Phot­tix Mitros+ TTL Transceiver £330/$400

Well con­nected, the Ph ot­tix is a good team player

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From its high Gn 58 power rat­ing to its weather-sealed foot, which neatly shrouds the cam­era’s hot­shoe, there’s a lot to like about this Phot­tix flash­gun. Wide-rang­ing flash modes in­clude a pro­gram­mable re­peat op­tion, and it comes com­plete with a dif­fu­sion dome. You also get a full 180 de­grees of swivel both left and right, although zoom range is lim­ited to a dis­ap­point­ing 24-105mm.

It fea­tures full in­frared com­man­der and slave modes and, like the Nikon SB-5000, it also boasts RF connectivity. But whereas the Nikon only has a receiver mod­ule built in, the Phot­tix has a transceiver, so it can also work as com­man­der unit in RF mode for trig­ger­ing other com­pat­i­ble flashguns. It’s also com­pat­i­ble with Phot­tix Odin and Stratos ra­dio trig­gers.


Max­i­mum power out­put fell a lit­tle short of ex­pec­ta­tions in our tests, and our test sam­ple suf­fered from al­most a full stop of over­ex­po­sure in TTL flash mode. Ap­ply some neg­a­tive flash ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion, though, and it’s a very ca­pa­ble flash­gun.

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