Phottix has officially confirmed the Mitros+, a radio-controlled version of their TTL flashgun. The new unit, which works in TTL, manual or stroboscopic mode, has a built-in 2.4GHz transceiver compatible with the company’s Odin-series wireless flash triggers.
The Mitros+ works as a master â€” effectively a Phottix Odin TCU (transmitter) with a flash tube in it â€” for simultaneous use of radio triggering and on-camera flash. It can also be used as a radio-triggered slave flash. From the camera position the Mitros+ will remotely adjust the settings of up to three groups of flashes, with 1/3-stop-precision control of TTL exposure compensation or manual power levels. High-speed sync (HSS) is supported up to 1/8000 second.
Basic manual triggering also works if you have the cheaper Phottix Strato II transmitters.
“Phottix has taken hot shoe flashes to the next level by adding radio transmitter and receiver functions into the Mitros+ – no external triggers are needed,” said the Chinese manufacturer. “The Mitros+ is a new industry landmark and was developed with input from professional wedding and event photographers.”
The product is very similar to the Canon 600EX-RT, but the two devices’ radios are incompatible. In theory the advantage of the Mitros+ is that it can trigger non-radio E-TTL flashes such as the Canon 580EX II by mounting the latter on Odin receivers.
If you don’t use the built-in radio feature (though it’d be a bit of a waste of money, were that the case) the Mitros+ can also be triggered through the 3.5mm sync port, the optical slave sensor or using Canon’s infra-red wireless transmission system. Other specs are the same as the nonplussed Mitros.
- GN: 58 Canon TTL Flash
- Built-in: Phottix Odin Transmitter and Receiver, and Strato Receiver
- Optical Slave
- Canon-compatible Master/Slave IR Triggering Modes
- ETTL I/II, Manual and Multi Stroboscopic Modes
- High Speed Sync and Second Curtain Sync
- AF Assist Light
- Flash Zoom: 24-105mm
- External Battery Port, 3.5mm Sync Port
- Quick Flash Mode
Pricing has not been announced yet, but it should be somewhere in the range $300â€“440. That is, more than the original Mitros but less than a Mitros + Odin receiver together. It’ll become available on 3rd October.
Would you buy one?