Vello FreeWave Aviator Wireless Flash Trigger Receiver for Nikon

Vello FreeWave Aviator Wireless Flash Trigger Receiver for Nikon

Vello FreeWave Aviator Wireless Flash Trigger Receiver for Nikon

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Product Highlights

  • 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 Flash
  • Locking Foot & 1/4"-20 Mounting Thread
  • High Speed and 2nd Curtain Sync
  • 3.5mm Sync, Threaded PC Sync & USB Ports
  • Runs on 2 AA Batteries
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Vello FTA-TTL-NR overview

  • 1Description

Add another flash to your wireless radio lighting kit with the FreeWave Aviator Wireless Flash Receiver from Vello. Dedicated to Nikon's i-TTL system and compatible with the separately available FreeWave Aviator Transceiver, users will have full functionality with modern automatic flash settings. Also, operation is reliable 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 Receiver has access to 4 different channels to avoid 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, 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. Users can also utilize high-speed sync for shutter speeds up to 1/8000 second as well as second curtain sync.

Setting up the Aviator is simple users simply need to slide their flash into the top hot shoe, while the base has a locking cold shoe as well as a 1/4"-20 thread for mounting to a light stand or umbrella bracket. For ease of use, the receiver also has a standard 3.5mm port, a threaded PC sync port, and a mini-USB port for firmware updates. It runs on two AA batteries.

Compatible with Nikon i-TTL wireless communication and technology
Enables remote TTL and manual control over remote flash units with use of separate transceiver unit
2.4 GHz radio frequency has a long range of 300'
4 channels are available to avoid interference with other systems
3 groups (A, B, C) can be used to organize and control different flashes with individual settings
High-speed sync allows for flash sync at shutter speeds up to 1/8000 second
Second-curtain sync will fire at the end of exposure for unique lighting effects
Top hot shoe for mounting a TTL flash unit
In the Box
Vello FreeWave Aviator Wireless Flash Trigger Receiver for Nikon
  • Lanyard
  • 3.5mm to 3.5mm Cable
  • 3.5mm to 1/4" Mono-Plug Cable
  • Hot Shoe Protector
  • Adhesive-Backed Accessory Shoe
  • Hot Shoe Locknut
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Vello FTA-TTL-NR specs

    Channels 4
    Groups 3 (A, B, C)
    Wireless Range 300' / 91.4 m
    Radio Frequency 2.4 GHz
    Control Modes TTL
    EV Range 3
    Sync Speed 1/8000 Sec
    Ports 1 x PC Sync
    1 x 3.5 mm (Flash)
    1 x Mini-USB
    Bottom Mount Cold Foot with 1/4"-20 Thread
    Cold Foot with 1/4"-20 Thread
    Top Mount Hot Shoe
    Battery Type 2 x AA
    Dimensions 1.75 x 1.25 x 3.19' / 45 x 32 x 81 mm (Receiver)
    Weight 2.4 oz / 68 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 5.1 x 1.5"

    Vello FTA-TTL-NR reviews

    FreeWave Aviator Wireless Flash Trigger Receiver for Nikon is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better Mousetrap Tried these out as an alternative to my trusty Radio Poppers. Those were revolutionary when they came out, but the FreeWave seems like a worthy upgrade. No antennae to snap off or get snagged in my camera case. Doesn't suffer from the Poppers' problems with the goofy optical coupling (at least the Nikon mounts that I use). Frees up another strobe for use off camera (I used to use my SB800 as a controller). These offer more control- flash angle, autofocus, etc. Lastly, they run off ubiquitous AA batteries. Build quality is very good. The mounts seem sturdy. It sits the strobe a bit taller in the umbrella stand, which may be a problem for some. I find the printing very difficult to read, particularly in low light. High-contrast (white on black) would be an improvement over the silver-on-black or black recessed on black lettering. The lit display, however, is great. Buttons are intuitive and easy to use, and the slide switches are much better than clicking through menus. Time will tell if the switches are easily bumped during shooting. Strobes are left in TTL mode, not remote mode, so you can move strobes to different receivers without fiddling with setting the group codes. Nice touch. Bottom line, I'll be buying a few more to replace my fleet of Poppers.
    Date published: 2015-07-16
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