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PhottixMitros+ TTL Tranceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

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92%

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Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Durable (8)
  • Compact (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Great picture quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (10)
    • Family photos (7)
    • Sports/action (3)
    • Travel (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Beats Nikon SB700 in throw pattern/color

    Just completed a test with a Nikon SB700 and a Phottix Mitros+ for Nikon in which both flashes were the same distance from a white wall, with the SB700 at 1/64th power and...Read complete review

    Just completed a test with a Nikon SB700 and a Phottix Mitros+ for Nikon in which both flashes were the same distance from a white wall, with the SB700 at 1/64th power and the Phottix (a more powerful flash) at one stop less (1/128th).
    I had already known from past use that the Nikon Flashes have a nasty looking throw pattern when used naked (without the dome diffuser on) but I never knew there would be such a difference compared to the Mitros+...

    With my camera (D4) set to a custom white balance with a white backdrop I placed the flashed on stands, about 3 feet apart, aimed at the background and set 24mm for the zoom range of both flashes.
    The throw pattern of the Mitros+ is a flawless circle, almost as if I had placed a grid or snoot on it. It also has a better color temp compared to the SB700 on the left, which looks bluish to me. (see attached photo)

    I wished I still had the SB900 to run the same comparison but I sold it to get a set of the Mitros+.

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    Failed numerous times, inconsistent!

    I am a working wedding photographer and I had2 of these unit fail on my within the first 4 months of ownership. I sent them in for warranty work which took 2 months and...Read complete review

    I am a working wedding photographer and I had2 of these unit fail on my within the first 4 months of ownership. I sent them in for warranty work which took 2 months and they are still finicky as heck.

    Even if everything is working I still find I get inconsistent exposure with these units even when set in completely manual mode!

    Also two shooter have trouble commanding the same unit, zoom function is impossible to use in this configuration.

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    1.0

    Failed numerous times, inconsistent!

    By Dan Stone

    from Vancouver, BC

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Fails Often
      • Flimsy Construction
      • Inconsistent

      Best Uses

      • Paperweight

      Comments about Phottix Mitros+ TTL Tranceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras:

      I am a working wedding photographer and I had2 of these unit fail on my within the first 4 months of ownership. I sent them in for warranty work which took 2 months and they are still finicky as heck.

      Even if everything is working I still find I get inconsistent exposure with these units even when set in completely manual mode!

      Also two shooter have trouble commanding the same unit, zoom function is impossible to use in this configuration.

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      4.0

      love it

      By paulsmsm

      from minneapolis

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Shows Battery Usage

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Phottix Mitros+ TTL Tranceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras:

          This flash works as a transmitter at the same time it's adding light. No need to purchase the Strato ll.

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          5.0

          Nikon Replacement

          By BoricuaMan

          from Cape Coral, Florida

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Phottix Mitros+ TTL Tranceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras:

            I own a Nikon SB910 flash gun and I beleave it is a great product from a top notch company. However, the Phottix Mitros+ does everything the SB does at $ cheaper. Like the SB it can control and be controled by other flash guns (same brand of course). Where it "body slams" the Nikon is that its done via radio signal. You don't have to worry about line of sight or bright sun or light. You can hide the unit behind a tree, around a wall, in your pocket and it will always fire. Nikon has the SU-800 you say? Phottix has the Odin Transmitter and soon to be released Odin II which can control up to five groups. Both can control in manual and TTL! And it uses AA batteries same as the flash and just about everything else I have that needs batteries. The SU-800 uses a 123A 3v Lithium battery. I purchased 3 Mitros+ units (yes I need that many) and saved $ compared to buying 3 SB910's. With that money I was able to buy some other stuff I needed from BandH.

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            4.0

            Great product! Manual is terrible

            By Kenny G.

            from Washington NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Eats batteries

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Phottix Mitros+ TTL Tranceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras:

            I love this unit! It works perfectly with the Odin wireless radio controller. The High speed sync feature is fantastic. Only thing is, this unit eats batteries. If you plan to do any length of shooting with this flash, be sure to have plenty of AA's with you. The other drawback is that the USB stick manual that it came with, for lack of a better word.... sucks. They really don't explain well enough how to use the different functions. They explain how to navigate the menus well enough, but as far as actually using the functions and features, you're pretty much on your own. Some features such as stroboscopic mode and rear curtain sync are especially hard to find proper instruction for. Is there settings on the flash unit for rear curtain, or in your camera? The Nikon speedlights have a switch to go between rear and front curtain sync; easy enough. Haven't figured it out yet on this unit. Over all , it's a great unit, but as far as learning to use it, you're on your own as the manual is severely lacking. A paper manual would be nice too rather than a USB stick.

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            4.0

            If it Just.....

            By fotofix

            from NYC

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Phottix Mitros+ TTL Tranceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras:

              if it was able to take other external battery packs like quantum's or bolts i would replace all my sb-910's Better build. Hot shoe lock is the best i have ever seen on a mount flash

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              5.0

              Solid and versatile speedlight.

              By LEL

              from Miami FL

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Phottix Mitros+ TTL Tranceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                I got two of these in addition to an Odin TCU and extra trigger that I use with a SB 600 or a SB28. I use these for family portraiture and events. Yet to misfire and a real time saver to do all adjustments on the TCU. Phottix seem to be on par with Nikon quality wise. Impressed.

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                4.0

                Best option for Nikon users

                By Leah

                from Newark, DE

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                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Phottix Mitros+ TTL Tranceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                  I'm a wedding photographer and I've been searching for a reliable transmitter and receiver. Everything has let me down until I started using Phottix. Highly recommend.

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                  4.0

                  Excellent flash with Odin triggers!

                  By Tony

                  from New York, NY

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                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Phottix Mitros+ TTL Tranceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                    I have found this flash to work great with my Odin triggers! Works much better than most of the competition and provides me with enough controls right from the back of the flash!

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                    5.0

                    The gold standard in radio control

                    By Oceansnaps

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Phottix Mitros+ TTL Tranceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                      I bought this so I have TTL radio control with my flash units. I have been down the path with Pocket Wizard TT5's, and with Radio Poppers. Sold both systems on [*] used, after much heartache and disappointment.This Mitros+, along with three Odin receivers, has worked EVERY SINGLE TIME I press the shutter on my Nikon. It is very straightforward to set up, and just plain works...no programming with a PC, no scrolling through menus on tiny screens. I mean this system is an absolute pleasure to use. If you want remote flashes, just buy this system and you will be pleased.

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                      4.0

                      definitely needs to be fixed!

                      By Nelson Santos

                      from Newark NJ

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                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Phottix Mitros+ TTL Tranceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                      I bought 2 of these kits and I gotta say the value is GREAT! The built quality of every item is definitely good. I ran tests and also used them in the field. Although a great value, I would like to alert everyone about some of the things that I ran into.

                      1- Be aware of the adaptor that comes with the Mitros+ to fit the Nikon cable when using external battery packs. If your cable is from either Nissin or Bolt it will NOT FIT the adaptor. You need either the Quantum or the Impact version of the Nikon cable.

                      2- When using a Mitros+ to fire another remote Mitros+, the remote Mitros+ will fire the TTL pre-flash even if the Mitros+ transmitter flash is setting the remote flash to fire at a manual power. This does not happen if I use the Odin transmitter to fire the remote flashes in manual instead of using the Mitros+ as the transmitter. This does drain batteries faster, makes recycle time longer, and its pretty annoying!

                      3- For some reason, there is barely any difference in terms of flash output from firing at full VS 1/2 power. I tested this on both Mitros+ and they both show the same issue. I would like other users to test it and let me know if they notice the same thing. just put the camera on a tripod, take a picture at full and then at 1/2 power and tell me if you see a stop difference in light.

                      4- Maybe its me, but I cant turn off the blinking red beam of light that the mitros+ shoots every couple seconds when used as a remote flash. Its not a deal breaker but videographers and other photographers might hate you for it. I set my 2 flashes off camera in a church, and it does become distracting.

                      5- Even if you turn of the beeping sound from navigating though the menus, if you press an hold a button (for example the arrow button to change power from 1/1 to 1/128), the flash will start beeping! ANNOYING specially in a church!

                      6- The recycle times are a little disappointing to me. Well I got to admit, I have been using the Nissin MG8000 which to me has the best power output, recycle, consistency, never overheats, and the interface is the easiest and most practical I have used! I have owned SB800, SB700 and SB900, and I would say this flash is somewhere between the SB800 and SB900

                      7- In opposition to the Phottix StratoII, both the Mitros+ nor the Odin transmitters will work to fire off camera flashes on my Fuji X100s. Actually, if you use the Mitros+ on the Fuji it will fire FULL POWER all the time UNLESS you have it set to optical transmitter mode where then you can control the power on the Mitros+ when u use it on camera.

                      I did think of returning the flashes to B&H BUT… there is no doubt the Mitros+ has the potential to become my new favorite. Most of the bad things I mentioned can be fixed with firmware updates, but for that to happen Phottix HAS TO LISTEN TO ITS CUSTOMERS and I gotta say, their tech support is not the best. I have emailed them last week and I just received an email saying that my case was closed due to lack of activity.

                      I would love to give a 5star to this flash, but I cant do it YET!

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                      5.0

                      Finally a radio flash for Nikon users

                      By Jim

                      from North Carolina

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                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Picture Quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Phottix Mitros+ TTL Tranceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                        This Mitros + flash for Nikon works great. The radio ttl feature means no more separate ttl radio slave, it is now built in.

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                        4.0

                        These things are awesome

                        By Chris

                        from Montreal, QC, Canada

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Limited range

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Phottix Mitros+ TTL Tranceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                        I have been using these for just over 2 weeks now.The good:- they work! Flawlessly! These are super simple to use, I have yet to have a missfire. It is just great to have a radio system that I can remotely control power that just works.- the high speed sync is the hidden gem here. I get way more power in high speed sync with these versus my old SB910's. I would say maybe a stop or two more power, just awesome.- The build quality on these are top notch, they are built as good if not better than anything I have bought from Nikon.The not so good (can't say bad since it is not a flaw, it is documented)- Only thing I can say "bad" about these is the range, I get around 150 feet. This is more than I need and it is more than what was advertised. So I don't think this is a bad thing, just that it could be better.giving these 4 stars instead of 5 just because of the range, also, nothing is ever perfect. :)

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                        5.0

                        Beats Nikon SB700 in throw pattern/color

                        By Mark Adams

                        from Valley Park, MO

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Color Temperature
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Throw Pattern

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Phottix Mitros+ TTL Tranceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                            Just completed a test with a Nikon SB700 and a Phottix Mitros+ for Nikon in which both flashes were the same distance from a white wall, with the SB700 at 1/64th power and the Phottix (a more powerful flash) at one stop less (1/128th).
                            I had already known from past use that the Nikon Flashes have a nasty looking throw pattern when used naked (without the dome diffuser on) but I never knew there would be such a difference compared to the Mitros+...

                            With my camera (D4) set to a custom white balance with a white backdrop I placed the flashed on stands, about 3 feet apart, aimed at the background and set 24mm for the zoom range of both flashes.
                            The throw pattern of the Mitros+ is a flawless circle, almost as if I had placed a grid or snoot on it. It also has a better color temp compared to the SB700 on the left, which looks bluish to me. (see attached photo)

                            I wished I still had the SB900 to run the same comparison but I sold it to get a set of the Mitros+.

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                            4.0

                            Incredible Option for OCF

                            By Kferg

                            from NY

                            Comments about Phottix Mitros+ TTL Tranceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras:

                            Works great! Has a tendency to overheat after multiple flashes, but does a fantastic job at communicating with the Odin transmitters as reliably firing. Has added features that the 600 ex-rt does not have.

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