RadioPopper has released its new Nano transmitter and receiver units at a low price point of just $69.95 each. With a max range of over 1750′, the Nano sports four channels for dumb slave triggering to a hot shoe or a sync port.
One receiver can trigger two lights simultaneously by using both the hot shoe and sync port. The RadioPopper Nano is also compatible with the RadioPopper RP, PX and JrX units. You can find the RadioPopper Nano here at Adorama.
You had to know this one was coming, right? For years now, DSLR manufacturers have been tied to wireless flash communication via light-based transmission systems, which puts limits on the ability to take your flashes out of the line-of-sight of other flashes. Of course, there are a plenty of workarounds – and there are third party solutions from the likes of PocketWizards and RadioPoppers.
But there has always been something missing with those other solutions. Maybe it’s a little clunky to strap on those third-party devices? Maybe there was some radio interference? Something, however minor, just doesn’t quite function like the factory specs of the wireless flash system under ideal conditions.
A recently filed patent application with the USPTO reveals that Canon is working on a radio-based solution for its wireless flash system with transmitters built-in camera bodies. [Read more...]