Pixel Enterprise has told Lighting Rumours that the company’s upcoming TTL flash trigger has been renamed the “King Pro” (formerly the King II) and “will release soon”.
The final spec sheet has not been revealed but the picture below gives the most recent indication of what the transceiver will look like. We now understand that there will be separate dedicated receivers units too, presumably cheaper than the dual-use transceivers, though no pricing information is yet available.
By renaming the system in this way, we can take it to mean that Pixel does not intend to replace the King, but rather add a more complex, higher-end model, the King Pro, that is compatible with it and sold at the same time. At Photokina last year, the manufacturer’s catalogue suggested it will have the following spec sheet, which may have been changed since:
|Wireless System||Digital FSK 2.4GHz|
|Range||Up to 100m|
|Channels||15 fixed channels and 1 auto channel|
|Receiver Output||TTL hot shoe, cable sync port|
|Power||Transmitter: 2 AA batteries (300 hrs)|
|Receiver: 2 AA batteries (200 hrs)|
|Flash Mode||E-TTL, TTL, M (for Canon)|
|i-TTL, TTL, M, Multi flash (for Nikon)|
|Supports setting flash exposure compensation for each group|
|Supports output light ratios|
|Sync Mode||1st curtain, 2nd curtain, High Speed Sync, Red-eye reduction|
|Group Control||3 groups (7 different combinations)|
|Function||Supports flash zooming, focal length, Iso, shutter speed, FV lock and FP|
|Sync Speed||1/8000 second|
|Firmware Support||Upgrade the device by downloading new firmware online|
We will be doing a full review of the King Pro as soon as we can get our hands on it. Keep following us for updates. Are you looking forward to the release?