Latest Strobist speedlight comparison (updated)

We take a look at four of the latest manual-only "Strobist" slave flashes. (Updated with LumoPro LP160 specifications).

Strobist flash comparison

Strobist flash comparison

With the release of the LumoPro LP160, and the official release of the Yongnuo YN-560 next week, we take a look at the latest in manual-only “Strobist” slave flashes. (Updated 2/6/10)

Sunpix SP46 Foton UB-88 LP160 YN560
Brand Godox Phottix LumoPro YongNuo
GN 46 @ 105mm 55 @ 105mm 43 @ 35mm 39 @ 35mm
58 @ 105mm
Recycle 5s TBA 4s 4s
Zoom head Manual Fixed Electronic Electronic
Zoom 24, 38, 50, 85, 105mm 105mm 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 80, 105mm 24, 28, 35, 50, 70, 80, 105mm
Flip-down diffuser Yes Yes NO Yes
Swivel 300° 270° 270° 360°
Tilt 0 to 90° -7 to 90° -7 to 90° -7 to 90°
Slave Two modes Two modes Two modes Two modes
Min. power 1/128 1/64 1/64 1/128
Sync ports None PC 3.5mm, PC PC
HV Input None Canon Quantum MB5 Canon
Sleep mode None 15 mins No Optional
Other MiniUSB firmware updates Ready beeps
Release Released 2010 Released 4th June
RRP $73 Unknown $160
€139
~$70
Retailer Brilliant (as Brilliant DG-40) Phottix Store MPEX
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