Adorama, the US photography superstore, has released a wireless monolight called the Flashpoint RoveLight 600, designed for “perfect on-location lighting in every situation”.
The RoveLight, a 600Ws battery-powered location flash, is a rebranded version of the Jinbei HD-600 Professional Handy Strobe
(though not the newer high-speed version as far as we can tell). It is in fact the new HDII-600, complete with high-speed sync (HSS) through the wireless remote.
It has a built-in 2.4GHz transceiver and comes with a radio trigger that can be used to adjust power from full output down to 1/128, with flash durations as short as 1/15,000 second and recycle times below 4.5 seconds (3.5 seconds in ‘fast’ mode). The removable 6600mAh Li-ion battery supports the 600J flash tube for over 500 full-power pops on one charge. The LED modelling lamp is designed to use very little power and shut off automatically when not in use.
Adorama said: “[The] wireless RoveLight goes anywhere for perfect lighting everywhere… A luxury design in an affordable package, the flash powerhouse is wireless and highly portable, allowing for perfect on-location lighting in every situation. The model’s ultimate portability, lightning-fast recycle time and numerous control options make for a professional tool that goes far beyond the boundaries of indoor studios.”
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