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Kenko Release AB600-R AI Flashgun For Canon, Nikon And Sony Cameras

Kenko has released a new AI flashgun to help photographers automate the lighting process and get the best results every time.

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Kenko has announced the AB600-R AI flashgun with the ability to automatically calculate and move to the optimum bounce flash angle before a photo is taken. 

"The new Kenko AB600-R is a high-power, ‘Advanced Intelligence’ flashgun which enables photographers to raise their game to another level, helping them automate the lighting process and get the best results every time." - Kenko

The Nikon version is available immediately, with Canon and Sony versions to follow soon. The suggested retail price is £399. Kenko products are imported and distributed in the UK & Ireland by Intro 2020 Ltd.

Kenko AB600-R AI Flashgun Key Features:

3D Auto Bounce function
The auto-bounce function of the Kenko AI flash AB600-R automatically calculates the most appropriate angle of light-bounce from the wall (left or right side) or from the ceiling. With the help of the auto bounce function, the photographer can accomplish a perfect shot with just a single shutter release; no more wasting time thinking and testing the optimal light path during the photo session. This function is invaluable for wedding photographers or anyone shooting portraits to a tight schedule, when the photographer has no time for failure.

Auto Lock function
Allows the photographer to adjust the desired bounce angle, based on the automatically calculated one, in manual mode and lets the system remember this angle when the camera is turned from horizontal to vertical format. This allows the photographer to really focus on the artistic part of the shooting process, like composition and interaction with the model, making the process of getting the ideal shot so much quicker and easier.

Guide number: 60
With a maximum guide number 60 (ISO 100 at 200mm), the Kenko AI flash AB600-R has all the power it needs to deal with wide range of scenes and situations.

Master to slave flash angle remote control
The built-in radio transmitting and receiving unit allows a master flash to control the bounce angle of the slave flash remotely.

Optical and radio (2.4GHz) wireless control
For off-camera and multiple flash shooting. Sync terminal is also supported.

Auto and manual zoom adjustment
Light coverage angle equal to the 18-200mm range (18mm achieved when used with the wide diffuser panel).

External power supply
The optional BP-1 battery pack supports longer shooting sessions and delivers faster recycling times.

Firmware updates
The Kenko AI Flash AB600-R firmware can be updated via micro USB port.


Kenko AB600-R AI Flashgun Specs: 

  • Guide Number: Max. 60 (ISO 100 at 200mm)
  • Zoom Range: 18-200mm (18mm using wide panel)
  • Flash Modes: i-TTL-BL / i-TTL / M (manual) / RPT (multiple flash)
  • Flash Frequency Range: 1~200Hz
  • Flash Test Function: Horizontal -180~180° / Vertical 0-120°
  • Wireless Communication System: Optical/radio (2.4GHz)
  • Supported Sync Modes: 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
  • Exposure Correction: -3.0~+3.0 in 1/3 EV steps (TTL)
  • Power Output Adjustment: 1/1~1/128 1/3 EV steps (manual)
  • Temperature Warning Function: Yes
  • AF light beam assist: 29 point AF
  • Recycling Time: Approximately 0.1-3.5 sec (using NiMH
  • rechargeable batteries)
  • Power: 4x AA type (alkaline / nickel hydride)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 80 x 196 x 62mm
  • Weight: 470g (without batteries)
  • Accessories: Soft pouch case


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