I had the great fortune to catch up with Kevin King – the inventor of the RadioPopper – over the Thanksgiving holiday. If you’re a PixSylarian, you know that I’m a huge fan of the Poppers. Kevin is an amazing guy who was naive enough not to believe the negativity of a legion of engineers. The story of the development of the original Popper is proof that sometimes it’s more important to be creative than to have a head full of knowledge. More on that later…

Kevin gave me a sneak peak at the new generation of RadioPoppers. They are, in a word, amazing. This is not a one-generation step. It’s at least a double-jump. The fiber-optic is gone! The design is compact and elegant. The new system will fire TTL-flash and non-TTL (like studio strobes) simultaneously. Every Popper complaint, workaround and mod will become obsolete with the new generation.

Click here, right now, to read the details of what’s been going on in Popperland. Then, mark your calendars for Friday, December 12, 3:00pm Pacific. That’s when the new models will be unveiled on RadioPopper.com.

The new RadioPoppers will ship in early January. Fear not if you need Poppers for holiday shoots. You can order the original P1 now and get 100% of your purchase price applied towards the new models. Yes, for a month or so, you’ll still have to jury-rig the fiber-optic with black Gaffer tape. Do so with a smile knowing that the future of wireless-TTL is close at hand and very bright indeed.

10 Responses to Sneak Peak At New RadioPoppers

  1. [...] Looks like the new P8s are coming soon, and will be far more than we expected.  Syl over at Pixsylated has a bit of an insiders scoop on the new units! [...]

  2. OK, this is AWESOME news! Triggering studio strobes and TTL flashes!!!! And no gaffer tape?

    I wonder if they’ll have a mount for people like me using their built-in flash as a commander?

  3. [...] Looks like the new P8s are coming soon, and will be far more than we expected.  Syl over at Pixsylated has a bit of an insiders scoop on the new units! [...]

  4. I’m really excited about these announcements. Thanks for the inside info! =)

  5. Ken says:

    ba humbug……I was fist to sign on to radio popers, but had a lot of issues……but I will say their support was superb.

    I think I otta be able to exchange out for the higher price too…

    Un happy in KY

    Ken

  6. r. j. kern says:

    great post!

    for those who might want a bit of before/after using high-speed flash-sync and the resultant aperture shift, check out an mini-article here:

    http://www.kern-photo.com/blog/files/radiopopper_review.php

    happy poppin’!

    r. j.

  7. Curious to see if the new generation radio poppers are going to be compatible with the Sony/Minolta HVL flashes…

  8. john says:

    love Radio Popper,,,just update to p8!!!

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