Hahnel Modus 360RT: baby wireless flashgun is born

Hähnel is to launch a miniature version of its recent Modus 600RT Mark II flashgun. Shown at Photokina 2018, the flashgun with have a Guide Number of 36 (m/ISO100) - but will still have the wireless transmitter and receiver of its award-winning bigger brother. It will also have its own rechargeable battery, and mini USB charger – which are smaller than those used on the 600RT.

Rather than having a traditional focus assist feature like the 600RT, it will instead have a built-in LED light. This will be useful for video, as well as for helping AF in lowlight.

A design feature of a coloured ring around the flash head to signify the camera system that the speedlight is compatible with. It will be available in Canon, Nikon, Panasonic/Olympus (MFT), Fujifilm and Sony versions.

The flash has a rotating and tilt head, and incorporates a pull-out wide-angle diffuser and a bounce card.

It has the same quick-lock mechanism introduced the the recent Modus 600RT Mark II update. 

Hahnel Modus 360RT has a built-in LED light

Hahnel Modus 360RT has a built-in LED light

Hahnel Modus 360RT rechargeable batter and USB charger

Hahnel Modus 360RT rechargeable batter and USB charger

Price and availability

The Hahnel Modus 360RT will go on sale in January or February for around £160 for the flashgun alone. Kits with a Viper TTL radio trigger will also will be available, as will Pro kits with two 360RTs and the Viper TTL.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

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