Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger
The Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger for Canon is much anticipated. 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.
“The Phottix Odin gives photographers exactly what they are asking for,” said Phottix CEO Steve Peer. “This is an amazing new system and we are looking forward to seeing the work photographers can create using the Odin.”
“We see the Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger as a real game-changer for photographers and the dealers who serve them” said Jeff Seidel, Director of Sales and Service for OmegaBrandess. “This product offers the greatest capability at a far more reasonable price than current systems, allowing more photographers to have access to a complete flash control system staying within their budget. Plus, with the ability to upgrade, their investment will not be worthless a year down the road!”
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.
- 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.)
- 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
- Remote manual mode flash power control
- Remote flash head zoom adjustments – auto or manual
- Compatible with Phottix Strato 4-in-1 and Phottix Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Triggers
- Upgradeable via built-in USB ports.
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* USD and $139* USD 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.