Phottix have announced the Indra 360 TTL studio light and Indra 360 Battery Pack, expected to be available as soon as mid April 2015.
The 360Ws Indra 360 kits provide a more compact and economical variation to the recently available Indra 500 TTL strobes, which also provide full TTL, HSS, and Odin and Strato II radio capability built in.
If the Indra 500 were a little out of your price range, then things have just become very interesting, as the Indra 360 light and new battery pack are expected to retail in the $800 range (compared to $1200 for the Indra 500 kit).
And kits with multiple Indra 360 lights and Odin transmitter included will also be available.
Apart from the reduced 360Ws output, the Indra 360 TTL provide essentially the same light unit as the Indra 500 TTL strobe.
With very solid all metal constructed, solid Bowen’s S-Type mount, Large color LCD display, and Odin and Strato II radio receiver modules built in for Canon and Nikon DSLR systems.
With a reduction in the capacitors required, the Indra 360 TTL strobe will likely shed a little bit of weight over the 500.
INDRA 360 TTL FEATURES
- 360Ws Studio Light
- TTL, Manual, Multi Modes
- High Speed Sync – To 1/8000s Shutter Speeds
- Second Curtain Sync
- TTL Adjustments: +/- 3 EV in 1/3 Stop Increments
- Manual Power: 1/128 to Full Power in 1/3 Stop Increments
- Wireless TTL and Manual Power Control with Phottix Odin and Mitros+ Systems
- Odin for Canon and Nikon Receivers Built In
- Phottix Strato II Receiver Built in
- 9W LED Modeling Light (9 Power Levels)
- Large Full Color TFT LCD screen
- USB Port for Firmware Updates
- Indra 360 Battery Pack – 4000 mAh Lithium-ion – 300 Full-Power Shots
- Compatible with original Indra 5000 mAh & 10,000 mAh Battery Packs
- Compatible with Indra AC Power Adapter
INDRA 360 BATTERY PACK
Where the Indra 360 kit will provide a size and weight advantage is in new compact one piece Indra 360 Battery Pack.
The 4000 mAh Indra 360 Battery Packs are reportedly small enough to carry in your pocket, while still capable of providing a very decent 300 full power pops when used with the Indra 360 strobes.
The single port Indra 360 Battery Packs will only power one Indra 360 strobe at a time. Though the original larger dual port Indra battery packs can also be used to power one or two Indra 360 strobes.
An Indra AC Adapter can also power two Indra 360 TTL studio lights in 110 or 220V environments, while providing super-fast recycle times.
ODIN II TRANSMITTER
The Indra 360 and 500 TTL stobes have Phottix Odin and Strato II radio receivers built in for Canon and Nikon DSLR systems. And there are rumours Phottix are also working on Sony compatibility.
Although the current Odin transmitter can control most functions of the Indra lights, Phottix have also previously announced new Odin II transmitter and receiver units to be available within 2015.
The Odin II transmitter provides very fast and easy access to 5 individual groups, any of which can be set to TTL, Manual, or OFF.
Modelling light power level control can also be set for each group from the new transmitter unit.
And importantly the Odin II transmitter provide an AF assist light for low light focusing.
Zack Arias has also hinted in a recent post on the Indra 500 TTL here, that Phottix may be working on a more universal remote manual transmitter solution for the Indra and camera systems other than Canon / Nikon / Sony.
Hopefully that universal capability could possibly be included in the Odin II transmitter as well.
The Phottix Indra 360 TTL Studio Light will be on display at WPPI 2015 – see the Phottix Booth #1315 in the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Phottix Indra 360 TTL Studio Lights and Indra 360 Battery Packs are available now from $899 –
The Indra500 TTL Studio Light, Battery Pack, and AC Adapter are also available now –