Phottix Odin Wireless Flash Trigger
Review of the Phottix Odin, see details http://zelbel.com/odin
Just slide the Odin on your hot shoe and watch the magic
Today, let me show you my secret weapon for controlling my off camera speedlights. It’s a very powerful radio trigger, especially designed for Canon. And it’s named Phottix Odin. It’s far superior to any other system that I tried, and I worked with triggers from pretty much all brands.
Having said that, I can already hear some old school photographers screaming: No, nothing can be better than pocket wizards. But let me tell you from my experience with all of those triggers: If you are shooting Canon, then forget about all the of the other systems. What you want to have is the Phottix Odin flash trigger.
There is no other device that let’s you control your off camera canon speedlights so good and so intuitive like the Odin.
Let’s take setups where all flashes are on Manual mode - everything completely controlled from remote by your Odin transmitter on Camera. That’s the easiest exercise.
Then of course there are the traditional ETTL setups where you balance groups A:B with each other. sure, no problem. You can do it.
But let’s add some magic. Let’s add in some elements that are similar to what you might know from Nikon iTTL. Let’s assume you need light which is PERFECTLY spot on. Maybe you are shooting something commercially and you cannot afford the slightest lighting mistakes. Maybe you don’t want to fiddle around with A:B ratios. You want setup directly the power of each group individually. Let’s say you want flash A to overexpose EXACTLY by ½ f-stop. And you want group B to fire on manual at full power. Finally you want group C filling in light at -1 EV, meaning it underexposes by 1 F-Stop. So you mix and match TTL and manual just how you need it. No problem for the Odin.
Do you understand how powerful this is?
But it does not stop there, this thing is really engineered by genius photographers, who totally understand what we need when shooting with off camera speedlights.
This system also supports high speed sync in case you shooting outside in the sun, you want to open your aperture to have shallow DOP and for that you need to dial up your shutter speed to insa
ne values like 1/8000 of a second or higher. No problem.
It supports zooming the head of the speed light from remote. It makes my speed lights giving me autofocus help light for the light hungry autofocus of my 5D. And lots of cool stuff.
But what for me is MUCH more important than all the cool features: The system is working rock solid. No miss fires what so ever. NONE. ZERO. I guess I now took round about 20000 photos with it. In the studio, outdoors in the forest, on hot days, on cold days and one time even in the rain: I never had the slightest issue. No miss fires, no dropouts, it’s always working smoothly. Anyway, the build quality of the whole system is impressive.
Once you got the system, let me know in the comments how you like it. I’m sure you gonna love it just like I do. I guess in all of my future videos you will see me using it. However, no matter wether you use the Odin or wether you control your speedlights the oldschool way, let’s say with PC cords, in any case,
I wish you a lot of fun with your photo shoots and I wish you...
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