The Strato II Multi – Phottix’s newest trigger hits the streets

June 1, 2011

The Phottix Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Trigger Set

The Phottix Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Trigger Set

Phottix is happy to announce the Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Trigger – the newest addition to its line up of wireless flash triggers and shutter releases.

The Strato II Multi offers four groups (A, B, C and D) and extended range to the already impressive functions of the original Phottix Strato. Four groups combined with four wireless channels allow photographers an incredible amount of control on location or in the studio. Sixteen or more hot shoe flashes or studio strobes – ready to be used at the push of a button.

The Phottix Strato II Multi is fast, sexy, and powerful. Since its release last summer the original Phottix Strato has become the trigger of choice for Hong Kong’s wedding and event photographers.

Phottix Strato II Multi Transmitter on camera

Phottix Strato II Multi Transmitter on camera

And best of all: The Strato II Multi is compatible with original Phottix Strato receivers. That’s right, its backwards compatible. The Strato II Multi can be used as a flash trigger, or wired/wireless shutter release. Set up four or more cameras and take photos from multiple vantage points from one location. Great for sporting or other special events.

Strato II Multi Features
– 4 groups: A,B,C,D
– 4 Channels
– 150+ m range
– 1/250 sec. sync speed *
– Flash wake-up functions *
– Hot shoe / Studio strobe triggering
– Wired and wireless shutter release functions
– Pass-through hot shoe and on camera flash TTL functions
– Compatible with Phottix Strato 4-in-1 Wireless Triggers

Transmitters continue to feature the innovative TTL pass-through hot shoe – allowing full TTL mode to be used with a camera mounted flash. Receivers offer flash wake-up functions.*

Canon and Nikon version transmitter/receiver sets and receiver only sets will be available. All shutter cables are included in the Canon and Nikon sets.

See you local Phottix retailer or jump over the the Strato II Multi page on the Phottix Online Store.

* On compatible flashes and cameras



Thomas June 1, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Sexy? Excuse me, but the Strato is as sexy as a cemetery….

Michael Quack - Visual Pursuit June 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Can groups be individually switched on and off, so that eg group A AND group C can
be fired simultaneously, or is this just a different way of assigning 16 channels?

Is there a master channel that triggers all groups/channels at once?

How long will the batteries last in standby?
How many trigger activities will they provide in heavy shooting with
one set of batteries? Can the Strato II be powered by rechargeable Eneloop?

Looks promising, really……

ChadAndreo June 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Are these the Odins or is that a different model that is coming out?

Peter Paul P. Singson June 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Hi! Can the Stratos trigger my Nissin di866 speedlights too?

Phottix Journal June 25, 2011 at 6:00 am

They will trigger the Nissin Mark II flashes.

parv September 17, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Will there be Sony version available any time soon or ever?

john wong March 2, 2012 at 10:22 am

i have a d90 and sb 700 and sb900.

1. Do i to use a flash on camera and another off camera to use the ttl function? this means using transmitter only on a camera would offer manual flash only?

2. What other models in your product line would allow ttl functions?


Chris Mann June 20, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Very happy with my set of Strato IIs – however I wanted to give a heads-up to anyone who may be thinking of using these with the popular Yongnuo YN565 flashgun – there is a compatibility issue.

The Yongnuo YN565 works fine when used as a manual slave flash – the problem arises if you try and use it in the hotshoe of the transmitter. What happens is as soon as you switch on the hotshoe-mounted flashgun, the slave flashes start to fire at about 1 second intervals. It does this with both Canon and Yongnuo flashguns off-camera, and with the YN565 in E-TTL or manual mode.

I don’t blame Phottix for this – it’s clearly something weird about the YN565, as a Sunpak PZ40 E-TTL gun works happily in the Strato II transmitter hotshoe.

But something to be aware of if anyone owns or is thinking of buying a Yongnuo YN565. It’s a nice inexpensive flashgun, and works fine on its own or as a manual slave, but it seems as if the way Yongnuo reverse-engineered Canon’s flash system isn’t 100% compatible with other brands.

Phottix Journal June 21, 2012 at 6:25 am

That is true. Unfortunately the software design of certain YN flashes can cause issues when using Phottix products.

Steve Wood January 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm

I have just bought a pair of Strato II triggers for Nikon but cannot get them to work. I am about to ship them back to the supplier. I am unsure whether to ask for replacements or a refund. I have a Nikon D700, the Nikon SB900 and Nissin Di622. I notice that you say above that “They will trigger the Nissin Mark II flashes”. Does this mean they will not work with Mark I Nissin flashes?

Phottix Journal January 14, 2013 at 6:50 am

Hello Steve: The Strato II Multi triggers (and all flash triggers for that matter) have issues with Nissin’s earlier flashes due to flashes not being triggered by the main x-sync contact, but a secondary pin on the hot shoe. Nissin’s Mark II flashes have resolved this issue and work correctly.

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