While camera manufacturers seem to focus on resolution, high ISO, and dynamic range, in the strobe industry the past few months have been all about fast shutter speeds synchronization. However, Broncolor still didn’t have any in-house solution to offer to their client until Photokina and the new RFS 2.2 transceiver.
Broncolor followed the steps of the other Swiss flash manufacturer, Elinchrom, and decided to use their own version of HyperSync to allow their customers to achieve flash synchronization at shutter speeds of up to 1/8,000 of a second. Another similar feature is the possibility to adjust the triggering to maximize the synchronization.HyperSync to allow their customers to achieve flash synchronization at shutter speeds of up to 1/8,000 of a second. Another similar feature is the possibility to adjust the triggering to maximize the synchronization.
The RFS 2.2 was designed for every photographer in mind, but the HS capability is aimed towards those using Siros L units or Move L packs. Broncolor still recommends their studio photographers to use the very short flash duration of their generators, such as the Scoro S, to freeze motion when power and color consistency are crucial. Users of the Move L will have to get their unit updated by Broncolor or one of their dealers in order for the HS to be enabled.
The new transceiver is available for Canon, Nikon, and Sony. No version mirrorless just now, but let’s hope it will come in the future, because I’m sure quite a few Fujifilm GFX users will be Broncolor owners as well.
No price what specified yet. I heard it would be released at about USD 110-120, but that is something I overheard at Photokina, not an official statement.
The fun fact is that two years ago, Broncolor announced their first Siros at Photokina. It was not battery powered like the Siros L is, but they recommended a power inverter from Godox to use it outdoors. In 2016, the high-end flash manufacturer releases the RFS 2.2 which stems from a partnership between the two brands. That just leaves one wondering if this relation will evolve and lead to other new products. One thing for sure, I cannot wait to try it out and compare it to the Elinchrom system!
For more details regarding the technical specifications of the product, please visit Broncolor’s website.