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12-06-2017, 08:24 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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TTL studio flashes now available for Pentax and Fujifilm

CononMark's i6T EX and K4T battery-powered wireless studio flashes now support TTL and high-speed synchronisation with Pentax and Fujifilm cameras. TTL studio flashes now available for Pentax and Fujifilm - Lighting Rumours

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Ouch, I just looked on Amazon and the CononMark i6T EX is $1290. The Godox AD600BM is around $600. I am using the Godox light with an XT32C trigger. While I don't have TTL or HSS I can control the power levels and the strobe works great. Yeah, it would be nice to have a real Pentax flash trigger that does TTL and HSS, but not for another $700.
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They seem bit expensive. But always good to have options.

Meanwhile, i am waiting for my Cactus v6ii to arrive for that sweet hss with AD600
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This is probably directed more towards 645 format shooters... hence the pricing.

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QuoteOriginally posted by G.E.Zekai Quote
They seem bit expensive.
But cheaper than other Pentax TTL/HSS radio triggered studio stobes like the Priolite MBX500 / MBX 1000 Hotsync's:

Priolite Strobes
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QuoteOriginally posted by Joe Dusel Quote
Ouch, I just looked on Amazon and the CononMark i6T EX is $1290. The Godox AD600BM is around $600. I am using the Godox light with an XT32C trigger. While I don't have TTL or HSS I can control the power levels and the strobe works great. Yeah, it would be nice to have a real Pentax flash trigger that does TTL and HSS, but not for another $700.
B&H sell the ConoMark i6T EX under the name Impact Venture TTL-600 under $1,000, but as of yet they don't carry the transmitter for Pentax yet.
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Is this TTL or is it P-TTL ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by fwcetus Quote
Is this TTL or is it P-TTL ?
P-TTL.

TTL makes no sense when the flash is off camera or inside a softbox.



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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
P-TTL.

TTL makes no sense when the flash is off camera or inside a softbox.
I don't understand using P-TTL or TTL in studio
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QuoteOriginally posted by Brooke Meyer Quote
I don't understand using P-TTL or TTL in studio
Sure, Brooke, but these things are very high powered and have batteries ... they can be used outdoors as well, with high ambient levels including sunlight, and with HSS to combine with very shallow depth of field.

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It's a personal preference but outdoors, I'd prefer to plug a battery pack into a Buff Einstein's or stick 3 YN 560 IIIs on a tri bracket. Batteries on board monolights are heavier when boomed, there is a price to pay for that convenience. There is a narrow case to be made for HSS with very high shutter speeds but a 3 stop ND filter works for me with large apertures and shallow DoF.
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Well this adds to the choices available, and everyone has their own personal budget to try and stick to. For me, the recent addition of TTL metering on the Cactus V6II and their flashes (plus the feature within that to retain a fixed flash exposure when variables such as shutter speed and aperture are adjusted) , makes the case for Automated HSS outdoors even stronger, from an ease of use/practicality point of view).

The market for these new TTL strobes is clearly going to be ....specialised.....

P-TTL in the studio? I agree with Brooke that studio working is well suited to Manual Flash mode (assuming easy remote control over your individual lights). But Automatic flash exposures in the studio could prove to be an efficient way of working for some, probably more so those who haven't developed an efficient technique with Manual flash. You still need knowledge and an efficient technique to work with multiple P-TTL lights, but the workflow and mental reckoning is different. Ultimately it should be possible to achieve the same results with Manual and P-TTL with similar ease and speed given plenty of knowledge and experience.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mcgregni Quote
......easy remote control over your individual lights....
Yes! Love my YN 560 TX and Buff Cyber Commander. No more climbing ladders on boomed lights or chairs in conference rooms! And I can put speed and mono lights inside Wescott Apollo Orb and Stripboxes.
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This is a great step forward.. If nothing else it proves it can be done..! I was beginning to wonder. They are a bit pricey to swap my Bowens 500's for.. Can't really see them used outdoors. With a battery and softbox attached, would make for a heavy and unstable unit. Just need one of the Chinese companies to produce a cheap trigger and flashgun.. But at least small steps...!!
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