How many times have you been forced to get rid of those sync cables from product shoots during post processing? This is one drawback with wired systems for flash synchronisation.
A wireless trigger would have eliminated this hassle. But with triggers of all types and prices flooding the market, you might be confused. Well, it is not possible to say which one of these will last for 10 years even in an extensive review. We cannot but add to this confusion by introducing a new trigger, the King Wireless TTL Flash Trigger.
Manufactured by PIXEL Enterprise Ltd, a Hong Kong based professional photographic accessories manufacturer, King flash triggers are available for Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras. We received a Nikon kit and hence the features provided here need not necessarily correspond to Canon or Sony models. The Nikon kit comes with a Transmitter, Receiver, PC-3.5 and PC-1/4 connecting cables, USB Cable, Receiver Holder, Universal Flash Holder, Instruction Manual, and Pouch. The unit supports all major functions including flash exposure compensation, 1st curtain sync, 2nd curtain sync, High-speed sync, and Red-eye reduction. It also supports flash head zooming, ISO and FV lock. The firmware can be upgraded via USB. You can set up to 7 combinations of channels and control 3 different groups of flash units at a time. The unit can trigger even studio lights, enabling high-speed sync. It has a range of up to 100m and can synchronise at up to 1/8000 sec. Both the transmitter and receiver feature PC port and USB socket. It is easy to set up and use, and the provided user manual facilitates optimal use of the unit. We used the unit to trigger a Nikon SB910 Speedlite from various bodies, and it worked flawlessly in all situations once the connection was established (this takes a few seconds).
Both the transmitter and the receiver work on 2 x AA batteries. Though the default is 1.5V, it can also accept 1.2V rechargeable batteries. Additionally, it can be powered through the USB port in case the batteries fail.
King flash triggers are available at Photo Centre Trading Co, Mumbai at an MRP of Rs.9,000. For details, visit http://www. pixelhk.com or contact Jimmy Shah on +91 9820946475.