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Pixel King ETTL Trigger Controller

 
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Aug 29, 2011 02:41 |  #1

Finally on sale!


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Items Included in Retail Pack...

Pixel Enterprises Pouch Very nice; holds all but Mini-Stand and Instructions
King transmitter (TX) With wrist-strap and hotshoe cover.
King receiver (RX) With wrist-strap. One required for each flash.
Connecting cable (PC-1/4) PC Screwlock to 6.5 mm phone jack.
Connecting cable (PC-3.5) PC Screwlock to 3.5 mm Mini phone jack.
USB 2.0 cable Type A male to type Mini B male, 1.5m.
Receiver holder Adhesive clip for mounting an RX used with a PC cable.
2nd hotshoe protector For protecting the RX hotshoe.
Mini-stand Pixel Universal Mini-stand, with wide base and lock-pin hole. ¼ inch socket underneath for mounting on stand.
Instruction manual

External Features...

Top
• Label “Pixel King ETTL Flash Trigger” with “Transmitter” or “Receiver”.
• RX: Hot shoe supporting Pixel’s ETTL mode.
• TX: Hot shoe is for Pixel’s accessories, and is not a pass-through for a flash.
• “Transmitting/Operatin​g” wrap-around indicator.
• “Channel setting” wrap-around indicators L1, L2, L3.
• “Group setting” wrap-around indicators A, B, C.

Front End
• TX: Clear lens with a Focus-Assist light.
• RX: Red lens, no light.

Rear End
• “Transmitting/Operatin​g” wrap-around indicator, blue for transmission, red for standby.
• Hole for attaching a safety strap.

Left Side
• “Channel setting” wrap-around red-flash indicators.
• Button for setting channel.
• PC-sync screwlock socket. TX: No function. RX: Sync-out.
• USB Mini socket for a firmware update program. It can also provide an alternative power source.
• The RX socket can provide a shutter release.

Right Side
• “Group setting” wrap-around red-flash indicators.
• Button for setting Group.
• 2-position main switch, Off – On.

Bottom
• TX: Hot foot With locking ring and locking pin. This is the only way to connect with the camera.
• RX Cold foot with excellent large knurled locking ring, locking pin and ¼ inch socket for attaching to stand.
• Battery recess cover

Pixel has provided excellent access to the King’s controls and indicators, including the on/off switch. It's gear to grace any photographer's arsenal.

A review is available. See post #7.

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Aug 29, 2011 10:15 |  #2

Will these allow me to adjust my Sigma 530 DG Super's output via camera? ETTL II compatible with Sigma?


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Aug 29, 2011 17:14 |  #3

Removed


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Aug 29, 2011 17:19 |  #4

Pixel lists only Metz AF-48, 50, 56 as tested compatible. I am sure that some other third-party flashes will work. Hopefully, over time people will test and report.


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Aug 29, 2011 20:33 |  #5

Mmmmm..... Interesting......might wait on your review though


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Aug 29, 2011 21:26 |  #6

Mark - I certainly would not rely on the eBay listing, or Pixel's own website for factual information.

It's looking good, 'tho.


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Sep 02, 2011 11:25 |  #7

Review: Pixel King latest version (PDF)
https://docs.google.co​m …7OmmGIg0gMbEpGU​ktSbzZCZk0 (external link)

NOTE: new link to current version


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Sep 02, 2011 13:07 |  #8

CliveyBoy wrote in post #13041131 (external link)
Review: Pixel King latest version (PDF)
https://docs.google.co​m …ZjkzZWFmZjkzNGQ​w&hl=en_GB (external link)

Thanks for that Clivey! I think I know what I'm getting next paycheck!:D


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Sep 03, 2011 00:21 |  #9

Great review. I am interested in using Pixel King transmitter as a AF assist as well. Can you post a picture of the AF assist beam on a wall? Does it change exposure very much in typical indoor lighting situation? Do you think it's better than ST-E2's AF assist beam?

I was going to purchase a Yongnuo ST-E2 for this purpose, but this might work out better for similar price.


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Sep 03, 2011 08:24 |  #10

Thanks for your insightful review... most excellent work. Think I'm going to give it a try.

By the way, I didn't see any report of distance and various speedlite interference complications.


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Sep 03, 2011 09:39 |  #11

CliveyBoy wrote in post #13041131 (external link)
Review: Pixel King latest version (PDF)
https://docs.google.co​m …ZjkzZWFmZjkzNGQ​w&hl=en_GB (external link)

Can you please post a copy of that somewhere that people can get to it without creating an account they don't want? Cheers.


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Sep 05, 2011 04:48 |  #12

spifirejd: My first use of Google docs - review now made public with no login. Thanks.

Mellofelow: Min. 100m/300ft - tested. An add-on extends to 500m (not yet tested). There is no known interference. Others have problems with their chosen transmission frequencies.

liupublic: AF-Assist a bit of a question. Works at close quarters; may cause subject to squint.


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Sep 05, 2011 05:51 |  #13

On sale where? I didn't see a link?




  
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Sep 05, 2011 15:28 |  #14

bentlax33 wrote in post #13052893 (external link)
On sale where? I didn't see a link?

Post #7 in this thread! :rolleyes:

The review has further links.


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Sep 05, 2011 16:56 as a reply to  @ CliveyBoy's post |  #15

Some more interesting links:
http://www.flickr.com …iscuss/72157627​418629135/ (external link)
http://www.flickr.com …iscuss/72157624​886385811/ (external link)
http://www.flickr.com …iscuss/72157626​549195244/ (external link)
http://www.lightingrum​ours.com …trigger-on-the-block-1265 (external link)
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=r2xn8piXLQU (external link)




  
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