Phottix Odin for Sony arrives, just in time to be obsolete?

Phottix have finally released their Odin TTL trigger for Sony cameras, but is it future proof?

Phottix Odin for Sony

Chinese accessory maker Phottix have released their Sony-compatible Odin Wireless TTL Trigger, allowing Alpha SLT and NEX-7 camera users to get the advanced radio flash control that Canon and Nikon users already enjoy.

At the same moment, Sony have finally chosen abandon their proprietary iIso hotshoe and switch to a universal Iso one. Normally this would be good news, but in this case it means that the Odin for Sony will not work with the newly-announced α99, NEX-6, NEX-VG900, NEX-VG30, DSC-RX1 cameras, the HVL-F60 flashgun or any future devices.

Phottix Odin for Sony

So, if you’re a Sony user (or plan to be) you might have to think harder about this purchase. Do you buy older cameras and flashes so you can get the benefits of the Odin radio system now, or do you buy one of their newest cameras and wait for the accessory manufacturers to catch up?

NB: You can use older accessories with the new cameras thanks to the Sony Multi Interface Shoe Adapter ADP-MAA. (Thanks for Vitor Fonseca for the tip)

The new Phottix triggers are available online for $350 a set.

David Selby
Based in the West Midlands, UK, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a statistics PhD student.
  • A little correction to your statement that these wont work with the newer cameras that have the “new” old ISO shoe. The triggers should work if mounted on the adapter ADP-MAA
    See it


  • The only Sony camera you need to use an adapter with is the new A99 and Nex6 all other camera’s can use the Phottix triggers directly! And the A99
    comes with the adapter!

    • David A. Selby

      My apologies!

  • Frank

    It’s up in the air using this Odin with Sony adapter on A99.

    More loose connections /or intermittent ttl flashes.

  • Kiril Karaatanasov

    The new cameras NEX-6 and A99 are compatible wiht the old flashes if you have not noticed…..I suppose in future Phottix can fit the new hotshoe but the system remains compatible.