Phottix Atlas released

The much anticipated flash trigger which is compatible with PocketWizards, the Phottix Atlas, is now available. Press release inside.

Phottix Atlas

Phottix Atlas Wireless Flash Triggers

The much anticipated PocketWizard-compatible third-party trigger, Phottix Atlas, is now available online from the Phottix Store. The price for one transceiver is US$113 / €100 / £87 / AU$125.

Press release

Phottix Professional Photo Accessories is pleased to announce their newest flash trigger: the Phottix Atlas. The new trigger offers affordable reliability and range to photographers world-wide.

The Phottix Atlas is a transceiver – both a transmitter and receiver in the same unit. Photographer no longer need to work with one unit to transmit signals from their cameras and another to receive signals to trigger remote flashes or studio lights. The Atlas automatically switches between transmit and receive modes.

The four-channel Phottix Atlas uses digital circuitry and transmits on the 433 MHz frequency. It can reliably trigger flashes at distances of 100 meters or more at sync speeds of 1/250* sec.

The Atlas has a hot shoe attachment and can be used to trigger “speedlight” style flashes as well as larger studio lights and strobes. Flashes and strobes can be connected in a number of ways. The hot shoe as well as two 3.5 mm ports can connect studio strobes or smaller flashes by 3.5 mm, 6.3 mm, or PC Sync connections.

The Phottix Atlas can be used to trigger two flash units – as long as they are of the same make, model and trigger voltage. Photographers do not need a dedicated unit to trigger the same model of flash. The Atlas can also be used as a wireless shutter release. Using WRS Mode (Wireless Remote Sync), a camera and flash(es) can be remotely triggered, in sync.

The new trigger system is compatible with Sekonic Light Meters equipped with a RT-32 transmitter. Wireless mode on compatible meters will trigger Phottix Atlas units, providing photographers with an easier means of taking light readings.

The Phottix Atlas is currently shipping to retailers and are sold individually with cables, a 6.3mm adapter and batteries. Check with your local Phottix retailer or buy the Phottix Atlas online at the Phottix Store.

A full range of accessories including a carrier bags, shutter release cables, and a cold shoe mount will be announced soon.

David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.
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