Phottix Mitros+ TTL Transceiver £330/$400
Well connected, the Ph ottix is a good team player
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.