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Phottix Announces Impressive Odin Update In New Odin II Units

By Anthony Thurston on September 19th 2014

In the world of speedlight or off camera light triggering, PocketWizard is still the king of the hill, but if you have seen what Phottix is doing with their Odin line of TTL speedlight triggers, it is hard not to be impressed. Phottix today announced their update to the original Odin, the Odin II, and it has a lot of improvements to be excited about.

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Headlining the new Odin II is the addition of an AF assist light, a new and improved user interface, and a new ‘Digital ID’ system. The Digital ID system is probably the most interesting piece of the update to me, as it allows users to enter a pin which prevents their receivers from being set off by a transmitter that is not their own. Basically, no more worrying about another photographer’s system setting off your lights (Well, it COULD still happen, if they had the same channel, group, and pin as you. But chances are next to none). To my knowledge, no other system allows anything like this, yet it seems like such an obvious answer to the problem.

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In addition to the above mentioned features, the Odin II receivers also got some upgrades in the form of a new LCD screen to display group and channel information. Also, an important note, is that all of the original features of the Odin are carried over to the Odin II. That includes the varying levels of compatibility with other Phottix receiver/triggering products like the Mitros+ , Strato systems.

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Phottix Odin II Specs

  • 5 groups A, B, C, D, E
  • 2.4 GHz frequency, Range 100m
  • 32 channels with Digital ID
  • Group buttons and control dial for fast power changes
  • TTL Power Control +/- 3EV
  • Manual Power Control 1/1 to 1/256
  • Flash Zoom control
  • High Speed Sync – up to 1/8000s
  • Second Curtain Sync
  • AF Assist Beam
  • Compatible with Indra500 TTL, Mitros+, Odin, Strato II, Atlas II
  • Modeling Light Control (Indra500 only)

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I know at least some of you are chomping at the bit right now, but sadly the best information I have for you regarding availability is early 2015 for Canon, Nikon, and Sony. No pricing has been announced for these Odin II units yet. The original Odin sells for $399 for a transmitter and 2 receiver kit, so I would imagine the Odin II units to be somewhere in that price range as well.

If you are interested in learning more you can find out all the details over on the Phottix website.

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Sebastian Martin

    I think it’s amazing to see some of the third party manufacturers going above and beyond camera manufactures. I’m very excited about the stuff coming from Phottix.

    I’m surprised slrlounge has not mentioned one of the most exciting products announced by Phottix – the Indra 500 TTL flash units! I cannot wait to get my hands on a couple of these bad-boys to use in the field.

    http://journal.phottix.com/company-news/phottix-unleashes-power-indra500-ttl-studio-light/

    Keep it up Phottix!

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  2. Leo Wong

    I am more interesting in the Indra500, high power flash, HSS and TTL… look like PHOTTIX want to catch up to the top brand. With this triggering, things are going to change.

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  3. Kurk Rouse

    Are you kidding me ?!?! I purchased the Phottix odin only a year ago. I wonder if this unit can control the speed light in manual mode instead of having to set it to TTL for some kind of semi manual control.

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  4. Edward Solly

    The Canon 600 Ex-Rt System kind of has a Pin(ID), Channel, Group function that work really well too

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  5. Andrew Van Arb

    I like Phottix, they make good quality stuff.

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  6. John Cavan

    Well, was thinking of replacing my cheap triggers with more capable ones, so need to look into these when they come it. Are you able to hook them up with a 3.5mm jack to larger strobes? I would assume so, just not familiar with them.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      I believe so, though I have not used them so I can’t say for sure.

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    • Bokeh Monk

      Yes they do, they come shipped with all the cables/adapters you’d require including the USB for the firmware upgrading.

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  7. Kent Gresham

    Uhhh! I just purchased the Odin 1 about 3 months ago. Argh!!!! Well, at least I love it.

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  8. Mark Iuzzolino

    Wow, I was almost ready to purchase the Odin 1 controller but now will wait. This is very handsome and quite capable. I’m looking to make the new Mitros+ and this controller my flash system. Can’t wait.

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    • Miguel Chavez

      Is your Mitros+ still working? Want to buy a few but heard so many bad reviews on them. Very curious!

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