Vello FreeWave Aviator Wireless Flash Trigger Transceiver & Two Receiver Kit for Nikon

Vello FreeWave Aviator Wireless Flash Trigger Transceiver & Two Receiver Kit for Nikon

Vello FreeWave Aviator Wireless Flash Trigger Transceiver & Two Receiver Kit for Nikon

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Vello FreeWave Aviator Wireless Flash Trigger Transceiver & Two Receiver Kit for Nikon

Vello FreeWave Aviator Wireless Flash Trigger Transceiver & Two Receiver Kit for Nikon

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  • Compatible with Nikon i-TTL
  • 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency with 300' Range
  • 4 Channels, 3 Groups (A, B, C)
  • Remotely Adjust Group Ratios
  • Top Hot Shoe for Mounting Flash
  • Backlit Digital LCD Screen
  • High-Speed and 2nd Curtain Sync
  • Receiver has Cold Foot & 1/4"-20 Thread
  • 3.5mm Sync, PC Sync, and USB Ports
  • Each Device Runs on 2 AA Batteries
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Create beautiful lighting and take advantage of your shoe-mounted flashes' true potential with the FreeWave Aviator Wireless Flash Trigger System from Vello, which is available here in a B&H Kit with one transceiver & two receivers. Dedicated to Nikon's exceptional i-TTL system, users will have full functionality with modern automatic flash settings. Operation is reliable as well due to the Aviator's use of a 2.4 GHz radio frequency to provide a range of up to 300' without the need for line-of-sight.

The Aviator Transceiver has access to 4 channels when syncing with the included receivers for avoiding interference with other users and the wireless technology set up in your venue. Users will also have access to 3 different groups with which to organize their flashes (A, B, or C). The group controls of the Aviator allow for separate adjustment of the flashes in either TTL or manual modes as well as the ability to set group ratios in A:B or A:BC configurations.

Setting up the Aviator Transceiver as a master is simple because it easily slides into your camera's hot shoe to receive TTL information and also offers top hot shoe for adding another flash to the mix. For ease of use, all information is accessible on the Transceiver via a backlit LCD screen and both have a standard 3.5mm sync port, while the transceiver adds a threaded PC sync port for more versatility. Also, they have high-speed and second curtain sync and a mini-USB port for firmware updates. And, each transceiver or receiver runs on two easy-to-find AA batteries.

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FreeWave Aviator Wireless Flash Trigger Transceiver & Two Receiver Kit for Nikon is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great on Paper But Not Quite There Yet! My current Phottix Odin does not have TTL passthrough and my current Cactus V6 setup doesn't support High-speed sync. Further more, both Phottix andCactus had some hotshoe issues on the flawed hotshoe design on Nikon D750. So after I experience some inconsistencies with the Cactus, I started my research again. I had seen this unit on BH before but no reviews but decided to give it a try anyway. On paper, this Vello Aviator has just about everything that I'd wish for - including TTL bypass and high-speed sync. After receiving the set, I did a multi-stage test, including indoor reception dance floor, inside barn, outdoor portrait during the day and night. Here's what I'd found out. The Good (aside from the obvious such as remote control of flash mode and power) include: 1. Comprehensive design 2. Well built; includes the best hotshoe that I'd ever seen. Works perfectly on the flawed Nikon D750 body 3. Ease of use/Good ergonomics - easy button access and easy to change settings. 4. Remote flash zoom control on Nikon Speedlights 5. Excellent TTL passthrough - no setup required The Bad (Unfortunately some deal-breakers) include: 1. Inconsistent firing (experiencing sporadic misses - fires about roughly 75-80% of the time overall) 2. Manual flash firing from Vello are notably dimmer than from Phottix Odin or Cactus V6 (For instance, under same setting, 1/4 power on this unit would equal to about 1/16 or 1/32th). 3. TTL Passthrough is also dimmer than flash attached directly on camera hotshoe or any other transceivers Unfortunately, the inconsistant firing alone would be enough reason for me to NOT continue with this system. This set is currently being returned.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Would Buy This Product Again - and Did! I shoot real estate and special event photos where off camera flash units are not always in line of site of my camera; therefore the infrared trigger from my Nikon D7100 camera couldn't see my flash units and the flash would not fire. So I looked at my options for wireless radio flash triggers and receivers and selected the Vello FreeWave Aviator system. So far it works like a charm. I used it to shoot a night time landscape and wanted fill light in the deep foreground. I mounted the trigger on my camera and put 2 off camera flashes left and right and parallel to my camera. It was a treat to be able to quickly adjust my flash outputs right from the eye level trigger atop my camera hot shoe. I liked the system so well that I bought a 3rd receiver. The only con for this system is one that doesn't overly concern me. That is, be aware that when using a flash in the hot shoe atop the transceiver set to master mode, be aware that the flash will operate as a 4th TTL Group in fully automatic mode (no EV adjustments in master flash outputs are available, nor are Manual power settings available.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well! Set up was confusing but once up and running, worked flawlessly
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NIce They work as advertised with my Nikon D500 and SB-800's
Date published: 2017-02-11
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