The Kenko AI Flash AB600-R for Canon or Nikon is designed to help photographers be confident in artificial light and use it in a unique and efficient way.
In portraits, where the lighting control is quite important, there are 3 main techniques that are frequently practiced by photographers: bounce, off-camera and multiple flash shooting. All three techniques require rich experience and intuition. The Kenko AI Flash AB600-R incorporates Auto Bounce function that will take over the most difficult part in the shooting process – bounce, make it automatic, and let the photographer achieve the best results in the most efficient way while focusing on the artistic part of the process.
The Kenko AI Flash AB600-R will be helpful for advanced amateur photographers who want to start using flash and professional photographers who intend to improve their workflow in a more rational and effective way.
WHAT IS BOUNCE
Bounce is one of the flash shooting techniques, which is well practiced in portrait photography to achieve natural looking portrait in terms of the balance between light and shadows. Commonly, it is a light from the flash that is bounced of another surface like wall or ceiling before it gets to the object. This technique requires certain knowledge, experience and intuition, that might be a weak point of the majority of the photographers.
3D AUTO BOUNCE FUNCTION
The auto bounce function of the Kenko AI Flash AB600-R is aimed to automatically calculate the most appropriate angle of light bounce from the wall (left and right side) or the celling. With the help of auto bounce function, the photographer will accomplish successful shot with just only one single shutter release, without wasting time on thinking and testing the optimal light path during the photo session. This function will be quite useful for wedding or hard schedule people portrait shooting sessions, when the photographer has no right for the failure.
AUTO LOCK FUNCTION
Angle lock will allow the photographer to adjust the desired bounce angle based on automatically calculated one in manual mode and let the system remember this angle in case the camera position is changed from horizontal to vertical position. That will allow the photographer focus on the artistic part of the process like interaction with the model or her expressions, thus cutting the whole process towards the ideal shot in the most shortest way.
MAX. GUIDE NUMBER 60 (AT 200MM, ISO100)
With the max. guide number 60 the Kenko AI Flash AB600-R can deal with wide range of scenes and situations.
MASTER TO SLAVE FLASH ANGLE REMOTE CONTROL
With in-built radio transmitting and receiving unit master flash can control the heading angle of the slave flash remotely.
OPTICAL AND RADIO (2.4GHZ) WIRELESS CONTROL
For off-camera and multiple flash shooting. Synchronizing terminal is also supported.
AUTO AND MANUAL ZOOM ADJUSTMENT
Covers light emitting angle equal to the 18-200mm range (18mm - when used with the wide panel).
EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY
BP-1 battery pack (optional) will support long shooting session with the stable power supply.
The Kenko AI Flash AB600-R firmware can be updated via micro USB port.
AI abbreviation stands for Advanced Intelligence.
|Model||Kenko AI Flash AB600-R|
|Guide Number||Max. 60 (at 200mm, ISO100), 29 (at 35mm, ISO100), 19 (at 18mm, ISO100)|
|Zoom Range||20-200mm (18mm when using the wide panel)|
|Flash Mode||i-TTL-BL / i-TTL / M (manual) / RPT (multiple light emission)|
|Light Emission Frequency||1~200Hz|
|Light Emission Test Function||Horizontally -180~180° / Vertically 0-120°|
|Wireless Communication System||Optical/radio wave (2.4GHz)|
|Supported Sync Mode||1st/2nd curtain sync, high-speed sync|
|Bounce Mode||Auto bounce / Manual bounce (both with angle lock function)|
|External Connection Terminal||Micro USB terminal (for firmware updates) / Sync terminal / External power supply terminal|
|Modulation Correction||-3.0~+3.0 1/3 EV step (TTL)|
|Emitted Light Quantity||1/1~1/128 1/3 EV steps (manual)|
|Temperature Warning Function||Yes|
|AF light assist||29 point AF|
|Recycling Time||Approximately 0.1-3.5 sec (the value refers to nickel hydride batteries)|
|Power||4x AA type (alkaline / nickel hydride)|
|Battery Life||More than 180 charging times (the value refers to alkaline dry batteries)|
|Measurements (WxHxD), mm||80x62x196|
|Weight, g||470 (without batteries)|
|Accessories||Soft case, Quick start guide|