Chinese flash and accessory manufacturer Meike have announced development of the MK420 Speedlite, a compact TTL and HSS enabled 2.4GHz radio flash for the Sony Alpha system, set to be available in June 2016.
The MK420 will feature both radio Master and Slave modes, providing TTL, Remote Manual, and High Speed Sync to 1/8000 shutter speeds.
A 2 watt LED light is also provided for focus assist and video use.
What really sets the MK420 apart though, is the option of using either an 8.4 volt Lithium-ion battery, or 2 regular AA batteries (mounted in a provided cartridge) to power the flash.
Use of a compact, though high capacity, Lithium-ion battery allows the MK420 to remain small in size and weight, for use with popular Sony mirrorless cameras. While still providing HSS, and a decent Guide Number or 42 meters (ISO 100).
MK420 KEY FEATURES
- GN 42m (ISO 100 / zoom not stated)
- HSS to 1/8000th
- Flash Modes –TTL / M / Multi
- 2,4GHz Radio Mater & Slave Modes for Sony
- TTL Optic Wireless Slave Mode for Sony
- Basic Optic Save Mode S1, S2
- Lithium-ion, or 2 x AA Batteries
- 2W LED Light
- -7 to 90 Degree Tilt, 270 Degree Swivel Head
- Power Zoom Head
- Backlit LCD Panel
- Quick Select Dial
- Quick Lever Lock Foot
As well as the significant radio functions and Lithium-ion power, the MK420 also provide a regular -7 to 90 degree tilt, and 270 degree swivel head.
As well as power zoom and flip down wide angle diffuser, quick selection dial, backlit LCD screen, and quick lever locking foot.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Meike MK420 radio flash for Sony are expected to be available in June 2016.
Pricing has not yet been specified.
Meike – Website