Pixel were originally one of the first manufactures to develop TTL radio triggers for the Sony system in their original King Transceivers. Though they were eventually discontinued as Sony transitioned to the new Multi Interface Hotshoe design.
Now with the rise in popularity of Sony Alpha cameras Pixel have returned to development of the Sony system again. With the King Pro Transceivers for Sony now providing a Multi Interface foot below, and full Multi Interface TTL pass through hotshoe on top.
The King Pro for Sony provide TTL, HSS (High Speed Sync) to 1/8000s, SCS (Second Curtain Sync), and LDS (Long Duration Sync) (no pre-sync timing adjustment though).
3 Groups can be individually set to either TTL, Manual, or Off. And TTL and Remote Manual Groups can be conveniently mixed together as needed.
The King Pro also feature exceptional range for a TTL radio trigger system, stated as 300m+ (though in reality around double the 60m workable range most 2.4GHz triggers generally provide in TTL mode).
Pixel are also endeavouring to make the transition to cross compatibility between camera systems.
With the King Pro Transmitter for Sony now providing Remote Manual Power Control, HSS, and Remote Zoom Control, with Canon and Nikon version King Pro, and King X, receiver units.
PIXEL KING PRO SONY FEATURES
- Pixel 2.4GHz X Radio System
- Range – 300m +
- Flash Modes – TTL / M / OFF
- HSS to 1/8000th
- Second Curtain Sync
- FEC / FEB – 1/3rd Increments (±5 Stops)
- Manual Flash – 1/128 – 1/1 Output (1/3rd Increments)
- Remote Flash Zoom (Auto / Manual) (24-105mm)
- Groups – A / B / C (3 Groups)
- 15 Channels (+ 1 Auto Channel)
- Dot Matrix LCD Display with 2 Color Back Light (Master & Slave Modes)
- Modeling flash
- Auto Memory Function
- Shutter Release Function
- Long Duration Sync with Studio Lights etc
- Sony MI (Multi Interface) Foot
- Sony MI (Multi Interface) TTL Pass Through Hotshoe
- Micro USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
- PC Sync Port
Being transceiver the King Pro can be set to either Transmitter or Receiver mode, which are easily recognizable with their different color LCD backlights.
Though slightly more economical (no LCD display) King X Receiver units are also available to use as dedicated receiver units only.
King Pro Transceivers also provide a mini USB port for firmware updates, and a traditional PC Sync Port.
PIXEL KING PRO SONY SPECS
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Pixel King Pro transceivers for Sony are currently going through final beta testing, and should be available shortly from around $130 a pair –
Pixel – Website