LumoPro has unveiled an updated flash unit with built-in wireless TTL. The LumoPro LP180R builds on the features of the all-manual LP180 flash by integrating a Phottix Odin 2.4GHz radio receiver, allowing you to use it as a manual flash on-camera and a manual or TTL flash off-camera.
The Phottix Odin system, with the respective transmitter control unit (TCU), provides wireless remote control in manual or TTL modes, as well as high-speed sync and second-curtain sync, all over a radio connection that is longer-ranged and more reliable than optical triggering. The system also includes its own Odin receivers, letting you add other TTL flashes to your setup, the Mitros+ TTL flash and the Indra360 and Indra500 TTL studio flashes. If you just want built-in triggering and can spare the remote adjustment and TTL functions, the LP180R’s Odin receiver is also compatible with the Phottix Strato-series manual flash triggers.
â€œWe think people are going to be really fired up over the new features. The LP180Râ€™s built-in receiver adds a whole new level of fine-tuning to an already great flash,â€ said LumoPro brand manager Janae Miller in a press release. â€œWeâ€™re not going to ask you to train your dragon, because weâ€™re giving you complete control straight out of its lair.â€ Whatever that means.
Apart from the addition of the radio receiver, the LumoPro LP180R is similar to the non-radio LP180. The hotshoe is still a single-pin so you cannot get on-camera TTL or other features beside basic triggering with any other camera or radio system. And it still has the great-on-paper-but-useless-in-practice gel holder for colour correction filters. See our full review of the original LumoPro LP180 here.