The trend for 2013 seems to be bare-bulb flashes. The last few months there was a lot of news regarding these flashes, varying from tutorials how to make your own, to professional ones with an included battery pack. Recently a new flash has been announced that fits right in the middle of this range.
Chinese manufacturer Triopo just released the Triopo TR120. The flash will be released in two different versions, that will feature TTL for either Nikon or Canon. Similar to the now-discontinued Sunpak 120J, this flash can be powered by either the battery pack or a set of four AA batteries. The Triopo TR120 can be seen as a bare-bulb flash on a budget — at approximately HKD1100 or USD 150 for the device, it doesn’t break the bank. For USD 280 you can buy a set including the optional battery pack.
Currently there is no information available regarding availability outside China. However for the price it might be worth it to keep an eye on it.
- TTL mode, Manual mode, Multi Mode, and S1/S2 mode.
- With Large Guide Number [email protected] ISO100, 105mm
- Multiple Trigger by hot shoe, flash command slave mode, optical S1 and S2
- PC Synchronous Interface
- External Power Supported
Canon EOS, Nikon D-Series