Phot­tix Mitros+ TTL Trans­ceiver

£330, $400

NPhoto - - Gear Zone -

A solid on- and off-cam­era flash­gun

There’s plenty to get ex­cited about in this flash­gun, with its high-end fea­tures that in­clude a full range of flash modes – pro­gram­mable re­peat among them. Build qual­ity is ex­cel­lent, pro-grade ad­di­tions in­clude a sync ter­mi­nal and ex­ter­nal power sock­ets, and the flash­gun comes with a dif­fu­sion dome. The 24mm to 105mm zoom range isn’t ex­actly gen­er­ous, but bounce and swivel run from -7 to 90 de­grees and 180 de­grees to both left and right re­spec­tively.

Wire­less con­nec­tiv­ity gets a real boost with the in­clu­sion of a built-in RF (Ra­dio Fre­quency) TTL trans­ceiver. This en­ables re­mote trig­ger­ing of mul­ti­ple mas­ter and slave flash­guns with­out the need for a ‘line of sight’ op­ti­cal path. The con­trol panel is also easy to use, thanks to a four-way pad that’s par­tic­u­larly in­tu­itive.

Per­for­mance

The Phot­tix is one of the most pow­er­ful flash­guns in the group but TTL ac­cu­racy was poor, with a ten­dency to­wards no­tice­able over-ex­po­sure – and there’s no TTL-BL mode. We found it’s best to per­ma­nently ap­ply neg­a­tive flash ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion. Apart from that, per­for­mance was very good.

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