Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cdr King TT520 Flash Test, Godox rebrand

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We'll be looking at the new CDR King TT520 flash. First off this is a manual flash without any TTL functions.

*** note the fake rubber flap, There is nothing under that rubber flap. I think it is a provision for some pc sync connection or external power, made for more advanced models.

Stats are as follows

Specifications on paper
Guide Number 33
Flash Modes M, S1, S2
Tilt 0 – 90°
Swivel 0 – 270°
Power Source 4 * AA batteries
Recycle Time 0.5 – 5s
Output Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128
Colour Temperature 5600K +/-200K
Flash Duration 1/800 ~ 1/2000s
Dimensions 190 * 75 * 55mm
Net Weight 286g

Package includes
# 1 x Flash light
# 1 x Protecting bag
# 1 x Mini stand
# 1 x User manual

Test results (Actual)
- Works on camera hotshoe no problem (Canon 7d)
- Works off-camera slave s1 triggered by manual popup flash
- Works off-camera slave s2 ignoring preflash
- Works off-camera mounted on RF 603c wireless tranceivers
- Recycle time is 3 seconds on full power


Power test
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Camera : Canon 7d set at f9
All flashes on 1/1 power
Distance 9feet

A quick rough test reveals that the CDR King TT520's power is right in between the YN460 and YN460mkII.

I will be using this flash primarily to test how long it lasts, more to come.

7 comments:

volJekarooL3 said...

Thanks for the review. One question though, you said it works off cam by using the built-in pop flash in the camera. My question is, All you need to set it to S1 or S2? And set your camera in commander mode?

Thanks in advance for your reply.

markilagan said...

in my own experience.. yes! as simple as that.. even works with point and shoot cameras as long as the flash pops!

Four3 said...

thanks for the review

Jomi Garrucho said...

volJekarooL3 : set your popup to manual the use s1, if set to TTL use s2 for ignoring the pre-flash

Rabby said...

what diffuser kaya ang fit dito? thanks.. might get one

adrian fernando said...

Thanks for the review. I'm convinced.

Jonas said...

Is the flash still working today? I'm worried about how long it will last as I do a lot of strobe set-ups for event photography. Although most of the time I only set the power to 1/8. 1/4 at the most but rarely.