Phottix have released the Mitros+ flash for Sony, and they should start shipping to retailers this week.
Mitros+ are the first speedlight system available for Sony with full TTL radio transceivers built-in.
This is a major advancement for Sony based wedding and event photographers needing a TTL flash on-camera, while also controlling off-camera flash units in TTL or Remote Manual power control.
Or for any Sony users just wanting to simplify their flashes, with a quality reliable system without the need for separate radio triggers.
- GN: 58 Sony-Compatible TTL Flash
- Built-in: Phottix Odin Transmitter and Receiver, and Strato II Receiver
- Sony-compatible Master/Slave IR Triggering Modes
- TTL, Manual and Multi Stroboscopic Modes
- High Speed Sync
- AF Assist Light
- Flash Zoom: 24-105mm
- External Battery Port, 3.5mm Sync Port
- Quick Flash Mode
- Memory Functions
The Mitros+ flash can fire and control other Mitros+ flash units, or the more compact Odin transmitter can be used on camera to control up to 3 groups of Mitros+ flashes.
Other Sony compatible TTL flashes can also be used in the system when mounted on separate Odin receivers. And studio lights and other manual speedlites can also be simply fired via Phottix Strato II or Atlas II receivers.
On top of the Odin transmitter and receiver, the Mitros+ even have Strato II receivers built in as well.
Most importantly for serious wedding and event photograhers, the Mitros+ have an exceptionally fast and simple interface, allowing instant access to the local flash and 3 remote flash groups. TTL and Remote Manual can be mixed within the groups.
Odin Functionality –
Using the Mitros+ in Odin Transmitter Mode provides the same functions found on the Phottix Odin, including –
- Remote power control of groups in TTL with +/- EV adjustments (3 stops in 1/3 stop increments)
- Remote power control in Manual Mode: Full power to 1/128 in 1/3 stop increments.
- 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.
- Remote flash head zoom adjustments – auto or manual
The Mitros+ will control and trigger other Mitros+ flashes in receiver mode, or other Phottix Odin Receivers.
Strato Functionality –
The Mitros+ has a built-in Strato II Multi compatible receiver. Existing Strato II Multi transmitter can trigger the Mitros+. The Mitros+ can also trigger Strato II Multi and Strato I Receivers when set in Odin Transmit Mode.
Memory Functions –
The Mitros+ has built-in three location memory save and retrieval functions. Flash set up and custom function information can be saved in the Mitros+’s memory and be quickly recalled when needed. Quickly recall saved set-ups for fast use.
- Modes: TTL, Manual, and Multi Stroboscopic
- Guide No.: 58/190 (at 105mm focal length, ISO 100 in meters/feet)
- Flash coverage: 24-105mm (14mm with wide angle diffuser panel)
- Auto zoom (Flash coverage automatically adjusts to match the lens focal length)
- Manual zoom (Zoom can be adjusted by changing setting on the flash/camera)
- Rotation: 360 degrees, Up-Down: -7 to 90 degrees.
- FEC (Flash exposure compensation): Manual
- Sync modes: First Curtain Sync and High Speed Sync
- Stroboscopic flash: 1-100HZ
- Stroboscopic flash counts: 1-100 times
- Flash exposure confirmation: Blue LED lamp lights up in TTL mode
- Flash Recycling: (with size-AA alkaline batteries)
- Recycling time/Flash-ready indicator:
- Normal flash: Approx.0.1-5 sec./Red LED indicator lamp lights up.
- Quick flash: Approx.0.1-2.5 sec./Green LED indicator lamp lights up.
- Internal power: Four size-AA alkaline batteries or size-AA Ni-MH batteries
- Power saving: Non-wireless Slave modes: 90 seconds, Wireless Slave mode: 60 minutes or 10 minutes
- Wireless flash
- Transmission method: Optical pulse and Radio frequency transmission
- Channels: 4
- Wireless options: Odin Tx, Odin Rx, Strato II Rx, OP Tx (Master), OP Rx (Slave),OFF
- The Phottix Mitros+ Flash can be used as Wireless Master Unit only on some cameras, they are: DSLR-A900, DSLR-A850, DSLR-A700, SLT-A99V/SLT-A99, SLTA77V/SLT-A77, SLT-A65V/SLT-A65, SLT-A58, SLT-A57, SLT-A37, NEX-7, NEX-6, A7 or RX1
- Transmission range (Approx.): Radio: 100m +, Optical: Indoors: 12-16m, Outdoors: 7-9m.
- Reception angle: ±40°(horizontal), ±30°(vertical)
- Controlled Slave groups: 2(A and B)
- Flash ratio control: Each group can be set between- “-“(OFF), 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16
- Standby current: ≤100uA in sleep mode
- Dimensions: (L x W x H): 201×77.5×58.3mm
- Weight: 416g (flash only, excluding batteries)
For full Mitros+ specs and details please see the Phottix website.
NOTE – The Mitros+ for Sony, along with the current Odin for Sony, all use the previous Minolta style hotshoe design. Current Sony cameras with the new Multi Interface Shoe will require an adapter at this stage.
The Phottix Odin system has proven to be one of the most reliable and hassle free radio TTL flash systems over a number of years now.
The Mitros+ for Canon and Nikon have have gone through some teething issues, most of which have been resolved through subsequent firmware updates. Otherwise the Mitros+ are generally as solid and reliable as the Odin system for remote TTL radio flash control.
Price and Availability –
The Phottix Mitros+ for Sony are making their way to stores, and should be available soon from $399 –
Phottix – Website.