Phottix Strato TTL Trigger announced at Photokina

September 19, 2012

Just announced Strato TTL Flash Trigger

Just announced Strato TTL Flash Trigger

The Phottix StratoTM TTL Flash Trigger – the newest addition to ever-popular Strato series of flash triggers and wireless remotes.

The Strato TTL Flash Trigger provides an easy-to-use and affordable TTL flash triggering solution to photographers. High-speed and second curtain sync are supported in this 4-channel, 2.4 GHz transmitter and receiver set. Shoot at maximum shutter speeds of 1/8000 s. *

With the LCD display and quick-change buttons adjustments are fast and easy. Strato TTL versions for Canon, Nikon and Sony will be released during Q4 of 2012, adding another stellar option in Phottix’s flash trigger line-up.

Just announced Strato TTL Flash Trigger

Triggering hot shoe flashes is only the start of the Phottix Strato TTL’s abilities. The Strato TTL will also trigger studio lights as well as function as a wired and wireless shutter release. It’s easy to connect to light stands or other grip with a cold shoe and ? inch threaded lug.

The Strato TTL flash trigger is part of the ever-growing Phottix ecosystem and is compatible with the Phottix Strato I and Strato II Multi series of triggers as well as the Phottix Atlas II. The Strato TTL features a USB port for firmware upgrades. Don’t get left behind as camera and flash technology changes.

Strato TTL versions for Canon, Nikon and Sony will be released during Q4 2012 and Q1 2013, adding another stellar option in Phottix’s flash trigger line-up.

Oscar Martin September 19, 2012 at 6:17 am

Where are mine?

Oscar Martín.

Herr_Synnberg September 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

When you say “Shoot at 1/8000” do you mean that the triggers can do high speed sync/ ControlTL like PocketWizards?

One of the reasons I am looking at PocketWizards is to do high shutterspeed shots with studio strobes such as the Elinchrom D-lite it4. If this trigger supports this, I’ll definitely consider buying them.

Martin October 1, 2012 at 11:05 am

@Herr_Synnberg: yes, they can do HSS.

Herr_Synnberg October 1, 2012 at 11:57 am

Hi Martin,

Thanks for the response. I’m glad that they can do HSS with speedlights. But would they be able to sync at 1/8000 with studio strobes?

Johan October 8, 2012 at 10:41 am

Hi, I would say that you can´t sync any studio strobes at 1/8000. The HSS sync that Nikon, Canon…. does is because the flashes “pulses” so that it works at higher shutter speeds.

Here is an explanation:

The D-Lite4 does not support HSS.

But these triggers does support HSS with Nikon or Canon flashes and with radio, very useful.

Magnus September 19, 2012 at 7:57 am

I’m interested in seeing the price. Those triggers look so good, I hope they won’t be too expensive

Chris Hillock September 19, 2012 at 10:47 am

still need those metal feet on the receivers! I have the Strato IIs I have are great, but with a SB on top, the force when you put it on an angle which I do often is huge and can damage the plastic foot. This is a pain, and needs to be changed please.

Brad Cook September 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Oh wow. I sure hope the price is right. If they are a good deal cheaper than the PW Flex series then I’ll probably be grabbing some. Are the Stratos I series compatible as far as just simple triggering goes? I know that they wouldn’t be able to receive TTL.


Tango September 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Isn’t there any pass-through on the transmitter?

Hasan Jensen September 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm

So does the Transmitter not have TTL pass through anymore? Seems a bit strange 🙂

Would the Strato II receivers be able to receive TTL signals from the new TTL Transmitter? Or is TTL only possible via the new transmitter AND receiver?

I agree with Chris Hillock that the feet need to be metal. Especially when my SB’s are in a horizontal position, then there’s a lot of strain on the plastic.

mk September 20, 2012 at 2:11 am

Is it compatible with Phottix Odin?

Eric September 20, 2012 at 6:30 am

What?!?!?! No passthrough on the transmitter!??!? One of the big selling points of the stratos for many photographers was being able to still use on camera flash 🙁

I would love a strato that did TLL transmission, but for wedding work, not having on camera flash makes this a “no go”

barry September 20, 2012 at 9:44 am

So are these compatible with the Odin system? Also, will they be compatible with the 1dx at release?

Martin September 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm

@Chris: use the 1/4″ threaded socket on the receiver instead of the plastic foot. It should provide a more robust mounting point.

I have metal spigots screwed into the 1/4″ socket on my receivers, allowing me to mount them easily on my light stands.

Olly September 21, 2012 at 6:51 am

No hotshoe mount on top of the transmitter as per the Strato II? Seems like an unnecessary removal.

henry September 22, 2012 at 11:28 am

I think is better include “control zoom + Power” into this trigger, as this trigger style is more slim and better looking and easier to carry than the Phottix odin. also if it can add a flash hotshoes on the transmater could be better!

Jason September 22, 2012 at 11:29 am

Will these be compatible with the Odin?

Chris September 24, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Will these also allow EV adjustments in manual mode?
Will they work with mixed manual and TTL groups like the Odin?

Really interesting product for those who do not need the nice interface of the Odin!

Cheers, Chris

Chris Mann September 26, 2012 at 12:54 am

I was excited to see these, until I noticed that the transmitter doesn’t have a pass-through hotshoe for an on-camera flash? Without that, these are not so different from the Odin system, apart from the smaller size of the transmitter?

Is there any way that a version with a transmitter hotshoe could be made – i.e. truly a Strato II with E-TTL?

Chris Burch September 27, 2012 at 2:53 am

Good catch Chris Mann. I LOVE my Stratos II Multi’s and was hoping this would be a full replacement for my very buggy PW Flex5’s. I shoot with a camera mounted flash most of the time, so the pass-through TTL would be invaluable. I suppose you could put the flash on a bracket with a receiver…eliminates the need for an off-camera shoe cord — I’ve actually wanted to do that for a while since those cables always get in the way of my bracket lever.

Pete October 7, 2012 at 3:53 am

When will these be released? Could you provide more specific date or at least month? It said Q4 2012 and Q1 2013. Now is Q4 2012, could you elaborate on this? I’m very interested with this unit. Still want to compare between this and the Odin. Thanks.

John Harris October 17, 2012 at 3:40 am

Will these new units also allow triggering of flashes in manual mode? All i’m really looking for is the ability to trigger manual flashes but to adjust output from the camera rather than have to change the output on the flash. Can i do this with thenew Stratos units?

Chris Mann October 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm

John I would think that’s going to depend on the flashgun more than on the triggers.

With the Odin system, you can set any of the three channels ( A B C) to manual mode, and adjust the power level on the Odin transmitter – but the flashgun is left in E-TTL mode, so that it can receive power level commands. If the flash is switched to manual mode in its back panel (or is a non E-TTL flashgun such as a Yongnuo YN-560) then it fires at the power levels et on the flashgun because it’s not able to receive the power level control command from the Odin.

I would assume that the Strato E-TTL triggers will work the same way.

So if you are using Canon 580 or 550 guns, or maybe Nissin or Metz E-TTL models that are Phottix-compatible, you can have remote manual power adjustment. Otherwise no.

aaron November 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Availability?!?! Also, are you going to add TTL pass-through? That seems odd to remove since the non-TTL Strato’s have it.

Kryn January 16, 2013 at 7:49 pm

so, I don’t think we heard if these are compatible with the Odin System… Are they…?

King Rosales January 27, 2013 at 1:16 am

Hi Phottix,

I’m in Canada, when and were can I buy them locally, nationally?


Martin January 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm

@King: they are not available for purchase yet.

Christian Holm March 7, 2013 at 4:58 am

I am looking forward to this new gismo.

I have only one question – Will it be compatible with Sony a77? – NOTHING ELSE IS 🙁

Christian, DK

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