Pixel to release N-ETTL controller for King triggers

The Pixel King E-TTL triggers have been released, with the possibility of an add-on "ZoneController" type accessory to be available in the future.

Pixel Enterprise recently released their long-awaited King E-TTL triggers in their official online shop. A transmitter-receiver set costs $180, with extra King receivers available for $125 each. Click here to view listings.

Since our review of the pre-production models, the Pixel Kings now have a larger, easier to grip locking ring as well as various hidden software tweaks. It is now possible to download the latest firmware from the Pixel web site and update your device via the miniUSB port. For full specifications, visit the King product page. NB: images currently show the older locking ring.

Mentioned inside the Pixel King instruction manual is a Device Operation Mode saying “Separate to purchase N-ETTL and use on transmitter hot shoe”. According to the company, the Pixel N-ETTL is a separate accessory, as of yet unreleased:

Basically, it is attached on the Hot Shoe of the Transmitter. Its function is to input signal and the output of the flash luminosity in groups.

This might be Pixel’s answer to the PocketWizard AC3 ZoneController. No further details are available yet and a company spokeswoman stated, “This is just our preliminary idea.”

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.