There are few products in the photo world that we don’t think need an update or an upgrade–and high up on that list was Phottix’s Odin II TTL flash transmitter. We reviewed the first one and awarded it an Editor’s Choice rating. To this day, we still use it and highly recommend it to anyone. But today at Photokina 2014, the company is announcing a brand new refresh to the transmitter. It now involves a new button layout, brighter green lights, and an overall more modern and sexy design.
So what’s new with the Odin II? For starters, you can control the manual power output from 1/1 to 1/256–which is amongst the lowest that we’ve seen. It also allows for modelling light control with the new Indra 500 monolight that the company announced yesterday. Users also can have give different lighting groups–which means that you can get more or less as complicated with your lighting as you want. You also get 32 radio channels that can control pretty much every single Phottix radio enabled flash or trigger product.
No word on pricing yet, but as far as lighting goes, Phottix seems to be stealing the show. They’ve announced the Canon and Nikon versions, and we’re sure that Sony will come later.
Tech specs are after the jump.
- 5 groups A, B, C, D, E
- 2.4 GHz frequency, Range 100m
- 32 channels with Digital ID
- Group buttons and control dial for fast power changes
- TTL Power Control +/- 3EV
- Manual Power Control 1/1 to 1/256
- Flash Zoom control
- High Speed Sync – up to 1/8000s
- Second Curtain Sync
- AF Assist Beam
- Compatible with Indra500 TTL, Mitros+, Odin, Strato II, Atlas II
- Modeling Light Control (Indra500 only)