A ¼-20 mounting thread, a high voltage battery port, the ability to make 1/3-stop power adjustments and an audible flash ready tone are just a few of the exciting improvements in this current model. In addition to innovative features, photographers can expect the same high-quality build, reliability and 2-year warranty found in previous models.
The LP180 has been completely redesigned — not only for a unique look, but with enhanced functionality as well. The LP180's side ¼-20 mounting thread makes mounting the flash directly to light stands or swivels effortless. This mount makes it easier than ever to shoot directly into an umbrella when using an umbrella swivel, such as the LP634 . An eagerly anticipated high voltage battery port has been added for photographers looking to gain faster recycle times.
Another LP180 innovation is the built-in gel slot, which allows photographers to change the color of light output without a separate gel holder or system. The brand-new gel slot is specially-designed for the included gels and bows the gels out and away from the flash head to avoid melting or distorting the gels' shape. Plus, the LP180 includes a built-in wide angle diffuser and bounce card, giving greater control over light output, even without extra modifiers.
The LP180 also features a redeveloped mounting foot fitted with a sliding latch for securely locking the flash on swivels, cameras or triggering devices. The refreshed foot also features a drop-down locking pin that works seamlessly with the popular Frio T double-locking cold shoe for a secure mounting solution.
An upgraded battery door operates smoothly with improved spring-loaded hinges. The new design also introduces a backlit LCD screen to the LP180 interface for easy flash control and easy use in low light.
The updates don't stop with a contemporary look; the LP180 insides have been refined as well. All new software powers an updated interface with added features such as an audible flash ready tone and sleep mode. A thermal cut-off slows recycling time instead of cutting off the flash, expanding the limits of safe use with a high voltage battery.
The LP180's 1/3-stop increments enable finer control over power adjustments. And with minimum power going all the way down to 1/128, photographers can match the needs of any situation. Build quality of the LP180's internal components has also been improved to make one of the most durable speed lights on the market, even stronger.
As with previous LumoPro flashes, the LP180 features sync via standard hot shoe, PC port, 3.5mm miniphone port, and optical slave. The optical slave features 11 different settings - one simple slave mode and 10 alternative slave modes that ignore between one and ten pre-flashes. More information on using various slave modes can be found in the included Owner's Manual.
The LP180 boasts a guide number of 110, making it equivalent to top-of-the-line models from major flash manufacturers like Nikon and Canon. The reliability and affordability that built the LP160's reputation in the photographic community have been carried over in the LP180 as well. And as always, LumoPro ® backs every LP180 with a 2-year international warranty.
A full overview of LP180 features and instructions for use can be found in the included Owner's Manual.
Below are the items included with this product
- LP180 Quad-Sync Manual Flash
- 3.5mm Miniphone to 3.5mm Miniphone (Short) Sync Cord
- LP180 Softcase
- Set of 9 Rosco Color Correction Gels (cut specially for the LP180)
#3407- Full CTO (Converts 6500K to 3200K)
#3411- 3/4 CTO (Converts 5500K to 3200K)
#3408- 1/2 CTO (Converts 5500K to 3800K)
#3409- 1/4 CTO (Converts 5500K to 4500K)
Color Correction for Fluorescent Color:
#3304- Tough Plus Green
#3315- 1/2 Tough Plus Green
#3316- 1/4 Tough Plus Green
Color Correction for Cooler Color
#3204- Half Blue
#3208- Quarter Blue
- Set of 13 Rosco Color Effects Gels (cut specially for the LP180)
#12 Straw Yellow
#339 Broadway Pink
#381 Baldassari Blue
#89 Moss Green
#2001 Storaro Red
#02 Bastard Amber
#4815 CalColor 15 Pink
#347 Belladonna Rose
#117 Tough + White Diffusion
#3152- Urban Vapor
#3402- N.3 (1-Stop)
#3415 Neutral Density N.15 (1/2-Stop)
- Small Flash Foot Stand
- Instruction Manual
I make a living shooting photos of dudes in suits, and I own a lot of things that make light, from studio strobes to continuous-source, to battery-powered odds and ends like these.
The LP-180 is without question the very most useful piece of lighting gear I've ever had. Stick 'em anywhere and they make light – reliably & repeatedly, with minimum fuss. They have successfully kicked my Canon 680EX out of my camera bag, and that's saying a lot.
Great value - solid construction - for a manual flash - you just cant beat it. And it's so simple to use. I highly recommend! I'll be getting another one of these soon!
I am a semi-pro photog, I use two of these flashes with a wireless trigger system. They are FANTASTIC. They work great with modifiers of all kinds and the customer service here is phenomenal! I am ordering as much stuff as I can from MPEX in the future just basted on customer service alone.
Much like the previous version (LP160), this flash is rugged and very reliable. There, the similarities end. An improved hot foot locking switch, LCD control panel, 1/3-stop power adjustments, and a built-in bounce card and diffuser panel all add up to make this flash a great value. And the 2-year warranty is hard to beat in this business.
As a hobbyist, my only wish was a lower price. It was very, very difficult to choose this over the Yongnuos, and I was only able to get a LumoPro because of an income tax refund.
This is one of the best flashes I have ever used. I love it. It is solidly built, it is reliable and consistent. The only weakness is the gel holder. But that is not important. I am telling all my photographer friends to buy this unit.
I am a hobbyist/enthusiast photographer; not a pro. This is my first all-manual speedlight and my first speedlight with a built in optical slave and I was turned onto it by David Hobby (strobist.com). This flash is built like a tank, very powerful, throws a very even beam of light at all zoom levels, and the optical slave never misses. This unit is highly recommended if you're looking for a flash that doesn't have the OEM bells & whistles or the OEM price tag! Cheers!
This flash is a work of art. It feels great in the hand. There's no mistake that this is a high quality flash that is so durable, I'm confident taking it anywhere. It's hard for me to believe the premium quality at such a price point. Recommending this flash is a complete no-brainier. I just sold one of my Canon Speedlites and the Lumopro has become my new primary flash.
This unit is quality product. Everything from the packaging to the 'fit-n-finish' has quality written all over this unit. There is even a bit of humor on the bottom of the box, near the bar codes...."Ahh! Don't Open Me upside Down.