The CITI600 Manual and CITI600 TTL are two of the most popular PiXAPRO lighting units, each offering 600Ws of battery powered flash lighting and a range of different features, perfect for almost all fields of photography.
Large Power Range
The CITI600 Manual and CITI600 TTL units both feature a maximum power output of 600Ws, making them suitable for most photography fields including Portrait, Beauty, Event etc. Each lighting unit offers a 9-stop power range to allow you to adjust the power output down to 1/256th power in 1/3rd increments, giving you the flexibility to match the lighting to the particular requirements of any shoot.
As both the CITI600 Manual and CITI600 TTL use new Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor Technology, this offers very short flash durations of between 1/220 seconds to 1/10,000 seconds. This allows you to capture motion in your photography clearly which is perfect for fields such as sport and dance, whilst also making sure to maintain the accuracy in the colours and capturing sharper images.
Super-Fast Recycle Times
The CITI600 Manual and CITI600 TTL both share incredibly quick recycle times of between 0.01 seconds and 2.5 seconds, which reduces the wait between each shot so that you do not miss out on the perfect image. This also benefits in catching images of fast-moving subjects, perfect for action photography.
Each lighting unit features High-Speed Sync Mode, which enables you to set the flash units to sync at a shutter speed much higher than usual (up to 1/8000th of a second). The feature is vital when shooting in spaces with large amounts of ambient lighting and can help to overpower sunlight, ideal for shooting on location in all weather conditions.
Stroboscopic Multi-Flash Mode
The CITI600 Manual and CITI600 TTL can be set to fire multiple low-powered flashes continuous, at a frequency between 1 and 100Hz, to help create a range of different unique photography effects. If you combined this mode with a slow shutter speed, you are then able to capture a motion trail in your image which is great to capture dancing or athletics.
TTL Mode (CITI600 TTL Only)
One feature that is only available with the CITI600 TTL model, as mentioned in the name, is the TTL function. What this function does is provide automatic metering in order to receive the best possible lighting settings and exposure, without the need to manually adjust your light. This prevents any loss of time adjusting your settings, that could lead to you missing the perfect shot.
When it comes to using the lighting units, both the CITI600 Manual and CITI600 TTL offer an easy-to-use interface. Each lighting unit features labelled buttons and a control dial, and all the features and specifications are clearly displayed on the large dot-matrix LCD screen making it simple and easy to make the most of each available feature on the light.
Built-in Automatic Cooling System
In order to keep these lighting units cool during long-term use, they each feature a built-in automatic temperature-controlled ventilation system that will activate an internal cooling fan once the lighting units reach a high temperature, preventing any unwanted overheating and potential damage to your units.
The CITI600 Manual and CITI600 TTL each come with a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 11.1V / 8700mAh battery that makes these lighting units the perfect flash options for location photography. With a full charge of the battery, these lighting units will offer approximately 500 full-powered shots, meaning you do not need to worry about running out of power during a long location shoot. Whilst these lighting units are battery powered lights, it is possible to purchase an AC adapter (Sold Separately) to run this from mains power to adapt the light to be suitable for studio photography.
Each unit features a built-in intelligent slave cell, also known as a pre-flash detector system cell, which can be set to ignore any pre-flash, perfect if you wish to use the CITI600 Manual and CITI600 TTL units alongside any speedlites or strobe lighting units.
PiXAPRO ONE System Compatible
Both the CITI600 Manual and CITI600 TTL each feature a built-in 2.4GHz receiver, to allow it the be controlled and adjusted remotely using a PiXAPRO 2.4GHz Trigger from your camera. This is ideal for busy shoots as it means you do not need to manually adjust all of your lighting individually. As they each feature a built-in PiXAPRO 2.4GHz receiver, this makes them part of the PiXAPRO ONE System, which means that these lighting units can be used in conjunction with the entire PiXAPRO flash lighting range from a single trigger.
Bowens S-Type Mount
Each of these lighting units come with a Bowens S-Type mount as standard, which is one of the most commonly available fittings on the market, to allow them to be used with a wide range of modifiers such as Softboxes and Beauty Dishes. This gives you the freedom to adapt and control the lighting how you wish to meet all particular photography requirements.
In order to feel comfortable and secure when shooting in a wide range of photography fields, you need to make sure that your lighting is up to the task. With the features and specifications available with the CITI600 Manual and CITI600 TTL lights, you never have to worry about capturing a professional image.