Flashpoint have launched the brand new flagship TTL and HSS enabled R2 PRO Mark II Transmitter for Olympus and Panasonic, additional enhancing, and offering probably the most management at present obtainable with the full Flashpoint R2 and Godox X lighting system.
With the R2 PRO II being the primary product particularly designed by Flashpoint for the R2 / Godox X system, based mostly on in depth consumer suggestions, and obtainable solely from Adorama.
The R2 PRO II builds significantly on the unique R2 PRO / XPro transmitter, with an interface and performance extremely targeted round velocity and comfort.
The R2 PRO II Transmitter for Olympus and Panasonic are out there now from Adorama for $69.
With Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, and Pentax variations additionally turning into out there.
All flashes within the Flashpoint R2 / Godox X 2.4GHz lighting system now present Auto Sensing radio receiver modes suitable with Canon, Nikon, Sony, M4/three, Fuji, and Pentax, model transmitters and grasp flash models.
Like with the unique R2 PRO and Xpro, the brand new R2 PRO II options a big clear dot matrix LCD display displaying as much as 5 Teams of lights at a time.
With 5 newly positioned devoted Group Buttons, the interface supplies quick management of 5 combined TTL and Guide Teams, or 16 Guide solely Teams, corresponding with the XTR-16/s radio receivers..
Teams could be turned ON and OFF individually, and managed a lot quicker with the R2 PRO II.
SIGNIFICANT NEW FEATURES INCLUDE
- 5 Fast Entry Group Buttons Situated Round Primary Management Dial
- 10 Fast Entry Devoted Perform Buttons
- Bigger Principal Management Dial
- Constructed-in Bluetooth For Sensible Telephone APP Management
- Mac and PC Firmware Updates
- Single Group Check Hearth Button (To Be Enabled)
- Button Backlighting
- Modelling Mild Energy Management (5% Increments)
- Beep Perform Management By way of Particular person Teams
- Giant Textual content – Menu Choice
- Excessive Sync Delay Setting – Menu Choice
- Multi Mode Disable – Menu Choice
- Quick Group Administration – Shortcuts To Flip Teams ON & OFF
- LCD Backlight Button – Shortcuts To Set LCD & Button Lighting
- Up to date Show And Features
- Giant Dot Matrix LCD Display Displaying 5 Teams
- TTL, Guide, Multi, HSS, SCS
- TCM Perform – TTL – CONVERT – MANUAL
- Show Zoom – Shows One Group Bigger With Extra Particulars
- Zero.1 & Zero.three Cease Guide Energy Degree Increment Choices
- Flash Head Zoom Management Interface – By Group
- Modelling Mild Management – By Group
- International Adjustment of Group Energy Ranges (ALL Button)
- Giant Graphic Menu System With A number of Customized Features
QUICK ACCESS GROUP BUTTONS
The R2 PRO II now options 5 devoted Group Buttons, in addition to often used Perform Buttons, all situated intently round a brand new bigger Most important Management Dial.
This enables numerous lights to be adjusted shortly, with out always reaching a long way forwards and backwards between controls, and probably blocking the LCD display within the course of.
Common customers will now possible discover themselves with the ability to shortly modify various lights by really feel alone, with out even viewing the interface and show.
QUICK ACCESS FUNCTION BUTTONS
The R2 PRO II now additionally options 10 Fast Entry Aspect Perform Buttons, permitting direct entry to generally used features with out the necessity to dig via any Menus.
For comfort, the Menu Bar buttons situated alongside the bottom of the LCD show are presently set to the identical features as the unique R2 PRO / Xpro.
Although they are additionally now free to probably be assigned to additional performance sooner or later. That’s proper, a transmitter with spare buttons truly nonetheless obtainable!
FLASHPOINT R2 PRO II FEATURES
- Flashpoint R2 / Godox X – 2.4GHz RF Radio System
- Vary – 100m +
- Flash Modes – ETTL / M / Multi
- TCM – TTL – CONVERT – MANUAL
- HSS to 1/8000th
- Second Curtain Sync
- FEC / FEB – 1/third Increments (±three Stops)
- FEL (Flash Publicity Lock)
- Guide Flash – 1/256 – 1/1 Output (1/third Increments)
- International ALL Group Energy Adjustment
- Distant Flash Zoom By Group
- Distant Modelling Mild Energy Management By Group
- Distant Beep Management by Group
- Giant Dot Matrix LCD Show with Adjustable Again Mild
- Zoom Show – Shows One Teams Bigger With Particulars
- Giant Textual content – Menu Choice
- Modeling flash
- Auto Reminiscence Perform
- AF Help mild (With On / Off Change)
- Wi-fi Shutter Launch
- Sort-C USB Port for Firmware Upgrades
- 2.5mm Sync Port – Enter & Output
- Powered by 2 AA Batteries
FAST GROUP MANAGEMENT
The R2 PRO II Group Buttons usually are not solely situated for quick entry, they now additionally present quick entry shortcuts to handle and change Teams ON and OFF shortly as required.
This comparatively easy mixture of button location and performance now offers a big enchancment in usability over the unique R2 PRO and Xpro.
- DOUBLE Urgent a GROUP Button turns the Group ON and OFF.
- LONG Urgent a GROUP Button turns that Group ON solely.
- DOUBLE Urgent the MODE Button turns ALL Teams OFF, and Again ON.
LARGE TEXT OPTION
The R2 PRO II now additionally encompasses a Giant Textual content (BIG NUM) menu choice. Offering simpler viewing from a distance, or with the digital camera mounted excessive on a tripod and so on, whereas nonetheless accessing all 5 teams displayed on the LCD display directly.
The bigger once more, single group Enlarge Show choice, can also be nonetheless out there as talked about additional bellow.
CURRENT GROUP INDICATOR
For added velocity and comfort the R2 PRO II now highlights the letter icon of the Group final used and held in reminiscence.
This signifies which group shall be chosen for adjustment if immediately urgent the SET Button for instance.
And which single group will probably be displayed in bigger format if urgent the Enlarge Show Button.
(It will doubtless even be linked to the Single Group Check Hearth Button as mentioned additional bellow).
Like the unique R2 PRO and Xpro, the R2 PRO II additionally encompasses a Enlarge Show display choice, although now assigned to it’s personal devoted button.
This feature exhibits a single group bigger, and with extra element. Additionally permitting the group’s Modelling Mild, Beep, and Zoom setting to be adjusted on the one display.
MODELING LIGHT POWER CONTROL
The R2 PRO II now provides distant energy management with the receiver flashes modelling lights. In 5% increments, from 10% to 100%, or set to Proportional to routinely comply with the strobes energy degree.
This perform is aimed on the XPLOR PRO / Godox AD PRO collection of lights (which can require a firmware replace to allow).
And the distant guide energy management additionally at present works with the AC powered Flashpoint RAPID / Godox QT600IIM collection of lights (they don’t have proportional functionality although).
From the primary transmitter display, a Single Press of the Modelling Mild Button globally switches All modelling lights ON and OFF collectively, and particular person Teams may also be disabled from the worldwide setting.
Double Urgent the Modelling Mild Button enters a separate Modelling Mild Display, the place the precise energy ranges can then be individually set and adjusted.
BEEP CONTROL BY GROUP
Like the Modelling Mild management, the Beep perform can now be switched ON and OFF by way of particular person Group.
From the primary transmitter display, a Single Press of the Beep Button supplies a worldwide ON and OFF for all the Group’s Beep features.
Or particular person Teams may be disabled from the worldwide setting by choosing the Group for adjustment, earlier than Single urgent the Beep Button.
TCM FUNCTION UPDATED
TCM (TTL – Convert – Guide) perform, permits a quick preliminary publicity to be made utilizing TTL, after which on the press of a button transformed to Guide energy ranges displayed on the transmitter, for additional refinement and consistency between photographs in Guide mode.
The R2 PRO II now additionally permits the transformed guide energy ranges to be shortly reverted again to the preliminary TTL settings, with at second press of the TCM Button, so additional TTL exposures might be made once more shortly.
TCM now has its personal button, and the Mode button order has additionally been reversed (M > TTL > OFF) for quicker TCM use.
(NOTE – TCM at present supplies the greatest outcomes when utilizing the identical mannequin strobes collectively).
ALL GROUPS UPDATED
The ALL Teams Perform selects ALL Teams to be adjusted collectively directly.
This may be extraordinarily useful when making Aperture or ISO modifications on the digital camera, whereas eager to retain the present flash publicity ranges.
Teams metered with TTL routinely regulate for Aperture and ISO modifications although, so the ALL perform has now been up to date to solely choose teams that are set to Guide mode, for adjustment collectively.
(International TTL adjustment could be made by way of the cameras FEC setting if wanted).
SINGLE GROUP TEST BUTTON
To assist velocity up flash meter use, or just determine and check hearth a single flash Group by itself, the R2 PRO II now offers a devoted Single Group TEST Hearth Button.
Flashes would require a firmware replace for this perform to be enabled although, and at this stage this perform is especially aimed in the direction of the XPLOR PRO / Godox AD PRO collection of lights. No less than initially.
The Single Group TEST Button will possible be linked to the Group letter highlighted because the Present Group Indicator, or Group at present chosen for adjustment.
SYNC DELAY SETTING
Out there within the unique R2 / X1T, although not included within the later R2 PRO / Xpro, the 1 – 100 µs Sync Delay Setting is as soon as once more featured within the R2 PRO II Transmitter.
The Sync Delay Setting permits the Excessive Sync, or Lengthy Burn, technique of attaining shutter speeds above the cameras X-Sync limitation for use.
The Lengthy Burn technique can present extra mild within the body than pulsing HSS, and may also be used to assist keep away from warmth safety limitations in HSS mode. Additionally useful with strobes that don’t present any pulsing HSS mode.
Although this technique can add some gradient to the sunshine output, and sometimes requires IGBT strobes to be set to full energy.
LCD & BUTTON BACKLIGHTING SHORTCUTS
To assist in darkish environments, the R2 PRO II now offers a diploma of button backlighting, as properly shortcuts to interact the button and LCD backlighting shortly, without having to dig into the Menu settings to do that.
To save lots of on battery energy although, buttons surrounding the LCD display are literally illuminated by the LCD backlight, whereas buttons bellow are illuminated individually by their very own particular person LED lights.
Single Urgent the Lamp Button illuminates the LCD and surrounding buttons.
Double Urgent the Lamp Button locks the LCD and surrounding buttons illumination ON, and OFF once more as required, additionally displaying an icon to point this.
Lengthy Urgent the Lamp Button locks the decrease button illumination ON, (stays on for 12 seconds after exercise), and OFF once more as required, displaying an icon to point this.
BUILT-IN BLUETOOTH & APP CONTROL
One other vital function of the R2 PRO II is Bluetooth functionality now built-in.
This enables sensible units to offer distant management for the Flashpoint R2 / Godox X lighting system, with out the necessity for separate merchandise just like the Flashpoint M1 PRO / Godox A1 to relay the sign by means of.
The FlashPoint R2 APP is at present out there for iOS, and GodoxPhoto APP for iOS and Android units.
NOTE – BlueTooth preliminary password is “000000”
In contrast to the primary APP mode, which principally disables the transmitter’s interface, the R2 PRO II’s Bluetooth mode conveniently shows the settings despatched from the sensible system, whereas relaying them on to the receiver flashes.
The R2 PRO II once more encompasses a full graphic menu system, now offering 16 Customized Perform choices on the time of launch.
A static picture displaying all features may also be seen right here.
And one of many new choices not highlighted beforehand above, is the choice to disable MULTI Mode from the primary Mode button. Avoiding getting into the MULTI display by accident when that mode just isn’t required.
NOTE – Zero.1 or Zero.three cease Guide energy degree increment choices have additionally bee added because the animation bellow was made.
FLASHPOINT R2 PRO II SPECS
|MODEL||R2 PRO II – O|
|Suitable Cameras||Olympus & Panasonic Cameras
Help for cameras which have a PC Sync socket
|Energy Provide||2 x AA Batteries|
|FLASH EXPOSURE CONTROL|
|TTL AutoFlash||Olympus and Panasonic – TTL|
|HSS (Excessive Velocity Sync)||YES|
|Second Curtain Sync||YES|
|Flash Publicity Compensation||YES, +/- three stops, In 1/three cease increments|
|Flash Publicity Lock||YES|
|Modelling Lamp||Guide 10-100%, In 5% increments, & proportional|
|Beep||YES, management by way of group|
|Zoom||YES, Regulate the flash Zoom setting from the transmitter|
|TCM Perform||Converts the TTL capturing worth into an output worth in M mode|
|Reminiscence Perform||Settings saved 2 seconds after final use, and restored after restart|
|Shutter Launch||YES, utilizing a receiver related by way of shutter launch cable to digital camera|
|Firmware Replace||YES, improve by way of Sort-C USB port|
|Transmission Vary||Zero-100M approx.|
|Bluetooth||YES, supplies distant management by way of sensible gadget with APP|
|Sync Port||2.5mm sync port (perform in or out)|
|USB Port||Sort-C USB port, for firmware updates|
|Measurement||98 x 65 x 51mm|
|Weight||98g with out batteries|
FUNCTION UPDATES OVER THE ORIGINAL R2 PRO TRANSMITTER
- Quick Group Administration
- Double Press Group Button Turns Group ON & OFF
- Lengthy Press Group Button Turns One Group ON
- Double Press Mode Button Turns All Teams OFF, and Again ON
- LCD Backlight Button
- Double Press Shortly Units Mild To ON and Provides LCD Icon
- Lengthy Press Shortly Units Button Mild to ON For 12 Seconds and Provides LCD Icon
- Group In Reminiscence Indicator Grants Quick Entry To Group Final Set
- TCM Button – Second Press Restores Teams to Unique TTL Setting
- ALL Button – Adjusts Guide Teams Solely
- Modeling Mild Button -Double Click on to Modify Energy Ranges
- Mode Button – Order Reversed To – OFF > M > TTL (Quicker TCM Use)
- Menu Choice to Disable MULTI Mode
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Flashpoint R2 PRO Mark II Transmitter for Olympus and Panasonic are out there now from Adorama for $69.
With Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, and Pentax additionally turning into out there.
Flashpoint – Web site
Flashpoint – R2 / Godox X Lighting System
Flashpoint – Firmware Updates