Looking forward to controlling your flashes with the RadioPopper Jr2? If you’re based in Europe, you mightÂ not want toÂ hold your breath. OneÂ Lighting Rumours reader recently contacted the manufacturerÂ to check on its estimated release date. The prognosis does not look good, judging from the response he got from customer service:
“If you are asking if we have a Jr2 system for Europe then we do not at this time, nor am I aware of any European models that are coming out any time soon.”
RadioPopper has not got the best track record at bringing its products outside North America. There was a two-and-a-half year delay between the RadioPopper JrX being released in the company’s native USA and it being made available in Europe.
Despite the opportunity last time round, none of the AsianÂ manufacturers really came up with a rival product to the JrX, which could control Nikon or Canon speedlightsÂ remotely with handy manual power adjustment.
However, Harvest One has since released theÂ Cactus V6, which can do many of the things the RPÂ Jr2 does, with bonus Pentax flash support. The V6Â is about half the price of the RadioPopper Jr2 and even has distributors in the UKÂ and US. The Jr2 does let you control Photogenic and White Lightning studio flashes, butÂ you won’t find those in Europe either.
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