PIXEL KING Wireless Flash Trigger for Canon E-TTL II
This SET include 1 Transmitter and 4 Receivers
Extra receivers if you need:
The King is a second generation system, with the TTL-control based upon the Knight first released in 2009. Like the Pixel Knight, it does not support the Canon wireless protocol(eg:it can not work as ST-E2 to trigger 430EX flash in remote mode), but works by making the remote flash “think” it is in the camera's hot-shoe.
The body is similar to the Pixel Bishop. It uses the 2.4 GHz frequency (unregulated worldwide), and Pixel indicates that has a reach of around 100 meters.
Pixel King pair (receiver and transmitter). Photo: Pixel.
The King provides 7 selectable channels and 3 different groups. For power, both the TX and RX use two AA-sized batteries. Both the TX and RX have an USB-socket to allow firmware updates. Both the TX and RX have a hot-shoe. The RX hot-shoe is for mounting remote Speedlites. However, the TX hot-shoe is not a TTL pass-through shoe, and can not be used to mount an additional Speedlite. Instead Pixel has hinted that they may later introduce a separate control unit (dubbed “N-ETTL”) that can be mounted in the TX hot-shoe and used like the PocketWizard AC3 Zone Controller.
Here is a rundown of its main features:
May trigger both Canon Speedlites and generic studio strobes.
Compatible with Canon E-TTL II for automatic power control.
May control up to 3 different groups (7 combinations).
May be set to one of 7 different channels.
Wireless E-TTL II control from camera position of EX II flash units with a compatible Canon DSLR.
When using EX II flash units, you can also adjust the manual power ratio, FEC and zoom head on remote Speedlites with a compatible Canon DSLR.
Maximum sync. speed is 1/250 second unless using high-speed sync. mode.
High-speed sync., up to 1/8000 second, for EX II flash units connected through the RX hot-shoe.
High-speed sync., up to 1/8000 second, for studio strobes connected through the RX pc-socket.
USB interface for firmware updates. Can also be used for 5 volts DC power supply.
It does not support the Multi stroboscopic mode. For wireless E-TTL II, the flash in the RX hot-shoe must be E-TTL II compatible. Compatible Canon Speedlites are: 580EX II, 430EX II, 320EX, 270EX II. The manual also says that Canon E-TTL II compatible units from third party manufacturers Metz, Sigma, Sunpak and Nissin (no specific models listed) may work.
The TX has very sparse controls. To set it up you use the camera's external flash func. setting-menu. The following Canon EOS bodies are listed as compatible: 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 7D, 5D II, 1D III, 1D IV, 1Ds III. Older Canon DSLRs does not let you control the flash from the camera menu, and compatibility is limited to selecting channel and group on TX. It will then “dumb down” and operate like a wireless grouping flash trigger such as the Pixel Bishop.
Support Canon E-TTL.
Up to 3 difference group and 7 combination on the flash transceiver.
Support EOS E-TTL II.
When using the EOS EX II series flash, you can set difference setting on difference group, available to set 1/1~1/128 flash output, totally 23 difference levels.
When using EOS EX II series flash, you can adjust the
flash exposure compensation from camera.
Support all the shutter speed, sync speed up to 1/8000s;using the PC socket control the studio ight which also support 1/8000s sync speed.
Multi control the speedlite or studio light.
Support camera menu control flash output power
Support camera menu Settings flash output mode
Support exposure compensation
Support ae lock
Support camera Settings grouping
Support three flash group of output different power flash
Support manual transmitters setting on grouping flash
Support the former shade synchronization, high-speed synchronization
Support high-speed synchronous shadow room lights
Support other brands compatible with flash high-speed synchronization and TTL flash (Metz,SIGMA,Sunpak,Nissin)
Support other brands compatible with flash high-speed synchronization and TTL flash (May not support the high-speed synchronization and TTL flash)
Support update equipment program
Support a launcher control multiple receptors work
Support flash focusing lights work
Don‘t support three flash modes such as output different group - TTL and M model E while flash
Don‘t support multiple stroboscopic
Don‘t support. After shade synchronous
Don‘t support Canon wireless flash system
Don‘t support surrounded exposure
Don‘t support through the camera menu control EX series flash output model and parameters
King receiver compatible with
Canon EOS flash
Canon EOS 580EX II, 580EX, 430EX II, 430EX, 320EX II, 270EX II, 220EX II Flash
Metz, Sigma, Sunpak, Nissin
Studio and outdoor flash
Support external flash control in camera menu
CANON EOS 600D,1100D, 550D, 500D, 450D, 1000D
CANON EOS Rebel T3i, T3, T2i,T1i,XSi,XS
CANON EOS 7D, 60D, 50D, 40D
CANON EOS 5D Mark II, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds Mark III
This function can be controlled the flash directly from camera menu.
Support camera external flash control flashgun
Canon 580EX II, 430EX II, 320EX, 270EX
Metz AF-48, AF-50, AF-58
Using non compatible with menu setting camera model as below:
1. Canon 10D, 20D, 30D, 5D, 300D, 1D, 1D Mark II
2. Above camera model do not have external flash function setting in camera menu; you can only set the channel and group on transmitter.
KING Transmitter x1
KING Receiver x4
PC to 3.5mm studio flash cable x4
PC to 6.35mm studio flash cable x4
USB cable x4
SF-18 Flash Stand Holder x4
Receiver holding mount x4(The holding mount is for studio lamp. It has double tape sticker)
Hot shoe protection cover x5
Protector Soft Case x4
English User Manual x4
(Original Manufactory Package)