Korean-basedÂ SMDV have discontinued their FlashWave II triggers (aka in Europe:Â Fomei TR-D10)Â and released a new 2.4GHz trigger, the Flash Wave III.
The new version features a shutter release capability, a maximum flash triggering voltage of 300V, and a DC input on the receiver. The price is the same as the old version (160,000 KRW).
The new unit is not backwards-compatible, and FlashWave II units are no longer being made, Â so current FWII users may be out of luck. However, it is rumoured that Korean customers may be able to trade in their old Flash Wave triggers for the new ones.
There are no international distributors yet, but Korean sellerÂ Konova Photo will ship worldwide.
Flickr user Story of the stone has shared his experience withÂ the new triggers, here:
I don’t know how theÂ Flash Wave – III compares to theÂ FlashWaves, but I truly prefer this to theÂ My Slave which receiver takes 3AAA batteries and not 2 AA batteries (as does the FlashWaves receiver). I’ve yet to test it rigorously (I don’t expect it to fail so probably never will), but it has yet to misfire a single time, and I love the remote shutter release ability. The manual is (fortunately) in English and Korean, so this might be a product aimed at international markets.
SMDVÂ Flash Wave III product page (in Korean)
SMDVÂ International site (under construction)
Flash Wave III Alibaba page