Which TTL studio lights work with your camera?

Find out which lighting brands support Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Fujifilm or Micro Four Thirds.

Nicefoto K8 TTL.M with two batteries

A couple of years ago I rounded up all the TTL studio flashes available on the market. Through-the-lens exposure control (TTL) and high-speed sync (HSS) are rapidly becoming standard features, making it impossible to keep that list comprehensive and up to date as new models emerge and old models (or brands) are discontinued.

The following table gives a rough guide to which studio lighting manufacturers support which camera systems by providing at least one TTL studio flash solution.

TTL studio flash camera compatibility table

BrandCanonNikonSonyยต4/3FujiPentax
Aurora Lite Bankโœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”
CononMarkโœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”
Elinchromโœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”
Flashpoint1โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”
Godoxโœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”
Hensel???
Impactโœ”โœ”โœ”
Interfitโœ”โœ”โœ”
Jinbeiโœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”
Nicefotoโœ”โœ”
Orlit2โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”
Phottixโœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”
Profotoโœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”
Quadralite1โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ”
Quantumโœ”โœ”
Rime Liteโœ”โœ”
SMDVโœ”โœ”โœ”
Triopoโœ”โœ”
Visicoโœ”โœ”
Yongnuoโœ”

1 manufactured by Godox
2 manufactured by Jinbei

Last updated 2018-09-13

Use this table with caution. Claimed manufacturer support for a particular camera brand does not mean that the support is comprehensive, reliable or up to date. Some cameras may support TTL but not HSS or vice versa. Some models are available for certain brands before others: for example, the Profoto Air Remote TTL is available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus and Fujifilm but the A1 flash currently only comes in Canon and Nikon fit.

What are TTL and HSS?

TTL automatically adjusts the output of your flash unit to give a correct exposure, according to measurements made through the lens (hence TTL) of the camera. High-speed sync is an umbrella term for various technologies that allow flashes to be used at shutter speeds faster than the conventional limits of 1/200โ€“1/250 second.

Anything missing or out of date? Let me know in the comments below.

David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.
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