2012-09-13

The Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger


There are numerous wireless flash solutions available on the market, from DSLR cameras built in versions that use infra-red to trigger external flash units, to external devices that mount to the cameras hot shoe.

Of the many solutions available, only a few products offer a truly wireless TTL solution - accessory company Phottix have recently produced a truly unique product, the Odin Wireless Flash unit. Available in both Canon and Nikon fits, the Odin comprises of a shoe mounted transmitter and separate hot shoe receiver.


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Having tested numerous units, including the industry standard Pocket Wizard I can honestly say I found the Odin unit incredibly easy to both set up and use. The transmitter includes an LCD panel allowing control of external Speedlight's including channels, frequencies, ratios and exposure compensation. The Odin also has the unique ability to remotely zoom the head of a compatible flashgun, and to use second curtain shutter sync, functions which are not available on more expensive solutions.

The remote functionality is controlled wirelessly, using the 2.4 GHz channel as opposed to infra-red as used by the Canon STE-2 and Nikon SU-800.  The result being an effective range of 100 meters plus, the receiver does not have to be in line of sight, and is not affected by daylight (which can often be the case). Another advantage of the Odin as far as Canon users are concerned, is that the flashgun does not have a slave facility built in, therefore allowing any E-TTL flashgun to be used in full TTL mode.

In my opinion, if you are looking for a true wireless flash solution that gives full TTL control, with many additional features – at an extremely competitive price, I would strongly recommend looking at this product.

To find out more and to purchase the Phottix Odin TTL Flash trigger please CLICK HERE >>

Anthony Sinfield
Park Cameras School of Photography Training Manager

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