Broncolor have announced a new RFS 2.2 transceiver, which will provide remote power control and High Shutter Speeds (HS mode) with the recently released Siros L cordless strobes, and Move portable pack system.
The RFS 2.2 transceivers are available in dedicated Canon, Nikon, and Sony versions.
Update – A Fuji version is also now available.
The Broncolor HS mode uses the Long Duration Sync method (rather than pulsing the flash like traditional HSS).
Enabling the HS mode on the Siros L and Move strobes adjusts and optimizes the flash curve to allow shutter speeds up to 1/8000th.
The RFS 2.2 transceivers are pre-programmed to provide the optimum shutter delay timing for each camera model.
Though a HSMA menu (HS Manual Adjust) can also be used to choose an optimal exposure delay setting manually.
The RFS 2.2 transceivers, when used as transmitter unit on the camera, also provide an AF assist light, and are powered by 2 AA batteries.
Also being transceivers, the RFS 2.2 can be used as receiver units, to simply fire other strobes which do not have the Broncolor RFS 2 receiver / interface built-in.
Regular readers will no doubt recognize the popular radio system the RFS 2.2 are obviously based on. Its not currently stated how many groups etc the RFS 2.2 will provide.
For existing Siros L units, Broncolor recommend a software update to version 52.03.
That update improves the handing of the HS function, and may be downloaded from the Broncolor website – http://www.bron.ch/sirosfirmwareupdate/
For Move owners a software update is mandatory, and must be done by a Broncolor service center.
STRIP GRID 5:1 FOR P70 REFLECTOR
Broncolor have also announced an innovative new 5:1 Strip Grid for use with their P70 reflector.
As the name suggest, the grids cells are formed in a rectangular shape with a 5:1 ratio, instead of the traditional round or honeycomb shape.
This results in more of a rectangular, or oval, flash pattern being projected than a traditional circular one.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Broncolor RFS 2.2 Transceivers are available now from $112 –
Broncolor Strip Grid 5:1 for P70 Reflector are available from $230 –
Broncolor – Website