Phottix Odin, Atlas II, Strato II Multi and Strato compatibility

January 17, 2013

Phottix Flash Trigger Compatibility

Phottix Flash Trigger Compatibility

We get a lot of questions regarding the Phottix Odin, Atlas II, Strato II Multi and Strato and how they work together. It’s easy to understand.

The triggers are backwards compatible – meaning the newest triggers systems will work with older receivers – this does not hold true the other way. Older triggers will not work with newer receivers. The digital coding in the newer triggers is slightly different – they can work with older models but not the other way around. Let’s take a quick look:

Phottix Odin TTL Trigger for Canon

– Will trigger Phottix Odin, Phottix Atlas II, Phottix Strato II Multi and Phottix Strato Receivers

– Phottix Strato II Multi and Phottix Strato transmitters will not trigger Phottix Odin receivers

– Phottix Atlas II triggers in transmit mode will not trigger Phottix Odin receivers

Phottix Strato II Multi

– Will trigger Phottix Strato II Multi and Phottix Strato Receivers, and Phottix Atlas II triggers in receiver mode

– Phottix Strato II Multi transmitters will not trigger Phottix Odin receivers

Phottix Strato

– Will trigger Phottix Strato Receivers and Phottix tlas II triggers in receiver mode

– Phottix Strato transmitters will not trigger Phottix Odin or Phottix Strato II Multi receivers

Phottix Atlas II

– Will trigger Phottix Atlas II triggers in receiver mode or Phottix Strato receivers

– Will not trigger Phottix Odin or Strato II receivers or first generation Phottix Atlas triggers

Understand? Easy as pie.

Nikon? Canon? Sony?

Another question: Will a Strato or Strato II Multi Transmitter for Canon trigger a Strato or Strato II Multi receiver for Nikon/Sony ?

Answer: Yes. The Canon/Nikon/Sony designation refers only to the hot shoe on each receiver and possible functions (wake-up) related to that hot shoe. You can use a Strato II Multi for Canon transmitter and trigger Nikon or Sony flashes on Strato receivers for those units – but you will lose any flash wake-up functions as (in most cases) that is a dedicated camera system function.

Any questions? Sound off in the comments.

Updated: January 15, 2013 with Atlas II compatibility data.

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