The LumoPro LP160 is:
- Community suggestion produced hot shoe flash produced by LumoPro
- Successor to the LP120
- Supports syncing via hotshoe, 3.5mm jack, optical slaving, and intelligent optical slaving(ignore pre-flashes).
- Runs on 4 AA batteries
- 7 levels of power adjustment: 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64
- 7 levels of flash zoom adjustment: 28mm-105mm
- The unit outputs about 60-70Watts/second
You can find more information at the LumoPro website and you can pickup one for a great price at the MidWestPhotoExchange:
- LumoPro's LP160 Website (
$199now $159 also!$179 or discontinued)
- MPEX's LP160 Product Page (
$159$179 or discontinued)
I strongly suggest picking one up if you are looking for an inexpensive flash unit with a good deal of power, twist and tilt head, optical and cable syncing, and controls for manual zoom and power control. This is a great unit and is basically half the cost of a Nikon or Canon unit. The only thing you don't get is eTTL, though you can obviously optical trigger this flash.
- Take apart the LP160 and see what we're dealing with.
- Do a high speed sync hack for the LP160
- Do a remote control hack for the LP160
- Update: Implement a Quench Pin For the LP160
- Boost the power level of the LP160
- Add color temperature for LP160
- ... future goals as they occur to me...