Simultaneous camera & flash triggering with Aputure Trigmaster Plus

Aputure, a Shenzhen-based photography accessory manufacturer, has revealed details of a pair of innovative new flash triggers which double up as shutter releases, one of which can do both simultaneously.

Aputure Trigmaster and Trigmaster Plus
Aputure Trigmaster and Trigmaster Plus
Picture by Aputure

Aputure, a Shenzhen-based photography accessory manufacturer, has revealed details of a pair of innovative new flash triggers which double up as shutter releases, one of which can do both simultaneously.

UPDATE: To be released late March 2010.

The Trigmaster Versatile Trigger, is a bit like a cross between the Yongnuo YN-16 and RF-602.

Meanwhile, the Trigmaster Plus comprises a PocketWizard-style transceiver system with some nifty features:

Aputure™ Trigmaster Plus features transmitter and receiver system built into one pocket-size unit. Photographers need not worry about how many transmitters or receivers to bring on a shoot because it’s all-in-one.

The Auto-Sensing technology analyzes the status of the Trigmaster Plus’ connection to determine which mode to utilize (transmitter or receiver).

The Interlink triggering mode enables one Trigmaster Plus to receive and transmit signals at the same time. Users can remotely trigger their camera, while camera then relays signal to remote flashes, enabling the whole system to work simultaneously.

With Yongnuo RF-602s, if you want to synchronise a remote camera with off-camera flashes, you need two complete systems. One transmitter and receiver to trip the shutter on your remote camera, and a second transmitter on the remote camera’s hotshoe (on a different channel) to trigger the off-camera flashes. With the Aputure’s Interlink system you can have a single transceiver at the remote camera which will trigger both the camera and the remote flashes.

Aputure Trigmaster Plus Interlink system
Picture by Aputure

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