With Photokina 2016 about to kick off, images have started to emerge of the new Phottix Indra500LC TTL, a Canon RT compatible version of Phottix’s popular Lithium-ion powered Indra500 TTL and HSS enabled strobes.
UPDATE – Indra500LC TTL now officially announced.
Providing direct compatibility with Canon’s own RT radio system, the Indra500LC TTL should provide a major breakthrough for the many Canon based professional wedding and event photographers wanting to expand their flash system with larger off camera strobes, while retaining the well refined original Canon RT speedlites as their on-camera master / transmitter unit.
The Indra500LC will also provide compatibility with the original Canon ST-E3-RT transmitter, and Phottix’s own Laso version of the Canon RT transmitter units.
Powered by Laso (Phottix’s version of the Canon RT radio system) the Indra500LC TTL will be the first dedicated off-camera strobe to provide all the features of the original Canon RT speedlight system (TTL, HSS etc).
Though with the greatly added power and speed of a 500Ws portable strobe, with 2.4GHz RT compatible radio receiver neatly built inside.
INDRA500LC TTL FEATURES
• 500W Studio Light
• TTL, Manual and Stroboscopic Modes
• High Speed Sync – 1/8000s Shutter Speeds
• Adjust +/- 3 EV
• Manual Power 1/128 to Full Power in 1/3 Stops
• Wireless Radio Power Control with Canon RT and Phottix Laso systems
• LED Modeling Light
• Battery and AC Adapter Powered
• 400 Full-Power Shots When Using 5000 mAh Indra Battery Pack, 2 Second Recycle Times
• New Compact 5″ Reflector For Easy Transport
As well as providing compatibility with Canon’s original ST-E3-RT transmitter, Phottix’s own Laso transmitter unit provides extra benefits like an AF Assist Light.
And another major advantage of the Phottix system is the ability to also use Phottix Laso receiver units, which open the Canon RT system up to including control for legacy non RT TTL flashes like the Canon 580EX II, 580EX, and 430EX II etc. As well as simply firing other studio lights etc within the RT system.
Teaser images also highlight the new Indra500LC will now provide a considerably more compact 5″ reflector, rather than the 7″ option provided with the previous Indra strobes.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Phottix Indra500LC will start to ship in mid-October 2016 with a suggest retail price of $1299 USD.
Phottix – Website