Phottix have officially announced the new Mitros+ flash unit for Canon, with full TTL Radio Transceiver built in! Similar in function to the Canon 600EX-RT.
The new Mitros + retails from around $399, making the Phottix system significantly more affordable than the Canon option, while still providing a solid reliable system with 2 year warranty as standard.
Lower price is not the only advantage though, the Mitros + provides a number of quality receiver options, for firing other TTL speedlites and manual studio flashes as well. And also offers features like Second Curtain Sync, and full functionality with many pre 2012 camera and flash models (unlike Canon’s system). For Nikon and Sony owners the Mitros + will be an even bigger advantage, as they do not currently have their own radio based flash system available at all as yet.
Announcing: The Phottix Mitros+ TTL Transceiver Flash is the best of Phottix’s gold-standard products all-in-one.
What’s the + ?
+ Built-in Odin Transmitter
+ Built-in Odin Receiver
+ Built-in Strato Receiver
+ Memory Functions
The Phottix Mitros is a powerful and durable hot shoe flash that has proven popular since it’s release earlier this year. The Phottix Mitros+ adds significant functionality, allowing photographers to not only use the Mitros+ on or off camera, but also to control and trigger remote flashes by radio signal. The Mitros+ is a new industry landmark and was developed with input from professional photographers, world-wide.
GN: 58 Canon-compatible TTL Flash
Canon-compatible Master/Slave IR Triggering Modes
ETTL I/II, Manual and Multi Stroboscopic Modes
High Speed Sync and Second Curtain Sync
AF Assist Light
Flash Zoom: 24-105mm
External Battery Port, 3.5mm Sync Port
Quick Flash Mode
Use the Mitros+ on-camera as a key or fill light, and control and trigger other Mitros+ flashes or compatible flashes using Phottix Odin Receivers. Built-in Phottix Odin and Strato II Receiver functions mean the Mitros+ can be used with many existing Phottix flash triggers.
The Odin Transmitter in the Mitros+ operates similarly to the Phottix Odin TCU. Photographers have three groups, A, B and C, and four channels to use. Control TTL EV adjustments of +- 3 in 1/3 stops and manual power from full power to 1/128 in 1/3 stops. The Mitros+ can be triggered by existing Phottix Strato II Multi transmitters.
In additional to the Transmitter and Receiver functions, the Mitros+ is also a flash. Perfect for fast-paced wedding and event photographers or photojournalists shooting where an on-camera TTL flash is a must. The Mitros+ is truly all-in-one.
The easy-to-use Mitros+ also offers TTL, Manual and Multi Stroboscopic modes, a rotating and elevating flash head, high speed sync, second curtain sync, external battery port, 3.5mm sync port and custom functions.
With Phottix Odin functionality built-in the Mitros+ be can used to trigger Phottix Odin and Strato Receivers. Likewise: You can trigger the Mitros+ using a Phottix Odin TCU or Strato II Multi Transmitter. 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 – 18 different levels
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 in 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 flash head zoom adjustments – auto or manual
The Mitros+ will control and trigger other Mitros+ flashes in receiver mode or Phottix Odin Receivers. Like the Phottix Odin, the Mitros+ has a backlit LCD and is intuitive and easy to use.
Mitros+ TTL Transceiver Flash
The Mitros+ has a built-in Strato II Multi-compatible receiver. Existing Strato II Multi transmitters can trigger the Mitros+. The Mitros+ can also trigger Strato II Multi and Strato I Receivers, and Atlas II Transceivers in Rx Mode, when used as an Odin TCU.
New with the Mitros+: Built-in memory functions. Three sets of flash and function information can be saved in the Mitros+’s memory and be quickly recalled when needed. Do you use the Mitros+ in different modes for different situations? Quickly recall saved set-ups for fast use.
The Phottix Mitros+ TTL Transceiver Flash for Canon will be available in October 2013. A Nikon-compatible version is scheduled to be released by the end of the year.
The Mitros + solves one of the most common problems encountered by many wedding and event photographers currently using the Canon system. That is how to fire other non Canon (non 600EX-RT for that matter) flashes and studio lights without having to cobble together more transmitter units on the camera.
The Mitros + provides a number of quality receiver options for firing other TTL speedlites and manual studio flashes as well. The flash can then be mounted securely and reliably directly on camera hotshoe without any pass through hotshoes or extra transmitters needed.
Of course using Mitros + flash units off camera there is no need for any extra receiver units for those, which is a huge convenience saving carrying extra gear and extra battery management.
Price and Availability -
The new Mitros + retails from around US $399. Canon version available now, and a Nikon-compatible version is scheduled to be released by the end of 2013.
Mitros + from around US $399 –
Mitros (without built in radio) from around US $299 –
Website – Phottix Mitros +