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Phottix Indra500 TTL Battery Powered Studio Light

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Phottix Indra500 TTL Battery Powered Studio Light
Key Features
  • 500Ws Studio Strobe
  • TTL, Manual and Stroboscopic Modes
  • 1/8,000 Sec. Shutter Speed Possible
  • Power Variable from 1/128 to Full
Intended for photographers on the road, the Indra500 TTL Battery Powered Studio Light from Phottix offers a design driven by portability, flexibility and power. Both power cord-free and sync cord-free, the Indra500 is also hassle-free thanks to the Odin receivers for Nikon and Canon cameras built-into every unit.Phottix starts with a flash head with all the qualities of a studio flash such as 500Ws of power, adjustable from 1/128 to full power over an 8-stop range. Recycling time is 0.1 to 2 seconds with the included Li-ion polymer battery and 0.1 - 1 second with the optional AC adapter. Action-stopping flash durations as short as 1/15,000 (t.1) sec. are possible at reduced power settings for freezing splashes or peak-moment sports shots.
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Phottix Indra500 TTL Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2TTL
  • 3High Sync Speeds
  • 4Second Curtain Sync
  • 5Flash Bracketing
  • 6Stroboscopic Mode
  • 7Built-in Triggering
  • 8Upgradeable
  • 9Bowens Reflector Mount

Intended for photographers on the road, the Indra500 TTL Battery Powered Studio Light from Phottix offers a design driven by portability, flexibility and power. Both power cord-free and sync cord-free, the Indra500 is also hassle-free thanks to the Odin receivers for Nikon and Canon cameras built-into every unit.Phottix starts with a flash head with all the qualities of a studio flash such as 500Ws of power, adjustable from 1/128 to full power over an 8-stop range. Recycling time is 0.1 to 2 seconds with the included Li-ion polymer battery and 0.1 - 1 second with the optional AC adapter. Action-stopping flash durations as short as 1/15,000 (t.1) sec. are possible at reduced power settings for freezing splashes or peak-moment sports shots.

The Indra500's battery is the key to taking studio quality light out into the field. Photo sessions can have a fluid quality not possible when tethered to an AC cord; setups change in seconds rather than minutes - assistants can even handhold the lights. This can be done at distances up to 328' thanks to built-in radio receivers for Nikon and Canon cameras and use of the optional Odin 4-channel transmitter. The battery gets 400 full-power flashes on a 5-hour charge and thousands at minimum power.

This would be an impressive flash head if Phottix had just stopped there but the Indra500 is also TTL capable with Nikon and Canon cameras, allowing photographers to seamlessly transition in rapidly changing light conditions using their camera's auto-exposure technology. Using the optional transmitter, TTL power can be adjusted remotely +/- 3 EV, while manual mode has an expanded 8-stop range.

The Indra500 TTL ships with a Li-ion polymer battery, charger and reflector. A 110-220 VAC adapter is available for separate purchase.

TTL

Most studio lights function only in manual camera modes, limiting their use in fast-moving environments. The Indra500 TTL opens up new creative possibilities, allowing photographers to shoot in shutter and aperture priority modes while taking advantage of their camera's auto-exposure technology

High Sync Speeds

Traditional studio lights have sync speeds limited to 1/200-1/250 sec., making balancing flash and ambient light levels problematic. The Phottix Indra's High Speed Sync function allows speeds up to 1/8,000 sec. for a much wider exposure latitude

Second Curtain Sync

The Second Curtain Sync function fires the flash at the end of the exposure rather than the beginning, allowing use of slow shutter speeds to create a natural looking blur trail behind subjects in progressive motion

Flash Bracketing

Instead of altering the look of your shot by changing your aperture or shutter speed, let the Indra automatically vary its power to get lighter and darker shots around your prime exposure

Stroboscopic Mode

This mode allows you to capture sequential action by varying the Hertz rate from 1-100 Hz and the flash frequency from 1-100 times per exposure

Built-in Triggering

Adjust TTL exposure compensation +/- 3 EV or adjust power 1/3 or full stops over an 8-stop range in manual mode from up to 328' away with the optional Odin transmitter. The Indra has built-in Odin receivers for Nikon and Canon cameras. Phottix Strato II users can trigger the Indra 500 too, but in manual mode only

Upgradeable

The Indra500 TTL offers a USB port for future firmware upgrades. As camera technology changes the Indra can change along with it

Bowens Reflector Mount

The Indra500 comes with an umbrella reflector with a Bowens mount. It is also compatible with the other brand accessories that use this mount

Phottix Indra500 TTL Specs

Flash Head
Maximum Power4 to 500 Ws
Power Control8 Stops in 1/3-Stop Increments
Flash Durationt.1: 1/15,000 to 1/250 Sec
Recycle Time0.1 to 2.0 Sec
Color Temperature5500K ± 200K
Flash Ready IndicatorAudio, Visual
Accessory Fitting TypeBowens S Type
Modeling Light
TypeLED
Wattage4.5 W
Sync
Sync TypeOptical, Radio
Sync Speed1/1/8000 Sec
Wireless Channels / Groups4 / X
Wireless Range328' / 100 m (Radio)
39.4' / 12 m (Optical)
Battery
Maximum Output Voltage14.4 VDC
Capacity (mAh)5000 mAh
Flashes Per Charge400 Flashes (Full Power)
Recharge Time5 Hours
General
DisplayLCD
Auto DumpYes
Fan CooledYes
DimensionsH: 5.5 x W: 7.5 x L: 10.5" / H: 14.0 x W: 19.0 x L: 26.7 cm
Weight4.6 lb / 2.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight15.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.2 x 14.4 x 9.7"
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Any idea on how to set the Indra to support 1/15,000 flash duration? Thank you.
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Asked by: Anonymous
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does this work with a fujifilm xt1?
Asked by: Mike V.
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Is anyone else having overheating issues with their Indra 500? I'm not using HSS but it's still overheating allot. Does the AC adapter help with this?
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If the flash is overheating a lot when in normal mode you need to contact direct B&H customer service. If you are shooting in Multi Stroboscopic mode it can over heat at times.
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