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.
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.
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.