Phottix Ares pop-up, fold-down radio trigger now shipping

For photographers needing a quick-draw flash trigger on a budget, the Phottix Ares flappy-paddle radio system has been released, at just over US$60 a set.

Phottix Ares transmitter in horizontal position

For photographers needing a quick-draw flash trigger on a budget, the Phottix Ares flappy-paddle radio system has been released, at just over US$60 a set. Boasting a range of 200 metres, the transmitter will fold down out of the way when you want to stow your camera in a bag or simply concentrate on shooting. Then, when you need it, you can flip it up to check and change the channels.

Phottix Ares transmitter in horizontal position

The price is set at US$62.50 for a kit containing one transmitter and one receiver. Not the cheapest radio system on the market but it’s the only one we know of with a rotating transmitter. You can own your very own set by visiting the Phottix Store — where the Ares is in stock now — or your nearest dealer.

David Selby
Based in the West Midlands, UK, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a statistics PhD student.
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