Third Parties' Wireless Flash Radio Remote Triggering Systems - Canon EOS Technoclopedia

E-TTL Capable Models
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Description Exposure
Control
2nd. Hotshoe (Tx) Alt. Sync Port Max. X-Sync1 Max. Sync
Voltage2
Frequency (MHz) Max. Range
(m)
Groups/
Channels
Remote Shutter
Release Socket
Size (mm) Weight (g) Powered by BLE3 (h) Production Comments Tests & Reviews
Aokatec AK-TTL TX     transmitter IR RRT4 no 3.5mm 1/8000 (HSS)     110 16ch no 69 x 43 x 26 37 2x AAA Working: 30 2012 cross-compatible with Canon E-TTL, Nikon i-TTL and Pentax P-TTL (only Sony needs a dedicated set) Lighting Rumours Announcement
Aokatec AK-TTL RX receiver TTL   69 x 43 x 26 37 2x AAA Working: 30
Cactus v6 II       transceivers with AF assist light (1W LED) X-TTL yes (TTL pass-through) 3.5mm 1/8000 (HSS) cam: 6
flash: 300
~2400 100 4grp, 16ch yes 79 x 77 x 48 96 2x AA or USB   Harvest One 2018 X-TTL requires the latest firmware update; sports a Relay Mode; directly fully compatible with Canon and Cactus speedlites (incl. RF60 and RF60X);
the Canon firmware does not (yet?) support cross-brand TTL with Nikon, Pentax, Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic etc. flashes, but only allows for remote manual M and zoom
 
Cullmann CUlight RT 500C         transceivers with AF assist light E-TTL yes 3.5mm     ~2400   5grp, 32ch   75 x 72 x 52 100 2x AA*   2016 *lithium compatible; USB for firmware updates  
Cullmann CUlight RR 500C         receiver           2.5mm 70 x 65 x 47 70 2x AA*    
Debao 802C         transceivers E-TTL yes (TTL pass-through) yes 1/8000   ~2400   3grp, 6ch yes           supports remote flash zoom control and ratio  
Flashpoint R2 Pro C [FP-RRR2PRO-C]         transmitter with AF assist light E-TTL no 2.5mm 1/8000   Godox X (~2400) 100 TTL: 5grp, 32ch
M: 16grp, 32ch
no 90 x 58 x 50 80 2x AA   Godox 2017 USB for firmware updates  
Flashpoint R2 Pro II C [FP-RRR2PRO-C-MII]         transmitter with AF assist light E-TTL no 2.5mm 1/8000 (HSS)   Godox X (~2400) 100 TTL: 5grp, 32ch*
M: 16grp, 32ch*
2.5mm 101 x 65 x 51 99 2x AA   Godox 2018 supports E-TTL, M (≥1/256) and RPT modes, HSS, remote zoom, FEC, 2nd CS; USB for firmware updates; according to Adorama a FP-exclusive model;
*supports digital channel IDs from 01 - 99
 
Flashpoint R2 T 2.4G C [FP-RR-R2-T-C]       transmitter with AF assist light E-TTL yes (TTL pass-through) 2.5mm 1/8000 (SuperSync)   Godox X (~2400) 100 5grp, 32ch       2x AA     rebadged Godox X1T-C/X1R-C; USB for firmware updates  
Flashpoint R2 R 2.4G [FP-RR-R2-R-C] receiver (also works with the R2 Pros)   yes 2x AA
Godox X1 T C       transmitter with AF assist light E-TTL yes PC 1/8000 (SuperSync)   Godox X (~2400) 100 5grp, 32ch   75 x 72 x 52 100 2x AA   Godox 2015 compatible with Godox TT685C Speedlite; USB for firmware updates  
Godox X1 R C receiver 2.5mm 2.5mm 70 x 65 x 47 70
Godox XPro C       transmitter with AF assist light E-TTL no 2.5mm 1/8000   Godox X (~2400) 100 TTL: 5grp, 32ch
M: 16grp, 32ch
no 90 x 58 x 50 80 2x AA   Godox 2017 USB for firmware updates  
  • Man, this Godox X system is the f... not really easy to understand? See system chart below (the XPro C seems to close a gap there...):
     
Hähnel Tuff TTL   transmitter E-TTL no   (HSS)   ~2400 200 digital chan.
matching
no     2x AA or USB 120 2012 special support for 2nd Curtain Sync and HSS (mode switch); USB for firmware updates (special firmware required to use the Tuff TTL on a 60D)  
receiver           2x AA or USB 120
Hähnel Viper TTL   transmitter E-TTL yes (TTL pass-through)       ~2400 200 3grp*, digital
chan. matching
      2x AA   2012 *supporting manual FEC overwrite (1/4, 1/16, 1/128); not compatible with Tuff TTL (?)  
receiver   yes       2x AA  
Jinbei Caler TR-611C       transceivers E-TTL yes 2.5mm 1/8000   ~2400 100 3grp, 16ch yes         2014    
Mcoplus FT-203C         transceivers E-TTL yes 3.5mm 1/8000   ~2400 300 3grp, 15ch       2x AA TX standby: 200
RX standby: 100
  that's a YouPro Pro-6C...  
MeiKe MK-GT600C     transmitter with AF assist light and receiver E-TTL no PC 1/8000 (HSS)   ~2400 100 3grp, 4ch no     2x AA each   2014 supports remote zoom, 2CS, M and FEC; USB for firmware updates; very similar to YN622, identical to McoPlus GT-600  
NiceFoto TTL-316C     transmitter with AF assist light E-TTL yes (TTL pass-through) 2.5mm 1/250 (standard),
1/8000 (HyperSync)
  ~2400 100 3grp, 7ch           2013 compatibility committed to EOS 1000D, 1100D, 450D - 700D, 40D - 70D, 7D, 5D Mk II+III, 1D Mk III+IV, 1D X and Canon SL 600EX-RT, 580EX I+II, 430EX I+II, 320EX, 270EX I+II;
compatibility issues expected with Canon Speedlite 550EX;
also sold as Brilliant and Photarex TTL-316C (according to the latters' product pictures the units themself are just labeled with the model name, but not branded)
 
receiver  
NiceFoto TTL-318C         transmitter with AF assist light E-TTL yes (TTL pass-through) 2.5mm 1/250 (standard),
1/8000 (HyperSync)
  ~2400 100 3grp, 7ch       2x AA   2013 features an LCD (which the 316 doesn't have); also sold as Brilliant TTL-318C  
receiver   2x AA    
NiceFoto TX-C02       transmitter with AF assist light E-TTL no   1/8000 (HSS)   TTL.M ~2400 100 3grp, 15ch
with Digital ID
      2x AA   2017 USB for firmware updates; compatible with NiceFoto's TTL.M studio lights (N4, N6, K6, K8...)  
NiceFoto RX-C02 receiver  
Orlit TR-611C       transceivers E-TTL yes 2.5mm 1/8000   ~2400 (Canon RT?) 300 3grp, 15ch   94 x 63 x 50 94 2x AAA   Jinbei 2017 compatible with Orlit RT600C Speedlites (should thus also work with Canon RT), "backward compatible to Flashpoint Rovelight"; USB for firmware updates  
Phottix Helios         transmitter with AF assist light E-TTL         ~2400 100 3grp, 4ch       ?x AAA   Phottix 2010    
receiver   2.5mm     ?x AAA or USB  
Phottix Laso       transmitter with AF assist light E-TTL no       Canon RT (~2400) 100 5grp, 15ch   84 x 68 x 59 118 2x AA   Phottix 2015 ETTL mode incompatible with EOS film cameras and EOS 1D/1Ds, groups and HSS only work with DSLRs released since 2012 (excluding EOS 1200D)  
receiver             receiver does not support RPT (the transmitter does though, RPT will thus work if transmitter and RT Speedlites communicate directly)  
Phottix Odin   transmitter E-TTL no   1/8000 (HyperSync) cam: 3.2
flash in: 6
flash out: 300
~2400 100 3grp, 4ch no 94 x 66 x 35 105 2x AA   Phottix 2011/-12 compatible with Phottix Strato and Strato II Multi; officially compatible with Canon flashes only, reported to work with Metz and Nissin, too DPreview
receiver   3.5mm 90 x 45 x 40 66 2x AA or 5V DC  
Phottix Odin II       transmitter with AF assist light E-TTL no   1/8000   ~2400 100 5grp, 32ch no     2x AA   2016 supports FEC (±3), M (≥1/128) and Zoom control (2CS not supported with Canon);
compatible with Odin, Strato I/II, Atlas II, Mitros+ and Indra360/500 TTL (modeling light ctrl with the latter)
 
receiver         2x AA or 5V DC  
Phottix Strato TTL   transmitter basic E-TTL* no   1/8000(*) cam: 3.2
flash in: 6
flash out: 300
~2400 100 4ch   93 x 48 x 46 74 2x AA   Phottix 2013 *supports HSS and FEC (±3), but no zoom, manual control or power ratio; not compatible with Odin or Ares; USB for firmware updates  
receiver   3.5mm yes 93 x 47 x 45 72 2x AA or 5V DC  
Pixel King Transmitter   transmitter E-TTL yes PC 1/8000 (HSS)   ~2400 100 3grp, 16ch no 66 x 38 x 29 120 (incl. bat.) CR2 appr. 3 years Pixel 2011 compatibility issues reported with Canon Speedlite 550EX; Metz WT-1 came up in 2016 being rebadges of the King Lighting Rumours Pre-Release Reviews here and here plus 600EX test
Pixel King Receiver receiver       80 x 38 x 30 110 (incl. bat.) 2x AAA or USB 400
Pixel King Pro   transceivers with 4 line LCD E-TTL yes (TTL pass-through) PC 1/8000 (HSS)   Canon RT (~2400) 300 3grp, 15ch       2x AA Working: 100/120
Standby: 250/500
Pixel 2013 introduced at Photokina 2012 as Pixel King II; LCD screen on the Pro; USB for firmware updates; metal hot shoes; backwards compatible with older Kings;
compatible with all Canon DSLRs and Canon, Pixel, Metz and Oloong speedlites, incompatible with Sigma and Nissin, abnormal behavior possible with Yongnuos
Lighting Rumours Review
Pixel King S     transmitter   3.5mm 100+ 3grp, 4ch 3.5mm 90 x 46 x 40   2x AA Pixel 2017
Pixel King X   receiver       3grp, 15ch       2x AA Pixel 2013
Pixel Knight TR-332TX Flashgun E-TTL II Trigger   transmitter E-TTL     1/8000 (HSS)   ~2400 80 15ch no     CR2 1000 Pixel 2011 rather mediocre performance, look for user reports before buying DPanswers Review
Pixel Knight TR-332RX Flashgun E-TTL II Trigger receiver   PC       CR2 500
PocketWizard MiniTT1
[FCC/IC³]
    ControlTL system radio transmitters E-TTL yes 3.5mm 1/8000 (HyperSync) 50 FCC/IC: 340 - 3543 E-TTL: 240
Basic: 365
3grp, 52ch   71 x 49 x 33 57 CR2450/-2354 "100s of hours"* LPA Design 2009 firmware v6.0 features SpeedCycling (sequential triggering of different groups to raise trigger interval, requires AC3 Zone Controller);
firmware v6.7 adds TTL support for EOS models including EOS 1D X, 6D, 70D, 100D, 650D, 700D and 1200D;
firmware updates and configuration via USB/PW Utility;
supports up to 12fps (8fps in E-TTL mode); no support for A-TTL; trigger delay is usually 0, but 1/900s in Basic Trigger Mode; compatible with MultiMax and Plus II;
*just quoting the Quick Guide ...
 
PocketWizard MiniTT1
[CE³]
  CE: 433.42 - 434.423 3grp, 35ch  
PocketWizard MiniTT1
[Japan³]
    Japan: 315.5 - 3173    
PocketWizard FlexTT5
[FCC/IC³]
    ControlTL system radio transceivers E-TTL yes 3.5mm 1/8000 (HyperSync) cam: 50
flash: 200
FCC/IC: 340 - 3543 E-TTL: 240
Basic: 365
3grp, 52ch yes 92 x 73 x 36 108 2x AA 60 LPA Design 2009 firmware v6.0 features SpeedCycling (sequential triggering of different groups to raise trigger interval, requires AC3 Zone Controller);
firmware v6.7 adds TTL support for EOS models including EOS 1D X, 6D, 70D, 100D, 650D, 700D and 1200D;
firmware updates and configuration via USB/PW Utility;
supports up to 12fps (8fps in E-TTL mode); no support for A-TTL; trigger delay is usually 0, but 1/900s in Basic Trigger Mode;
compatible with MultiMax and Plus II
 
PocketWizard FlexTT5
[CE³]
  CE: 433.42 - 434.423 3grp, 35ch  
PocketWizard FlexTT5
[Japan³]
    Japan: 315.5 - 3173    
PocketWizard FlexTT6
[FCC/IC³]
        ControlTL system radio transceivers E-TTL yes (TTL pass-through)   1/8000 (HyperSync) cam: 3.3
flash: 50
FCC/IC: 340 - 354 E-TTL: 243
Basic: 366
CTL: 3grp, 20ch
Basic: 3grp, 32ch
  92 x 73 x 36 108 (excl. bat.)
153 (incl. bat.)
2x AA or USB 60 LPA Design 2017 backwards compatible with all other PocketWizards  
PocketWizard FlexTT6
[CE³]
        CE: 433.44 - 434.42 CTL: 3grp, 3ch
Basic: 3grp, 35ch
PocketWizard AC3 Zone Controller   adds group control to FlexTT5 and MiniTT1   no   -/-   -/- -/- 3grp   50 x 42 x 21 23.3 main unit   LPA Design 2010 mounts to the FlexTT5's/MiniTT1's secondary hot shoe  
Radioflash Digi 8 TTL       transmitter IR RRT4                     Proflash Li-Ion
BRF DIG8*
  Proflash
Equipamentos
Fotográficos 2012
the receivers are compatible with Radioflash Digi 4 transmitters;
*exchangeable proprietary 3.7V 720mA "Made in China", recharged via 100-240V DC to Mini-USB adapter (4h)
 
Radioflash Digi 8 TTL ARC receiver TTL     mini jack      
RadioPopper P1 Transmitter       Velcro padded on top of the master flash or ST-E2 IR RRT4     1/8000 (HSS*)   916 30.5 - 91.5 3grp, 4ch   70 x 50 x 20 70 (incl. bat.) 1x AA 10*   succeeded by PX system;
*HSS support via firmware upgrade (requires factory service); **with standard Alkalines - Ni-Cd or Ni-MH will last longer
 
RadioPopper P1 Receiver Velcro padded right in front of the slave's IR sensor TTL       70 x 50 x 20 70 (incl. bat.) 1x AA 10**
RadioPopper PX Transmitter     Velcro padded on top of the master flash or ST-E2 IR RRT4     1/8000 (HSS*)   FCC/IC: 902 - 928
CE: 433
91.5 - 533.5 3grp, 16ch no 50 x 50 x 20 60 (incl. bat.) 2x AAA 25*   PX models are cross compatible with JrX and P1 models (with P1 in P1 Clone Mode, which restricts advanced features and transmitting distance), but not both at the same time;
PX receiver requires firmware version 6.04 or later to work with JrX transmitters;
*HSS support via firmware upgrade (requires factory service); **with standard Alkalines - Ni-Cd or Ni-MH will last longer
 
RadioPopper PX Receiver Velcro padded right in front of the slave's IR sensor TTL       50 x 50 x 20 60 (incl. bat.) 2x AAA 25**
RadioPopper SK Meter Module SK Tx       Sekonic light meter remote trigger module               16ch           2014 compatible with Sekonic L-358, L-758D, L-758DR, L-758Cine and C-500R, RP Nano and JrX receivers  
Rikon Dazzne Kody TTL         transmitter E-TTL yes (TTL pass-through)   (HyperSync)   ~2400 400 3grp, 15ch         Standby: 600 2012 full individual control of output power for all slave groups (M, FEC); USB for firmware updates Lighting Rumours Review
receiver   PC       Standby: 240
Rikon Meyin RF-604     transceivers   yes (TTL pass-through) 3.5mm 1/250 flash: 60 ~2400 100 3grp, digital
chan. matching
3.5mm (via opt.
adapter cable)
    2x AAA     provides a compatibility mode for YongNuo RF-602 (receivers only, limited to 602's CH16, no group support); compatible with YN-560III FlashHavoc Review
Rikon Meyin RF-624   transceivers E-TTL yes (TTL pass-through) 3.5mm 1/8000 (HSS) cam: 3.3 ~2400 200 3grp, 3ch + auto 3.5mm*     AA Standby: 50 - 60 2013 *cable not included?; manual remote control only via in-camera flash menu; USB for firmware updates Lighting Rumours Review
Sekonic RT-32CTL Transmitter Module [FCC/CE]     PocketWizard ControlTL and standard transmitter module for Sekonic light meters         Std: 4grp
CTL: 3grp
      by exp. meter   2012 compatible with PocketWizard Plus I/II/III, MultiMAX, FlexTT5, ST4 and MC2; Sekonic L-758CINE/D/DR Digitalmaster or L-358 Flash Master  
Sekonic RT-32N Module [FCC/CE]       PocketWizard standard transmitter module for Sekonic light meters         4grp, 32ch       by exp. meter     compatible with PocketWizard Plus I/II/III and MultiMAX  
Sekonic Digital Radio Receiver RR-4         PocketWizard Plus II rebadged?                                
Sekonic Digital Radio Receiver RR-32         PocketWizard MultiMax rebadged?                                
Shanny SN-E3-RF       transceivers E-TTL yes (TTL pass-through) 3.5mm 1/8000 (HSS)   ~2400 200 3grp, 15ch no 92 x 52 x 46   2x AA   2015 supports group ratio only via in-camera flash control menu; USB for firmware updates;
compatible with EOS 1100D, 1200D, 350D - 700D, 70D, 7D Mark I + II, 6D, 5D Mark II + III, 1D X, 1D C; incompatible with EOS 40D, 60D, 1D, 1D(s) II
compatible with all Canon EX speedlites, Yongnuo YN568EX, Pixel X650C, Nissin DI866 II, Meike MK-600, MK-580, MK-300, Voking VK550, VK580
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SMDV FlashWave TTL         transceivers E-TTL ?   1/8000 (HyperSync)   ~2400 200 4grp, 80ch yes     2x AA   SMDV 2014    
SMDV FlashWave-4 TTL         transceivers E-TTL   2.5mm in, PC out     ~2400 TTL:70 | M:250 4grp, 80ch 3.5mm 120 x 50 x 35   2x AA or USB     compatible with FW-III/FW-III RX2, Godox AD180/360 and Rimelite flashes  
SMDV FlashWave-5TX For Canon E-TTL Transmitter       transmitter for Bright360s, compatible with FW-4 TTL? E-TTL   2.5mm     2402 - 2481 70 4grp, 80ch   79 x 54 x 41   2x AAA        
SMDV TT-Control TX For Canon E-TTL Transmitter         transmitter E-TTL no   1/8000   2402 - 2481 70 4grp, 80ch   80 x 54 x 42   2x AA        
SMDV TT-Control RX For Canon E-TTL receiver 3.5mm 80 x 54 x 31 2x AA
Vello FreeWave Aviator Transceiver for Canon       transceivers E-TTL yes (TTL pass-through) 3.5mm 1/8000 (HSS)   ~2400 91 3grp, 16ch   70 x 67 x 32 136 2x AA Standby: 240 2015 USB for firmware updates  
Vello FreeWave Aviator Receiver for Canon   receiver       4ch          
Vello FreeWave Captain Transmitter for Canon   transmitter E-TTL no 3.5mm 1/8000 (HSS)   ~2400 91 4ch   92 x 48 x 44 133 2x AA   2015 USB for firmware updates  
Vello FreeWave Captain Receiver for Canon receiver     2.5mm 93 x 47 x 46 133 2x AA or 5V DC
Viltrox FC-210C     transceivers E-TTL yes (TTL pass-through) PC 1/8000 (HSS)       3grp 2.5mm         2013 supports 2nd CS, FEC, FEB, FEL (to be configured via in-camera flash menu); also sold under Brilliant and Neewer brands  
Visico 818TX ETTL Wireless Flash Controller FSK 2.4GHz       transmitter with AF assist light E-TTL no   1/8000 (HSS)   2408 - 2476 100 3grp, 8ch
with Digital ID
  90 x 56 x 40 105 2x AA     supports M (≥1/128) and RPT (≤30Hz) modes, FEC (±5), FEB (±3), FEL, group ratio and digital channel IDs from 1 - 30; USB for firmware updates;
compatible with at least EOS 450D, 700D, 750D, 70D, 80D, 7D Mark I + II, 6D Mark I + II, 5D Mark II, III + IV, 5Ds /R, 1D Mark III + IV and 1D X
 
Visico 818RX ETTL Wireless Flash Receiver receiver       90 x 56 x 40 105 2x AA  
Voking VK-WF850         pair of transmitter with AF assist light and receiver E-TTL no PC, USB (?*) 1/8000 input: 2.4 - 3.2 ~2400 100 3grp, 4ch   TX: 80 x 67 x 60
RX: 80 x 67 x 60
TX: 86
RX: 80
2x AA each   2015 *USB for "input" on both transmitter and receiver  
Yongnuo YN-622C   transceivers E-TTL yes (TTL pass-through) PC 1/8000 (SuperSync) hotshoe: 6 -12
PC: 300
~2400 100 3grp, 7ch no 90 x 53 x 39 78 2x AA Standby: 60 2012/2014* fully compatible with Canon's 580EX II, 430EX II and 600EX and Yongnuo's YN-565EX and any EOS DSLR featuring in-camera Flash Control menu;
*batches produced since 12.2014 (see sticker in bat. comp.) feat. upgraded circuits improving performance stability and YN560-TX compatibility mode [source]
- these are no longer compatible with the Shanny SN600SC [ source]
Lighting Rumours Quicky; Lighting Rumours Review; Jörg Napiwotzki
Yongnuo YN-622C-TX   transmitter with AF assist light for the 622 E-TTL no   1/8000 (HyperSync) hotshoe: 6 -12
PC: 300
~2400 50*/100** 3grp, 7ch 2.5mm
(YN-622C as TX)
90 x 53 x 39 82 2x AA Standby: 120 2014 feat. additional LCD and direct manual control (instead to be controlled via in-camera flash menu); supports ratio (A:B and A:BC), zoom, 2CS, RPT; see MeiKe MK-GT600C for alternative;
with firmware v1.02 (USB provided) the unit can also serve as a manual remote proxy/signal translator between YN-560TX (control unit for YN-560 III speedlites) and YN-622C transceivers;
*specified to be 100m, but only ~ half of it in reality; **batches produced since 12.2014 (see sticker in bat. comp.) feat. upgraded circuits achieving the 100m working range [source]
Lighting Rumours Review (Nikon Version); Jörg Napiwotzki
Yongnuo YN-622C II       transceivers with AF assist light E-TTL yes (TTL pass-through) PC 1/250 (standard)
1/8000 (SuperSync)
  ~2400               2015 fully compatible with Canon's 430EX II, 580EX II and 600EX and Yongnuo's YN-565EX and any EOS DSLR with in-camera Flash Control menu;
further feat. compatibility modes for YN560-TX, YN-603 TX, YN-605 TX and first generation YN-622s TX output; USB for firmware updates
 
YouPro Pro-6C         transmitter E-TTL yes (TTL pass-through) 3.5mm 1/8000 cam: 2.4 - 3.2
flash in: 6
out: 300
~2400 100 3grp, 7ch   94 x 66 x 35 105 2x AA   Pixel 2014 compatibility committed to EOS 1000D, 1100D, 100D - 700D, 10D - 60D, 7D, 6D, 5D Mark I-III, 1D Mark II-IV, 1Ds Mark II+III, 1D X, EOS M,
further compatible to Canon 270EX I+II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX I+II, 550EX, 580EX I+II, 600EX; USB for firmware updates;
also sold as Mcoplus FT203C
 
receiver     90 x 45 x 40 66 2x AA  

Non-TTL Models
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Description Exposure
Control
2nd. Hotshoe (Tx) Alt. Sync Port Max. X-Sync1 Max. Sync
Voltage2
Frequency (MHz) Max. Range
(m)
Groups/
Channels
Remote Shutter
Release Socket
Size (mm) Weight (g) Powered by BLE3 (h) Production Comments Tests & Reviews
Allacax Arrow 8000 TX CA       transmitter for Canon X-Contact no 2.5mm 1/8000   ~2400 100 16ch       2x AAA   Fottga 2012 Allacax brand is owned by Fottga ...
feat. wake-up function for flashes
Lighting Rumours Review
Allacax Arrow 8000 receiver     2.5mm   2.5mm     2x AAA  
Allacax Lumox 520 TX CA       transmitter for Canon X-Contact yes (TTL pass-through)   1/250   ~2400 200 16ch   70 x 32 x 20   LRV08   Fottga 2012 Allacax brand is owned by Fottga ... Lighting Rumours Review
Allacax Lumox 520 RX receiver     2.5mm   2.5mm 75 x 35 x 28   2x AAA  
Allacax NewT         transceivers X-Contact yes (X pass-through) 2.5mm 1/8000   ~2400 120 4grp, 16ch 2.5mm     2x AA   Fottga 2012 compatible with both Arrow 8000 and Lumox 520 triggers; the units have a USB port (function not specified)  
Altura Photo AP-WLFT-SPCAN       transmitter/receiver sets X-Contact     1/250   433 30 16ch yes TX: 63x39x27
RX: 80x38x33
TX: 30
RX: 42
TX: 23A12
RX: 2x AAA
       
Aputure Trigmaster [MX1C]     transmitter/receiver sets for E3 remote sockets X-Contact     1/250 (7fps)   ~433 100 16ch yes 76 x 34 x 27   23A12   2010 - 2011   Lighting Rumours Comparison
Aputure Trigmaster [MX3C]   transmitter/receiver sets for N3 remote sockets         yes 71 x 39 x 32   2x AAA  
Aputure Trigmaster Plus Remote Switch [TX1C]     transceivers for E3 remote shutter release sockets X-Contact     1/250 (7fps)   ~433 100 16ch yes 85 x 47 x 28   2x AAA   2010 - 2011    
Aputure Trigmaster Plus Remote Switch [TX3C] transceivers for N3 remote shutter release sockets     yes
Aputure Trigmaster 2.4G [MX1C]   transmitter/receiver sets for E3 remote sockets X-Contact     1/250 (8fps)   ~2400 100 6ch yes 76 x 34 x 27   23A12   2011   Lighting Rumours Review
Aputure Trigmaster 2.4G [MX3C] transmitter/receiver sets for N3 remote sockets         yes 71 x 39 x 32   2x AAA  
Aputure Trigmaster 2.4G II [MXII-C]   transmitter X-Contact no   1/250 (8fps) flash: high V'age ~2400 120 16ch (6 int.)   76 x 33 x 27   2x AAA   2012 *no shutter release cable included (optionally available);
backwards compatible with the older Trigmaster models, replaces Trigmaster 2.4G
Lighting Rumours Review
receiver     yes yes* 71 x 38 x 32   2x AAA  
Aputure Trigmaster 2.4G Plus Remote Switch [TX1C]   transceivers for E3 remote shutter release sockets X-Contact   yes 1/250 (8fps)   ~2400 100 6ch yes 85 x 47 x 28   2x AAA   2011 wake-up call for Canon Speedlites  
Aputure Trigmaster 2.4G Plus Remote Switch [TX3C] transceivers for N3 remote shutter release sockets     yes
Aputure Trigmaster 2.4G Plus II [TXII]   transceivers X-Contact yes PC, 6.3mm jack 1/320 flash: 300 ~2400 500+ 4grp + all, 6ch yes 93 x 53 x 30 75 2x AA Standby: 200*
Working: 80*
2013 *using 2x 1.2V 2500mAH rechargeables; supports relay mode; low bat. LED indicator; backwards compatible with all other 2.4G models  
Bowens Pulsar TX   transmitter more compact than the transceivers X-Contact     1/250*   ~433 25 6grp, 4ch no   34 CR2032   2011    
Bowens Pulsar   transceivers X-Contact   PC, 3.5mm cam: 3.3
flash: 5.5
100 90 x 74** x 49 122 2x AAA, AC or
QuadX3000***
200   trigger delay is 1/2000s; compatible with CE type PocketWizards
*1/250 with focal plane shutters (35mm cameras), 1/500 possible with leaf shutters; **incl. antenna; ***needs special QuadX to 1.3mm DC cable adapter)
Bowens Pulsar Radio Trigger Card BW5170     receiver module for Gemini studio strobes                 -/- -/-   antenna included  
Brilliant Clarity         transceivers X-Contact yes (TTL pass-through) PC 1/250   ~2400 100 4ch mini jack     2x AA   2012 wake-up function for flashes  
Brilliant MT-16         PT-04 variation w. 2 hot shoes + umbrella holder       1/200 12 ~433 20 - 30 16ch       RX: 2x AAA   approx. 2010 can be rotated from 0-90°  
Brilliant Multiplex MXU C1/C3 Transmitter         C1: Canon E3 remote, C3: Canon N3 remote       1/250   ~433 100 16ch       LRV08   Godox 2010 rebadged Godox Reemix RMI; can be rotated from 0-90°  
Brilliant Multiplex MXU Receiver           yes     2x AAA  
Cactus v1         transmitter X-Contact         ~433     no     12V23   Harvest One Nickname: "Poverty Wizard"; compatibility issues reported even with original Canon flashes (no problem with PC synch though)  
receiver             2x AA  
Cactus v2 [PT-04]         transmitter X-Contact   mini jack 1/600 6 ~433 10 4ch no 105 x 85 x 10 78 12V23   Harvest One Nickname: "Poverty Wizard"; trigger delay of 1/1000 - 1/500s; not compatible with Cactus v1 frequency;
incompatible with Olympus FL-36, Sigma EF-500 DG ST (DG Super is supposed to work), Sunpak 433D and 383 and Vivitar 258HV
Photonotes Review
receiver; tripod mounting shoe     PC 200   40 CR2  
Cactus v2s         RX w. upgraded compatibility & CE/FCC licenses     see above 12   40 CR2   Harvest One v2 and v2s models are cross-compatible; Sigma EF-500/530 DG ST: Nikon models only  
Cactus v4     transmitter X-Contact   PC, mini jack 1/500 6 ~433 30 16ch no 60 x 46 x 27 33 12V23   Harvest One *incl. batteries; trigger delay of 1/1000 - 1/500s DPanswers: Cactus V4+5 vs. YN RF602+603 vs. PW II Plus
receiver     mini jack 300 74 x 45 x 28 55* 2x AAA  
Cactus v5     transceivers X-Contact yes mini jack 1/1000 cam: 6
flash: 300
~2400 100 16ch yes 82 x 70 x 37 58 2x AAA   Harvest One features FST (frequency self tune) to minimize exposure release fails DPanswers: Cactus V4+5 vs. YN RF602+603 vs. PW II Plus
Cactus Lv5     transceivers w. laser trap for remote shutter control no no PC, 3.5mm 1/1000 cam: 6 ~2400 100 16ch no Emit.: 93x92x80
Contr.: 153x93x80
Emitter: 135
Controller: 175
4x AAA min.
8x AAA max.
Emitter: 40/80
Controller: 85/175*
Harvest One 2013 *working hours under standard conditions using 1000mAH cells; compatible with Cactus v5 and v6
laser emitter included, working distance ranges from 20m in sunlight to 150m in darkness
Lighting Rumours Review
Cactus v6     transceivers X-Contact yes (TTL pass-through) 3.5mm 1/1000 cam: 6
flash: 300
~2400 100 4grp, 16ch 3.5mm 72 x 72 x 42 68 2x AA or USB   Harvest One 2014 fits all major camera/flash brands (incl. Canon, Nikon and Pentax from scratch, Olympus and Panasonic require firmware v1.1.004);
compatible with Cactus v5, Lv5 and RF60; feat. additional optical trigger and USB for firmware updates
 
Cactus v6 II (firmware update for X-TTL released!!)       transceivers with AF assist light (1W LED) X-Contact yes (TTL pass-through) 3.5mm 1/8000 (SuperSync) cam: 6
flash: 300
~2400 100 4grp, 16ch yes 79 x 77 x 48 96 2x AA or USB   Harvest One 2016 HSS supported by default; sports a Relay Mode;
supports all major camera/flash brands within one setup (e.g. Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic); compatible with Cactus v5, Lv5, v6 and RF60
 
Cheetah CL-TX 433MHz       transmitter for Godox AD180 & 360 and rebadges X-Contact no   1/250   ~433 100 16ch no 98 x 50 x 37 65 2x AA   Godox 2013    
Cheetah CL-RX receiver for Godox AD180 & 360 and rebadges USB (no TTL)   57 x 30 x 27 20 over USB  
Commlite ComTrig G430-TX     transmitter X-Contact yes (TTL pass-through) 2.5mm 1/320 3.3 ~2400 150 3grp, 5ch   84 x 42 x 38 52 2x AAA Standby: 2400 Commlite 2012 compatible with Commlite ComTrig H550 and T320;
designed and developed in cooperation of Commlite and Ojecoco
 
Commlite ComTrig G430-RX receiver     1/8000 (HyperSync) 300 2.5mm 84 x 42 x 38 46 2x AAA Standby: 200
Commlite ComTrig H550     transceivers X-Contact yes (TTL pass-through) 2.5mm 1/8000 (HyperSync) cam: 3.3
flash: 300
~2400 150 3grp, 16ch 2.5mm 78 x 46 x 38 55 2x AAA Standby: 200 Commlite 2012 compatible with Commlite ComTrig G430 and T320; designed and developed in cooperation of Commlite and Ojecoco Lighting Rumours Review
Commlite ComTrig T320-TX       transmitter X-Contact yes (TTL pass-through) 2.5mm 1/320 cam: 3.3
flash: 300
~2400 120 7ch   84 x 42 x 38 51 2x AAA Standby: 2.5yrs Commlite 2012 compatible with Commlite ComTrig G430 and H550 Flash Havoc Review
Commlite ComTrig T320-RX receiver     2.5mm 84 x 42 x 38 49 2x AAA Standby: 200
CononMark 3G Two-Way Trigger         transceivers X-Contact yes PC, 2.5mm       100 2grp, 16ch yes 66 x 42 x 20 80 Li-Ion built-in 4   recharge via USB adapter cable; compatible as receiver with 3G Wireless Remote, limited compatibility mode for FSK 2.4GHz Wireless Controller  
CononMark FSK 2.4GHz Wireless Controller         transmitter   yes mini jack 1/350     100 16ch             recharge via USB adapter cable (4-5h)  
CononMark FSK 2.4GHz receiver     mini jack         24  
DSLRKIT RC-08A       transmitter/receiver sets   no 3.5mm 1/250 230 ~433 30 8ch no     LRV08   2012 *comes with mini USB to 3.5mm adapter cable;
backwards compatible with all previous DSLRKIT radios (PT/DC/AC series)
 
DSLRKIT RC-08H transmitter/receiver sets (RX w. umbrella holder) mini USB*     2x AAA  
Elinchrom EL-Skyport ECO [19349]   transmitter; backwards compatible X-Contact no   1/160-/200 (standard)
1/250 (speed mode)
  2456 - 2475 indoor: 50 (30*)
outdr.: 80 (40*)
4ch       CR2430 6mon./30k cycl. 2010 *working distances for Standard and (Speed Sync) modes (Speed Sync up to 1/250s)  
Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS (Hi-Sync) [19366]       transmitter with AF assist light   no   1/8k (Overdrive Sync)   2456 - 2475 indoor: 60
outdoor: 200
4grp, 20ch   84 x 68 x 59 120 2x AA   2015 designed in collaboration with Phottix (first in a series ...); mini-USB for firmware upgrades; basic backwards compatibility; supports second curtain sync  
Elinchrom EL-Skyport Speed [19350]   transmitter; backwards compatible       1/160-/200 (standard)
1/250 (speed mode)
  2456 - 2475 indoor: 70 (40*)
outdr.: 120 (60*)
4grp + all, 8ch 2.5mm 50 x 40 36 (incl. bat.)   6mon./30k cycl. 2010 *working distances for Standard and (Speed Sync) modes (Speed Sync up to 1/250s); hot shoe with locking ring  
Elinchrom EL-Skyport Speed USB [19348]   transmitter**; backwards compatible -/-       no         **Elinchrom refers to this module as Transceiver, but it actually doesn't have any receiver functionality  
Elinchrom EL-Skyport Speed Universal [19347]   receivers; backwards compatible; -/- -/- 3.5mm   -/- 65 x 50 54 (incl. bat.) built-in* 30/60 *working distances for Standard and (Speed Sync) modes (Speed Sync up to 1/250s); ***rechargeable  
Elinchrom EL-Skyport Speed Univ. REPLACE [19346]  
  • #19346 replacement for #19347: "To purchase a ELS Universal Receiver REPLACE unit, a used Universal Receiver with a defective or end of life battery must be returned to the dealer. The defective Universal modules will then be recycled by Elinchrom to save the environment. The Universal Receiver REPLACE module does not include sync cables or charger."
Flashpoint 433MHz [FPLFSMZLRR]       transmitter/receiver sets           ~433 50 yes           2015 dedicated (but not limited) to Flashpoint Zoom Li-Ion Speedlite and Flashpoint StreakLights 180/360  
Flashpoint R2T32C [FP-RRR2T-C]         transmitter w. AF assist for anything R2 (Godox X) X-Contact no PC 1/8000 (SuperSync)   Godox X (~2400) 100 16grp, 32ch   100 x 52 x 50 80 2x AA     rebadged Godox XT32C; USB for firmware upgrades  
Flashpoint SL=R2 [FP-RR-R2-SL-R]         receiver for FP Streaklights USB (no TTL)         Godox X (~2400)   5grp, 16ch             rebadged Godox XTR16  
Flashpoint ZL=R2 [FP-RR-R2-ZL-R]         receiver for FP Zoom Li-On 4pin (no TTL)         Godox X (~2400)   5grp, 16ch             rebadged Godox XTR16s  
Fomex Dr. Ray Smart Radio Slave         transmitter X-Contact no   1/200   ~ 2400 - 2480 300 16ch       LRV08        
receiver     PC   yes     2x AAA  
Fottga Lumox 520 TX CA       transmitter for Canon X-Contact yes (TTL pass-through)   1/250   ~2400 200 16ch   70 x 32 x 20   LRV08   2012 also sold under Allacax alias (another brand owned by Fottga) Lighting Rumours Review
Fottga Lumox 520 RX receiver     2.5mm   2.5mm 75 x 35 x 28   2x AAA  
Genesis 433MHz         transmitter for Godox AD180 & 360 and rebadges X-Contact no   1/250   ~433 100 16ch no 98 x 50 x 37 65 2x AA   Godox 2013 as far as I can see from product pictures not labeled with the model type (only Genesis, and only the transmitter adding the operating frequency of 433MHz)  
Genesis receiver for Godox AD180 & 360 and rebadges USB (no TTL)   57 x 30 x 26.5 20 over USB  
Godox Cells       transceivers X-Contact yes (X-Contact)   normal   ~433 100 16ch yes              
Godox Cells II   transceivers X-Contact yes (X-Contact)   1/8000 (HSS)   ~433 100 16ch 3.5mm 155 x 57 x 35 84     Godox 2012    
Godox FC-16   transmitter/receiver sets X-Contact no yes 1/250   ~2400 100 16ch   85 x 36 x 34 40 2x AAA   Godox 2014    
yes 85 x 37 x 37 40 2x AAA
Godox FT-16   transmitter for FTR-16/FTR-16s X-Contact no   1/250   ~433 100 16ch no 98 x 50 x 37 65 2x AA   Godox 2013 also sold as Cheetah CL 433MHz, Genesis 433MHz, Lencarta SuperFast and Neewer 433MHz; compatible with Cells II  
Godox FTR-16 receiver for Godox AD180, AD360 USB (no TTL)     57 x 30 x 27 20 by flash  
Godox FTR-16s receiver for Godox Ving V850, also fits TT865C prop. (no TTL) no no 55 x 27 x 9 10 by flash   compatible with Cells II
Godox PT-16       transmitter for PTR-16/PTR-16s X-Contact     1/250   ~2400 100 16ch no 98 x 50 x 37 60 2x AA        
Godox PTR-16     receiver for Godox AD180, AD360 USB (no TTL)     57 x 30 x 27 20 by flash      
Godox PTR-16s     receiver for Godox Ving V850, also fits TT865C prop. (no TTL)     55 x 27 x 9 10 by flash      
Godox Reemix RMI C1   transmitter/receiver sets for E3 type remote sockets X-Contact no 2.5mm 1/250   ~433 100 16ch yes     LRV08   Godox 2010 also available as Brilliant Multiplex MXU and Walimex Pro 3in1 Funkauslöser-Set;
can be rotated from 0-90°
 
Godox Reemix RMI C3 transmitter/receiver sets for N3 type remote sockets X-Contact no     yes     2x AAA  
Godox Reemix RMII Receiver     receiver         yes     2x AAA   Godox 2011 feat. an umbrella holder; also available as Walimex Pro 3in1 Funkauslöser-Set; can be rotated from 0-90° Lighting Rumours Review
Godox XT32C       transmitter with AF assist light X-Contact   PC 1/8000 (SuperSync)   Godox X (~2400) 100 16grp, 32ch no 100 x 52 x 50 80 2x AA   Godox 2016 firmware updates via microUSB  
Godox XT16       transmitter for XTR-16/PTR-16s X-Contact     1/8000 (SuperSync)   Godox X (~2400)   5grp       2x AA   Godox 2016 compatible with X1 system units (limited to manual functionality)  
Godox XTR16   receiver for Godox AD180, AD360 USB (no TTL)         by flash    
Godox XTR16s   receiver for Godox Ving V850, also fits TT865C prop. (no TTL)         by flash    
Hähnel Captur Transmitter C     transmitter           ~2400 100 digital chan.
matching
      2x AA   2015 part of a bigger modulary system also providing an intervalometer module, IR trigger and more - see System Cameras > Acc. > 3rd Party Selection  
Hähnel Captur Receiver C receiver         3.5mm     2x AA  
Hähnel Combi TF   transmitter X-Contact no       ~2400 100 16ch       CR2032   2010   Lighting Rumours Review
receiver         yes     2x AAA  
iShoot 3G Two-Way Trigger (PT-04F)         transceivers X-Contact yes PC 1/250   ~2400 100 2grp, 16ch yes   80 Li-Ion built-in*   CononMark *400mA, recharges over USB (4-6hrs); wake-up call for Canon speedlites; compatible with iShoot PT-04D/-04G, compatibility mode for Yongnuo RF-602 [YR]  
iShoot Wireless Commander FSK 2.4GHz (PT-04G)         transmitter X-Contact yes 3.5mm 1/320   ~2400 100 4grp, 4ch       Li-Ion built-in* Working: 24   *recharges over USB (~5hrs)  
iShoot FSK 2.4GHz (PT-04G) receiver   2.5mm
iShoot Sniper         transceivers X-Contact yes PC, mini jack 1/500 250 ~2400 500 3grp, 16ch yes 95 x 70 x 45 120 2x AA 300/50* ~2011 *in transmitter/receiver mode; flash wake-up call Lighting Rumours Review
Jinbei Caler TR-C Transmitter For Canon       transmitter   yes       ~2400     yes (?)           compatible with Jinbei Caler Mini Flash 100 (refer to Speedlites > Bare-Bulbs)  
Jinbei Caler TR-C Receiver For Canon receiver     PC          
Jinbei TR-D6 (or TRD) Transmitter         transmitter X-Contact no     <5 ~433 (±10) 30 4ch       12V23        
Jinbei TR-D6 (or NTR-D6) Receiver receiver   PC yes     2x AAA  
JJC 2.4GHz Flash Trigger Transmitter/Receiver [JF-G]       X-Contact no mini jack 1/250   ~2400 100 16ch mini jack              
JJC 433MHz Flash Trigger Transmitter/Receiver [JF-U]       X-Contact no mini jack 1/250   ~433 30 16ch mini jack              
King Kandy Digital Technology Development KR201         transmitter/receiver sets       1/8000                     announced and presented at Photokina 2012  
Lencarta Atom (SuperFast)       transmitter for Godox AD180 & 360 and rebadges X-Contact no   1/250   ~433 100 16ch no 98 x 50 x 37 65 2x AA   Godox 2013 as far as I can see from product pictures not labeled with the model type (only Lencarta)  
Lencarta Atom (SuperFast) receiver for Godox AD180 & 360 and rebadges USB (no TTL)   57 x 30 x 27 20 over USB  
MeiKe Flash Quick TX [MK-RC7]       transmitter X-Contact   PC     ~2400 100 16ch   81 x 34 x 28 235 2x AAA   Sky Wise Mold 2010 cross compatible for all kinds of camera systems featuring an ISO hot shoe - including Canon and Nikon (excl. Sony/Minolta);
wake-up call for flashes; very similar - but not compatible - to the YN RF-602
Lighting Rumours Review and Comparison
MeiKe Flash Quick RX [MK-RC7] receiver         Oly RM-CB1 86 x 35 x 34 2x AAA  
Ojecoco H-430TX       transmitter w. ECP ports for trap shooting* X-Contact yes (TTL pass-through) 2.5mm 1/320 cam: 3.3
flash: 300
~2400 150 3grp, 5ch   84 x 42 x 38 52 2x AAA 2400 Commlite 2012 * shooting in response to light, sound, pressure, movements etc. using sensors;
designed and developed in cooperation of Commlite and Ojecoco - compatible with Ojecoco H-550
Lighting Rumours Review
Ojecoco H-430RX receiver     1/8000 (HyperSync) yes 46 2x AAA 200
Ojecoco H-550       transceivers X-Contact yes (TTL pass-through) 2.5mm 1/8000 (HyperSync)   ~2400 150 (100 tested) 3grp, 16ch yes     2x AAA   Commlite 2012 speedlite wake up call and signal relay function (RX triggers another RX); compatible with Ojecoco H-430; developed in cooperation with Commlite Lighting Rumours Review
Oloong Wireless Transceiver 800RT                                          
Paul C. Buff Cyber Commander       control unit X-Contact no PC 1/2500 cam: 3 2427 - 2457   8grp, 16ch       2x AAA 2 - 3**   *these include AlienBees, Einstein, Zeuss and White Lightning Ultra, UltraZap and X Series; **depending on LCD brightness etc.;
offers remote flash power adjustment (only with CSR+ and CSRB+ and appropriate studio flashes with RJ11 port*); transmission delay is 1/4000s
 
Paul C. Buff CyberSync CST       transmitter X-Contact   PC, RJ11* (10fps) cam: 3 45.7 - 106.7         CR2450 appr. 2 years   *RJ11 only works if combined with Cyber Commander; transmission delay is 1/4000s  
Paul C. Buff CyberSync CSR   receiver     PC   300   1ch yes     AC        
Paul C. Buff CyberSync CSR+   receiver         300   16ch yes     AC        
Paul C. Buff CyberSync CSRB   receiver     PC   300   1ch yes     2x AA 200   signal relay function (Repeater Mode - RX triggers another RX, results in another 1/4000s trigger delay)  
Paul C. Buff CyberSync CSRB+   receiver     PC   300   16ch yes     2x AA 200   fully supports Cyber Commander and studio flashes feat. RJ11 remote control port (incl. AlienBees, Einstein, Zeuss, White Lightning Ultra, UltraZap, X Series)  
Paul C. Buff Radio Flash Trigger RFT1TX       transmitter X-Contact         2427 - 2457           LRV08        
Paul C. Buff Radio Flash Trigger RFT1RX receiver                       AC        
Paul C. Buff Radio Remote RR1TX       transmitter X-Contact   PC 1/500   2427 - 2457 120 16ch       2x AA     remote flash exposure adjustment with appropriate studio flashes with RJ11 control port (incl. AlienBees, Einstein, Zeuss, White Lightning Ultra, UltraZap, X Series)  
Paul C. Buff Radio Remote RR1RX receiver                       2x AA or AC        
  • PCB was officially represented by First Line in Europe and 1st Line Digital in Australia until January 2014. For now they have decided to service their customers straight from their US headquarters exclusively, which means that if you need a repair or other service, you'll need to send units back to the USA.
Photoflex FlashFire TX         transmitter     PC 1/160   ~2400 (16) 50         CR2 20000 shots Yongnuo 2010 rebadged Yongnuo RF-602 distributed in the US  
Photoflex FlashFire RX receiver     3.5mm           2x AAA Standby: 45
Phottix Ares Transmitter   the transmitter can be bent up and down X-Contact no   1/250   ~2400 200 8ch + all   104 x 50 x 35 61 2x AA   Phottix 2012 replaced Aster, Strato I and Tetra  
Phottix Ares Receiver     3.5mm 88 x 50 x 40 61 2x AA or 5V DC  
Phottix Ares II Transmitter       transmitter X-Contact no   1/250   ~2400 150 4grp, 16ch
with digital CH IDs
      2x AA   2017 first four channels can trigger Phottix Strato I/II, Mitros+ speedlites and Indira studio lights  
Phottix Ares II Receiver receiver       2x AA
Phottix Aster PT-V4   system capable of IR as well as radio X-Contact yes 3.5mm 1/250 flash: either 12
or 3 - 400 (both
given in specs)
~433 radio: 30
IR: 10
4ch no     LRV08 20000 shots Phottix - 2012    
    CR2
Phottix Atlas       transceivers X-Contact   3.5mm 1/250 flash out: 400 ~433 100 4ch + all 2.5mm 102 x 53 x 36 140 2x AA or 5V DC   Phottix 2010 compatible with PocketWizards and related Sekonic modules; probably not shipping in the US due to a patent infringement lawsuit filed by LPA Design;
also available as Interfit Strobies Titan Pro (2011; CE: 433MHz, FCC: 344MHz) and Calumet Pro Series Wireless Transceiver
Review by Charles Verghese
Phottix Atlas II   transceivers X-Contact yes 3.5mm 1/250 flash out: 300 ~2400 350 4ch 2.5mm 102 x 53 x 36 140 2x AA or 5V DC   Phottix 2012 green antenna; compatible with Odin and Strato Review by Charles Verghese
Phottix Odin Lite         transmitter for (manual only) Odin Z speedlites X-Contact         Odin Z (~2400) 100 4grp, 16ch*           ann. in 2018 *supports digital channel IDs from 0000 - 9999; remote M (≥1/128) and manual zoom as well as modeling light On/Off  
Phottix Strato   transmitter X-Contact yes   1/250 cam: 5
flash in: 5
flash out: 300
~2400 100 4ch   85 x 40 x 38 60 2x AAA   Phottix 2010 - 2012 Wake-up function for Canon and Nikon flashes Lighting Rumours Preview and Comparison
receiver     3.5mm yes 85 x 40 x 31 49 2x AAA or 5V DC  
Phottix Strato II Multi   transmitter X-Contact yes (TTL pass-through)   1/250 cam: 3.2
flash in: 6
flash out: 300
~2400 150 4grp + all, 4ch   87 x 40 x 38 60 2x AAA   Phottix 2011 Wake-up function for Canon and Nikon flashes; backwards compatible with the first version Lighting Rumours Preview and Comparisons here and here
receiver     3.5mm 2.5mm 85 x 40 x 36 49 2x AAA or 5V DC  
Phottix Triton II         transmitter/receiver sets X-Contact no 3.5mm       150 4grp, 16ch*           ann. f. 11.2016 *supports digital channel IDs from 0000 - 9999, Ch 1-4 are compatible with Strato II; first generation (2008) was for studio strobes only  
Pixel Bishop Transmitter   transmitter X-Contact yes PC 1/320   ~2400 80 3grp + all, 3ch no     2x AA or USB 60 Pixel 2010   Lighting Rumours Comparison
Pixel Bishop Receiver receiver     PC       2x AA or USB 700
Pixel Opas   transceivers X-Contact yes PC, 3.5mm 1/320 flash: high V'age ~2400 400 3grp, 4ch yes     2x AA or USB 300/600* Pixel 2011 *transmitting/receiving; Wake-up function Lighting Rumours Preview, Review and Comparison
Pixel Pawn TF-361TX   transmitter X-Contact     1/320   ~2400 100 16ch   66 x 38 x 29   CR2 appr. 3 years Pixel 2011 Wake-Up function  
Pixel Pawn TF-361RX receiver         yes 80 x 38 x 30   2x AAA 400
Pixel Rook Transmitter     X-Contact   3.5mm 1/250   ~2400 200 3grp, 4ch       2x AAA Working: 100/120
Standby: 5yr/250
Pixel 2011   Lighting Rumours Comparison
Pixel Rook Receiver         yes     2x AAA
Pixel Soldier TF-371TX   transmitter X-Contact     1/250 - 1/320   ~2400 100 3grp + all, 16ch   66 x 38 x 29   CR2 appr. 3 years Pixel 2010 Wake-up function Lighting Rumours Review and Comparison
Pixel Soldier TF-371RX receiver         yes 80 x 38 x 30   2x AAA 400
PocketWizard 10 Channel Classic
[FCC/IC³]
                    FCC/IC: 344.043               LPA Design    
PocketWizard 16 Channel Classic
[FCC/IC³]
                    FCC/IC: 344.043               LPA Design    
PocketWizard MAX
[FCC/IC³]
                    FCC/IC: 344.04 - 3543   32ch           LPA Design there were at least 2 different generations with differing feature sets available  
PocketWizard MultiMax
[FCC/IC³]
    ControlTL transceivers X-Contact no 3.5mm 1/250 (12fps)
(1/1000 in Fast Mode)
cam: 3.3
flash: 250
FCC/IC: 344.04 - 3543 500 4grp, 32ch yes 102 x 53 x 36* 153 2x AA or AC 60 LPA Design ~2001-2014 features SpeedCycling (sequential triggering of different groups to raise trigger interval); 2nd curtain sync; built-in USB port for firmware updates;
older generations don't have a USB port and thus cannot be updated - they are missing some features like combining Zones (groups) and HSS;
*add 61mm for antenna
 
PocketWizard MultiMax
[CE³]
    CE: 433.62 - 434.223
PocketWizard MultiMax II
[FCC/IC³]
      ControlTL transceivers X-Contact no 3.5mm 1/250 (12fps)
(1/125 in CTL Mode,
1/500 in Fast Mode,
1/1000 with selected
digital cameras)
port: 100 FCC/IC: 344 - 3543 500
(1000 in
long range mode)
CTL: 3grp, 20ch
Basic: 3grp, 32ch
  102 x 55 x 37
(+63mm antenna)
153 2x AA*
or AC**
50 LPA Design 2017 *NiMH, NiCAD, NiZn, Li-Ion are working ok, but might not display bat. life correctly; **optional 5V 0.2A DC USB AC adapter is #PW-AC-USB (USA only)  
PocketWizard MultiMax II
[CE³]
      CE: 433.42 - 434.423 CTL: 3grp, 3ch
Basic: 3grp, 32ch
PocketWizard Plus
[FCC/IC³]
        X-Contact no 3.5mm 1/250 cam: 3.3
flash: 250
FCC/IC: 344.043   4grp yes     2x AA   LPA Design    
PocketWizard Plus
[CE³]
      CE: 433.623
PocketWizard Plus II
[FCC/IC³]
    ControlTL transceivers X-Contact no 3.5mm 1/250 (12fps) cam: 3.3
flash in: 100
flash out: 200
FCC/IC: 344.043 487.7 4ch yes 102 x 53 x 36* 140 2x AA or AC 60 LPA Design 2006 trigger delay is 1/2000
*plus 61mm for antenna
DPanswers: Cactus V4+5 vs. YN RF602+603 vs. PW II Plus
PocketWizard Plus II
[CE³]
    CE: 433.663
PocketWizard Plus II
[Japan³]
      Japan: 315.5 - 3173
PocketWizard Plus III
[FCC/IC³]
    transceivers X-Contact no 3.5mm 1/250 (12fps) 3 FCC/IC: 340 - 3543 500 4grp, 32ch yes 133 x 51 x 32 120 (incl. bat.) 2x AA or USB   LPA Design 2012 features a long distance mode to enhance transmitting distance on cost of speed; repeater mode;
backwards compatible with any PocketWizard ever produced (for that corresponding frequency);
a limited edition of 20 pieces featuring pink bodies, hand signed by Bob Carey, was made in 2013
for a breast cancer charity held by the Carey Foundation for the Tutu Project in NYC
Strobist Hands-On Review
PocketWizard Plus III
[CE³]
    CE: 433.42 - 434.423
PocketWizard Plus IV
[FCC/IC³]
      transceivers X-Contact yes (TTL pass-through) 3.5mm 1/250 (12fps) flash: 300 FCC/IC: 344.04 - 3543       107 x 53 x 30   2x AA or USB 50 LPA Design 2016 radio time lag is 1/1200s  
PocketWizard Plus IV
[CE³]
      CE: 433.62 - 434.223
PocketWizard Plus X
[FCC/IC³]
    transceivers X-Contact no 3.5mm 1/250 (12fps) cam: 3
flash: 300
FCC/IC: 344.04 500 10ch   107 x 53 x 30 110 (incl. bat.) 2x AA* 100 LPA Design 2013 backwards compatible with any PocketWizard ever produced (for that corresponding frequency);
*NiMH, NiCAD, NiZn and Lithium batteries are all specified to be compatible, but might not display correct battery status
 
PocketWizard Plus X
[CE³]
    CE: 433.62
Promaster Electronic Flash Trigger Kits [5100+5107]     transmitter; yet another variation of the PT-04 X-Contact     1/600 400 ~433 30 4ch   70 x 47 x 30   12V23     Kit [5100] includes 1 receiver, Kit [5107] includes 2 receivers  
receiver     PC   77 x 38 x 35   2x AAA  
RadioPopper Jr2 Transmitter       transmitter X-Contact   3.5mm 1/250   FCC/IC: 902 - 928
CE: 868 - 868.6
91.5 - 533.5 4grp yes (via opt.
adapter cable)
57 x 45 x 30 48 (incl. bat.) 2x AAA Working: 100 FCC version: 2014
CE version: tba
compatible with studio strobes, Nikon and Canon speedlites; backwards compatible with JrX, RP Nano, PX receivers  
RadioPopper Jr2 Receiver     receiver       100 x 45 x 30 53 (incl. bat.) 2x AAA Working: 100  
RadioPopper JrX Transmitter   transmitter X-Contact   yes 1/250   FCC/IC: 902 - 928
CE: 868 - 868.6
91.5 - 533.5 3grp, 16ch no 57 x 45 x 30 48 (incl. bat.) CR123 50 FCC version: 2010
CE version: 2012
JrX models are compatible with PX models, if set to the same radio channel;
*to remote control appropriate studio flashes (AlienBees, Einstein, Zeuss, White Lightning Ultra, UltraZap, X Series ...) via transmitter (EZset mode, M (≥1/32)
 
RadioPopper JrX Receiver Basic       receiver     3.5mm   100 x 45 x 30 53 (incl. bat.) CR123 50
RadioPopper JrX Receiver Studio   receiver     RJ11*   100 x 45 x 30 53 (incl. bat.) CR123 50
RadioPopper Nano   transmitter X-Contact no 3.5mm     FCC/IC: 902 - 928 500 4ch yes (????)     CR123 Working: 150 - 300   compatible with RP, PX and JrX  
receiver         CR123 Working: 75 - 100
RadioPopper RPCube     an adapter to trigger and remote control Canon dedicated flashes via X type setups in EZset mode (remote FECtrl via transmitter from 1/1 - 1/128); basically a 3.5mm wired to a fully featured hot shoe 2010    
RadioPopper SK Meter Module SK Tx       Sekonic light meter remote trigger module               16ch           2014 compatible with Sekonic L-358, L-758D, L-758DR, L-758Cine and C-500R, RP Nano and JrX receivers  
Rikon Meyin RF-604     transceivers   yes (TTL pass-through) 3.5mm 1/250 flash: 60 ~2400 100 3grp + all, auto
dig. chan. matching
3.5mm (via opt.
adapter cable)
    2x AAA     provides a compatibility mode for YongNuo RF-602 (receivers only, limited to 602's CH16, no group support); compatible with YongNuo YN-560III FlashHavoc Review
Rikon Meyin VF-901/902 TX     transmitters (identical) X-Contact no 3.5mm     ~2400 100 16ch   78 x 36 x 35       2012    
Rikon Meyin VF-901/902 RX receivers (901 with umbrella holder, 902 without)     3.5mm   3.5mm 78 x 61 (36) x 39   2x AAA Standby: 45
Sekonic RT-32 Module [FCC/CE]     transmitter module for Sekonic light exp. meters to remote control cameras and flashes       30.5 4grp, 32ch yes 34 x 28 x 12 10 by exp. meter     compatible with Sekonic L-758DR Digitalmaster, L-608 Super Zoom Master, L-558 DualMaster or L-358 Flash Master  
Sekonic RT-32CTL Transmitter Module [FCC/CE]     transmitter module for Sekonic light exp. meters compatible with all PocketWizards (ControlTL + oldschool)         Std: 4grp
CTL: 3grp
      by exp. meter   2012 compatible with PocketWizard Plus I/II/III, MultiMAX, FlexTT5, ST4 and MC2; Sekonic L-758CINE/D/DR Digitalmaster or L-358 Flash Master  
Sekonic RT-32N Module [FCC/CE]       transmitter module for Sekonic light exp. meters only compatible with the older PocketWizards (non-ControlTL)         4grp, 32ch       by exp. meter     compatible with PocketWizard Plus I/II/III and MultiMAX  
Sekonic Digital Radio Receiver RR-4         PocketWizard Plus II rebadged?                                
Sekonic Digital Radio Receiver RR-32         PocketWizard MultiMax rebadged?                                
SM(DV) FlashWaves TX         transmitter X-Contact   2.5mm 1/180   Japan: 315
CE: 433
50 10ch       12V23   SMDV 2009 compatible with Canon 540EZ, 430EX, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Nikon SB-400, SB-600, SB-800,
Sigma EF-500, EF-530 (Nikon only), Metz 54MZ-4, 45CL-1, 58AF-1 (Nikon only), Sunpak PZ40X, PZ42X (Nikon only);
labeled SM instead of SMDV
 
SM(DV) FlashWaves RX     receiver     3.5mm   3.5mm     2x AAA or 5V DC    
SMDV FlashQuick II TX     transmitter X-Contact   2.5mm 1/250   ~2400 180 16ch 3.5mm (via opt.
adapter cable)
68 x 36 x 35 20 1x AAA 1 year/20000 shots SMDV    
SMDV FlashQuick II RX receiver     3.5mm   95 x 37 x 24 40 2x AAA or 3V DC 150
SMDV FlashWave 1 TX       transmitter X-Contact   2.5mm 1/180   Japan: 315 20 - 30 8ch       12V23   SMDV the only receiver I can find for this model is the FW1-AC for studio strobes (no hotshoe, only 3.5mm synch instead and powered by the strobe),
also 315MHz looks like I've got a spec sheet for a Japanese model ... otherwise compatible with FlashWaves RX?
 
SMDV FlashWave II TX       transmitter X-Contact   2.5mm 1/200   433.92 70 - 100 (75?) 10ch no 50 x 36 x 25   LRV08   SMDV 2009 compatible with Canon flashes, incompatible with Metz, Sigma and Sunpak flashes made for Canon  
SMDV FlashWave II RX receiver     PC, 3.5mm 200 78 x 35 x 20   2x AAA or 5V DC  
SMDV FlashWave III TX   transmitter X-Contact   2.5mm 1/250   ~2400 50 - 80 16ch   75 x 31 x 26   CR2450 1 year SMDV feat. wake-up call for cameras Lighting Rumours Review
SMDV FlashWave III RX receiver     PC, 3.5mm   yes 110 x 43 x 21   2x AA 150
SMDV FlashWave 4       transceivers X-Contact   PC, 3.5mm     ~2400   4grp, 80ch* 2.5mm 120 x 50 x 35   2x AA or USB   SMDV 2013 *as of 2013.10 product pictures on the website stated 80ch, pictures found in the earlier Lighting Rumors announcement showed 120ch  
Vello FreeWave Fusion Basic Transmitter for Canon       transmitter X-Contact no 2.5mm     ~433 Flash: 15.2
Shutter: 45.7
16ch   92 x 25 x 35 31.2 12V23 Standby: 2 years 2014 Vello is a sister company of B&H, who are the exclusive distributor of the brand  
Vello FreeWave Fusion Basic Receiver for Canon receiver     2.5mm 2.5mm 83 x 38 x 35 42.5 2x AAA 300h / 2000 shots
Vello FreeWave Fusion for Canon       transmitter/receiver sets X-Contact no   1/320   ~2400 91 3grp       CR2032 Standby: 3 years 2011 Vello is a sister company of B&H, who are the exclusive distributor of the brand  
    2.5mm 2.5mm     2x AAA Standby: 300
Vello FreeWave Fusion Pro Transmitter for Canon     transmitter X-Contact yes (TTL pass-through) 3.5mm 1/200   ~2400 183 3grp, 4ch   83 x 38 x 35 48 2x AAA Standby: 3 years 2013 Vello is a sister company of B&H, who are the exclusive distributor of the brand  
Vello FreeWave Fusion Pro Receiver for Canon receiver     2.5mm 2.5mm 83 x 38 x 35 42 2x AAA Standby: 300
Viltrox Transmitter     transmitter X-Contact no   1/200   ~433 50 none       2x AAA     seems to be compatible with FC-26 studio receivers as well  
Viltrox FC-16 receiver     PC     2x AAA   can be used as optical slave module as well (15m max. range)
Viltrox FC-240 TX   transmitter X-Contact no PC 1/200   ~2400 100 4ch   60 x 46 x 34   2x AAA 20000 shots      
Viltrox FC-240 RX receiver     2.5mm 2.5mm 80 x 44 x 34   2x AAA
Viltrox JY-2410 Transceiver FSK 2.4 GHz       X-Contact yes (TTL pass-through) PC 1/200   ~2400 100 4ch 2.5mm 70 x 60 x 45 70 2x AA   2012   Lighting Rumours Review
Wansen RF-602TX       transmitter with AF assist light X-Contact no PC 1/250   ~2400 100 15ch + all 3.5mm (via opt.
adapter cable)
    CR2 20000 shots 2012 compatible with YongNuo's RF-602; adds some improvements like built-in AF assist, ON/OFF switch and mount locking wheel  
Wansen RF-602RX receiver   76 x 33 x 30   2x AAA Standby: 45
Wansen WS-603C     transceivers     3.5mm     ~2400 100   2.5mm         2013 compatible with YongNuo's RF-603  
Yongnuo CTR-301   transmitter; built-in PC socket X-Contact           IR: 10
radio: 30
4ch no     LRV08     cheaply built rip-offs available called Bense CF-04, Nicna CR-301, no-name CTR-301II, no-name PT-302I (don't buy any of them)  
Yongnuo CTR-301/CTR-301P receiver and optical slave unit X-Contact             CR2     either triggered by the 301 controller ("W" switch setting) or by camera's built-in or mounted flash ("L" setting)
Yongnuo RF-600TX C1/C3       transmitter for 602 receivers X-Contact no   1/250
(1/160 tested myself)
  ~2400 100 15ch + all   48 x 38 x 27   CR2   2011 standby/remote wake-up capability for the transmitter-receiver-set (does not wake-up a plugged on flashlights);
RF-600TX is delivered with the RF602RX (compatible);
compatible with Yongnuo Speedlite YN560-III (Lighting Rumours Review);
available as rebadge called Photoflex FlashFire, as improved version called Wansen RF-602 or cheaply built copy called Bense WF-800S (don't buy)
Lighting Rumours Comparison,
DPanswers: Cactus V4+5 vs. YN RF602+603 vs. PW II Plus
Yongnuo RF-602C C1   transmitter/receiver sets for E3 remote sockets PC   Oly RM-CB1 48 x 38 x 27   CR2    
Yongnuo RF-602C C3 transmitter/receiver sets for N3 remote sockets     Oly RM-CB1 78 x 33 x 26   2x AAA    
Yongnuo RF-603C C1   transceivers for E3 remote shutter release sockets X-Contact yes 2.5mm 1/320   ~2400 100 16ch yes 82 x 37 x 30   2x AAA Standby: 45 2011 standby/remote wake-up capability for the transmitter-receiver-set and compatible Canon and Nikon flashes (wake-up call is cross-compatible witho);
compatible with Yongnuo Speedlite YN560-III; not compatible with RF-602 or RF-601, nor Nikon SB-600
DPanswers: Cactus V4+5 vs. YN RF602+603 vs. PW II Plus
Yongnuo RF-603C C3 transceivers for N3 remote shutter release sockets yes
Yongnuo RF-603C II C1   transceivers for E3 remote shutter release sockets X-Contact yes 2.5mm 1/320   ~2400 100 16ch (15 + all) 2.5mm 82 x 37 x 30 150 2x AAA 20000 shots
RX Standby: 45
2013 like RF-603C adding a locking pin and wheel to its mount, improved self-checking and a mode switch [OFF - TRX (auto TX/RX mode) - RX]  
Yongnuo RF-603C II C3 transceivers for N3 remote shutter release sockets 2.5mm
Yongnuo RF-605C C1/C3   transceivers for E3/N3 remote sockets X-Contact yes PC 1/320   ~2400 100 6grp, 16ch 2.5mm 85 x 41 x 35   2x AAA TX Standby: 90
RX Standby: 30
2014 groups compatible with YN560-TX and YN560 IV, and the triggers got RF-602 and RF-603 communication modes for backwards compatibility as well  
YouPro Pro-7C         transceivers with timer shutter remote function X-Contact   PC 1/320   ~2400 100 3grp, 32ch 2.5mm              
Youtu G-Shot YT21C     transceivers     2.5mm 1/250   ~2400 radio: 200 3grp, 16ch IR* + 2.5mm 84 x 40 x 33   2x AAA Standby: 150 2013 *works like a Canon RC-6  
Generic RF-04 /TM /N ...  
    transmitters X-Contact     1/250 - 1/1000*     30** 4ch       LRV08     Nickname: "Poverty Wizard"; countless variations available (with built-in umbrella holder, PC port, dual hot shoes, 3.5 or 6.3 mm jacks for studio flashes etc.)
available by Blazzeo (MegTrig SLT-4), Brilliant (MT-04), Cactus (was the origin), Ishoot, Phoshot (PS-04 ...), Phottix Tetra (PT-04 II), Walimex etc., not always fully branded;
*depends on the model; **according to the official tech specs, some people reported their samples won't even transmit over 3m (again see * and ***);
***LightChasers claim to have extended the distance to 90m by adding a small antenna, which also reduced the failing quote from 25% to 10% (also read this contrary review)
 
Generic PT-04 /TM /CN /IS /GY /C /N ... receivers in various designs for the transmitters above (not all models and revisions are cross compatible) ...                 2x AAA/CR2*    

General Notes:
1.) This list is about radio type trigger equipment, not about IR triggers. IR triggers are very limited in use (IR depends on low light conditions; can't transmit through optical barriers between transmitter and receiver, has a very limited range and most of the IR devices can't handle preflash and thus don't work flawlessly with E-TTL only cameras and flashes etc.) and cost at least the same like the cheaper solutions of the radio stuff above. Radio triggers are available in all imaginable variants for studio and on-camera flash systems (again I'm concentrating on on-camera models here (they all mount into the camera's hot shoe (transmitter) or provide a hot shoe to mount on-camera flash units (receiver)), and some of them can even be used as remote shutter release for the camera as well over great distance.
2.) Basically every flash model with an X-Contact can be used on the triggers, but most if not all of the triggers can't handle high trigger voltages. A massive list of mostly vintage X-Contact and non-AF TTL flashes with trigger voltage measurements can be found here. Take care.
3.) Another hint about recommended flash models: Canon Speedlites 270EX, 420EX, 430EX II and 550EX have very low radio noise emission and are thus more reliable than 430EX, 580EX and 580EX II models, which emit very high noise ratios. Thanks to LPA Design for this piece of information.
4.) Studio Strobes with built-in radio module or upgrade slots: There are several Profoto (all models), Photogenic, Norman, Bowens (Gemini R and Pro models) and Dyna-Lite studio strobes available that are either equipped by default or by modular upgrade with a drop-in style Bowens or PocketWizard receiver.
5.) Other equipment with optional radio module upgrades: There was a PocketWizard Upgrade for the Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n. It is undocumented, whether this was also possible with/available for the Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c. There are also some light meters, which can be upgraded with radio modules (see Sekonic for an example in the list above).
6.) Add an additional weight of 8g for CR2450 power cells. Add an additional weight of (approx.) 23g per alkaline AA power cell, 15g per lithium AA, 31g per rechargeable AA Ni-MH.
LRV08s (aka A23) are 12V 23A alkaline batteries, that consist of 8x LR932 cells.
7.) See DPanswers for a general review and comparison of different radio trigger systems for getting started.
 
Online Resources:
 
Allacax • by Fottga Tech (via archive.org)
Bowens (via archive.org)
CononMark • Gaoneng Photographic Equipment
DSLRKit (via aliexpress.com)
Flashpoint • by Adorama Camera
Fottga Tech (via archive.org)
Genesis • by Calumet Photographic
iShoot (Photoloving Photographic Equipment)
King Kandy (via archive.org) • by Comet
Oloong • by Shenzen Trongasonic Electronics
Orlit • by Adorama Camera
Radioflash (via archive.org)
Vello • by Gradus Group (B&H)
Voking • by Chengdu Weizheng Digital Tech.