Intended for photographers on the road, the Indra500 II TTL Battery Powered Studio Light from Phottix is an enhanced version of its popular predecessor, the Indra500, offering more battery power and a built-in Odin Z Operating System TTL receiver compatible with Nikon, Canon, Pentax, and Sony cameras.
The Indra 500 II's design is driven by portability, flexibility and power. Both AC power and sync-cord-free, the Indra500 II is also hassle-free thanks to the Odin Z Operating System 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 3 seconds with the included Li-ion polymer battery. Action-stopping flash durations as short as 1/15,000 (t.1) second are possible at reduced power settings for freezing splashes or peak-moment sports shots.
The Indra500 II'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 at distances up to 328' via the built-in radio receiver and an optional Odin II or Odin Z transmitter. The enhanced battery gets 500 full-power (20% more) flashes on a 2.5-hour charge and thousands at minimum power.
This would be an impressive flash head if Phottix had just stopped there but the Indra500 II is also TTL capable with Nikon, Canon, Pentax, and Sony cameras, allowing photographers to make real-time adjustments in rapidly changing light conditions using their camera's auto-exposure technology. The optional Odin II or Odin Z transmitter can adjust TTL power and exposure compensation wirelessly from +/- 3 EV, while manual mode has an expanded 8-stop range.
The Indra500 TTL II ships with a Li-ion polymer battery, multi-voltage charger, reflector, and a bag with shoulder strap. A 110-220 VAC adapter is available for separate purchase.