Hong Kong electronics manufacturer JYC have launched a new photographic accessory brand, Viltrox, which is making its debut with two macro ring lights and a manual speedlight.
Viltrox JY-670 Ring Flash
Similar in some ways to the Godox FC100 ring light, the JY-670 offers both continuous and flash lighting for macro and close-up photography. The specifications claim each light panel can be rotated 80° in either direction. Preliminary product shots suggest that the left-right ratio can be set at anything from 8:1 to 1:8 with overall power reducible to 1/128, however we’re not certain on this.
Fitting on to the end of your lens’ filter mount, a range of adapters are included. The JY-670 is expected to retail at a mere fraction of the price of the Canon MR-14EX, which offers TTL functions.
Viltrox JY-675 Macro Cool Light
Similar in appearance to the JY-670, the Viltrox JY-675 is a more basic, continuous ring light with LEDs and no flash. JYC claims it will run continuously for up to three hours on one set of AA batteries.
Viltrox JY-680 Speedlite
The Viltrox JY-680 is a speedlight with a tilting, swivelling head, diffuser panel, bounce card, locking metal hotshoe foot, ready beep and manually selectable electronic zoom. Two slave modes, an external battery socket and a Prontor/Compur synchronisation port set the JY-680 to compete with rival off-camera flashes such as the Yongnuo YN-560.
The high voltage input will accept Canon-type cords. Price and international release date have not yet been announced.
|Type||Ring flash||Ring light||Speedlight|
|Modes||Lamp, Flash||LED||M, S1, S2|
|Adjustment Steps||1 stop||1 stop||1/3 stop|
|Recycle||< 5 sec||N/A||< 6 sec|
|Power Supply||4* AAs||4* AAs||4* AAs|
More information will become available on the new Viltrox web site.