Phottix announces Mitros+ TTL transceiver flash with built-in radio trigger

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Phottix Mitros+ TTL transceiver flash
Phottix officially announced their new Mitros+ TTL transceiver flash with built-in radio trigger I mentioned few days ago. Here are the details:

Phottix is proud to announce its latest innovative photography product, the Phottix Mitros+ TTL Transceiver Flash.

What makes the Mitros+ unique are the built-in radio flash triggering and power control functions. Most native flash systems control and fire remote flashes by optical pulse. These systems have several limitations. Many radio systems use a dedicated radio transmitter on the camera – making using an on-camera flash more difficult.

Phottix has taken hot shoe flashes to the next level by adding radio transmitter and receiver functions into the Mitros+ - no external triggers are needed. Photographers can use the Mitros+ on their camera, and control and fire remote compatible flashes in TTL or Manual modes. The Mitros+ is compatible with many Phottix flash triggers, including the ground-breaking Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger system.

“The Mitros+ simplifies a photographer’s life,” said Phottix CEO Steve Peer. “By building in transmitter, receiver and control functions photographers can do more with less gear.”

Phottix Mitros+ TTL flash
What’s the + ?

+ Built-in Phottix Odin Transmitter
+ Built-in Phottix Odin Receiver
+ Built-in Phottix Strato Receiver
+ Memory Functions

The Mitros+ is a new industry landmark and was developed with input from professional wedding and event photographers.

Main Features:

  • GN: 58 Canon TTL Flash
  • Built-in: Phottix Odin Transmitter and Receiver, and Strato Receiver
  • Optical Slave
  • Canon-compatible Master/Slave IR Triggering Modes
  • ETTL I/II, Manual and Multi Stroboscopic Modes
  • High Speed Sync and Second Curtain Sync
  • AF Assist Light
  • Flash Zoom: 24-105mm
  • External Battery Port, 3.5mm Sync Port
  • Quick Flash Mode

Use the Mitros+ on-camera as a key or fill light, as well as control and trigger other Mitros+ flashes or compatible flashes using Phottix Odin Receivers. The Mitros+ aoffers a built-in Phottix Odin Receiver and Strato II Receiver. Many existing Phottix flash triggers can be used to trigger the Mitros+ without extra receivers.

A lot of more power, a lot less gear.

The Odin Transmitter in the Mitros+ operates similarly to the Phottix Odin TCU. Photographers can have three groups, A, B and C, and four channels. Control TTL EV adjustment of +- 3 in 1/3 stops and manual power from full power to 1/128 in 1/3 stops.

In additional to the Transmitter and Receiver functions, the Mitros+ is also a flash. Perfect for fast-paced wedding and event photographers or photojournalists shooting where an on-camera TTL flash is a must. The Mitros+ is truly all-in-one.

The easy-to-use Mitros+ also offers TTL, Manual and Multi Stroboscopic modes, a rotating and elevating flash head, high speed sync, second curtain sync, external battery port, 3.5mm sync port and custom function.

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  • popeyoni

    What camera brands will this support? This one if for Canon, but are there others planned?

  • Elk

    Hmm, what’s so REVOLUTIONARY about this new flash? According to teasers there would be something groundbreaking in the making? Some said power and recycling time should be much better. But according to official release it’s just a another normal flash with build in radio?

  • Ranger 9

    Yuck, another our-brand-only radio protocol. Imagine how quickly the Internet would have died if it were based on the concept of “Sorry, you can only communicate with computers of the same brand as yours.”

  • bmschrad

    While it might not be Revolutionary this is exactly what I’ve been holding out for. I hate having to deal with receivers (more batteries, cables and connections) especially when using umbrellas. On top of that now I can control the power level of my flashes right from the camera and not have to worry about line of site.

    I’ll honestly get rid of all my flashes and by a few of these they come out with Nikon version. The only other thing I hope they’ve gotten rid of the pre-flash when manually controlling flash power with the Odin since it kills the ability to use an incident meter. I love my SB-910 but when I shoot with it off camera outside the IR is always a pain to deal with.

  • Zos Xavius

    Someone needs to come in and provide some cheaper flash options for pentax. Outside of Metz and Sigma and a couple other companies nobody else has figured out P-TTL. I’ve learned to love old manual autothyristor flashes. They never fail me at giving fairly predictable amounts of light. They also go for super cheap.

    • Hammr

      i bet u never used to play with a Nikon CLS I-TTL

      • Zos Xavius

        Nope…never tried nikon or canon’s ttl implementations. I know pentax horribly lags in this area unfortunately. I prefer manual flashes myself because of that.

  • Mike

    This is awesome. I initially bought Nikon’s SU-800 IR controler. Quickly learned its limitations. Bought a PW mini and Flexes to be able to have radio ability, used the SU-800 to control the output of the PW’s. But that was bulky. So I bought an Odin and two receivers to use purely off camera flash. But I kept the PW because I could use them with a flash as a controler on the mini on the camera for certain applications.

    This Phottix announcement means I can sell my PW’s and SB-800 x2 & Sb-900 and go with a compact Phottix setup. Beautiful. And as a back up it works as a IR light trigger too. Bi winning. Can’t wait!

    • Eric

      Sorry for the newby question: The setup you describe is a purely manual trigger system (no TTL), is it?

      • Mike

        Yes. Well both. You can use it in TTL or in manual. I prefer manual. But i can control the output from the camera vs walking up to each flash unit.

        • Michael Sloan

          Mike, I have seen many of the Chinese and Taiwanese knock off flash units at the Fotokina here in Germany and had the opportunity to play with them first hand. One thing I noticed was that I got mixed and unreliable results with their iTTL implementations. I will say this however, the Phottix gear was the better produced equipment when compared to its peers. Don’t forget, those units only zoom to 120mm and don’t make nearly the power. What Nikon should do is partner with PocketWizard and fully integrate the best of iTTL and CTL into both their cameras and flash units. Many companies fail to realize the synergy of partnerships and the benefits they can bring. Nikon would profit from this merger of technology far more than they realize; the only caveat is that the system would have to be certified for world wide radio frequency use. That would be a difficult task, but not impossible.

  • Arsalan Butt

    You bet that there would a Nikon version following Canon sooner or later (hopefully, sooner than later)

    I am happy to do a review if I am lent two of these in Nikon mount for a week or two.

    If these are as good as Phottix Odin, I would buy them for sure!

    Thanks.

  • M

    no Atlas II compatibility, no care…

  • DarrylJones

    Any news on when the Nikon version is coming out?

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