Phottix Strato 4-in-1 Trigger sneak peak

June 29, 2010

The Phottix Strato 4-in-1 Trigger and Phottix Vanos Umbrella Holder

The Phottix Strato 4-in-1 Trigger and Phottix Varos Umbrella Holder

* Editor’s Note: The Strato 4-in-1 Trigger is not a TTL trigger. There is a TTL pass-through on the transmitter, allowing TTL flash to be used on camera. Remote slaves can be triggered in manual mode.

What’s this?

The final version of the Phottix Strato 4-in-1 Trigger. It fires flashes and studio strobes and works as a remote shutter release. What more can you ask for?

The Strato debuted at PMA 2010 – since then it’s gone through a redesign and thorough testing.  We’re photographers too – we don’t want to sell products that don’t perform.

In brief – the Phottix Strato is a 4-channel, 2.4 GHz system for triggering flashes and cameras. It triggers at ranges past 100 meters and can sync at speeds up to 1/250 sec. What sets the Strato apart?

TTL, baby.

That’s right – you can use TTL flash on your camera and trigger remote flashes or strobes in manual mode. The Strato has a TTL pass-through on the transmitter. You can have the transmitter in your camera hot shoe – with a flash on top of it. Shooting in low light? With the Phottix Strato you can use your flash’s AF assist light. No more cursing when trying to shoot portrait at night.

The TTL pass-through opens whole new avenues for light-mongers.  Stop and think about that for second…. the lighting world is your oyster.

And great news – the transmitter and receiver both use AAA batteries. No more CR2s – they are expensive and not widely available.

The Strato will be “officially” announced by the end of July and available soon after.

But that’s not all….

In the photo above the Phottix Strato is attached to the new Phottix Varos Umbrella Holder. An original Phottix design, it was created after consulting with photographers world-wide.  This sturdy umbrella holder will be available by mid-July. Stay tuned to the Phottix Journal for more details.

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