2nd Aputure Magnum “monster of speedlites” offers TTL

The Magnum 68TL is a new TTL hotshoe flash from Aputure, adding to the manual Magnum 68.

Aputure Magnum 68TL

Shortly following the release of their Magnum 68 manual speedlight, Aputure have announced another model in the Magnum series that adds TTL control and a stroboscopic mode.

The Magnum 68TL (or MG-68TL) will have a large LCD control panel rather than the string of LEDs found on the original MG-68. You can select from five modes: TTL, manual (down to 1/128), stroboscopic and two optical slave settings.

Unfortunately, there is still no high speed sync (HSS) support in this version so some readers might disagree with the “monster of speedlites” moniker given by the company.

Aputure Magnum 68TL

The flash head tilts, swivels and zooms from 24-105mm. The recycle time is 4 seconds at full power, with a guide number of 48. Using an external high voltage battery pack, this time can be cut in half.

Aputure Magnum 68TL

Unlike some of the latest hotshoe flashes from Oloong and Yongnuo, the Magnum 68TL isn’t compatible with Nikon or Canon’s advanced wireless lighting systems.

The Magnum 68TL hasn’t been released yet but will cost slightly more than $78 price of the MG-68 when it becomes available. Contact Aputure for more information.

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.