Phottix has announced the Indra500 TTL, a 500Ws studio flash with a built-in Odin TTL radio receiver. Powered by either an external AC adapter or lithium ion battery pack, the Phottix Indra500 should be at home in the studio or out on location. It has a large colour LCD screen for making direct adjustments, or else can be controlled wirelessly in manual or TTL mode from a Phottix Odin Transmitter.
The Indra500 is one in a slew of TTL studio lights — that is, high-powered flash heads with auto-exposure metering and remote control — to come out this year. It will be exhibited at Photokina along with a high-end competitor, the Profoto B1 500 AirTTL, which does not have high-speed sync support yet but just recently added Nikon i-TTL.
“We’re very happy with the Indra500 TTL,” said Phottix’s CEO, Steve Peer in a press release. “It provide photographers with a lot of power and options. Having High Speed Sync on a studio light is a game changer for helping control ambient light.”
- 500W Studio Light
- TTL, Manual and Stroboscopic Modes
- High Speed Sync – 1/8000s shutter speeds
- Second Curtain Sync
- Adjust +/- 3 EV
- Manual Power 1/128 to Full Power in 1/3 Stops
- Wireless Radio Power Control with Phottix Odin and Mitros+ systems
- Odin for Canon and Nikon Receivers Built in
- Phottix Strato II Receiver Built in
- LED Modeling Light
- Battery and AC Adapter Powered
- 400 full-power shots when using 5000 mAh Indra Battery Pack, 2 second recycle times
To be made available in October 2014, the Phottix Indra500 TTL and Indra Battery Pack will be sold as a kit for $1295 USD. It looks like the AC adapter, which can power two Indras at once, will be sold separately. Visit Phottix at Photokina this week in Hall 4.1, Stand F021, or check their company web site.