Westcott has introduced its latest flash set off, the FJ-X3. There are two model of the set off, the FJ-X3 M for Nikon, Canon, Sony (with an adapter), Fuji, Panasonic and Olympus and the FJ-X3 S particularly for Sony – as a result of Sony likes to be particular and totally different in relation to their hotshoe.
The FJ-X3 comes with a brand new detachable lithium-ion battery, permitting photographers to swap out and cost as wanted with out the trouble and value of single-use AA batteries. It has an all-new button format with an enhanced person interface with a brand new multi-selection pad for straightforward adjustment of energy settings, modelling lamp, audible beeps and extra. Westcott says the brand new interface design permits for a number of group settings to be displayed directly so that you don’t need to dig by way of a number of menus to regulate every one.
The brand new set off is suitable with the Westcott FJ400 and FJ200 strobes in addition to the FJ80 speedlights and FJ-XR receivers to be used with third get together strobes. When utilizing Westcott’s lights, you get full TTL and Excessive Velocity Sync capabilities however when utilizing the FJ-XR receivers, as they simply use a easy 3.5mm sync socket, you don’t. In that case, you basically simply get guide management and have to remain beneath your digital camera’s sync pace, however that is fairly frequent to most flash techniques when utilizing receivers with third get together lights. That being mentioned, Westcott do say the set off additionally syncs with Canon RT speedlights.
They boast wi-fi triggering capabilities as much as a whopping 985′ (300 metres) with “enhanced efficiency in high-interference areas like weddings and occasions”. They do function on 2.4Ghz, which is fairly closely flooded as of late, so I’m curious to see simply how effectively they reject interference in the true world as soon as they begin entering into the arms of customers and reviewers.
The triggers are suitable with Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus and Panasonic and there’s a record of suitable cameras (and whether or not you get full compatibility or simply guide) on the Westcott web site. There’s additionally a cellular app for each iPhones and Android that permits you to remotely regulate the ability of FJ wi-fi flashes. Teams are color coded for fast recognition when you’ll want to change settings, and for studio shooters that commonly bounce between totally different setups, you may also save lighting situation settings for immediate recall sooner or later.
The Westcott FJ-X3 M is on the market to pre-order now for $99.90. The Sony-dedicated Westcott FJ-XM S can be accessible to pre-order now for $99.90 and spare batteries for each can be found to pre-order now for $29.90. Objects are anticipated to begin delivery within the coming weeks.