Phottix to reveal new Odin high speed sync feature later this week

Chinese accessory maker Phottix hints at a future feature for their Odin flash triggers that is likely to be unveiled in a firmware update later this week.

Phottix example image shot with the Odin TTL trigger at 1/8000s

The following image from Chinese accessory maker Phottix hints at a future feature for their Odin flash triggers that is likely to be unveiled in a firmware update later this week. Posted on their Flickr page, the photograph is entitled “Killing the ambient” and demonstrates a scene lit entirely with studio flash lighting at 1/8000 second shutter speed on a Canon 5D Mark III DSLR camera.

Phottix example image shot with the Odin TTL trigger at 1/8000s
Photo by Phottix “shot with a Genesis [sic] Gemini 500 with a Phottix Odin TTL Trigger and big softbox” at 1/8000s
The caption reads: “How? All will be revealed later this week.” Their Facebook page says: “A little something cool to be announced next week.”

We can expect an announcement to introduce some sort of manual high speed sync feature to the Phottix Odin flash triggers for Canon. Promoted as a key feature in the PocketWizard FlexTT5, Pixel King, Yongnuo YN-622C and Commlite H-550, the same functionality has so far had quite a low profile in Phottix’s marketing.

It is unclear whether Phottix will launch a unique new kind of technology or are just playing catch-up with the competition. It does however stave off rumours of a new model Odin II for the moment. Watch this space…

David Selby
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