Today Hasselblad and Broncolor announced their new RFS 2.2 Transceiver, which among other things brings HyperSync (HS) to their Siros L and Move flash systems. But an interesting observation being made about the product is that it is in fact a rebranded Godox X1 Transceiver that has been modified and customized for Broncolor.
Note, we reviewed the Godox X1 units along with the TT685S TTL Speedlight and you can find that review here.
The new Broncolor RFS 2.2 Transceivers will – just as the Godox are – be compatible with Canon, Nikon, and Sony. “In addition to offering the radio triggering and control features of the current RFS 2.1, the new “RFS 2.2 Transceiver” facilitates the exciting new HS function in Siros L and Move packs. The new unit also offers the user a bright illuminated LCD screen which is easy to read and clearly indicates all settings. The RFS 2.2 transceiver is compatible with all Broncolor power packs or monolights equipped with an RFS 2 or 2.1 interface.” Broncolor notes in their official release.
Interestingly, though not surprisingly, the RFS 2.2 units will retail for about double what Godox is charging for their equivalent X1 units (Amazon). That said, this isn’t a 100% fair comparison given then customization that Broncolor has put into their version. Unlike some other luxury brand name rebrands of late, this isn’t a straight rebrand, it does in fact do different things.
Those of you hoping to run out and grab a set of these to get the advantage of HS in your kit will be disappointed, though. The HS feature is only compatible with Broncolor’s Siros L and Move units, meaning you won’t be able to pick up a set of these and get your Speedlight to HyperSync. That said, if you own Broncolor Sirios L or Move units already, this new transceiver will definitely appeal to you.
More information can be had over on the Broncolor website, here.