Phottix’s Laso Makes Non-Radio Flashes Work with Canon’s RT System

Phottix Laso

Phottix has unveiled its new Laso transmitter and receiver. The units work the the Canon RT system.

While that’s nothing new for a third-party transmitter, the receiver unit is a no-brainer for someone who has a bag full of 580EX Speedlites and is starting to integrate 600EX RT units into their kit. Just add the receiver onto your 580EX, pair it with the Laso transmitter (or the Canon ST-E3-RT or 600EX RT) and you have a flash that works with the Canon RT system, which you can now mix with newer 600EX RT Speedlites. [Read more…]


Phottix Ares Flash Trigger is Your No Frills Trigger

Phottix Ares Flash Trigger

The Phottix Ares flash trigger is a new 8-channel transmitter and receiver units that have a range of 200m and feature a “fire-all” channel function. No advanced bells or whistles here.  Just a dumb transmitter and receiver that are aimed to be reliable and affordable.

Phottix Ares Key Features and Specs

  • 2.4GHz
  • 200+m range
  • 8 channels and Fire-All function
  • 1/250s max sync speed
  • 3.5mm sync port
  • Hot shoe
  • Triggers hot shoe flashes and studio lights
  • Rotating transmitter can be used in teh up or down position
  • Reliability digitally-encoded signals
  • Cold shoe and 1/4″ threaded insert on receiver
  • Cables and batteries included

No word on the final price yet, but since the Ares is replacing older units like the Tetra, Aster and Strato I, it’s reasonable expect a retail price point well under $100.

Check out the Phottix Online StoreAmazon or Adorama for Phottix products.

MicroSync Flash Radio Trigger Review

The 4-channel MicroSync radio triggers let you wirelessly trigger your remote strobes or speedlights.  The basic transmitter and receiver kit will only set you back $100 and you can buy the components separately from there.  Depending on how you use your off-camera lighting kit, the MicroSync kit could be just the right fit. [Read more…]