US based radio trigger manufacturer Radiopopper have released a radio module compatible with a number of popular Sekonic light meters.
This new module allows Radiopopper receivers to be fired directly via Sekonic light meters, allowing for very fast and easy meter readings.
The Radiopopper module simply inserts into the battery compartment in compatible Sekonic meters, and will trigger any of Radiopoppers 16 channels.
Channel selection is then easily made through the Sekonic meters menu system.
Radiopopper PX – UPDATE – Less than a week after release Radiopopper have removed any reference to compatibility with PX receivers. The Radioppoper Sekonic module was originally stated as compatible with PX receivers when used for Canon (no mention of Nikon), but now only JRX and Nano receivers are stated as compatible.
So there may still be some possible limited use with PX units used for Canon, though its not clear exactly what that would be. And Radiopopper obviously feel this is too limited to be considered compatible.
Another interesting point here is that the Radiopopper module does not appear to be a collaboration with Sekonic.
While PocketWizard have partnered with Sekonic for a number of years, and the recent L-478DR touch screen meters have the PocketWizard transmitter built in (not only firing the flashes, but offering remote control functions).
So the latest L-478D and L-478DR meters do not allow for separate radio modules, effectively blocking out third party modules like Radiopopper have now produced. Nevertheless the professional standard L-758 meters are still current and very popular.
Could we possibly see other trigger manufactures follow suit and produce Sekonic compatible modules as well now? A few clever people have even made a DIY YongNuo version in the past.
Price and Avialaiblity
The Radiopopper Sekonic module is now available for $69.95 –
Radiopopper – Website.