About Phottix

The new standard for TTL flashes: The Phottix Mitros. After more than three years in development Phottix's series of TTL hot shoe flashes for Canon, Nikon and Sony.

The Mitros will do everything you expect a top-of-the-line TTL flash to do. Functions include built-in IR triggering with Master and Slave modes, AF assist light, auto/manual zooming flash head, all with fast recharge times. The Phottix Mitros TTL Flash includes a USB port for firmware upgrades and a 3.5mm sync port.

The Phottix Mitros is powerful, with a guide number of 58 and features high quality components custom designed by Phottix or imported from America, Japan or Taiwan. The flash features full TTL functionality as well as manual and multi modes. It is the perfect compliment to the Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger system.

Use it on camera for shooting events or weddings, or off-camera with a Phottix flash trigger, light stand and umbrella or softbox for portraits or product photography. This is a professional-level flash at home on-location or in the studio. test

Summary of Customer Reviews

(7)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (6),Versatile (6),Consistent output (5),Durable (5),Good power output (4)
Cons:
Slow recycling (4)
Best Uses:
General purpose (7),Fill flash (6),Portraits (5),Night photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (3)

Phottix Features

  • TTL, M, Multi (Stroboscopic) modes
  • Auto/Manual Flash Head Zoom with 180 degree rotation and 97 degree tilt
  • High Speed Sync and Rear Curtain Sync
  • Flash Exposure Compensation - Manual, Bracketed
  • Fast Flash Mode - with 0.1-2.5 sec. recharge times
  • USB port for upgrades
  • 3.5mm Sync port
  • Nikon-compatible IR Wireless Triggering with Master and Slave mode
  • Optical Slave Sync Mode
  • 4 AA batteries
  • Port for external battery pack
  • Compatible with Phottix Odin TTL Flash Triggers for Nikon

Phottix Specifications

Guide No
58/190 (at 105mm focal length, ISO 100 in meters/feet)
Flash Coverage
24-105mm (14mm with wide angle diffuser panel)
Auto Zoom
Flash coverage automatically adjusts to match the lens focal length
Manual Zoom
Zoom can be adjusted by changing setting on the flash/camera
Rotation
360 degrees, Up-Down: -7 to 90 degrees
FEC (Flash Exposure Compensation)
Manual
FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing)
+/-3 stops in 1/3 stop increments (Manual flash exposure compensation and FEB can be combined)
Sync Modes
First Curtain Sync, Second Curtain Sync, and High Speed Sync
Stroboscopic Flash
1-199Hz
Flash Exposure Confirmation
Blue LED lamp lights up in E-TTL mode
Flash Recycling
With size-AA alkaline batteries
Recycling Time/Flash-Ready Indicator
Normal flash: Approx.0.1-5 sec./Red LED indicator lamp lights up
Quick flash: Approx.0.1-2.5 sec./Green LED indicator lamp lights up
Internal Power
Four size-AA alkaline batteries or size-AA Ni-MH batteries
External Battery
Compatible with Phottix Battery Pack and Nikon battery pack through specific adapter
Power Saving
Non-wireless slave modes: 90 seconds, Wireless slave mode: 60 minutes
Transmission Method
Optical pulse
Channels
4
Wireless Options
OFF, Master, Slave and Optical Slave
Transmission Range
Approx.: Indoors: 12-16m / 39.36-52.48 ft.
Outdoors: 7-9m / 22.96-29.52 ft.
Reception angle: +/-40° horizontal, +/-30° vertical
Controlled Slave Groups
3 (A, B, and C)
Flash Ratio Control
1:8-1:1-8:1
Standby Current
100uA in sleep mode
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8 x 3.1 x 2.3" (202.8 x 77.5 x 58.3mm)
Weight
15.1 oz (427g) without batteries

Reviews about this item

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4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great flash for the money

For the money this is a great flash compared to the Nikon equivalent. The build quality is very good and the case the flash comes in is better then the Nikon's. I did find that when shooting TTL the flash likes to over expose by about a stop. You can in the settings have the flash over/under expose to composite for this depending on what is does on your camera. Works fine with my pocket wizards tt5 and I found the menu relatively easy to operate. Not as easy as Nikon 700 or 910 but you should...

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For the money this is a great flash compared to the Nikon equivalent. The build quality is very good and the case the flash comes in is better then the Nikon's. I did find that when shooting TTL the flash likes to over expose by about a stop. You can in the settings have the flash over/under expose to composite for this depending on what is does on your camera. Works fine with my pocket wizards tt5 and I found the menu relatively easy to operate. Not as easy as Nikon 700 or 910 but you should get the hang of it. I did find that the capacitors in it don't hold as much energy as the Nikon. After about 2-3 rapid flashes it needs to pause to recharge. If you don't fire in burst mode then this shouldn't affect you. The connector for connecting a battery pack is preparatory but does come with an adapter to use the nikon battery pack. I haven't used a battery pack so I don't know how much of a difference it makes.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Value for money but....

When unboxing the Mitros TTL for Nikon the quality of the packaging was great. The protective pouch is better the the Nikon version (i use SB 910's). I bought this flash to test it and see if it would be a good replacement for my 910's. The build quality feel good, as good as the nikon sb910. It comes with a sync cable, usb stick manual and a diffuser cap. This flash does everything a 910 does and even more. I like the optical Slave function what lacks the nikon variant. It is fully TTL and ...

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When unboxing the Mitros TTL for Nikon the quality of the packaging was great. The protective pouch is better the the Nikon version (i use SB 910's). I bought this flash to test it and see if it would be a good replacement for my 910's. The build quality feel good, as good as the nikon sb910. It comes with a sync cable, usb stick manual and a diffuser cap. This flash does everything a 910 does and even more. I like the optical Slave function what lacks the nikon variant. It is fully TTL and Nikon CLS compatible. I found that it is less powerful than the 910 and in TTL mode underexpose about 1 stop. I have 1 stop + compensation programmed into the Mitros now. The power compares to the SB 700. The recycle times are awful. On full power it takes over 5 sec to recharge using 2500mh Eneloop batteries. I tried different batteries too, no difference, even with the power pack it still is over 4 sec. When in slave mode it doesn't have a confirmation ready beep. The flash only confirms receiving the commander pre flash but does not confirm when its ready to fire again. A big negative for me as I use them only in Slave mode. I will keep using it but for me it is not a good replacement for my Nikon sb 910's. It worth paying the extra money. If you are just looking for an on camera TTL nikon flash, go for it. you will not be disappointed!

Reviewed by 7 customers

 
4.0

Great flash for the price!

By

from Nevada  -  Pro Photographer

The flash works great and perform together with the Nikon system or the Odin controllers. The power output really close to the SB900, but the refreshing rate not that good. You can use the flash with battery packs, but the cable connection not the greatest (maybe copyright issue with Nikon?). Right now my biggest problem the upgrade! The firmware only works under WIndows system. They have promised to fix the Mac version since end of last year.

 
5.0

Outstanding flash unit

By

from Greater Chicago land suburbs  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this flash unit with my SB-910 and SB-800 - and output and use wise there is no difference. The Mitros works with my Pocketwizard CTL system, the TT1 and TT5 triggers. It works fine with the Nikon CLS system too. Its built really really well, and feels very solid in the hand. Comes with an adapter so I can use my external SB-910 battery pack. Double the warranty, half the price of a SB-910, uses 3.5mm sync jack, equal output in terms of light and quality....it only zooms to 105mm and the 910 goes to 200mm but otherwise no difference. The optical slave function is more sensitive and the menu takes a minute to get used to compared to the nikon but then I've used the Nikon for years. I did order a second Mitros, I think they are better overall than the SB-910. We'll see as time goes by.

 
3.0

Good Value for money but....

By

from Yelm, WA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

When unboxing the Mitros TTL for Nikon the quality of the packaging was great. The protective pouch is better the the Nikon version (i use SB 910's). I bought this flash to test it and see if it would be a good replacement for my 910's. The build quality feel good, as good as the nikon sb910. It comes with a sync cable, usb stick manual and a diffuser cap. This flash does everything a 910 does and even more. I like the optical Slave function what lacks the nikon variant. It is fully TTL and Nikon CLS compatible. I found that it is less powerful than the 910 and in TTL mode underexpose about 1 stop. I have 1 stop + compensation programmed into the Mitros now. The power compares to the SB 700. The recycle times are awful. On full power it takes over 5 sec to recharge using 2500mh Eneloop batteries. I tried different batteries too, no difference, even with the power pack it still is over 4 sec. When in slave mode it doesn't have a confirmation ready beep. The flash only confirms receiving the commander pre flash but does not confirm when its ready to fire again. A big negative for me as I use them only in Slave mode. I will keep using it but for me it is not a good replacement for my Nikon sb 910's. It worth paying the extra money. If you are just looking for an on camera TTL nikon flash, go for it. you will not be disappointed!

 
5.0

LOVE IT

By

from Washington, DC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have not used all the features yet, but I love the flash already. Worth the money!

 
4.0

Excellent choice!

By

from Alexandria, VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I am just starting to learn off camera flash use, so my evaluation may not carry as much weight as more seasoned professionals. That said, the flash seems to do everything I've asked of it. I have zero issues with it either on or off of my D600. The TTL and CLS both work flawlessly. A great value for the money!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great flash for the money

By

from Dallas, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

For the money this is a great flash compared to the Nikon equivalent. The build quality is very good and the case the flash comes in is better then the Nikon's. I did find that when shooting TTL the flash likes to over expose by about a stop. You can in the settings have the flash over/under expose to composite for this depending on what is does on your camera. Works fine with my pocket wizards tt5 and I found the menu relatively easy to operate. Not as easy as Nikon 700 or 910 but you should get the hang of it. I did find that the capacitors in it don't hold as much energy as the Nikon. After about 2-3 rapid flashes it needs to pause to recharge. If you don't fire in burst mode then this shouldn't affect you. The connector for connecting a battery pack is preparatory but does come with an adapter to use the nikon battery pack. I haven't used a battery pack so I don't know how much of a difference it makes.

 
5.0

SB800 clone

By

from Detroit, MI, USA  -  Pro Photographer

I'll use this flash for weddings. The useful features are all the good things from the old Nikon SB800; power, ease of use, reliability (they say). Controls work easy. Has Master/Slave modes for the new TTL remote triggers. Only thing I'm not overly fond of is the long narrow Vertical AF assist red light.

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Kevin L  Has anyone tried using the Phottix Mitros mounted onto the Pocketwizard FlexTT5 off camera with the MiniTT1 with AC3? Will the CLS / TTL and the high speed sync (HyperSync)work?
MICHAEL S  I have used the mitrost Nikon with the photix Odin wireless flash and it works perfectly fine so there is no reason why it shouldn't work with the pocket wizards. Haven't tried HPsynch yet but it should work CLS and wireless.
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