Westcott has released a new touchscreen speedlight and 200Ws wireless strobe

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Westcott has announced their new FJ80 universal touchscreen speedlight and FJ200 200Ws lithium polymer battery-powered strobe, expanding on the FJ400 & DJ-X2m kit they introduced last year. Like a number of popular speedlights these days, the Westcott FJ80 features a round head, but the touchscreen is new – sort of.

The Westcott FJ200 boasts 0.05 to 1.3 second recycle times, HSS up to 1/8000, TTL and compatibility with just about all camera systems via its universal wireless trigger. It’s also compatible with Canon’s RT transmitter – which is quite unique amongst strobes.

The Westcott JB80 claims to be the “industry’s first round head touchscreen speedlight with an integrated radio transceiver”. Is it, though? I mean, it is and it isn’t. It is the first, but Jinbei already announced the same speedlight back in September as the Jinbei HD-2. The reported specs seem a little more optimistic in Westcott’s case, though. Of course, even if it is a rebranded Jinbei, you get the benefit of a Westcott warranty and support.

Max power 80Ws
Power range 9-stops (0.3-80Ws)
Flash duration (t0.1) 1/250-1/3,300s
Flash duration (t0.5) 1/800-1/10,000s
Recycle time 0.05-1.2s
Colour temp 5500K +/- 150K
Mounting system FJ80 Magnetic Mount (75mm diameter)
Flash increments 0.1 and full stops
Flash modes Manual, TTL
Modelling lamp 3W 5600K +/- 200K
Sync functions HSS, Normal (front & rear curtain)
Sync speed Up to 1/8,000s (HSS)
Wireless frequency 2.4Ghz
Wireless channels 31
Wireless groups 16
Wireless range 100m
Display 2.8″ LCD touchscreen colour display
Flashes per charge 400+ at full power
Battery type DC Lithium Polymer
Battery capacity 11.1Wh (11.1v, 1,000mAh)
Recharge time ~2 hours
Dimensions 8.1 x 8.1 x 21.3cm
Weight 0.5kg

The Westcott FJ80 speedlight is available to buy now on the Westcott website for $329 and is expected to start shipping in 2-4 weeks.

The Westcott FJ200 is a lithium polymer battery-powered 200Ws strobe. It’s similar in size to the Godox AD300 Pro, although a touch narrower and a little longer, coming in at 8 x 8 x 22cm vs the AD300 Pro’s 10 x 9 x 19cm. Unlike the FJ80, this one isn’t a touchscreen UI, but offers a similar set of features. Unlike the FJ400, the FJ200 doesn’t use a Bowens modifier mount. It seems to be something proprietary. No word on whether or not there’s an adapter available for it yet, although given its dimensions, I suspect it would fit in the Godox S2 Bowens mount adapter.

Max power 200Ws
Power range 9-stops (0.3-80Ws)
Flash duration (t0.1) Normal 1/260-1/2,600s
Freeze 1/260-1/7,000
Flash duration (t0.5) Normal 1/800-1/8,000s
Freeze 1/800-1/20,000
Recycle time 0.05-1.3s
Colour temp 5500K +/- 150K
Mounting system DJ200 Mount
Flash increments 0.1 stop
Flash modes Manual, TTL
Modelling lamp LED 5W 5600K +/- 200K
Sync functions HSS, Normal (front & rear curtain), Freeze
Sync speed Up to 1/8,000s (HSS)
Wireless frequency 2.4Ghz
Wireless channels 32
Wireless groups 16
Wireless range 100m
Display LCD colour display
Flashes per charge 450+ at full power
Battery type DC Lithium Polymer
Battery capacity 36Wh (14.4v, 2,500mAh)
Recharge time ~2 hours
Dimensions 8.0 x 8.0 x 22.2cm
Weight 0.8kg

The Westcott FJ200 strobe is available to buy now on the Westcott website for $399 and is also expected to start shipping in 2-4 weeks.

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