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Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
« on: September 18, 2013, 02:39:12 PM »
Saw this tidbit at PhotoRumors, Phottix is integrating their radio flash trigger system into their Mitros TTL flash:

http://photorumors.com/2013/09/18/phottix-announces-mitros-ttl-transceiver-flash-with-built-in-radio-trigger/#more-49486

Thinking this may be a better way to do off-camera flash. Nothing on pricing yet, and the Mitros flash goes for $350 for a full TTL flash that Dave Hobby really likes.  Don't know yet what the cost will be with transceiver baked in.

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2013/07/phottix-mitros-nikon-review-real-deal.html

Anyone use the Phottix Odin flash trigger system and can compare it to the PocketWizard tools?  How about the Phottix flashes, anyone use those?
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Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
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Re: Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2013, 06:58:17 PM »
Now that would be very interesting indeed. 
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Re: Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2013, 05:33:28 PM »
Saw this tidbit at PhotoRumors, Phottix is integrating their radio flash trigger system into their Mitros TTL flash:

http://photorumors.com/2013/09/18/phottix-announces-mitros-ttl-transceiver-flash-with-built-in-radio-trigger/#more-49486

Thinking this may be a better way to do off-camera flash. Nothing on pricing yet, and the Mitros flash goes for $350 for a full TTL flash that Dave Hobby really likes.  Don't know yet what the cost will be with transceiver baked in.

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2013/07/phottix-mitros-nikon-review-real-deal.html

Anyone use the Phottix Odin flash trigger system and can compare it to the PocketWizard tools?  How about the Phottix flashes, anyone use those?


Dear Mr. jhanken
Yes, " Anyone use the Phottix Odin flash trigger system"--Yes, I use Phottix Odin , 1 Transmiter and 4 receivers for 6-7 months  already, and fell in love with this TTL Easy operation---with out thinking or setting during the wedding job ( Just set up one time before operate), and the  3 flashes  photos are  great ( 95-98% of total flash pictures are great). Yes, my 3 light staffs must follow my direction  as best as they can ---yes, just 2-5% errors in location of flashes, because of the big crowd in the wedding ceremony..
But, for pocket wizard tool, I just use only 1 time, and I do not know how to adjust each flash, and I get not good photos , because of my low  technical  brain---May be high tech." Know how" of average Photographers = know how to produce the great Flash photos by Pocket Wizard.

Have A GREAT DAY, sir.
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Re: Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2013, 09:04:55 PM »
The announcement had said the new Mitros+ flashes would be "available October 3".  I have not seen them listed for sale anywhere, though.  Anyone know?

The price would have to be lower than the Canon 600, and the 600 has been pretty cheap at $499.00 lately.  The fact that the Phottix can do 2nd curtain sync off camera and the 600 can't would not be enough for them to get away charging the same or more than OEM.  At least I don't think so.

On the other hand, since neither Nikon nor Sony produce a radio flash at present, Phottix might try to price these flashes high, based on their eventual release of Nikon and Sony versions.
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Re: Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 05:56:34 AM »
Announced weeks ago yes. But available where?
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Re: Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2013, 06:19:10 PM »
Announced weeks ago yes. But available where?
$450 on phottix web site online store

I have not been able to find these in china yet

i'm in shanghai now and will see if i can find them this week
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Re: Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
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Re: Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2013, 06:32:57 PM »
Announced weeks ago yes. But available where?
$450 on phottix web site online store

I have not been able to find these in china yet

i'm in shanghai now and will see if i can find them this week

So $49 less than a 600-EX-RT new or $70 more than a 600-EX-RT from Canon via the refurbished store. Doesn't seem like much of a deal to me.
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Re: Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2013, 06:37:43 PM »
Announced weeks ago yes. But available where?
$450 on phottix web site online store

I have not been able to find these in china yet

i'm in shanghai now and will see if i can find them this week

So $49 less than a 600-EX-RT new or $70 more than a 600-EX-RT from Canon via the refurbished store. Doesn't seem like much of a deal to me.

depends if you already have a heavy investment in the odin system like me also canon refurb store is only for USA so the rest of the world get screwed and everywhere else is more expensive anyway. But also I expect thats their MSRP i would think once they are available they can be had cheaper which is why i'm trying to find them locally so i can haggle :)
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Re: Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2013, 07:21:40 PM »
Announced weeks ago yes. But available where?
$450 on phottix web site online store

I have not been able to find these in china yet

i'm in shanghai now and will see if i can find them this week

So $49 less than a 600-EX-RT new or $70 more than a 600-EX-RT from Canon via the refurbished store. Doesn't seem like much of a deal to me.

depends if you already have a heavy investment in the odin system like me also canon refurb store is only for USA so the rest of the world get screwed and everywhere else is more expensive anyway. But also I expect thats their MSRP i would think once they are available they can be had cheaper which is why i'm trying to find them locally so i can haggle :)

Don't get me wrong, I very seriously considered the Odin system before deciding, despite its limitations on my current bodies, that the RF system was a better investment for me.

My point was rather, look how far we have come, I still have a working set of Yongnuo RF-602's, at $30 a set they beat the likes of Pocket Wizard by miles, at less than 1/10 the price. Now we are into 80-90% the cost of the thing they are copying, there has been a quantum shift in the way this third party flash equipment is viewed and valued.

Obviously if you have a heavy investment in one system or another it becomes a daunting prospect to consider a switch. But for new users a lot more thought on where you want to end up is time well spent, I spent a lot of time weighing up my options and am 100% happy with the choices I made even though the initial investment might have been more or my early functionality reduced.

Flashes are becoming like tripods, we all buy two or three we wish we hadn't before ending up with the one we should have bought in the first place.  :)

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Re: Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2013, 08:00:27 PM »
Nice, they also support Strator triggers, so I could get a few and not need any new receivers :)  And then upgrade to the Odin when I want, and get full TTL/remote manual. All depends on how much these are over the regular Mitros if it's really worth it or not.

Either way, this is a very positive thing. More competition in this space is badly needed.
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Re: Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2013, 07:20:58 PM »
I know they always release Canon versions first, but in this case they should have started with the Nikon version. Nikon has no RF flash, so they could have sold a lot of them fast for that price or maybe more.   

Not that I'm complaining though.   :)
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Re: Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2013, 08:27:39 PM »
Can someone post a link to the page where the item is for sale?  It is not for sale on the Phottix store when I look.
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Re: Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2013, 08:27:39 PM »

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Re: Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2013, 01:35:12 PM »
PICK cannot find the Mitros+ for sale anywhere. Not on the Phottix store site either.   I see people claiming otherwise though. Can anyone post a link to this thing on sale in the US?  Thanks.
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Re: Phottix Building Odin Transceiver Tech into Mitros flash units
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2013, 01:41:48 PM »
PICK cannot find the Mitros+ for sale anywhere. Not on the Phottix store site either.   I see people claiming otherwise though. Can anyone post a link to this thing on sale in the US?  Thanks.

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http://www.amazon.com/Phottix-Mitros-TTL-Flash-Canon/dp/B00C4XC8F6

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« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2013, 01:41:48 PM »