New Phottix Mitros+ Flash Features Built-in Radio Triggering

Phottix Mitros Plus

The Phottix Mitros+ is a new speedlight available for the Canon TTL system. The Mitros+ has a built-in transceiver, which allows the speedlight to send or receive radio trigger signals to and from other Mitros+ speedlights. Additionally, the Mitros+ can work with Phottix Odin and Strato units. As a speedlight, the Mitros+ is on par with flagship units from Canon and Nikon. [Read more...]

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...]

Canon Working on Built-in Radio Triggers for Wireless Flash

You had to know this one was coming, right?  For years now, DSLR manufacturers have been tied to wireless flash communication via  light-based transmission systems, which puts limits on the ability to take your flashes out of the line-of-sight of other flashes.  Of course, there are a plenty of workarounds – and there are third party solutions from the likes of PocketWizards and RadioPoppers.

But there has always been something missing with those other solutions.  Maybe it’s a little clunky to strap on those third-party devices?  Maybe there was some radio interference?  Something, however minor, just doesn’t quite function like the factory specs of the wireless flash system under ideal conditions.

A recently filed patent application with the USPTO reveals that Canon is working on a radio-based solution for its wireless flash system with transmitters built-in camera bodies. [Read more...]