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Adorama Rovelight RL 600, thoughts?

 
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Aug 15, 2014 15:40 |  #1

I see this strobe on flashhavoc. Looks very interesting. Under $600 for 600W with remote power control and lithium battery power built in. Thoughts everyone?


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Aug 15, 2014 17:06 |  #2

I think it's interesting.

It seems based on the Jinbei HD 600, but there may already be a version II of that Strobe.

http://www.foto-morgen.de …-600Ws-Fernsteuerung.html (external link)

In translation, from the 'II' version blurb:
"Please note that the Super Sync / HSS to use function separately sold remote trigger such as the YN-622 or Pixelking is required ! In addition, the Super Sync mode only works at maximum power."

So, it's a version of the 'Long burn - Early trigger hack'. Theoretically, you could change power with the Jinbei remote but trigger with say an Odin using ODS (at 1/1) etc.

You get one remote with each unit, so, using an off brand trigger, the Jinbei channels would give you ?16 quasi Groups.

I'll be following developments . . .




  
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Aug 18, 2014 17:04 as a reply to  @ OceanRipple's post |  #3

looks interesting. I was going to pick up an Einstein for the fast flash duration, but this may be a better option.


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Aug 18, 2014 18:42 |  #4

RickFL wrote in post #17098530 (external link)
I see this strobe on flashhavoc. Looks very interesting. Under $600 for 500W with remote power control and battery power built in. Thoughts everyone?

I like the stobe and it's features. One lingering question I have though is how is the color balance on this thing as you work it at different power settings? The thing that the Einsteins have going for them is a consistant color balance, regardless of the power setting.




  
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Aug 18, 2014 19:21 |  #5

I agree, there are details we still don't know.

In case anyone missed this update...

Flash Havoc says:
August 18, 2014 at 9:59 pm
UPDATE – Jinbei have confirmed the current Flashpoint Rovelight’s have a HSS mode which can be turned on when the flash is set to full power.

This mode increased the flash duration at full power.

A HSS enabled TTL trigger like the YN-622C-TX, Phottix Odin, Pixel King Pro etc would need to be used to trigger the flash when using this mode.
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Also there is a “Fire all Channels” option on the transmitter unit. So channels could be used as a workaround for groups.

- See more at: http://flashhavoc.com …0-now-available/#comments (external link)


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Aug 19, 2014 06:15 |  #6

Tx. So really there's probably no real version II, just an update of firmware beyond a given build date. If buying a Jinbei HD 600, how do you tell which version you are buying? I assume no user enabled Firmware changing.

Still it's worth watching if the manufacturer & suppliers get behind this product, as perceived from, in my case, Europe.




  
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Aug 25, 2014 06:03 as a reply to  @ OceanRipple's post |  #7

The RoveLight just arrived here, and as it turns out this is the very latest model with the full HSS mode, which operates from Full power all the way down to 1/16th !!

You hold the top 2 left buttons down, and this engages the HSS mode. A HSS symbol is then displayed on the LCD screen (top right).

TTL triggers like the YN-622, or Phottix Odin etc are required to enable this mode.


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Aug 25, 2014 11:55 |  #8

OK, Tx!

So you can differentiate the different Jinbei HD 600 rebrands by studying the printed items on the back face of the unit. Version one was not the same, missing the 'spark H' item.

If this actually does what it claims to do, then it's a tempting proposition. I'd really like to hear your thoughts on actually using this unit - ODS included!




  
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Aug 25, 2014 12:33 as a reply to  @ OceanRipple's post |  #9

So far I just tried with the regular YN-622C, and got all the way to 1/8000th with a clean frame, even at 1/16th power.

That was outside though, I need to test properly on a white wall to see exactly what the results really are, and if timing adjustment has any advantage etc.
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Aug 25, 2014 13:25 |  #10

I am betting Godox and youngnou will followup with an better model!!


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Aug 25, 2014 17:06 as a reply to  @ Robsphoto's post |  #11

Well, tried to resist. Couldn't...Got 2 and 2 extra batteries. Now need to sell my 2 600w Mettle lights....


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Aug 25, 2014 18:59 |  #12

I'm in the same boat Adam. Was going to get a VML to run my Flashpoints but now I'm thinking one of these instead.


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Aug 25, 2014 22:00 |  #13

With the coupon code elv has up on his site right now it's kind of hard to pass them up!!




  
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Aug 25, 2014 22:04 |  #14

HSS, modeling light, 600W, remote, $400. Hard to pass up if I didn't already had my investment in lights...


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Aug 25, 2014 23:14 as a reply to  @ sportmode's post |  #15

Elv, if the battery is run down can you plug it in and shoot with them plugged in? I was ready to pull the trigger on one Einstein and Vegabond mini but I could get two of these and so I'm still on the fence. And how long does it take to charge? Thanks.


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