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Phottix Announces New Strato TTL Speedlight Triggers

By Anthony Thurston on October 3rd 2013

Hot on the heals of our review of the Phottix Strato II speedlight triggers Phottix has announced the latest edition to their Strato triggering family, the Strato TTL. As you may have guessed from the name, the Strato TTL is a TTL compatible speedlight trigger that is also compatible with the rest of the Strato Triggers (meaning that yes it will work with the Strato II triggers that we reviewed).

[REWIND: Phottix Strato II Review]

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According to Phottix “The Strato TTL Flash Trigger is an easy-to-use triggering system for using flashes off-camera in TTL mode. The system is ideal for new photographers just starting to experiment with off-camera-flash. Flash power settings, manual mode and metering are less of a concern as built-in TTL metering takes the guess work out of finding the correct exposure.”

Manufacturer specifications

  • TTL flash trigger with EV adjustments
  • (± 3 stops in 1/3 stops)
  • Backlit LCD and Quick-Change buttons to adjust EV
  • level, mode, and channel
  • High Speed Sync mode – 1/8000
  • Second Curtain Sync mode
  • Wired and wireless shutter release functions
  • 4 channels
  • 100 meter range
  • USB upgradable
  • Compatible with other Phottix flash triggers

According to Phottix the new Strato TTL triggers will first only be available for Canon cameras (E-TTL). The units should start to be available mid-october on the Phottix online store, with local US resellers following shortly after that. The Nikon and Sony mount version of these triggers are being developed, but no release date has been given yet.

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These look to be pretty solid TTL enabled triggers, and the fact that they are compatible with current Strato triggers makes them even more appealing. You could add a few of these to your kit and still be able to fire them with your other triggers and vise verse. Over all I am intrigued by these and look forward to giving them a try.

What are your thoughts? Do these appeal to you at all or are standard triggers all that you need? Let us know in a comment below. 

[via Lighting Rumors]

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. Nick

    I am really bummed that they don’t have the pass through hot shoe like the strato II. I use this all the time for wedding receptions. Its nice to have a flash on camera and a remote.

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  2. tom carther

    “The 2.4 GHz transmitter and receivers offer ranges of more than 400ft
    with sync speeds of up to 1/250th of a second” – amazon description
    high speed sync mode of 1/8000th does NOT exist!

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    • Ed

      It hasn’t been released yet, you are reading the description of an older product.

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  3. Lloyd

    These were announced this time LAST YEAR!!! It took a year to come up with this?

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    • Anthony T.

      There was a misunderstanding, they were announced last year yes. But due to delays they were not released in December of 2012 as excepted. They will be released this month, after being delayed 10 months.

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  4. Rich Turner

    The big question is: will these triggers be affected by the same RFI issues that the Pocket Wizard mini-Flex systems are with Canon?

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  5. Nathaniel Norton

    Love the ingenuity going into wireless technology right now :)

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