Hands-on with the Hähnel Tuff TTL flash trigger

We review the Tuff TTL wireless flash trigger for Canon E-TTL, test it on location and compare it with the Pixel King.

Hahnel Tuff TTL

Hähnel of Ireland have developed the Tuff TTL to be a robust, simple flash trigger allowing photographers to use their flashguns off-camera (up to 200m away) in automatic mode. The company were kind enough to send us a sample set to evaluate. Hähnel Tuff TTL packaging The Tuff TTL, announced earlier this year, is only the second flash trigger to come from Hähnel after the Combi TF. Companies such as Pixel and PocketWizard therefore have a head start with many of their products already on the market. Can Hähnel catch up? Will their first flash trigger have bugs and missing features to be fixed in successive firmware updates, or have they produced something that works perfectly out of the factory gates? This review is spread across several pages for quicker navigation.

  1. Introduction
  2. What’s in the box?
  3. On assignment
  4. Comparison with the Pixel King
  5. Conclusion

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.