Phottix has long been a maker of accessories that don’t always cost a whole lot but still perform just like said accessories. With today’s new announcement of the Phottix Juno TTL flash with the new Odin Z operating system at the heart, we’re all pretty curious what this flash can do now. The idea behind the new Odin Z system is that they wanted to make things even simpler for photographers who know diddly squat about flash. It’s available to all Phottix users via firmware updates and it includes updates like auto switching between camera systems’ TTL languages, and this other really amazing feature called Auto metering.
The idea behind auto metering is this: you’re using a flash in manual mode and you often need to figure out what the flash output will be based on the ISO and the aperture along with the power output. What auto metering does is that by using the flash as a light meter itself, it will figure out what power meter to set the flash to. Then you just do that or lower/increase it at will.
Here are the details from the company’s press releases sent out today.
Phottix Juno TTL
The first of Phottix’s new Odin Z Operating System products! The Juno TTL has everything you expect from a TTL hot shoe flash – a Guide Number of 60 with TTL, Manual and Stroboscopic modes, and an adjustable flash head that can zoom to 200mm.
Beyond hot shoe flash function, the Phottix Juno TTL Flash is a powerful partner for the professional photographer.
- All-in-one Auto-Switching. TTL systems for Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Pentax built-in into every Juno TTL. The flash will automatically adjust to the system being used*
- Real-time manual power display*
- Can be used to control other compatible products in the Phottix ecosystem
- Built-in Elinchrom Skyport system receiver. Add the Juno TTL as a manual hot shoe flash to your Elinchrom system
The Juno TTL is the perfect flash for wedding and event photographers that need the flexibility of Auto-Switching for second shooters using a different camera system. Also great for educators in a classroom setting.
For those new to lighting, the Juno TTL Auto-Metering functions make it super-easy to get started using flash.
The Phottix Juno TTL Transceiver Flash for Canon will debut in October, followed by Sony and Nikon models in coming months.
Phottix Odin Z
From day one, we have had several goals, the first being to make working with light as simple and easy as possible for photographers at every level. To make things more simple, more intuitive, our team has invested two years in developing the next generation of the Phottix products. The key to this simplicity is the new Odin Z Operating System.
Odin Z keeps the most-loved Phottix features and adds cutting-edge options and technologies. Best of all, it’s available to all Phottix users through a firmware upgrade. We believe in moving forward while leaving no one behind.
“Our team spent a lot of time working with photographers to learn what they needed most,” said Steve Peer, Phottix CEO, “The Odin Z system is the result. It brings some very amazing features to the table and lays a great foundation for Phottix’s future development.”
Odin Z Operating System Features:
- Auto-Switching – Every TTL system is built into every product. Products will automatically “switch” to the system being used by the photographer
- Auto-Metering – Use your flash as a light meter. Phottix products will tell you what manual power level to set
- Real-Time Displays – Power levels are displayed on both products and triggers
- Simplified – UI, software and hardware protocols have been upgraded and streamlined for easier use.