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TRT-Electronics Introduces TURTLE SMART TTL Trigger Family
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, February 22, 2019 @ 04:00 AM (EST)
Source: TRT-Electronics


TRT-Electronics is now shipping an improved line of TTL converters called TURTLE SMART. The device, which mounts on your camera’s hotshoe, is available in four different versions for Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Olympus/Panasonic cameras.

The TURTLE SMART can be programmed, via a USB connection to your PC, to trigger various strobe models both electrically and optically and in TTL or manual mode. The device is small enough to mount on the hotshoe in many housings, but there’s also a smaller version called TURTLE SMART Mobie that has the same features but can be placed anywhere in the housing.

The TURTLE SMART and TURTLE SMART Mobie are shipping now and are priced from €329 including sales tax.

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New programmable TURTLE SMART TTL converters from TRT-Electronics

The TRT-Electronics introduced their first TURTLE TTL converters more than two years ago. Now the company offers triggers for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, and Panasonic DSLR and mirrorless camera models. In 2019 the company announced a new easy to install, user-friendly TTL converter product line: the TURTLE SMART.

Main features of the TURTLE SMART TTL converters:

  • programmable strobe setup via USB connection
  • molded housing
  • replaceable hot shoe (Nikon, Canon, and Olympus versions)
  • TTL and Manual mode
  • control strobes via fiber optic cable or sync cord
  • many compatible cameras and strobe models
  • works in any underwater housing, for smaller housings there are TURTLE SMART Mobie versions
  • possible to take hundreds of photos without recharging thanks to the onboard battery
  • from 329 euro with VAT.

Setup via USB connection

The new TURTLE SMART can be connected to your PC, and you can upload your strobes’ setup to the unit. The software is easy to use, and we upgrade it whenever we add a new strobe which you can control with the TURTLE SMART. So if you change to a new strobe model, you don’t need to change your TURTLE SMART.

Moulded housing

The new, more durable housing protect the circuitry against damages or water drops and very easy to install. It’s possible to use them in any housing: mount the TURTLE SMART directly onto the hot shoe, connect and install the LEDs, turn on the unit and use your TTL trigger. The TURTLE SMART is small; its size is 36x26x15 mm. However, there are some smaller housings in the market, so the company developed the TURTLE SMART Mobie TTL converters. If you choose the Mobie version, you can put the unit anywhere in the housing.

Replaceable hot shoe for Nikon, Canon and Olympus versions

If the pins in the hot shoe of the TURTLE SMART are damaged, you can replace the hot shoe easily by yourself. Simply order a spare hot shoe from the TRT-Electronics and replace it.

Special features

The i-TURTLE SMART for Nikon works with several DSLR and the new mirrorless (Z6, Z7) camera models as well. For more accurate TTL control you can choose your camera model in the setup software of the e-TURTLE for Canon (ETTL-2). The o-TURTLE for Olympus TTL converter works with Panasonic mirrorless camera models as well. There are creative strobe effects in the setup software of the s-TURTLE for Sony to choose from.

Compatibility and contact

For the full list of compatible cameras and strobes or if you want to learn more about the new TURTLE SMART TTL converters, visit TRT-Electronics’ website. If you have any questions, please email the company.



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