Radio-enabled Phottix Mitros+ flash officially announced

Phottix has officially confirmed the Mitros+, a radio-controlled version of their TTL flashgun.

Phottix Mitros+

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 — effectively a Phottix Odin TCU (transmitter) with a flash tube in it — 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 Mitros+

“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.

Manufacturer specifications

  • 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 $300–440. 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?

David Selby
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