Thursday, July 25, 2013

Phottix Mitros [Nikon] Review: The Real Deal


Big changes continue to ripple through the high-quality, 3rd-party flash industry this month. To wit: I've been testing a new $299 Phottix Mitros [Nikon] flash for several weeks now.

Here's the five-word short version: "Nikon, you should be very afraid."

Why? Because this solid, Manual/TTL/CLS/HSS flash delivers all of the punch and practically all of the functionality of your flagsship Nikon SB-910 for about half the price. With twice the warranty.

Put differently: as soon as word gets out, the days of the high profit margin OEM speedlights are numbered.

(More words, getting out, below…)

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A Full Line-up of OEM Speedlight Hurt

Big picture first: with the arrival of the LumoPro Lp180 and the dual-brand model Mitroses, (Mitrii?) the lineup of choices is now complete for anyone wanting very high quality speedlights without paying luxury car payment prices for them.

At the full-featured, TTL end of the spectrum, the Mitros Canon version has been out for a while now to solid reviews. The [Nikon] version is just now arriving. And to show Phottix are serious about quality (as well they should be) they have bitchsla thrown down the gauntlet of a two-year warranty, climbing up to share the longevity pedestal with LumoPro.

You just want full manual? Instead of getting an SB-910 get a LumoPro LP180. Hell, get two and have money left over for light mods. You want full TTL? Get a Mitros, now whether you shoot Canon or Nikon. (And soon, Sony.)

In short, this one-two punch could well lay waste to the high-margin, OEM speedlight landscape.
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Mitros [Nikon] vs. Nikon[Nikon]



Alrighty, let's talk features and get that out of the way first.

So, how much time do you have? 'Cause Phottix threw in everything. It's probably easiest to just directly compare the Mitros to a Nikon SB-910 at first, then we'll add a fuller list.

Here's what the SB-910 has that the Mitros lacks, to my knowledge:

1. 200mm optical beam zoom
2. Special shaped gel/filter recognition
3. Internal beam shaping.

And I think that's it. Is that worth twice the price? I don't think so.

Here's what the Mitros has that the SB-910 lacks:

1. 3.5mm (⅛") sync. Hallelujah.
2. Battery meter.
3. Better thermal management.
4. Double the warranty.
5. Way less money.


Features



Here are the highlights:

1. Two-year warranty (most important)
2. Three-way sync (optical, hot shoe and 3.5mm jack)
3. 2.5-sec recycle with NiMH
4. Dual-status LED (recycle and full exposure indicator)
5. HV battery port (Phottix proprietary, but includes Nikon adapter.)
6. Power equivalent to OEM flagsships
7. Focal plane sync/HSS
8. Rear-curtain sync
9. Sleep mode (switchable)
10. Intelligent overheating (it slows down, not shuts down)
11. Master or slave CLS compatibility
12. AF assist light
13. Auto and manual zoom 17-105mm, wider w/panel
14. Battery meter
15. 360-degree rotation
16. Slave/TTL eye in front (I prefer this.)
17. Supports FV/FEC lock
18. Backlighted display
19. USB firmware upgradeable
20. Latest-gen fresnel pattern
21. Settings saved through power off

Geez, what else do you want?


General Usability

Essentially, if you decide to go "system flash" (i.e., CLS with Nikon or eTTL with Canon) you will pay a tax on those capabilities every time you add a flash. Looking at OEM flashes, the tax get ridiculous pretty quickly.

And in the LP180/Mitros arena, the tax is still $100. (Manual LP180: $200, Mitros: $300.) You get the idea. And it is a choice — a perfectly valid one. Just look at what McNally does with CLS.

So, the Mitros does everything you need if you are comparing it to an OEM flagship. The build quality is right there, too. You give up nothing here.



Physical features are everything you'd pay for and expect from an OEM. Right down to the metal foot and rubber skirt: smooth, solid, confidence-inspiring.



As for sync, Mitros is embracing the (admittedly still small) wave of speedlight manufacturers who are eschewing the PC jack in favor of the 3.5mm jack. Bully for them.

Nikon's SB-910 has a PC jack rather than a 3.5mm. Nikon's $327 (street) SB-700 doesn't even have a sync-cord port at all. (WTF.)


What's Not to Like?

No flash is perfect. That's why they keep improving. But to find something not to like about the Mitros, I say you have to look pretty hard.

Here's what I am down to: user interface, (or UI).



Some background: the Nikon and Canon versions of the Mitros share the same external physical attributes. So the physical UI will necessarily be a compromise between the two versions. And the physical will drive the button sequence and interface. Which means fewer dedicated buttons than the OEM flashes, for instance.

As a result, the UI does not feel very intuitive to me. I'd go further and say you will not just pick up this flash and learn it without studying the manual. Which, for us guys at least, could be a thing. (You women admittedly are much smarter about that than we are.)

And to be fair, the Mitros' UI is what it is. It is not supposed to ape Nikon's UI. But because of that, the more intuitive you are with your current Nikon UI (Sb-800 or '900 or whatever) the more foreign the Mitros' will be to you.

If you are new, it is just an interface to learn. No biggie. But if I were a Nikon speedlight shooter I would not just pull it out of the box on day one and head right out to a shoot. There will be a learning curve.

But once you learn the interface, it is every bit the flash the OEM flagships are. And in some ways, better.

(To help you decide/research, I have posted a PDF of the Mitros [Nikon] user manual here.)

And it is worth learning. There is a lot there — including an extensive custom function menu.

And this is just UI, mind you. As for functionality, I can't break it. Meaning, I cannot make it not work exactly like a Nikon flash in wireless/TTL/HSS/Master/Slave mode. It's the rock-solid, functional equivalent of an OEM model.
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What You Get

The Mitros ships with a flash stand, a dome diffuser, an HV battery port adapter (Phottix -> Nikon), a manual (on a Phottix USB thumb drive!) a USB cable for firmware upgrades, a 3.5mm to 3.5mm sync cable and a case that can honestly be described as "swanky."

Seriously, the case is a well-constructed palette of textures and surfaces, with pockets and loops and velcro — and it feels positively sexy. Phottix should sell this as a separate item, if they don't already.
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July, 2013 was an awesome month for value-conscious off-camera flash photographers. And I just do not see major improvements happening from here anytime soon. You can buy an LP180 or a Mitros (either version) with confidence.

I just hope Phottix and LumoPro can make enough of them to keep up with demand.


Phottix Mitros Product Page: [Nikon] [Canon]

Order page: [Canon (shipping)] [Nikon (preorder)]


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57 Comments:

Blogger Brian Hawkins said...

David - Do you know if Pocketwizad Mini and Flex TT5 will work on this flash, preserving the TTL capabilities of those radios?

July 25, 2013 8:07 PM  
Blogger Simon Fairclough said...

So close, sort the buttons and give it a 200mm zoom and it would be a nikon beater..
Exciting times for us flashers, we can't be far away from perfect flash.
Lumipro nearly did it, but I think we are looking for remote power control. I still dream of a couple more stops.. yeah its a dream..

July 25, 2013 8:09 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Does anyone know about the sync speed or t.1 time? I cannot find any such information on their website.

July 25, 2013 8:54 PM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

@Brian- Do not know that. Would not assume it, tho.

July 25, 2013 9:09 PM  
Blogger Mad Motts said...

Any thoughts about color cast?

July 25, 2013 10:02 PM  
Blogger Wink of an eye Digital said...

Why did I know that Mitros were going Warranty? Cause they could with out a redesign just do it.

3rd parties are eating the OEM's lunch every day....and all the OEM's had to do is listen to the customer.

July 25, 2013 10:28 PM  
Blogger Jeff Seely said...

Please excuse the newbie question but my SB600's don't have the exposure calculator that the larger flashes have (My ISO + My fstop = distance at full power). Is that included on the Mitros?

July 25, 2013 10:32 PM  
Blogger Patrik said...

Hi there
Good on paper !!!
Good for who is working with $ !!!
This flash is very interesting ...


But for the €U market it's not attractive, 350$+ I fees= +/- 420 € and I bought my Nikon SB910 the same price !

July 26, 2013 3:18 AM  
Blogger noblog said...

That looks interesting.

How does it compare to the Metz 52 except the hardware buttons UI and 1/8" jack?
Am not a cable guy.

Same price, 2 year warranty, can be a master, comparable output,...

It has stroboscopic flash.
Did you ever use that for something other than the name of your blog?

July 26, 2013 4:51 AM  
Blogger ulfben said...

David: the most used feature - buy far - of my Nikon flashes, is the focus assist beam.

does the Mitros provide?

July 26, 2013 5:24 AM  
Blogger ulfben said...

I don't know if my question made it through Bloggers overly complex comment-authentication procedure, but I found my answer and though I should try and share it:

Yes, the Mitro's does feature an AF Asssist-beam.

July 26, 2013 5:26 AM  
Blogger Chris Pearson said...

This, to me at least, is a perfect slave. If you have a camera that can do master mode (my D7000 can but no group C) then your good to go. Otherwise just pick up 1 Nikon master if you want the OEM UI.

I picked up a mint condition SB-900 last month used for less than what I expect the $300 to translate to in the UK, which I suspect will be about £250 give take.

July 26, 2013 7:26 AM  
Blogger Tony Mayo said...

Are guide numbers, real flash power the same for Nikon and Mitros?

July 26, 2013 8:52 AM  
Blogger DerDrache said...

Would one of these be suitable for use as my Master in place of an SU-800 or SB-910? Specifically I'm wondering if it can act as master without its flash firing and contributing to the exposure.

July 26, 2013 9:35 AM  
Blogger DerDrache said...

Disregard my previous comment. I took the time to RTFM (thank you for posting by the way) and found this:

Master with Flash mode: The on camera Master flash will fire when a photo
is taken.
Master without Flash mode: The on camera Master flash will emit a short
burst of light to communicate with slave flashes but this light will not be part
of the exposure when a photo is taken.

July 26, 2013 9:48 AM  
Blogger Ron Longwell said...

Hi David. Thanks for the review. Looks like a winner. Does the Mitros come with a dome diffuser? If not, do you know if the SB-910 will fit the Mitros? Or do we need to go with a Sto-Fen?

July 26, 2013 10:23 AM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

@Tony- Seems to be as powerful as an LP180, which is to say at least as powerful as an SB-800.

July 26, 2013 10:41 AM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

@Mad-

Nope, no color cast issues. I think you may have left a comment WRT this on the LP180 page, too?

Generally, that is more a function of age than anything else. As a flash ages, it warms. (A good thing in my book!) This is because the front fresnel tends to yellow a bit as it ages and because of all of the power being sent through it.

July 26, 2013 10:42 AM  
Blogger aradilon said...

How's the quality of the head/lock, i had a Metz 48 af-1 some time ago and it worked perfect but the lock was uneasy to disengage.
So what my question actually is: hows the lock from the head?

July 26, 2013 10:56 AM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

@Rob-

Yes, comes with a dome. Forgot to add that. Fixed, thanks!

July 26, 2013 11:00 AM  
Blogger Mark Adams said...

Hi David,
Thanks for the review. Being a very satisfied user of the Phottix Odin and Stratos Wireless lighting system, I can vouch for the quality of their electronics.
I've read they will also have repair centers located throughout the USA to back up that 2 year warranty!

July 26, 2013 11:15 AM  
Blogger Greg Heller said...

David - Nikon called and they said 'No Christmas For You'

July 26, 2013 1:15 PM  
Blogger Jan Nicolas said...

David, thanks for your review but please let me add my 2 cents in regard of the downsides:
a) Some (count me in) like it, some don't; but I think it's kind of thoughtless, that Phottix left out the option to have the 'flash fired' and 'flash charged' beeps. They have a beeper in the flash and the rest would be just one more option in the menu. :'((
b) I'm a happy user of several of the original (PW compatible) Phottix Atlas Remotes. But looking at the pics of the Mitros, it seems that the manufacturer still hasn't learned how to design a proper main power switch. Very much looks like the Mitros is another Phottix product you've to tune with a glued on washer to prevent it from unintentionally switching on in your bag. :(
c) For me it's hard to think of a worse place to put the USB-Connector. Having it on the side of the Remote-plug means the rather sensitive micro-USB will be all the time exposed to the elements. I guess it means another strip of Gaffer...
d) Last but not least the proprietary power connector. Instead of making ~50% of the users happy they - IMO - chose to make all of them equally unhappy. This adapter is - again IMO - prone to get lost. I would have been much happier if they would just have adopted one of the two major manufacturers connectors.

This said, I'm seriously thinking of buying three of these to have in the end 4 TTL Flashes. Less for TTL; more for remote adjustment.

Questions to you:
- From your point of view, can you replace the Phottix supplied Stofen-like diffuser with smth of the shelf, be it Canon or Nikon?
- Do you plan to use the Mitros, or was it just a product you reviewed?
- In case you plan to use it. Do you have plans for a 'n months with the Mitros' follow-up?

July 26, 2013 2:13 PM  
Blogger Don Molyneaux said...

Wow! in the last month you have done a complete about face with regards to OEM vs Knock-offs. (Not necessarily bad). Phottix and Lumopro may be rock solid and offer a 2 year warranty but will they bring new technology (R&D) in the future? Wasn't that the point of your previous blog? I'm all for cheaper flashes and have told Nikon so when asked.

July 26, 2013 2:37 PM  
Blogger Annalene said...

This is great news. I had to repair my Canon flash twice in 6 months and the cost was more than this Phottix model. I have been using the Phottix Odin for two years now and have nothing but compliments for them, so I am sure the flash will be the same quality.

July 26, 2013 3:15 PM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

@Don-

Don't really understand. These are in no way knock-offs. And neither are they no-warranty POS flashes. In fact, they have twice the warranty of the OEM flashes.

Also, they do not incur risk by bring new tech which they could obsolete. The LP180 is total plug and play to any sync (more than any other flash in the world). The Mitros is built on a tech with a huge installed base and over a decade of longevity.

It is not a risky thing.

July 26, 2013 4:29 PM  
Blogger Dawn JP Danko said...

I just picked up two new (nearly) SB800s at my local camera store for $300 each - the same price as this flash. So now I'm thinking I could just sell all of my current SB800s and upgrade to a set of brand new Mitros for zero net loss.

July 26, 2013 5:05 PM  
Blogger Jared K said...

@David & needing your vast experience in multiple products...I'm trying to find another one, but it seems this is the only other flash other than OEMs that will work with the Odin system to be able to adjust output from the camera Odin controller. Is this true?

July 26, 2013 7:00 PM  
Blogger Ricardo Gomez said...

Thank you for the review.

I've been thinking a lot about the Canon version of these flashes and With your review, I have no problem going with them now. My main concern about third party gear is reliability, usability, durability and performance. Looks like we got all the bases covered!

July 26, 2013 8:59 PM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

@Jared-

I don't use Odins, but I am pretty sure they are designed to manually adjust both Mitros and Nikon SB-400, 600, 700, 800, 900 and 910's.

I would defer to someone more familiar with them, tho.

July 26, 2013 9:31 PM  
Blogger Tom Weis said...

The Phottix is missing:
1. 200mm optical beam zoom
2. Special shaped gel/filter recognition
3. Internal beam shaping.

4. No Auto Thyristor mode.*
5. It's doubtful Phottix offers expedited repairs like NPS and CPS.

* Yes I use Auto Thyristor enough for this to be a deal breaker, especially with used SB-900s going for $325 or so.

I'm happy Phottix has upped their game - competition is good for the marketplace.

July 26, 2013 9:52 PM  
Blogger Jim Campbell said...

I don't think anybody's mentioned it yet, but you've got a slightly malformed link up there in the second para after the jump.

July 27, 2013 1:37 AM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

@Jim-

Thanks much. It was a bad edit this evening. Fixed.

Thanks again,
D

July 27, 2013 2:26 AM  
Blogger Don Molyneaux said...

Sooo sorry David. I thought I read on your blog a rant expressing that buying chinese knock-offs (and by extension third party equipment) hurts us all by not investing in R&D and advancing technology. I thought is was your blog because it used Paul C Buff as an example. I can't seem to find the article now.

July 28, 2013 1:56 AM  
Blogger Steve Fett said...

Whoa. Thanks for the concise review Dave. I know what I will be spending my birthday money on.

July 28, 2013 2:21 PM  
Blogger Nakey said...

Don: This is the Article http://strobist.blogspot.com.au/2011/04/what-china-doesnt-understand.html. And i'm with you. no Auto Thyristor function = not replacing my SB800 which is getting more use on non-E-TTL flashes than on the D700

I could go on about how i disagree with the article, but that's going to be a long long long long bitch session, especially since people take DH's word as Gospel...

July 29, 2013 10:22 AM  
Blogger Don Molyneaux said...

@Nakey. Thanks. Having re-read the article I now understand David's point. It's funny, I read the article a while ago and only remembered certain aspects of it. I bought a Youngnuo flash and have been very happy with it.

July 29, 2013 12:24 PM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

@Nakey-

No offense, but people are free to take my opinions however they wish. All I can do is put out the best info I have at hand, and preferably drawn from personal experience.

YN flashes may work fine for some people. I am not going to be writing about gear that, if it breaks (and YN often does) offers no real factory warranty system.

For the people who buy YN flashes on the cheap that end up working great, congrats. You got a great deal. But there should be value in everyone's purchases, not just the winner. Buying a flash should be an reliable agreement between shooter and manufacturer, not a lottery ticket.

July 29, 2013 1:51 PM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

@Don-

Indeed, there were two articles and your mind may have been combining them. There was a post on Knockoffs and a post on flash manufacturers who build neither quality control nor warranty costs into the price of their flashes. Two totally different issues, although sometimes bridged by single manufacturers.

July 29, 2013 1:53 PM  
Blogger Henrique Pereira said...

hi Dave, does this flash play well with Sb900s in wireless mode flawlessly and consistently?

Any differences noted?

Thanks, man.

July 30, 2013 7:32 PM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

@Henruque-

I am not gonna validate the use of the word "flawless" with CLS, but it is interchangeable with the Nikon versions as either master or slave as far as I've found.

July 30, 2013 10:00 PM  
Blogger Ujwal B. said...

The question i have is how well does this flash perform as a solo on-camera flash?

can it replace genuine Nikon or Canon speedlites in terms of consistency?

I bought a Nissin professional flash last year, a great flash for off camera ETTL slave and Manual slave mode but was lousy as a on Camera wedding photographer's flash.
Luckily i tried the flash at home many times before the wedding...the exposure was way off and all over the place too many times. Used it successfully as off camera ETTL slave though, then sold it just because I found my YN622 better in every way when i had to use Manual flash.

I have an issue with every flash makers. Why can't they put a simple "A" flash on these new flashes?
ETTL is great for lot of things - bouncing, flash fill etc....but when you have to hit direct flash, i find plain old AUTO mode the best results. That's why I have a Nikon SB25 in by bag all the time.

Dear Yongnuo, Phottix and others , please include AUTO mode in your flashes.

July 30, 2013 10:28 PM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

@Ujwal-

Truthfully, I am not sure about that. I do not generally use flashes on camera as TTL flashes. You may wish to wait for more feedback from others.

July 30, 2013 11:29 PM  
Blogger TK said...

The Mitros is NOT unique in anyway. A third party flash with comparable features of Canon and Nikon flash isn't anything new. More than a decade ago, Sigma rolled out their flashes with the same features of the top line of Canon and Nikon flashes. Other than the metal shoe and ports, Mitros doesn't have any additional features in comparison of Sigma flashes. It will be your call whether a $70 difference makes up the difference on metal shoe and ports or not.

August 01, 2013 10:44 AM  
Blogger denton said...

Somehow I missed this but I don't really get it. This is a bargain? Not for a Canon shooter who wants to use radio. This flash is $300 then add the recommended $100 P/W, you're up to $400. The Canon 600-EX-RT's that I own have been available as low as $500. The $100 gets you a much better interface and built in radio. It also gets you a flash built in Japan by people making a good wage and who have benefits and health insurance vs a Chinese flash built on the cheap by people with a minimum wage measured by the month not the hour. We're kidding ourselves.

Oh, and two year warranty? It's one thing to state it, it's another thing to honor it. Not saying they won't, but I'll trust Canon first. And of course the one year Canon/Nikon warranty is based on the fact they know a lot of pros use their equipment for thousands of pops a month. Mitros knows very few pros will use their equipment. So if you measure MTBF in pops, I bet Canon and Nikon will come out ahead.

I love this site but don't agree on this one.

August 09, 2013 3:07 PM  
Blogger Ryan Cole Tulsa said...

This is great!

August 21, 2013 8:38 PM  
Blogger Tim Henrion said...

OK, so I bit the bullet and bought three of these as my 580's are getting 'long in the tooth'.

Started testing them with my FlexTT5's and YongNuo YN-622C's. Of course, PocketWizard Flex's don't like any flash this doesn't identify itself as a Canon flash. I guess this is to be expected but everything works fine on standard channels with basic triggering.

The YongNuo's are another issue, unfortunately. Doing a basic 1/8th power manual trigger test side-by-side with a 580EX II, the Mitros gives up triggering after 15-20 triggers and needs to 'rest' before it will start triggering again.

Now we will see the measure of what Phottix is really made of. Are they willing to look into compatibility issues with a competitor's trigger? My support ticket is an and "we'll have to see".

August 24, 2013 11:21 AM  
Blogger Tim Henrion said...

OK, so more testing of my issue that I thought was related to YN-622C triggers. It's not. I can replicate it with PocketWizards in Basic Trigger mode. From what I can tell, the Mitros appears to have some type of "mode" that kicks in before "Overheating Protection" mode and slows down the recycle of the unit after some number of continuous pops (even if those pops are at far less than full power) and the "HOT" display never shows. Hopefully Phottix will provide some info this week.

August 25, 2013 6:52 AM  
Blogger Leroy Harvey said...

Hello,

I am just getting into small flash, currently I have two SB600s but want to get some serious high end units so I can do more high speed shutter stuff.

My question on the Mitros is this: Has anyone used the large Rogue flash benders with the soft-box diffusion panels? Does the Mitros hold them up well?

My SB600s will not hold themselves in place on the ratchet head with these in some positions.

Thanks in advance,
Leroy

September 17, 2013 4:00 PM  
Blogger iamabcd said...

Phottix announced a Mitros+ with built-in radio trigger. How about another post about this? http://photorumors.com/2013/09/18/phottix-announces-mitros-ttl-transceiver-flash-with-built-in-radio-trigger/

September 23, 2013 2:02 AM  
Blogger Bill Henderson said...

I just received my copy yesterday, I have been following him in your blog and his videos.

October 23, 2013 1:10 PM  
Blogger S.C.Felix Wong said...

Hi David, I have purchased a piece of Phottix Mitros and I discovered some serious issues. (maybe just my copy)

I myself as an amateur shoot indoor portraits using off-camera flashes under Nikon CLS. However, with this Mitros I have, there are few problems.

1) (Most Important), The CLS flash triggering is very unstable, even with nothing in between the Mitros sensor and the master light.

Due to the instability, I therefore switched to using M mode with a Yongnuo rf-603 n3 as trigger and I discover following problems.

2)The flash in 8/10 occasion doesn't trigger. (I have swapped batteries in case of low batteries)

Out of frustration I used the dump Optical Slave mode, (while other flashes uses the rf-603) and the Mitros still show instability.

Other than that I also find problem when shooting continuously in events.

3)After 2 flashes in 1/8 power, the flash stops to recycle for 1~2 seconds. (the SB-910/800 even the Nissin Di622 can shoot up to 8~10 shot in comparison)

Am I a poor guy out of luck (or extremely lucky) and am the only one facing similar problems?

November 19, 2013 1:55 AM  
Blogger David Hobby said...

Hey Felix-

My guess is you got a bad copy, and that's why I think warranty is a critical issue. I would contact Phottix with your concerns and do please report back.

-D

November 19, 2013 10:40 AM  
Blogger S.C.Felix Wong said...

Hey David and others
Sorry for the long wait (if anyone is waiting). My problem has been solved by Phottix, they simply replace my copy with a new flash, which is great CS.
However there's no discovery of why my previous behaved in its faulty way, between then and now, the problem worsen, even firing at 1/128 required 2 seconds to charge up.... and for one charge. My suspection is that the capacitors fail to charge and release the power.
Anways problem solved

Thanks
Felix

November 29, 2013 2:51 AM  
Blogger Andreas Breunig said...

I seem to have the same problem as Felix, which is driving me mad. A friend of mine bought a very cheap yongnuo TTL flash for nikon for less than a third of the price and has 100% flash sync. My photix refuses to fire in 7-8 out of 10 times. Even the firmware update did not resolve the issue. Initially, the first few moths after I bought the unit, I had not had such issues. This is really frustrating and I just hope that the customer service will react accordingly. As of now, I'll again have to rent SB910s for the upcoming events that I am going to shoot, as the Phottix is just not reliable.

February 06, 2014 1:42 PM  
Blogger David H said...

And now, Phottix have stepped it up another notch. The Mitros+ INCLUDES wireless, built-in. An SB-900 with built-in wireless, for the price of an SB-700. Or the price of a LumoPro and a PW, but including TTL for the McNally fans as well.

http://www.phottix.com/en/phottix-mitros-ttl-transceiver-flash-for-nikon.html

February 17, 2014 10:57 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What do the ends of the Nikon power pack adapter cable look like? Is it compatible with the keyed
SB900/910 connector?

May 09, 2014 4:12 PM  

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