PROFOTO – Air Remote TTL-O For OLYMPUS Released

PROFOTO OLYMPUS

 

Profoto have announced a collaboration with Olympus, with the first step being the release of the Air Remote TTL-O transmitter, which will provide TTL and HSS with Olympus cameras, and Profoto’s B1, B2D2, and Pro-10 flashes.

Current compatible camera models are the –

  • OM-D E-M1 Mark II
  • OM-D E-M5 Mark II
  • PEN-F

Profoto now providing TTL and HSS support for Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Olympus.

 

UPDATE – Olympus have issued a press release regarding firmware upgrades providing compatibility between the Profoto Air Remote TTL-O and the E-M1 Mark II, E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F camera models.

 

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PROFOTO AIR REMOTE TTL-O FEATURES

  • TTL and Remote Manual
  • Hybrid TTL  – Meter Quickly in TTL, Then Adjust in Manual Mode
  • HSS to 1/8000s
  • Long 300M range
  • 3 Groups
  • 8 Channels
  • Fine 1/10th Stop Adjustments
  • Also Sync And Manually Control Any Air Compatible Profoto Flashes
  • USB Port For Firmware Updates
  • 2.4GHz, Approved Worldwide
  • Air Remote TTL for Canon, Nikon, and Sony Also Available

 

AIR REMOTE TTL-S SONY

 

PROFOTO AIR REMOTE TTL-O SPECS

Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz
No of frequency channels: 8 (1-8)
TTL & HSS Compatibility: Yes
Wireless range: Up to 300 m / 1,000 ft
Battery type: 2 x AAA (Alkaline)
Battery life: Up to 30 hours
Connections: Sony Multi Interface Shoe
Dimensions: 80 × 60 × 41 mm / 3.1 × 2.4 × 1.6 in
Weight: 96 g / 3.4 oz including batteries

 

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PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

 

The Profoto Air Remote TTL-O for Olympus will be available shortly from $419 –

Adorama, Amazon, UK, B&H Photo

 

Profoto – Website

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5 Comments
  1. Ricardo Gomez 3 months ago

    Well $419 is an easier pill to swallow than the $600 I thought it was going to cost. Even though m43 lighting protocols are supposed to be the same, they aren’t going to help out Panasonic users with this ‘partnership’? Why do 3rd parties make Panasonic feel like the unwanted half-child? Does Olympus have a following like the GH4?

    • Earle 2 months ago

      I’d expect it to eventually support Panasonic. Elinchrom announced its HS trigger as Olympus only but by the time it was actually available, Panasonic was added to the mix (and works well on my GX8).

      • Author
        Flash Havoc 2 months ago

        Olympus actually issued a press release regarding firmware upgrades providing compatibility between the Profoto Air Remote TTL-O and the E-M1 Mark II, E-M5 Mark II and PEN-F camera models.

        So maybe the transmitter will only work with those specific Olympus camera models (and not Panasonic cameras at this stage?).

        No one appears to be making a fuss about it, though this is the first time I can recall a camera manufacture is actually working with the lighting company to provide compatibility, rather than the third party having to reverse engineer things.

        So in theory this collaboration should provide better compatibility than other systems.

        • Sam French 2 months ago

          A quote from the March 24th Cactus X-TTL Press Release:
          “Cactus expresses appreciation to SIGMA CORPORATION for their immense support in our development for Sigma system firmware.”

          So maybe we will be seeing more camera companies collaborate soon?

  2. Ulysses 3 months ago

    It’s true that the GH4 and GH5 are popular, but that is mostly in the realm for video. Olympus is still the goto player and has the better marketing profile for stills photos. I know a number of pros (myself included) ho make use of the Olympus gear as part of their studio gear for stills work.

    If the Profoto adheres to MFT protocols, it should still work for Panasonic even if they don’t get TTL. Lots still remains to be seen.

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