Phottix’s new Ares triggers had better be ready for war (don’t mind me, that just sounded cool.) In all seriousness though, the company has announced yet another trigger after the Stratos TTL and Odin for Sony at Photokina 2012. The new Ares triggers are an 8-channel transmitter and receiver duo have a range of 200m and feature a “fire-all” channel function.
The unique feature about these triggers is the rotating transmitter, which can be tilted up or down depending on your preferences. They also have a 3.5mm port sync port for studio strobes, use AA batteries, have a 2.5 GHz signal, can work from 200 meters away, and a minimum sync of 1/250th depending on what your camera’s limits are.
The Fire-All function allows photographers to fire all flashes or strobes on Phottix Ares receivers set to different channels. Sorry, but these triggers aren’t TTL if that’s what you’re looking for.
The Phottix Ares will be released in October and replace some old Phottix flash triggers including the Tetra, Aster and Strato I. No word on pricing yet.