You’ve been waiting and now it’s here. The patent pending Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger is now available in the Phottix Online Store.
What can the Phottix Odin TTL Trigger for Canon do?
- Wireless 2.4GHz. TTL and Manual Flash Triggering
- Remote power control of groups in TTL with +/- EV adjustments (3 stops in 1/3 stop increments – 18 different levels.)
- Mix TTL and Manual flash – fire some groups in TTL, others as manual
- Remote power control in A:B ratio modes with +/- EV adjustments
- High speed sync – shutter speeds up to 1/8000 sec.
- Second curtain sync functions
- Remote manual mode flash power control
- Remote flash head zoom adjustments – auto or manual
- Compatible with Phottix Strato 4-in-1 and Phottix Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Triggers
- Upgradeable via built-in USB ports.
Jump over and pick up an Odin, or see you local Phottix retailer.
The biggest drawback I see is for flash groups in manual mode, the Odin TCU only allows the power output to be adjusted from full-power to 1/128 power in full stops . Hopefully this can be fixed by a firmware update to allow power output to be adjusted in 1/3 stops
I suspect whether 2.4G without a whip antenna can really achieve 100M of distance reliably.
I don’t see any response from Phottix on the comments above. Where’s customer service?
Hello Mike: Thank you for your comment. Your suggestion is being looked at by our development team.
Hopefully your development team can provide an initial feedback whether the problem can be fixed by a firmware update.
I’m intrigued. When is the Nikon version coming?
I have a Canon 10D and 550ex flash. I would like to know if the Odin will work with my equipment ok. Thanks.
I use the Odin now for a couple of days, and I really love it.
I like the option Mike tells you 1/3 stops in manual mode.
And if you make a new firmware please put in group C: in the ratio mode, so you can choose A:B C (this option is available on the Canon 580EX II in master mode).
Many people complain about not having a AF assistance light on the TCU (me myself, I don’t mind) maybe in Odin MKII ?
Last thing: I have a idea that no other brand ever think of….more hotshoe’s on the receiver. So you can fire 2 or 3 speedlites with only one receiver in e-TTL mode.
This way having vast recycle times and more light power.
It’s too bad that there’s no Odin trigger for Nikon. I have a Nikon SU800 but I’d like to upgrade it in the future. The SU80’s range is only 10 m!
I do hope it will be come soon.
I hope so too. But PW spent 1.5 year after Canon trigger to make nikon one. How long do you think Phottix will make it.
Definitely would like to know if 1/3stop power in manual mode can be implemented. It seems like everyone is wishing for this on photography forums.
Also, a little more range of control in ETTL ratios, say 5 or 6 stops?
This product has the potential to be the best on the market with a little more tweaking to the firmware!
Can you verify if I will be able to manually set zoom and still maintain ETTL ratios?
I tend to set speedlites close to the subject and desire a wide zoom to avoid power robbing modifiers while shooting from a greater distance and still wanting an ETTL solution with ratios.
Please also confirm wheather the ratio control allows group C input.
Manual or TTL flash is independent to the zoom function. When you put the zoom in TTL mode it only means that the flash wil zoom when you zoom in your lens.
So you can put the zoom to 24mm and use the flash in eTTL mode.
I use my Canon 580EX II in the Phottix Easy up softbox (really great softbox!!) and put the zoom to 24 mm in manual mode. I use full e-TTL flash mode and use the EV compensation to adjust the licht the way I like it.
The Odin has two modes: A:B ratio (with no group C, but I hope Phottix will change this in the next firmware) an A + B + C, in this mode you can use full TTL and adjust each group independently +3 or -3 stops (+3 and -3 EV). This mode is the most common mode to use.
Hope you understand my answer.
Greatings Michael Muetstege Dutch strobist specialist.
I really want to buy this Odin trigger. But I have on questions about the use of 2 or more triggers (transmitters). Sometimes I need to do photo with two cameras, typically fashion / events with (1D4/5D2’s) and lenses; 70-200 and 24-70/16-35. Can I use 2 transmitters on my two cameras and fire the same 2-3 flashes (with Odin recievers)? And if possible, can I use different settings on the transmitters, because when shooting with 70-200 object is more far away and need different lightning than when object is nearby when I will use the 24-70… Thanks for any good advice!
Yes you can. The flashes wil be set when you use the shutter to focus on your model. You will work with two TCU (transmitters) on the same channel so you cannot fire both camera’s at the same time.
I tested a lot of 3 party flashes with the Odin: Cullmann, Falcon Eyes, Metz, Nissin, Sigma and Sunpak. The result is that the Nissin flashes DI866 MKII and the DI622MKII are the most compatible flashes. (DI622MKII works only with TTL not manual and both flashes do not support the model light). My review is only in Dutch (sorry) but you can understand my table with test results. Remember that Phottix only support the Canon EX flashes. The only flash I did not test is the Canon 42o EX (if you know that this flash is working, please let me know).
again the old question:
when will a Nikonversion released?
Arggh.. I already bought the Pixel King.
The advantages of this Phottix is that it doesn’t need EX II flash for adjusting manual power. And it could adjust the zoom setting individually (right?), where the Pixel can not do that.
I’ll wait to buy this fantastic trigger (and sell the Pixel King) till Phottix release the firmware for 1/3 stop manual power adjustment.