SpartanWarrior wrote in post #16111033
Great review I am thinking of buying it also for my 600 EX RT, but
1, will it also work with my Metz 58 AF-2?
2, does the Pixel TD-381 also work in ETTL or only in Manual flash mode?
1) A resounding NO - the Pixel TD-381 is dedicated solely to the Canon-fit HV port because of the plug. It will not drive any other fitting even if you changed the plug as the monitor circuitry is different for each type of flash unit. If you want an external power pack which will run EITHER your 600 EX-RT OR your Metz 58 AF-2 OR both at the same time then look at the Godox PB960 (link). You would need a PB-Cx lead for the Canon flash and an PB-Mx lead for the Metz. With careful selection of vendor, you should be able to get both, although quite a few only sell the Cx and Nikon-fit Nx leads. Here's one vendor(untried by me) who lists all four varieties; notice that the price does NOT include a power cable at all, it's extra.
BEWARE, however, this vendor and many others are offering the PB820 compatible lead - it will work on the PB960 but it doesn't have the bayonet-fitting DIN plug, merely a push-fit. The push-fit is NOT as good as the bayonet for security. Check which variety you get before you buy.
Also be aware that many vendors are supplying the US-pin charger. The EU-pin charger is better for our purposes as it doesn't need an adapter. Here's the link to the people I bought from.; I got the EU-pin charger plus PB-Cx cable (bayonet). If you ask really nicely, you may just get the PB-Mx cable for nothing. I got a 2nd PB-Cx cable for that low, lower, lowest price when I bought the battery pack! NICE, kind people!!
BTW you have a choice of colour - 'Orrible Orange or Boring Black. Any which you see in Gangrene Green is not the PB960 but the PB820 - nowhere near as good for a variety of reasons.
2) The Pixel TD-3xx range of external power packs are simply an alternative source of power for the flash of your choice. I can't imagine how they could possibly affect use of any particular mode on the flash unit. They simply provide high voltage power into the side of the flash unit (the HV port), and nothing else. Unless someone knows differently, of course.