Phottix has finally released the Mitros TTL Speedlight, a flash gun which has been officially announced during the Consumer Electronics Show 2012.
No, that was not a typo. Phottix attracted a lot of attention at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012 with the help of a special through-the-lens flash gun. However, the accessory has not been heard of after the event until now.
After such a long time, the company has finally introduced the flash for Canon cameras first, while other versions will follow in the near future.
Phottix Mitros TTL Speedlight now available for $349 for Canon DSLR cameras
The accessory manufacturer has decided to re-introduce the Mitro TTL flash and to announce its price tag. The product is available for purchase now with support for Canon DSLR’s hot shoes for a price of $349.
Phottix confirmed that the flash will be released for Sony and Nikon cameras as of May 2013, most likely for the same price as the Canon version.
It is unknown why the manufacturer delayed the flash for so long, but Phottix says that the wait will be well worth it, because the Mitros will become the “standard for TTL flashes”.
The Phottix Mitros TTL Speedlight is a high-end flash gun which features a USB port, 3.5mm sync port, an LCD screen, manual and bracketed flash exposure compensation, slave / master IR wireless triggering, and a guide number of 58.
An AF assist light is also included in the accessory, along with both auto and manual zooming, and support for three modes, including E-TTL, M, and Stroboscopic.
The Mitros TTL flash gun features a guide number of 58 at 105mm focal length
The Mitros TTL flash boasts a flash coverage between 24 and 105mm, which can be reduced down to 14mm with the help of a wide-angle diffuser. It is worth noting that the GN of 58 can be achieved only at 105mm focal length.
The accessory is compatible with the Odin TTL Flash Triggers for Canon cameras. Phottix’ long-awaited product can be rotated to the left and to the right with 180 degrees, tilted upward with 90 degrees, and tilted forward with 7 degrees.
The Phottix Mitros TTL Speedlight requires four conventional AA batteries to work and has a recycling time between 0.1 and 5 seconds, depending on flash mode.
Its official specifications sheet show that the flash gun measures 202.8 x 77.5 x 58.3mm, while weighing only 427 grams without the batteries.