With the introduction of new features such as TTL, HSS, HS, and the likes, flash manufacturers have been forced to develop a different remote for each camera brand. Profoto has its Air TTL system for Sony, Canon, and Nikon, but was lacking micro four third systems compared to Elinchrom. It’s now a thing of the past with the release of the Air TTL-O remote.
Olympus and Profoto have worked together to bring a solution to their users wanting to use Profoto TTL on Olympus cameras. At first, only the E-M1 Mark II, E-M5 Mark II, and Pen-F will be compatible, but surely the list will grow over time. The restricted number of cameras doesn’t take anything away from the joy Olympus users will have using the system, thanks to TTL and HSS making the use of flash easier than ever. The $419 Air Remote TTL-O is exactly the same as the TTL-S, TTL-C, or TTL-N, meaning it’s compatible with all Profoto TTL units including the recently released Pro-10 and D2.
I’ve got a feeling that many will wonder like me where the Fuji remote is. Hopefully, it will be available one day and compatible with the GFX-50s. Rumors spread last year about a potential TTL-F, but we have yet to see an official announcement.
What do you think of this new release? Do you believe many Olympus users use flashes or is it just a way to follow what other manufacturers, such as Elinchrom, already offer? Are there any Olympus users amongst our readers?