Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger
In development and testing for more than 18 months, the eagerly-awaited flash trigger offers photographers the ability to remotely trigger compatible flashes in TTL (through the lens) mode with wireless radio signals. Using TTL allows more creativity and options to photographers – including the use of High Speed Sync and Second Curtain Sync functions.
Photographers can wirelessly trigger TTL flashes, retaining full TTL functions, as well as remotely control power and flash zoom settings – functions not seen on other flash triggers.
The Phottix Odin TTL Trigger system consists of an on-camera transmitter and control unit (TCU) and receiver units for compatible hot shoe flashes. With four wireless channels and three control group designations, flashes can be controlled in traditional Canon TTL ratio modes A:B with EV +/- adjustments of three stops.
What makes the Phottix Odin unique is the ability to designate groups in TTL/Mixed mode. Individual groups, A, B, C, can also be controlled in TTL mode with EV +/- adjustments. Groups can also be set to Manual mode, adjusting power levels remotely, or turned off.
Flash head zoom can be dynamically changed as photographers adjust their lenses. Flash zoom can also be easily adjusted manually and set from 24 to 105 mm. The Phottix Odin system will also trigger compatible non-TTL flashes and studio strobes.
The Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger for Canon is compatible with with Phottix Strato 4-in-1 and Phottix Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Triggers. Current Phottix users will have no problem adding the Odin to their systems. As the world of cameras and flashes is always changing, both the Odin TCU and Receivers can be upgraded via their USB port and downloadable software.
The Phottix Odin TTL Trigger will be available to US dealers in October through OmegaBrandess.
The suggested retail price for the TCU and Receiver sets is $349 and $139 for individual receivers. The Odin is compatible with Canon flashes and Canon EOS digital cameras. Work on a Nikon compatible Phottix Odin system is underway.