Lighting and accent producer Westcott has introduced a studio-style battery operated transportable flash head that it claims has a recycle time of lower than a second at full energy, and which could be triggered by a wi-fi controller that’s appropriate with the TTL flash system of ‘nearly any digicam model’. The Westcott FJ400 is a mono-block model head that takes Bowens S mount modifiers and which is powered by a 4400mAh lithium polymer battery that’s stated to ship greater than 480 full energy bursts per cost. The heads additionally include an AC energy lead.

A dial on the facet of the unit permits the ability to be adjusted over a 9-stop vary in full or 1/10th cease increments, and flash period varies between 1/1280sec and 1/19,000sec relying on output ranges and the mode set. The top can pulse to match a 20fps digicam drive and permits excessive velocity sync with shutter speeds as quick as 1/8000sec. The wi-fi system in pushed by a very highly effective 2.4GHz radio communication community that the corporate says has a variety of 300m/985ft, and heads could be organised in 10 teams over 16 channels.

A big show panel on the facet of the flash permits customers to see on the look the unit’s settings and a 20W LED modelling lamp helps to preview the look of the sunshine earlier than the shutter is pressed. Westcott has mounted the flash tube effectively away from the physique of the housing to push gentle out at a large angle and a diffuser dome is provided in kits as an adjunct to melt the sunshine earlier than it enters the modifier.

Westcott has additionally launched wi-fi controller for the top that it says is appropriate with a variety of flash programs from totally different digicam producers. Every Westcott FJ-X2m Common Wi-fi Flash Set off is claimed to work with Canon, Nikon, Sony (with adapter), Fuji, Panasonic Lumix, and Olympus cameras, in addition to the Canon RT flash system. It’s powered by its personal lithium ion battery that’s good for over 200,000 triggers per cost, and sits within the digicam’s hotshoe. The controller can be provided with a Bluetooth connection that enables it to be adjusted remotely utilizing a smartphone app.

The Westcott FJ400 fundamental package prices $569.90 and the FJ-X2m controller prices $99.90, and each are on account of ship in late October. For extra info see the Westcott web site.

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