Phottix Mitros TTL Flash for Canon Shipping Soon

Phottix Mitros TTL Flash

Phottix’s new Mitros TTL flash should be shipping soon for Canon systems. The Mitros TTL speedlight was announced back at Photokina and claims “do everything you expect a top-of-the-line TTL flash to do. Functions include built-in IR triggering with Master and Slave modes, AF assist light, auto/manual zooming flash head, all with fast recharge times. The Phottix Mitros TTL Flash includes a USB port for firmware upgrades and a 3.5mm Sync port.”

Phottix Mitros TTL Back LCD

Phottix Mitros TTL Flash Key Features

  • E-TTL, M, Multi modes
  • High Speed Sync and Rear Curtain Sync
  • Guide Number of 58
  • Auto/Manual Flash Head Zoom w/ 180° rotation and 97° tilt
  • FEC: Manual and Bracketed
  • 0.1-2.5s Recycle Times
  • IR Wireless Trigger w/ Master and Slave mode
  • Powered by 4 AA batteries
  • Port for External Battery Pack
  • 3.5mm Sync Port
  • USB Port for Updgrades

The Phottix Mitros TTL flash retails for $349, which is substantially cheaper than the Canon 580EX II at $489 that it has its sights on. The Phottix Mitros TTL flash should be available soon at Amazon, Adorama and the Phottix store.

Phottix Mitros TTL Flash Announced for Canon, Nikon and Sony

Phottix Mitros TTL Flash

Phottix unveiled the new Mitros TTL flash for Canon, Nikon and Sony systems.

According to Phottix, “Mitros will do everything you expect a top-of-the-line TTL flash to do. Functions include built-in IR triggering with Master and Slave modes, AF assist light, auto/manual zooming flash head, all with fast recharge times. The Phottix Mitros TTL Flash includes a USB port for firmware upgrades and a 3.5mm Sync port.”

Phottix Mitros TTL Flash Key Features

  • E-TTL, M, Multi modes
  • High Speed Sync and Rear Curtain Sync
  • Guide Number of 58
  • Auto/Manual Flash Head Zoom w/ 180° rotation and 97° tilt
  • FEC: Manual and Bracketed
  • 0.1-2.5s Recycle Times
  • IR Wireless Trigger w/ Master and Slave mode
  • Powered by 4 AA batteries
  • Port for External Battery Pack
  • 3.5mm Sync Port
  • USB Port for Updgrades

The Phottix Mitros TTL flash will be available during Q4 2012 and Q1 2013.

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

Phottix Odin TTL Trigger for Sony Shipping This Week

Phottix_Odin_For_Sony

The Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger for Sony will start to ship this week.  Here are the key features:

  • Wireless 2.4GHz. TTL and Manual Flash Triggering
  • Remote power control of groups in TTL with +/- EV adjustments (3 stops in 1/3 stop increments  – 18 different levels.)
  • Remote manual mode flash power control with 1/3 stop adjustments
  • Remote flash head zoom adjustments – auto or manual
  • Mix TTL and Manual flash – fire some groups in TTL, others as manual
  • Remote power control in A:B ratio modes with +/- EV adjustments
  • High speed sync – shutter speeds up to 1/8000 sec.
  • Second curtain sync functions
  • Compatible with Phottix Strato 4-in-1, Phottix Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Triggers and Phottix Atlas II Triggers
  • Upgradeable firmware via built-in USB port.

Now that they’ve made a TTL trigger with that ridiculous, backwards mount, Sony unloads the A99 and RX1 with a standard ISO hot shoe.  I talked to Phottix about this and was told that they are actively evaluating Sony’s new move and when update us once their R&D team has had time to assess the new Sony system.  In the mean, their are a whole lot of Sony Alpha shooters out their with the old Minolta mount that can make immediate use of these new triggers.

Check out the Phottix Online Store, Amazon or Adorama for Phottix products.

PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Firmware Update

PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5

The PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 have new firmware available that adds features and support for new cameras, flashes and light meters.

Newly compatible devices include the following:

Notably absent from the newly supported devices is the 5D Mark III; however, PocketWizard says that support is coming.

Update info available on PocketWizard’s website.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]