The Oloong SP-700 has started being listed on eBay, with early prices around US$200.
The flashgun was first reported on in January and generated a little bit of a buzz thanks to its long list of features: TTL, manual control, high-speed sync (HSS) and advanced wireless master and slave modes.
So a Chinese high-end flashgun? That pits the SP-700 against the likes of the Phottix Mitros, Nissin Di866 II and Yongnuo YN568EX II. However the latter brands have been around for a bit longer and have better distribution (i.e. you’ve got more chance of finding it at a proper shop than having to take a punt on a dodgy-looking eBay store).
All of these third-party options aim to offer a reasonable range of features, hoping to give the pricey Canon 600EX-RT or Nikon SB-910 a run for their money. We’ll wait and see if the SP-700 has the performance to match.
It’s not clear yet if these early sellers have jumped the gun or if the Oloong SP-700 is now officially released. Hopefully we’ll see it in more shops soon. Have you spotted it elsewhere? Leave a comment below.
For more information visit the Oloong SP-700 product page (in Chinese)