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Competitor Comparison [ Profoto A1 ]
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MODUS 600RT
PROFOTO A1
Guide number
60 ISO100 200mm
76 Ws (approximately 40GN)
Colour temperature
5600K
Not specified by manufacturer
Flash duration
1/300 - 1/20,000 s
1/800s - 1/20,000s
Thermal protection
Yes
Not specified by manufacturer
Size
64 x 76 x 190mm
108 x 75 x 165mm
Weight
545g (including battery)
560g (including battery)
LCD
Dot Matrix LCD
Yes
Build quality
Good
Good
Product eco system
Lithium-ion power source
10.8V / 2040mAh /
7.4 V / 1600mAh / 11.8Wh
22Wh
MODUS 600RT Advantages
PROFOTO A1 Notable Differences
MODUS is part of a family of products which includes
the Viper TTL and Captur ranges giving huge flexibility
In setting up camera and flash trigger systems; can
be integrated with “original” brand speedlights
through use of the Viper TTL and through optical
communication.
Can integrate with other Profoto products
The MODUS battery is an Extreme type,
independently tested to IEC62133 and UN38.3 and
is labelled in conformance with EU regulations.
AA power option
No
No
External dc power option
No
No
Number of flashes
600 at full power
350 at full power
Quoted re-cycle time at full power
1.5s
1.2s
Battery level indicator
Yes
Yes
Available for Canon
Yes
Yes
Available for Nikon
Yes
Yes
Available for Sony
Yes
No
Ships with charger
Yes
Yes
Ships with case
Yes
Yes
Ships with stand
Yes
Yes
Ships with softbox
No
No
Ships with separate diffuser
No
Yes - Dome Diffuser
In development
Ships with colour filters
No
No
In development
Batteries included
1
1
2.4GHz transmitter - radio master
Yes
Yes
Number of 2.4GHz radio channels
DCM
8
2.4GHz receiver - radio slave
Yes
Yes
2.4GHz radio compatible with original
No
No
Number of groups 2.4GHz
5
TTL operation: 3 (A-C)
MODUS has more flashes and all at higher power
Profoto uses a marginally faster cycle time
MODUS DCM system gives more reliable 2.4GHz
communication
Manual operation: 6 (A-F)
Optical transmitter - optical master
Yes
No
Optical receiver - optical slave
Yes
No
Optical compatible with original
Yes
n/a
Number of groups optical
3
n/a
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The MODUS can communicate optically with other
flash units, as a master, or as a slave
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Competitor Comparison [ Profoto A1 ]
MODUS 600RT
PROFOTO A1
MODUS 600RT Advantages
number of optical channels
4
n/a
No
S1/S2 flash mode
Yes
No
The MODUS can be set up quickly as a simple off
camera slave
LED light source
No
No
Manual mode
Yes
Yes
TTL mode
Yes
Yes
Multi mode
Yes
No
Gr master mode
Yes
No
Flash exposure compensation
Yes
Yes
Flash exposure bracketing
Yes
No
High speed sync
Yes
Yes
Rear curtain sync
Yes
No
Manual flash zoom
20mm - 200mm
Yes
Auto flash zoom
Yes
Yes
Bounce / Tilt
Yes
Yes
Catchlight panel built in
Yes
No
Diffusor panel built in
Yes
No
External sync socket
Yes
No
Head rotation
+/- 180 deg
Not confirmed
Head tilt
-7deg to +90deg
Yes
Hot shoe lock
Wheel
Wheel
USB firmware upgrade
Yes
Yes
SET/OK button
Yes
Yes
Jog wheel
Yes
No
Custom functions
Yes
Yes
- scale m/ft.
Yes
No
- auto power off
Yes
Yes
- FEB auto cancel
Yes
No
- FEB order
Yes
No
- AF assist on/off
Yes
Yes
- slave auto power off
Yes
No
Flash ready audio alert
Yes
Yes
- back light on/off/timer
Yes
Yes
- LCD contrast
Yes
No
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PROFOTO A1 Notable Differences
The Profoto does not have Multi (stroboscopic) mode
The Profoto can have light modifiers attached magnetically
to the front
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Competitor Comparison [ Godox V860II ]
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MODUS 600RT
GODOX V860II
Guide number
60 ISO100 200mm
60 ISO100 200mm
Colour temperature
5600K
5600K
Flash duration
1/300 - 1/20,000 s
1/300 - 1/20,000
Thermal protection
Yes
Yes
Size
64 x 76 x 190mm
64 x 78 x 201mm
Weight
545g (including battery)
555g (including battery)
LCD
Dot Matrix LCD
Dot Matrix LCD
Build quality
Good
Good
Product eco system
MODUS 600RT Advantages
GODOX V860II Notable Differences
MODUS is part of a family of products which includes
the Viper TTL and Captur ranges giving huge flexibility
In setting up camera and flash trigger systems; can
be integrated with “original” brand speedlights
through use of the Viper TTL and through optical
communication.
The Godox unit can be controlled off camera from other Godox
V860II or from Godox X1 transmitters.
The MODUS battery is Extreme type, independently
tested to IEC62133 and UN38.3 and is labelled in
conformance with EU regulations.
The Godox battery does not have a minimum capacity
spec on its label
10.8V / 2040mAh /
11.1V / 2000mAh /
22Wh
22.2Wh
AA power option
No
No
External dc power option
No
No
Number of flashes
600 at full power
550 at full power
Quoted re-cycle time at full power
1.5s
1.5s
Battery level indicator
Yes
Yes
Available for Canon
Yes
Yes
Available for Nikon
Yes
Yes
Available for Sony
Yes
Yes
Ships with charger
Yes
Yes
Ships with case
Yes
Yes
Ships with stand
Yes
Yes
Ships with softbox
No
No
Ships with separate diffuser
No
No
In development
Ships with colour filters
No
No
In development
Batteries included
1
1
A spare battery is available separately for the MODUS
- on user forums, having a spare battery is regarded as
essential for Li-ion powered speedlights
2.4GHz transmitter - radio master
Yes
Yes
Number of 2.4GHz radio channels
DCM
15
2.4GHz receiver - radio slave
Yes
Yes
2.4GHz radio compatible with original
No
No
Number of groups 2.4GHz
5
5
Optical transmitter - optical master
Yes
Yes
Optical receiver - optical slave
Yes
Yes
Optical compatible with original
Yes
Yes
Number of groups optical
3
3
Number of optical channels
4
4
S1/S2 flash mode
Yes
Yes
LED light source
No
No
Manual mode
Yes
Yes
Multi mode
Yes
Yes
Lithium-ion power source
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MODUS DCM system gives more reliable 2.4GHz
communication
No indication that the Godox battery is available
separately
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Competitor Comparison [ Godox V860II ]
MODUS 600RT
GODOX V860II
TTL Mode
yes
yes
Gr master mode
Yes
Yes
Flash exposure compensation
Yes
Yes
Flash exposure bracketing
Yes
Yes
High speed sync
Yes
Yes
Rear curtain sync
Yes
Yes
Manual flash zoom
20mm - 200mm
20mm - 200mm
Auto flash zoom
Yes
Yes
Bounce / Tilt
Yes
Yes
Catchlight panel built in
Yes
Yes
Diffusor panel built in
Yes
Yes
External sync socket
Yes
Yes
Head rotation
+/- 180 deg
+/- 180 deg
Head tilt
-7deg to +90deg
-7 to +90 deg
Hot shoe lock
Wheel
Wheel
USB firmware upgrade
Yes
Yes
SET/OK button
Yes
Yes
Jog wheel
Yes
Yes
Custom functions
Yes
Yes
- scale m/ft.
Yes
Yes
- auto power off
Yes
Yes
- FEB auto cancel
Yes
Yes
- FEB order
Yes
Yes
- AF assist on/off
Yes
Yes
- slave auto power off
Yes
Yes
Flash ready audio alert
Yes
Yes
- back light on/off/timer
Yes
Yes
- LCD contrast
Yes
Yes
MODUS 600RT Advantages
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GODOX V860II Notable Differences
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Competitor Comparison [Yongnuo YN686EX-RT]
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MODUS 600RT
Yongnuo
YN686EX-RT
Guide number
60 ISO100 200mm
60 ISO100 200mm
Colour temperature
5600K
5600K
Flash duration
1/300 - 1/20,000 s
1/200 - 1/20,000
Thermal protection
Yes
Yes
Size
64 x 76 x 190mm
64 x 78 x 201mm
Weight
545g (including battery)
555g (including battery)
LCD
Dot Matrix LCD
Dot Matrix LCD
Build quality
Good
Average
Product eco system
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MODUS 600RT Advantages
Yongnuo YN686EX-RT Notable Differences
The MODUS 600RT will fire 30 full power flashes as
quickly as possible before the thermal warning icon
switches on on the flash LCD. It then slows down the
cycle time to reduce the rate at which the user can fire
full power flashes - after 40 full power flashes the cycle
time has been extended to 12 seconds. The MODUS
600RT returns to thermal stability after approx. 10
minutes
If the Yongnuo YN686EX-RT is fired as quickly as possible
at full power, it begins to extend the cycle time much earlier
- after 10 flashes the cycle time has been extended to 4
seconds, after 20 flashes to 5 seconds but does not extended
beyond 5 seconds at 40 flashes. The Yongnuo returns to
thermal stability after approx. 10 minutes. Godox suggested
that the Yongnuo unit reduced its power output if it as used
rapidly at full power - this has been tested and there is no
evidence to support this claim.
Head tilt and rotate is much easier and smoother on
the MODUS
MODUS is part of a family of products which includes
the Viper TTL and Captur ranges giving huge flexibility
In setting up camera and flash trigger systems; can
be integrated with “original” brand speedlights
through use of the Viper TTL and through optical
Head tilt and rotate is cranky on the Yongnuo
The MODUS battery is Extreme type,
independently tested to IEC62133 and UN38.3 and
is labelled in conformance with EU regulations.
The Yongnuo battery does not have a minimum capacity spec
on its label
The Yongnuo uses the same wireless radio system as Canon
- it can control Canon speedlights directly, or be controlled
by Canon speedlights directly, in either wireless radio, or
wireless optical.
Lithium-ion power source
10.8V / 2040mAh / 22Wh
11.1V / 2000mAh
AA power option
No
No
External dc power option
No
No
Number of flashes
600 at full power
616 tested at full power
Quoted re-cycle time at full power
1.5s
1.5s
Battery level indicator
Yes
Yes
Available for Canon
Yes
Yes
Available for Nikon
Yes
No
Available for Nikon
Available for Sony
Yes
No
Available for Sony
Not available for Nikon - Canon version can be an optical slave
for Nikon
Not available for Sony - Canon only
Ships with charger
Yes
Yes
Charge times are broadly the same - Nil
Charge times are broadly the same - Nil
Ships with case
Yes
Yes
Ships with stand
Yes
Yes
Ships with softbox
No
No
Ships with separate diffuser
No
No
In development
No indication of availability of a separate diffuser
Ships with colour filters
No
No
In development
Batteries included
1
1
A spare battery is available separately for the
MODUS - on user forums, having a spare battery is
regarded as essential for li-ion powered speedlights
2.4GHz transmitter - radio master
Yes
Yes
Number of 2.4GHz radio channels
DCM
15
2.4GHz receiver - radio slave
Yes
Yes
2.4GHz radio compatible with original
No
Yes
Number of groups 2.4GHz
5
5
Optical transmitter - optical master
Yes
Yes
Optical receiver - optical slave
Yes
Yes
Optical compatible with original
Yes
Yes
Number of groups optical
3
3
Number of optical channels
4
4
S1/S2 flash mode
Yes
Yes
No indication that the Yongnuo battery is available separately
MODUS DCM system gives more reliable 2.4GHz
communication
Yongnuo uses same wireless radio as Canon
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Competitor Comparison [Yongnuo YN686EX-RT]
MODUS 600RT
Yongnuo
YN686EX-RT
LED light source
No
No
Manual mode
Yes
Yes
TTL mode
Yes
Yes
Multi mode
Yes
Yes
Gr master mode
Yes
Yes
Flash exposure compensation
Yes
Yes
Flash exposure bracketing
Yes
Yes
High speed sync
Yes
Yes
Rear curtain sync
Yes
Yes
Manual flash zoom
20mm - 200mm
20mm - 200mm
Auto flash zoom
Yes
Yes
Bounce / Tilt
Yes
Yes
Catchlight panel built in
Yes
Yes
Diffusor panel built in
Yes
Yes
External sync socket
Yes
No
Head rotation
+/- 180 deg
+/- 180 deg
Head tilt
-7deg to +90deg
-7 to +90 deg
Hot shoe lock
Wheel
Lever
USB firmware upgrade
Yes
Yes
SET/OK button
Yes
Yes
Jog wheel
Yes
Yes
Custom functions
Yes
Yes
- scale m/ft.
Yes
Yes
- auto power off
Yes
Yes
- FEB auto cancel
Yes
Yes
- FEB order
Yes
Yes
- AF assist on/off
Yes
Yes
- slave auto power off
Yes
Yes
Flash ready audio alert
Yes
Yes
- back light on/off/timer
Yes
Yes
- LCD contrast
Yes
Yes
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MODUS 600RT Advantages
Yongnuo YN686EX-RT Notable Differences
The MODUS has a smooth flash head tilt and rotate
movement
The MODUS has a smooth flash head tilt and rotate
movement
The Yongnuo does not have a smooth flash head tilt
and rotation movement
The Yongnuo does not have a smooth flash head tilt
and rotation movement
The MODUS 600RT locks securely onto the hot shoe
The lever lock on the Yongnuo is not good - if the flash is
moved about on the shoe - rotate or tilt the head a few
times, for example, the flash unit becomes very loose and
wobbles about on the shoe - it does not fall off and is still
locked in position but it is very loose
The SET button on the MODUS is fixed in position and
is always the correct way up
The equivalent SET button on the Yongnuo rotates with the
jog wheel and the text can be in any orientation
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Competitor Comparison [Pixel X900]
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MODUS 600RT
PIXEL X900
Guide number
60 ISO100 200mm
60 ISO100 200mm
Colour temperature
5600K
No colour temperature spec available for the Pixel X900
Flash duration
1/300 - 1/20,000 s
No flash duration spec available for the Pixel X900
Thermal protection
Yes
Yes
Size
64 x 76 x 190mm
73.5 x 61.0 x 192.0 mm
Weight
545g (including battery)
575g (including battery)
LCD
Dot Matrix LCD
Dot Matrix LCD
Build quality
Good
Good
Product eco system
Lithium-ion power source
10.8V / 2040mAh / 22Wh
7.3 / 3200mAh / 23.4Wh
AA power option
No
Yes
External dc power option
No
Yes
Number of flashes
600
600
Quoted re-cycle time at full power
1.5s
1.5s
Battery level indicator
Yes
Yes
Available for Canon
Yes
Yes
Available for Nikon
Yes
Yes
Available for Sony
Yes
No
MODUS 600RT Advantages
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The MODUS 600RT will fire 30 full power flashes as
quickly as possible before the thermal warning icon
switches on on the flash LCD. It then slows down the cycle
time to reduce the rate at which the user can fire full power
flashes - after 40 full power flashes the cycle time has
been extended to 12 seconds. The MODUS 600RT returns
to thermal stability after approx. 10 minutes
Thermal protection details are given in the product
literature but could not be activated during testing. In
particular, the conditions which caused for example the
MODUS and the Yongnuo to activate thermal protection,
had no impact on the Pixel
The MODUS has a much more legible and more easily
interactive LCD than the Pixel. The MODUS LCD clearly
shows what mode the speedlight is in by displaying text
MASTER/SLAVE - it’s easy to see for example if the Master
is on or off in wireless mode - generally the MODUS
display is much more legible than the Pixel
The Pixel icons are cramped, difficult to discern and some
of the test is extremely small. The text for the function
buttons is very small and difficult to read - generally it is
much less legible than the MODUS
MODUS is part of a family of products which includes
the Viper TTL and Captur ranges giving huge flexibility
In setting up camera and flash trigger systems; can be
integrated with “original” brand speedlights through use
of the Viper TTL and through optical communication.
The Pixel King Pro transmitter and the Pixel King X
receiver give off camera control for the Pixel X900 and
for original brand speedlights. Pixel X900 is optically
compatible with original brands.
The MODUS battery is Extreme type, independently
tested to IEC62133 and UN38.3 and is labelled in
conformance with EU regulations. There is no case to
be made that the MODUS battery has some inherent
advantage because it is 11.1V - the C discharge rate on the
Pixel is actually lower than the MODUS
The Pixel battery is incorrectly labelled 9V (and the
speedlight is marked as 9V also) - it is actually 7.3V - it does
not have any of the labelling required by EU regulations
The Pixel product information states that the flash can be
powered also from 6 x AA batteries
On the Pixel, after a flash, a green LED is switched on
almost immediately, but the flash is not ready at full
power until the LED switches to red - this can create the
impression that the cycle time is faster than it actually is,
particularly if the BEEP which sounds when the flash IS
ready, is switched off
Pixel is not available for Sony
The MODUS battery re-charges from flat almost 1 hour
faster than the Pixel - typically 02:55 versus 03:45
Charge time
PIXEL X900 Notable Differences
Ships with charger
Yes
Yes
Ships with case
Yes
Yes
Ships with stand
Yes
Yes
Ships with softbox
No
No
Ships with separate diffuser
No
Yes
In development
Ships with colour filters
No
No
In development
Batteries included
1
2
2.4GHz transmitter - radio master
Yes
Yes
Number of 2.4GHz radio channels
DCM
15
2.4GHz receiver - radio slave
Yes
Yes
2.4GHz radio compatible with original
No
No
Number of groups 2.4GHz
5
3
The Pixel battery is almost 1 hour slower in charging
from flat
The Pixel X900 ships with 2 batteries
MODUS DCM system gives more reliable 2.4GHz
communication
When it is an on-camera master, the MODUS can control
up to 5 off camera groups via 2.4GHz wireless, the Pixel
maximum 3 groups
Maximum 3 groups with the Pixel X900
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Competitor Comparison [Pixel X900]
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MODUS 600RT
PIXEL X900
Optical transmitter - optical master
Yes
Yes
Optical receiver - optical slave
Yes
Yes
Optical compatible with original
Yes
Yes
Number of groups optical
3
3
Number of optical channels
4
4
S1/S2 flash mode (O1/O2 for hähnel)
Yes
Yes
LED light source
No
Yes
Manual mode
Yes
Yes
TTL mode
Yes
Yes
Multi mode
Yes
Yes
Gr master mode
Yes
No
Flash exposure compensation
Yes
Yes
Flash exposure bracketing
Yes
No
High speed sync
Yes
Yes
Rear curtain sync
Yes
Yes
Manual flash zoom
20mm - 200mm
20mm - 200mm
Auto flash zoom
Yes
Yes
Bounce / Tilt
Yes
Yes
Catchlight panel built in
Yes
Yes
Diffusor panel built in
Yes
Yes
External sync socket
Yes
Yes
Head rotation
+/- 180 deg
+/- 180 deg
Head tilt
-7deg to +90deg
-7 to +90 deg
Hot shoe lock
Twist
Lever
USB firmware upgrade
Yes
Yes
SET/OK button
Yes
Jog wheel
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MODUS 600RT Advantages
PIXEL X900 Notable Differences
The MODUS does not have a built in video light
The Pixel X900 has a 4W video light built in; at 1m from
the subject, the Pixel gives approx. the same output as
a Manfrotto Lumie Play light running at 25% of its high
setting; at 3m from the subject, the Pixel gives approx. the
same light as a Manfrotto Lumie Play running at 40% of
its high setting
When the MODUS is an on-camera master it is possible to
control up to 5 groups and have each group in a different
mode, for example, 2 groups in manual, 2 groups in ETTL
and 1 group Off
When it is an on-camera master, the Pixel X900 does not
have this mode - it can control 3 groups, but all three must
be in the same mode
The MODUS allows Flash Exposure Bracketing setting on
the MODUS itself - using the MODUS, FEB can be set up
using 1 button push and 1 when rotation
With the Pixel, Flash Exposure Bracketing can be set on
the camera menu only - on the camera menu, FEB can be
set up using 5 button pushes and 4 wheel rotations
The MODUS uses the conventional rotating knob
The Pixel X900 uses the lever type lock
Yes
The SET button on the MODUS is fixed in position and is
always the correct way up
The equivalent OK button on the Pixel rotates with the jog
wheel and the text can be in any orientation
Yes
Yes
The jog wheel on the MODUS responds to all actions,
including the first rotation after a setting is selected - this
and the point just above are minor but are “annoying”
The jog wheel on the Pixel has an annoying feature where it
never responds to first rotation after a setting is selected - it
responds always on the second rotation - this and the point
just above are minor but are “annoying”
Custom functions
Yes
Yes
scale m/ft.
Yes
No
The MODUS has an effective flash range scale on its LCD
which can display in m or ft.
The Pixel X900 has no flash range scale on its display
auto power off
Yes
Yes
FEB auto cancel
Yes
No
FEB can be done on the MODUS directly
On the Pixel, FEB must be done on the camera
FEB order
Yes
No
FEB can be done on the MODUS directly
On the Pixel, FEB must be done on the camera
AF assist on/off
Yes
Yes
slave auto power off
Yes
No
audio alert for ready
Yes
Yes
back light on/off/timer
Yes
Yes
LCD contrast
Yes
No
A Master MODUS can set the auto power off time for its
slave Speedlight’s
The MODUS allows adjustment of the LCD contrast
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Competitor Comparison [Triopo L870 / Rollei Model 58]
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MODUS 600RT
Triopo L870 /
Rollei Model 58
MODUS 600RT Advantages
Guide number
60 ISO100 200mm
58 IO100 180mm
MODUS 600RT has higher power output
Colour temperature
5600K
5500K
Flash duration
1/300 - 1/20,000 s
1/200 - 1/20000s
Thermal protection
Yes
Size
64 x 76 x 190mm
65 x 70 x 200mm
Weight
545g (including battery)
530g (including battery)
LCD
Dot Matrix LCD
Segment LCD
Build quality
Good
Average
Yes
Triopo L870 / Rollei Model 58
Notable Differences
TBC
A segment LCD is not as flexible as a dot matrix type from the
point of view of possible future firmware upgrades. The layout
of the LCD icons and of the function buttons is not user friendly
- there are no prompts on the LCD as to the functions which are
available in any given state, as there are on the MODUS.
Operating mode can be set on a group by group basis
for the Viper TTL or from the camera menu
Product eco system
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The Triopo can control Canon speedlights directly, or be
controlled by Canon speedlights directly, optically. Rollei have
“future availability” for a TTL transmitter and receiver and for a
58F model with built in 2.4GHz receiver
10.8V / 2040mAh /
7.4V / 2500mAh /
22Wh
18.5Wh
AA power option
No
Yes
External dc power option
No
Yes
Number of flashes
600 at full power
~250
Quoted re-cycle time at full power
1.5s
Measured 3s
Battery level indicator
Yes
No
Available for Canon
Yes
Yes
Available for Nikon
Yes
Yes
Available for Sony
Yes
No
Ships with charger
Yes
Yes
Ships with case
Yes
Yes
Ships with stand
Yes
Yes
Ships with softbox
No
No
Ships with separate diffuser
No
Yes
In development
Ships with colour filters
No
No
In development
Batteries included
1
1
A spare battery is available separately for the
MODUS - on user forums, having a spare battery
is regarded as essential for li-ion powered
speedlights
2.4GHz transmitter - radio master
Yes
No
Number of 2.4GHz radio channels
DCM
n/a
2.4GHz receiver - radio slave
Yes
No
On their website, Rollei say that they will have a version of
the model 58, labelled 58F which will have a built in 2.4GHz
receiver ( no transmitter) available 1st Dec. 2017
2.4GHz radio compatible with original
No
n/a
“
Number of groups 2.4GHz
5
n/a
“
Optical transmitter - optical master
Yes
Yes
Optical receiver - optical slave
Yes
Yes
Optical compatible with original
Yes
Yes
Number of groups optical
3
3
Lithium-ion power source
The Rollei battery does not have a minimum capacity spec on
its label - it uses 2 x 2500mAh polymer cells - its C discharge
rate is 17% higher than the MODUS
The MODUS can fire up to 600 flashes consecutively at
30 second interval at full power
If it is set up to shoot at full power at 30 second interval, the
Rollei will fire ~ 200 times then shut down - after being allowed
to cool it will fire another ~50 shots
The Rollei product literature quotes a cycle time of 2.3s measured at 3s
The Rollei product literature includes a battery level indicator
feature, but the sample unit tested did not have this.
Rollei ships with a separate diffuser
Spare battery is available for Rollei
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Competitor Comparison [Triopo L870 / Rollei Model 58]
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Triopo L870 / Rollei
Model 58
MODUS 600RT Advantages
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Triopo L870 / Rollei Model 58
Notable Differences
MODUS 600RT
Number of optical channels
4
4
S1/S2 flash mode
Yes
Yes
Triopo has both i-TTL & ETTL in the software even though the
Speedlight is only made dedicated for one brand * Very user
unfriendly e.g. With Canon version one still has i-TTL “mode”
which can not be used and must be skipped in the menu
selection between M - iTL -ETTL - Multi modes
LED light source
No
Yes
The Rollei unit includes a built in 3W LED light
Manual mode
Yes
Yes
TTL mode
Yes
Yes
Multi mode
Yes
Yes
Gr master mode
Yes
No
Flash exposure compensation
Yes
Yes
Flash exposure bracketing
Yes
Yes
High speed sync
Yes
Yes
Rear curtain sync
Yes
Yes
Manual flash zoom
20mm - 200mm
18mm - 180mm
Auto flash zoom
Yes
Yes
Bounce / Tilt
Yes
Yes*
Catchlight panel built in
Yes
Yes
Diffusor panel built in
Yes
Yes*
External sync socket
Yes
Yes
Head rotation
+/- 180 deg
+/- 180 deg
Head tilt
-7deg to +90deg
-7deg to +90deg
Hot shoe lock
Wheel
Lever
USB firmware upgrade
Yes
No
SET/OK button
Yes
No
Jog wheel
Yes
Yes
Custom functions
Yes
Yes
- scale m/ft.
Yes
No
- auto power off
Yes
Yes
- FEB auto cancel
Yes
Yes
- FEB order
Yes
Yes
- AF assist on/off
Yes
Yes
- slave auto power off
Yes
No
Flash ready audio alert
Yes
Yes
Triopo * Has no Hot Shoe
- back light on/off/timer
Yes
No
Triopo *LCD position not as user friendly
- LCD contrast
Yes
No
Triopo *Will not directly work with speedlight - Need to
order separately bulky receiver
When the MODUS is an on-camera master it is
possible to control up to 5 groups and have each group
in a different mode, for example, 2 groups in manual, 2
groups in ETTL and 1 group Off
When it is an on-camera master, the Rollei does not have this
mode - it can control 3 groups, but all three must be in the
same mode
Triopo has both i-TTL & ETTL in the software even though the
Speedlight is only made dedicated for one brand
The MODUS 600RT has an icon on its LCD to show
when the flash head has gone into any tilt angle - also
Auto Zoom mode is switched off when the head is
tilted
The Rollei unit does not have an icon to indicate that the flash
head is in a tilt position and Auto Zoom is still engaged in the
tilt position
FEC can be set on a group by group basis on the Viper
TTL and on the camera menu
*On the camera menu, FEC can be selected but the value set
applies to all groups - on the King Pro FEC can be set on a
group by group basis
There is no future flexibility with the Rollei unit
The MODUS has an effective flash range scale on its
LCD which can display in m or ft.
The Rollei has no flash range scale on its display
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Competitor Comparison [Nissin i60A - Sony]
MODUS 600RT - SONY
NISSIN I60A - SONY
Guide number ( 200mm, ISO100)
60
60
Power source
Lithium-ion 10.8V/2040mAh
4 x AA
Battery level indicator
Yes
No
Re-cycle time (start)
1.5s
5s
Re-cycle time ( after 100 shots at full power )
1.5s
19s
Full power flashes - steady 1.5s cycle time
550
Built in 2.4GHz transmitter - wireless master
Yes
No
Built in 2.4GHz receiver - wireless slave
Yes
Yes
2.4GHz operating range
100m
20m
2.4GHz channels
auto - DCM
manual - 32
Buuilt in optical transmitter - optical master
Yes
No
Built in optical receiver - optical slave
Yes
Yes
Zoom range
20mm - 200mm
24mm - 200mm
Manual zoom set points
10
9
Auto zoom
Yes
Yes
Zoom with diffusor panel
14mm
18mm
TTL mode master
Yes
No
Flash xposure compensation
-3 to +3
-2 to +2
Flash exposure compensation set points
19
13
High speed sync
Yes
Yes
TTL slave 2.4GHz and optical
Yes
Yes
Slave groups
A/B/C
A/B/C
Manual mode master
Yes
No
Manual power level range
1/1 - 1/128
1/1 - 1/256
Manual mode power level set points
22
25
Manual slave
Yes
Yes
Optic secondary manual
Yes
Yes
Optic secondary with metering flash
Yes
Yes
Multi mode master
Yes
No
Number of flashes in Multi mode
1 - 90
No
Power level in Multi mode
1/4 - 1/128
No
Multi mode power level set points
6
No
Flash frequency in Multi mode
1Hz - 100Hz
No
Auto power/flashes/frequency control in Multi mode
Yes
No
Multi mode slave
Yes
No
meter/feet scale select
Yes
No
Auto power off function
Yes
Yes
Auto power off enable/disable
Yes
No
Slave auto power off timer
Yes
No
AF assist beam
Yes
Yes
AF assist beam on/off
Yes
No
AF assist beam range
0.6 - 5m
0.7 - 5.0m
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NOTES
Specified at ISO100 with flash set to 200mm focus
Cycle time for first to second flash; for 4 x new Energizer AA alkaline type;
fully charged HLX-MD1
Nissin recommend that the AA batteries are changed when the cycle time
exceeds 10 seconds; this happens some time between 75 and 100 flashes
For Modus 5 flahses separated by 5 secods then 1 minute wait and repeat
until battery is fully discharged
Nissin range tested with Nissin Air 1 module on the camera hotshoe
Flash can be set as a “dumb” unit which will fire in manual mode when it
detects light from another flash in manual mode
Flash can be set as a “dumb” unit which will fire in manual mode when it
detects light from another flash in TTL mode (ignores metering flash)
i60A does not have a distance scale on its LCD either
Auto power off cannot be disabled on the Nissin
AF assist beam cannot be disabled on i60A, swithces on as decided by the
flash gun
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Competitor Comparison [Nissin i60A - Sony]
MODUS 600RT - SONY
NISSIN I60A - SONY
Button beep on/off
Yes
No
Backlight control
Yes
No
LCD contrast control
Yes
No
Optical channels
4
4
Master on/off select
Yes
No
Weight (with batteries)
540g
404g
800g
Weight - with 20 x AA batteries
Ships with stand
Yes
Yes
Ships with battery
Yes
No
Ships with charger
Yes
No
Video light function
No
Yes
Diffusor panel
Yes
Yes
Horizontal head rotation
360 degrees
360 degrees
Vertical head rotation
-7 to + 90 degrees
0 to +90 degrees
External sync socket
Yes
No
Firmware update socket
Yes
No
Catchlight panel
Yes
Yes
Flash duration
1/300 - 1/20000
1/800 - 1/20000s
Colour temperature
5600k
5600k
Dimensions
139 x 76 x 112mm
112 x 73 x 98mm
Compatible with Hahnel Viper TTL
Yes
No
Compatible with Hahnel Captur family
Yes
No
This is a comparison based on the Sony versions of both models.
The Canon version of the Modus, for example, has all of the above functions and in addition has, among others :
- flash exposure bracketing control
- rear curtain sync
- TTL group ratio control
the Canon version of the i60A will be available ~ Dec 2016
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NOTES
To get the equivalent number of flashes, at least 20 x AA batteries are needed
i60A has a built in variable output video light
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Competitor Comparison [Nikon SB-5000 AF]
MODUS 600RT NIKON
Nikon SB-5000 AF
Guide number ( 200mm, ISO100)
60
55
Power source
Lithium-ion 10.8V/2040mAh
4 x AA
Battery level indicator
Yes
Yes
Re-cycle time (start)
1.5s
2.6s
Re-cycle time ( after 150 shots at full power )
1.5s
30s
Full power flashes - steady 1.5s cycle time
550
External power source
No
Yes
Built in 2.4GHz transmitter
Yes
No
Built in 2.4GHz receiver - wireless slave
Yes
Yes
2.4GHz operating range
100m
30m
2.4GHz channels
auto - DCM
3
Built in optical transmitter - optical master
Yes
Yes
Built in optical receiver - optical slave
Yes
Yes
2.4GHz wireless master
Yes
Yes
Zoom range
20mm - 200mm
24mm - 200mm
Manual zoom set points
10
not known
Auto zoom
Yes
Yes
Zoom with diffusor panel
14mm
14mm
TTL mode master select
Yes
Yes
Flash xposure compensation
-3 to +3
-3 to +3
Flash exposure compensation set points
19
19
High speed sync
Yes
Yes
Set on the camera menu
Rear curtain sync
Yes
Yes
Set on the camera menu
TTL slave 2.4GHz and optical
Yes
Yes
2.4GHz slave group
A/B/C/D/E
A/B/C/D/E/F
Optical Slave groups
A/B/C
A/B/C
Distance priority manual mode
No
Yes
Non-TTL auto flash mode
No
Yes
Auto aperture flash mode
No
Yes
Manual mode master
Yes
Yes
Manual power level range
1/1 - 1/128
1/1 - 1/256
Manual mode power level set points
22
not known
Manual slave
Yes
Yes
Optic secondary manual
Yes
Optic secondary with metering flash
Yes
Multi mode master
Yes
Yes
Number of flashes in Multi mode
1 - 90
not known
Power level in Multi mode
1/4 - 1/128
not known
Multi mode power level set points
6
not known
Flash frequency in Multi mode
1Hz - 100Hz
not known
Auto power/flashes/frequency control in Multi mode
Yes
not known
Multi mode slave
Yes
Yes
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NOTES
Specified at ISO100 with flash set to 200mm focus
Cycle time for first to second flash; Nikon info for alkaline AA alkaline; fully
charged HLX-MD1
For Modus 5 flahses separated by 5 secods then 1 minute wait and repeat
until battery is fully discharged
External power source needed for Nikon to get more shots
The SB-5000 can be used as a radio master but a separate WR-R10
transceiver module must be purchased and connected to the camera body
The SB-5000 can be used as a radio master but a separate WR-R10
transceiver module must be purchased and connected to the camera body
Nikon say 6 groups can be controlled with wireless - but, to be confirmed, 3
of these are radio and 3 are optical
Allows the user to enter a flash to subject distance and the output is
adjusted
The flash sensor measurs the reflected light rather than the camera
The flash sensor measurs the reflected light rather than the camera and
includes the camera settings when calculating the flash output
Flash can be set as a “dumb” unit which will fire in manual mode when it detects
light from another flash in manual mode; unclear for Nikon
Flash can be set as a “dumb” unit which will fire in manual mode when it detects
light from another flash in TTL mode (ignores metering flash); unclear for Nikon
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Competitor Comparison [Nikon SB-5000 AF]
MODUS 600RT NIKON
Nikon SB-5000 AF
meter/feet scale select
Yes
Yes
Auto power off function
Yes
Yes
Auto power off enable/disable
Yes
Yes
Cooling system on/off
No
Yes
Slave auto power off timer
Yes
AF assist beam
Yes
Yes
AF assist beam on/off
Yes
Yes
AF assist beam range
0.6 - 5m
Modelling flash
No
Yes
Button beep on/off
Yes
No
Illumination pattern adjust
No
Yes
Backlight control
Yes
No
LCD contrast control
Yes
Yes
Optical channels
4
4
Weight (with batteries)
540g
520g
NOTES
Switch on for continuous flash firing
No clear info available for Nikon
920g
Weight - with 20 x AA batteries
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Ships with stand
Yes
Yes
Ships with battery
Yes
No
Ships with charger
Yes
No
Ships with 2 colour filters
No
Yes
Diffusor panel
Yes
Yes
Horizontal head rotation
360 degrees
360 degrees
Vertical head rotation
-7 to + 90 degrees
-7 to + 90 degrees
External sync socket
Yes
Yes
Firmware update socket
Yes
No
Catchlight panel
Yes
Yes
Flash duration
1/300 - 1/20000
1/980 - 1/30820
Colour temperature
5600k
not known
Dimensions
139 x 76 x 112mm
137 x 73 x 103.5mm
Compatible with Hahnel Viper TTL
Yes
No
Compatible with Hahnel Captur family
Yes
No
Usage and purpose needs to be investigated
Allows adjustment to the illumination pattern which acts together with the
zoom setting - 3 values - centre - even - standard
To get the equivalent number of flashes, at least 20 x AA batteries are needed
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Competitor Comparison [CANON 600EXII-RT - SONY]
Page 1
NOTES
Modues 600RT - CANON
Canon 600EXII-RT - SONY
Guide number ( 200mm, ISO100)
60
60
Power source
Lithium-ion 10.8V/2040mAh
4 x AA
Battery level indicator
Yes
No
Re-cycle time (start)
1.5s
3.3s
Re-cycle time ( after 100 shots at full power )
Cycle time for first to second flash; Canon info for alkalin AA alkaline; fully
charged HLX-MD1
1.5s
Full power flashes - steady 1.5s cycle time
550
100
External power source
No
Yes
For Modus 5 flahses separated by 5 secods then 1 minute wait and repeat
until battery is fully discharged
External power source needed for Canon to get more shots
Built in 2.4GHz transmitter - wireless master
Yes
Yes
Built in 2.4GHz receiver - wireless slave
Yes
Yes
2.4GHz operating range
100m
30m
2.4GHz channels
auto - DCM
15
Built in optical transmitter - optical master
Yes
Yes
Built in optical receiver - optical slave
Yes
Yes
Zoom range
20mm - 200mm
20mm - 200mm
Manual zoom set points
10
10
Auto zoom
Yes
Yes
Zoom with diffusor panel
14mm
14mm
Flash metering mode
No
Yes
TTL mode master select
Yes
Yes
Flash xposure compensation
-3 to +3
-3 to +3
Flash exposure compensation set points
19
19
Flash exposure bracketing
Yes
Yes
FEB auto cancel on/off
Yes
Yes
FEB sequence select
Yes
Yes
High speed sync
Yes
Yes
Rear curtain sync
Yes
Yes
Ratio control
Yes
Yes
TTL slave 2.4GHz and optical
Yes
Yes
2.4GHz slave group
A/B/C/D/E
A/B/C/D/E
Optical Slave groups
A/B/C
A/B/C
Manual mode master
Yes
Yes
Manual power level range
1/1 - 1/128
1/1 - 1/128
Manual mode power level set points
22
22
Manual slave
Yes
Yes
Optic secondary manual
Yes
Optic secondary with metering flash
Yes
Multi mode master
Yes
Yes
Number of flashes in Multi mode
1 - 90
1 - 80
Power level in Multi mode
1/4 - 1/128
1/4 - 1/128
Multi mode power level set points
6
6
Flash frequency in Multi mode
1Hz - 100Hz
1Hz - 500Hz
Auto power/flashes/frequency control in Multi mode
Yes
Yes
Specified at ISO100 with flash set to 200mm focus
Nissin range tested with Nissin Air 1 module on the camera hotshoe
Allows backward select to ETTL ( as against ETTL II ) and allows functions
to be set on flash when it is off camera but connected via sync cord to the
camera ( to be invetigated more )
Flash can be set as a “dumb” unit which will fire in manual mode when it detects
light from another flash in manual mode; unclear for Canon
Flash can be set as a “dumb” unit which will fire in manual mode when it detects
light from another flash in TTL mode (ignores metering flash); unclear for Canon
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Competitor Comparison [CANON 600EXII-RT - SONY]
Modues 600RT - CANON
Canon 600EXII-RT - SONY
Auto power/flashes/frequency control in Multi mode
Yes
Yes
Multi mode slave
Yes
Yes
meter/feet scale select
Yes
Yes
Auto power off function
Yes
Yes
Auto power off enable/disable
Yes
Yes
Slave auto power off timer
Yes
Yes
AF assist beam
Yes
Yes
AF assist beam on/off
Yes
Yes
AF assist beam range
0.6 - 5m
Modelling flash
No
Yes
Button beep on/off
Yes
Yes
Light distribution adjust
No
Yes
Backlight control
Yes
Yes
LCD contrast control
Yes
Yes
Optical channels
4
4
Master on/off select
Yes
Yes
Weight (with batteries)
540g
535g
NOTES
No clear info available for Canon
935g
Weight - with 20 x AA batteries
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Ships with stand
Yes
Yes
Ships with battery
Yes
No
Ships with charger
Yes
No
Ships with 2 colour filters
No
Yes
Diffusor panel
Yes
Yes
Horizontal head rotation
360 degrees
360 degrees
Vertical head rotation
-7 to + 90 degrees
-7 to + 90 degrees
External sync socket
Yes
Yes
Firmware update socket
Yes
No
Catchlight panel
Yes
Yes
Flash duration
1/300 - 1/20000
1/890 - 1/34000
Colour temperature
5600k
sent to camera
Dimensions
139 x 76 x 112mm
143 x 79 x 123mm
Compatible with Hahnel Viper TTL
Yes
No
Compatible with Hahnel Captur family
Yes
No
Linked shooting
No
Yes
Usage and purpose needs to be investigated
Allows adjustment to the light spread which acts together with the zoom
setting - 3 values - auto -little more telephoto - little wider
To get the equivalent number of flashes, at least 20 x AA batteries are needed
A system which allows off camera flash to trigger slave cameras - to be
investigated some more
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