to have faded away very quickly.

Does anybody have any thoughts, pro or con, on the Lumopro LP 180s?




  
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Apr 10, 2015 08:01 |  #2

c eless wrote in post #17511191 (external link)
Is anybody using the Lumopro LP 180? I am looking for some speed lights to use in my home studio and for on-location portraits. They will be used for OCF only. It seems like everybody is using Yongnuo and Phottix brands. I am not interested in TTL or high-speed sync. Just looking for some good manual flash units. I already own some cyber sync triggers so having built-in radio triggers is not a priority. The Lumopros made a big splash in the strobist community when they were first introduced but they seem to have faded away very quickly.

Does anybody have any thoughts, pro or con, on the Lumopro LP 180s?

I know Zack Arias praises them in his one light videos. No experience here with them.


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Apr 11, 2015 03:08 as a reply to  @ Talley's post |  #3

Lumopro flashes are lacking in features and overpriced for what they are. $200 per flash is close to TTL flash territory, and you can get Yongnuo YN-560 mk III or IVs that do the exact same thing, plus have a built in radio trigger. Or you can get the Cactus RF60s for less than that and also have a built-in radio trigger, plus it integrates with the Cactus V6 transceivers, which in my opinion are the single best strobist radio triggers on the market right now (unless you actually need TTL on your triggers.)

The LP180 is just vastly overpriced for what you get. And that's why they faded away. They're not competitive at all.

Edit: you mentioned having radio triggers so you don't really care about built-in ones. But not having to set up a trigger on your flashes saves time in setup and in adjusting power settings, and you don't have an additional failure point on your mounting solution.


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Apr 11, 2015 07:14 as a reply to  @ Daggah's post |  #4

I second the RF60 and V6 combo. I have 5x RF60's and 3x V6. I was a beta tester so really got down deep into features..


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