Now available from Kenro is the all-new Nissin Commander Air 10s - the latest addition to the Nissin Air System (NAS) for sophisticated wireless flash control.
The Air 10s offers a number of improvements over the original Air 1 Commander. It can be used to quickly and seamlessly operate a large number of flashes via 2.4 GHz radio control, whether you’re in a dark studio or a bright outdoor setting. With options for Fujifilm, Micro Four Thirds, Sony, Canon and Nikon cameras, the Air 10s uses the same clear, easy-to-use dial layout and colour LCD display that has been so popular in the rest of the Nissin Air System.
Designed to work with the NAS-ready i60A and Di700A, as well as any flashguns connected to a Receiver Air R, this innovative wireless trigger has a number of advanced features:
Easy firmware updates - The Air 10s has been equipped with a Micro SD card slot that allows users to easily update the device by themselves. The Micro SD card slot will be included as standard on all future Nissin flashguns and commanders.
Full control at a distance - Now with an extended maximum range of 100 metres, this device can be used at a much greater distance than older models. TTL mode, high speed sync up to 1/8000s, rear curtain sync and other flash functionality can all be controlled from the Commander Air 10s. Keep complete control, even at a distance.
Advanced groups, mix TTL and manual - You can now control up to 8 different groups of flashguns with your Air 10s Commander, and each group can be independently controlled with different settings. The new advanced groups control options allow you to mix manual and TTL modes in multiple groups, making it easy to create complex lighting effects with multiple flash units.
Strobe / multi mode control - When paired with the forthcoming Nissin MG10As strobe-enabled flashgun, the Air 10s offers sophisticated remote control of multi mode flash.
Exposure control - In TTL mode, you can adjust and fine-tune your exposure in 1/3 EV increments, right the way down to 1/256 - great for high-sensitivity shoots.
Instant set up - With its TTL memory function, the Air 10s memorises the exposure during a TTL mode shoot and allows for a one-touch switch to manual mode. Save time during setup as the device takes the TTL exposure data, calculates the individual output, and transforms the exposure data into manual mode for you to make your final tweaks.
Crossover control - With the Air 10s, you maintain complete control of all your NAS flashguns, whatever fit they are designed for. As long as your Commander is for the same fit as your camera, it can be used to control any NAS-compatible flashgun. For example, a photographer who has recently switched from Sony to Canon can use their Canon Commander Air 10s to control their NAS-ready Sony flashguns, and still retain use of all the functions including TTL.
Open mode - With the new open mode, multiple Air 10s units can be paired with the same group of flashguns, eliminating the need to re-pair devices. Even if you need to change cameras mid-shoot, the settings are retained as the shoot continues, allowing multiple cameras and commanders to share the same group of NAS flashguns.
The Air 10s has an SRP of £161.94 and is currently available in Canon and Nikon fits only, with Sony, Four Thirds and Fujifilm to follow in the near future.
Also new from Kenro is the ultra-light Nissin LS-50C carbon fibre flash stand. Despite a maximum height of 2m, it weighs just 575g and folds down to a total length of 48cm, making it easy to transport and store. With legs that can extend flat to the ground for added stability, the clever 3-in-1 design features a standard spigot for lighting heads, as well as 1/4" and 3/8” screw threads for attaching flashguns, softboxes and other accessories. SRP is £147.50.
Paul Kench, Managing Director, Kenro, says: “The Nissin Air System is a TIPA award-winning wireless flash system that offers the user tremendous control, flexibility and reliability. Nissin has a history of developing innovative products with phenomenal quality standards, and the Air 10s is a strong addition to this Nissin Air System, opening up a new range of creative possibilities to photographers and saving valuable time on shoots.”
All prices quoted are SRP guide including VAT.
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