Westcott just made a lot of photographers happy by launching the FJ400 strobe along with X2M universal trigger at an amazing price. Both the products are feature-rich and offer best bang for the buck. They are slated to release in October.
Westcott FJ400 Strobe
Priced at just $569.90, the 400W Westcott FJ400 offers 9 stops of power adjustments which could be selected in either 1 or 0.1 increments. Once fully charged, it can fire 480 Flashes at full power and thousands at low. However, it takes 2.5 hours to completely charge itself. The recycling speed of this strobe is less than one second.
It uses Removable Lithium Polymer Battery which offers DC and AC Trickle Charge when connected or when the usage exceeds 25%. It also offers 20W 5600k modeling light inside the frame to judge where the flash is going to fall. Bowens S Type Mount is used for modifiers and includes :
- Magnetic 5″ Reflector
- Magnetic CCT Gel Set
- Diffusion Home
- Rapid Box Switch with Bowens Insert
It includes an LED interface where you can select Manual or TTL flash modes. Various Sync speed options include :
- High-Speed Sync – 1/8000s
- Freeze Sync – 1/9000s
- Continuous Capture – 20 fps
Other settings available on LCD Panel include :
- Memory Recall
- Mask Functions
Westcott FJ-X2M Trigger
Westcott also announced a new universal wireless trigger that will be compatible with Canon, Nikon, Olympus, and Sony Camera Systems. Sony users will have to purchase an adapter for this to work with their cameras. It could control 6 Groups of Lights across 16 channels and has the ability to send radio signals up to a range of 985′. The Westcott FJ-X2M Trigger is not included with the strobe, it is available separately at a retail price of $119.80.