Nicefoto N4 and N6 wireless studio flashes announced
Nicefoto has announced the latest iteration of its Wireless Studio Flash range. The Nicefoto N-Series TTL.M lights are the spiritual successors to the pioneering N-Flash, which was one of the world’s first studio heads with a removable lithium-ion battery.
New in the Nicefoto N-series is a built-in dual TTL system for Canon and Nikon, with the devices automatically switching between E-TTL and i-TTL mode when used with the TX-C02 and TX-N02 2.4GHz radio triggers. The wireless system supports TTL lighting ratio control, high-speed sync up to 1/8000 second, manual power adjustment and stroboscopic (Multi/RPT) mode. There is also a special “FP” function for ultra-short action-freezing flash durations, from 1/2000 to 1/20000 second.
There are two heads from which to choose: the N4 and N6, with respective energy ratings of 400Ws and 600Ws. Like the very first N-Flash of five years ago, the lights are self-contained, running off a lithium-ion battery that slots into the top of the head. The 12V 6600mAh battery will sustain the N6 for 500 full-power flashes on a single charge. You can also use an AC power adapter for indoor shooting.
Direct control of the N4 and N6 is done via an LCD control panel on the back of the heads. This interface has a new design and now offers the ability to adjust the brightness of the 10-watt LED modelling lamp. The removable dual-purpose tilt bracket on the base works as a handle and as a light stand mount with an integrated umbrella holder. The full-sized Bowens S-type accessory mount on the front of the light supports a wide range of light modifiers.
Thanks to integrated radio receivers, you can control the Nicefoto N-series remotely from the TX-C02 and TX-N02 commander modules, part of the larger Nicefoto TTL.M system, which also includes the K-series of modular flashes. The triggers operate on three wireless groups and 15 channels, with the capability of controlling up to 99 flashes at once over a 100-metre range. The transmitters themselves fit into your camera’s hotshoe, and have an autofocus-assist lamp on the front. It is not clear if these are compatible with Canon and Nikon’s own radio systems.
Nicefoto N4/N6 TTL.M specifications
- Flash power of 400Ws / 600Ws
- 10W LED modelling light
- TTL / M / Multi (RPT) operating modes
- 12V 6600mAh lithium-ion battery
- 0.01–2.0 / 2.5 second recycle time
- 1/1–1/128 manual power control (in 1/3-stop increments)
- FP high speed flash durations: 1/2000s, 1/4000s, 1/8000s, 1/12000s, 1/20000s
- High-speed synchronisation up to 1/8000 second
- Triggering methods: 2.4GHz radio module, optical slave sensor, sync port
Pricing and availability have yet to be announced. Visit the Nicefoto web site for further information.