Westcott Unveils FJ80 Universal Flash and FJ200 Strobe


Westcott has just added two new lights to its FJ Wireless Flash System: the FJ80 Universal Touchscreen 80Ws Speedlight and the FJ200 200Ws Strobe. As the latest additions to the FJ lineup, both lights are designed to maximize compatibility across camera brands. The FJ80 can sit atop virtually any camera while the FJ200 works in tandem with the FJ80 or FJ-X2m Universal Wireless Trigger to achieve camera-specific TTL and sync functionalities.

Westcott FJ80 Universal Flash and FJ200 Strobe
Westcott FJ80 Universal Flash and FJ200 Strobe

The FJ80 features a user-friendly color touchscreen LCD for quick and intuitive control, as well as a rounded head to produce natural-looking light and falloff. It can fire up to 1/10000s, sync up to 1/8000s, and discharge at up to 20 fps when shooting continuously. It is compatible with the TTL and sync modes of Canon, Nikon, Sony (with adapter), FUJIFILM, Panasonic, and Olympus cameras. A built-in transceiver frees it from the top of your camera, expanding creative shooting options. The FJ80 can trigger FJ400, FJ200, FJ80, and Canon RT lights from up to 328' away and can be used with 31 groups and 16 channels. It is firmware updatable, keeping it future-proof, and a mobile app is in development for early 2021.

The FJ80 has a lithium polymer battery that lasts for about 400 full-power flashes and takes about 2 hours to recharge from empty. A magnetic diffusion dome and magnetic grid and gel pack are available separately to refine the FJ80's output. Additionally, the FJ80 will also be available in a 2-Light Portable Portrait Kit, where it is bundled with the FJ400.

The FJ200 serves as a compact wireless strobe perfectly positioned between the FJ80 and FJ400. This sleek 200Ws strobe features an impressive 0.5-1.3s recycle time, so you never miss a moment. The FJ200 is compatible with sync and TTL modes across brands when used with the FJ80 or FJ-X2M trigger. Like the FJ80, the FJ200 can shoot up to 20 fps and sync up to 1/8000s. In Freeze Mode, the FJ200 can fire up to 1/20000s. A 5600K LED modeling light is built in to help shot setups and a bright, color LCD panel makes it easy to keep track of settings from a distance.

The FJ200 also has a built-in lithium polymer battery capable of 450 or more full-power flashes between charges. It comes with a reflector, grid, and gels so you can take it out of the box straight to set for use. You can also pick up a separately available snoot with honeycomb grid or diffusion dome for even more creative possibilities.

What do you think of Westcott's latest lights? Share your thoughts in the Comments section, below.



Just order the FJ400 and FJ80,  I just retired from Oil and Gas and is excited to start using these lights for my photography business

I purchased the Westcott FJ400 shortly after introduction to the market ... IT WAS A GREAT DECISION!!    I have been a full-time professional photographer for over 25 years and, in my opinion, the FJ400 is a game changer!   I have used almost every kind of lighting system and nothing compares!   SO I just ordered the new FJ80 and can't wait to give it a try.   Plus using it as the trigger for the FJ400. 

We are pleased to read that you are happy with the FJ400 lighting system, especially since you see it as a game changer. Please let us know about your experience with the FJ80 after it arrives and you have given it a trial run. It would be informative for us and for many of our photographer readers.

I have the FJ400.  It's a great light. The FJ80 looks really interesting to me.  It's nice to see Westcott continuing to expand their lineup of strobes.

You do realise these are rebadged Jinbei lights ?
In this case, Jinbei HD-2pro and HD-200pro
Great lights....but don't fall for the BS that Westcott roll out about all their R&D etc......

Owning two FJ400s, I’m disappointed that the new FJ200 does not share the same UI design, removable battery, AC or Battery operating flexibility, nor even the same gel system. As a pro for many years, having 2 or 3 different operating control interfaces within the same lighting “system” and a non-interchangeable power source was a missed opportunity for a truly integrated product line.