New: Firmware Upgrades for Mitros flashes

January 20, 2014

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Phottix Mitros TTL Flash

Phottix Mitros TTL Flash

Phottix is releasing a firmware upgrade for its Phottix Mitros TTL Flashes for Canon and Nikon. Change logs, install instructions and files are available in the below download links.

What does the upgrades do?

For v3.20 for the Phottix Mitros TTL Flash for Nikon:

1. Re-optimizes the overheating protection function of the flash and increases the number of flashes before the overheating protection function engages.

2. Fine-tunes flash brightness/output levels.

Download

v3.20 Phottix Mitros TTL Flash for Nikon PC installer

v3.20 Phottix Mitros TTL Flash for Nikon Mac installer

The v1.02B5 firmware for the Phottix Mitros TTL Flash for Canon add the following:

1. Added function: Faster adjustments. Pressing and holding the arrow adjustment buttons will continuously make plus or minus adjustments – no need to press the button again and again. Single button presses will adjust levels by 1/3rd stop increments. Note: functions not available when adjusting zoom settings.

2. Re-optimizes the overheating protection function of the flash and increases the number of flashes before the overheating protection function engages.

3. Improves the situation in that a Mitros, as the slave unit, may be out of sync when working with Canon G1X and 600EX as the master unit.

4. Modifies settings that may have caused the flash to default to using full-frame camera settings when Factory Default Settings are restored.

5. Improves the situation in that Multi Mode function will not work when using a Canon 10D.

6. Modifies the setting that the number of flashes in Multi mode will change when adjusting the manual output level.

7. Improved the overexposure problem when using with Canon EOS M and Odin.

8. Optimization of flash power levels.

Download

v1.02B5 Phottix Mitros TTL Flash for Canon PC installer

v1.02B5 Phottix Mitros TTL Flash for Canon Mac installer

UPDATE:

There have been some difficulties encountered by Mac users trying to upgrade their Mitros flashes. For this Phottix offers a deep apology.

The Mac Upgrade Application V1.64 works with only newer hardware versions of the Mitros.

Mitros for Canon— 1.04 or later version
Mitros for Nikon—- 1.03 or later version

If the hardware version of Mitros flashes is lower than above versions, the Mitros can only be upgraded on a PC using Windows OS or a Mac with Windows Bootcamp Partition. Mac users, again, an apology.

To check the hardware version of your Mitros Flash.

  1. Press and hold the HSS/SCS button and turn on the flash.
  2. This will open the “versions” screen. If the hardware version on the flash is lower than what is listed above the Mac upgrade software cannot be used.
Mitros Flash Versions Screen

Mitros Flash Versions Screen

Again, apologies for the confusion.

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  3. New firmware v1.06F for Phottix Mitros+ for Canon
  4. Canon, Pentax Firmware Upgrades and assorted news briefs
  5. Phottix announces Mitros TTL Flash
Bobby January 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Hi I have downloaded the mac installer for phottix mitros nikon for the new firmware. My phottix mitros is pretty new and just probably used 4 times but when I plugged the phottix to the mac, it says USB mode and it stays there even i’ve turned it on. So I can’t upgrade it I don’t know why. Can you check whether it is just me?

SmudgeStick January 20, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Hi, Firmware changes sound great – this is for Mitros not for Mitros+, right?

Where does the Mitros+ stand with respect to these upgrades, TIA?

Alberto January 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Flash Havoc, noted that the update is not for the mitros+ only for the regular mitros.

Alberto January 22, 2014 at 4:37 pm

The mac version does not work. All I get is “No FDS Device”

Phottix Journal January 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

Hello: Please see the update above regarding upgrading in the Mac OS.

Alberto January 23, 2014 at 10:40 am

am sorry. what happens when the flash is ver. 1.03 for Nikon.
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Alberto January 23, 2014 at 10:37 am

So I have ver.1.03 and still can’t upgrade on mac. If I had access to a computer with windows I wouldn’t be here.

Bobby January 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Hi I would like to update you guys again that I have a phottix mitros for nikon version 1.03 and still doesn’t work with new mac. I would try to find a windows laptop at some stage but your updated information is still incorrect. I think version 1.03 will need the windows to upgrade. Cheers.

Alberto January 24, 2014 at 10:46 am

I don’t believe they intend to fix the issue. I guess I won;t update because I don’t have a windows pc and am not going to buy windows either. I switch to a bare blub flash system anyways…guess the mitros is going on ebay.

Bob January 25, 2014 at 7:05 am

Same here with Mitros for Canon and Mavericks on Mac the Mac can’t see the flash and complains the disk is not recognized. not a very well tested Mac release I see.

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