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PhottixMitros+ TTL Transceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras
 
3.8

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Durable (11)
  • Compact (7)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Great picture quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Weddings (18)
  • Family photos (14)
  • Sports/action (6)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (20), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

Best OCF system yet!

By Nidji

from Undisclosed

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

I've been a professional wedding photographer since 2011, specializing in 14+ hour Indian Weddings days. I've used almost every single OCF system in the market and at one point or another, they've ALL failed miserably! I finally decided to try Phottix after receiving positive feedback from multiple wedding photographers, and I must say, THEY ARE FANTASTIC! I love that the transceivers are built into the speedlight itself, as it becomes one less piece of equipment I have to pack, worry about and travel with! I've used this system consistently throughout full wedding days and it has never failed. Not once! I HIGHLY recommend this system!

 
4.0

Solid performer.

By Flash

from Washington, DC

Verified Buyer

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

I ordered the Mitros + to use with the 2 Indra 500 strobes which I had recently purchased since the Mitros+ had a $100 discount. I mostly do portraits and some events and have been using the SB900 and SB700 flashes. I ran into problems with the SB900 overheating after some event work and have since switched to the SB700 which does a great job for that purpose. I was intrigued by the Phottix MItros+ and it's ability to transmit and receive signals from the Odin transmitter.

I have only used the Mitros+ on one event since I purchased it and it was a difficult situation to shoot in. I was working on a terrace in bright sunlight without any cloud cover. I have used my SB700 before in this situation by using the guide number setting in the manual mode and estimating distance between the subject and myself for fill-in flash. The MItros+ performed well but it does not have a setting that shows related distances for different manual power settings like the Nikon. I could use the guide number but I did not want to constantly make that calculation and mostly opted for the SB700 for the event.

The Mitros+ is a well constructed and solid flash and when used it did perform well. I like that the head can be moved in any direction without having to depress a button before hand and the diffusing panel is quite nice. Solid hot shoe connector as well.

Phottix has very little customer support outside of the manual and when I purchased the Phottix Indra 500's I did not know the difference between the Odin and Strattos transmitter/receiver systems which they both have internally. It's a great system but it will take some time to learn how to integrate the system.

On TTL it works fine but I found that I needed to set the flash for about +1/3rd stop higher to get the same results that I get from my Nikon flashes. Great flash but be prepared to spend some learning time.

 
1.0

No support from manufacturer

By Vaughn

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

I bought 2 of these units and an Odin transmitter, and they worked great together in wireless mode until I recently 'upgraded' the firmware to version 1.17 -- the only firmware that's available for download on the Phottix web site.  Now neither flash will work in receiver mode, and the receiver selection screens no longer display correctly.  Repeated requests on the Phottix web site have been ignored, and my local dealer as well as the certified US repair center don't have any ideas how to correct it. Unfortunately I don't have a copy of the older, working firmware, and the manufacturer ignores all support requests. This could be a great product, but the manufacturer is providing no support whatsoever.
My advice -- avoid Phottix products and buy another manufacturer.

 
5.0

If I can I will buy it 20 times

By the best of flash

from Lawrence MA

Verified Buyer

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

the best flash ever, I love that I can change the soon from my transmitter or from my flash, the quality if top of the line

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Affordable alternative to Nikon speedlights

By Ken

from Undisclosed

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

I just purchased my third one of these lights. Bought one about two years ago, and another just last year. So far , I've had no major problems with any of them. I've read a few reviews where people have had bad luck with these, so maybe there were a few bad units going around out there, but I've so far been fortunate with mine. Once you understand the menus, and what does what, these are a great tool to have, and work great with the Odin wireless transmitter. Overall I really like these speedlights, and I would purchase again.

 
4.0

Nice Flash - would purchase again.

By Kevin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I REALLY like this flash. The biggest thing for me is the built in receiver for my Odin system. I use this flash as a background or accent light when shooting outdoors. It is so nice not to have a receiver on the flash making it larger and having to carry more batteries.

Cons: Not as much power as my Nikon SB 910. The flash vignettes at wide angles. My flash under exposes about 2/3 stops - but that is adjustable in custom settings. Do some tests and make sure your light output is similar to your other flashes.

 
5.0

I would recommend these speedlights.

By Ken

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Worked perfect right out of the box, combined with the onix controller. Only have used them two times so far, but no complaints.

 
1.0

Good idea bad product!

By Zaria G Photography

from Ripon, CA

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

Bought 1 of these Phottix Mitros + flashes a couple years ago and had to send it back for repair after moderate use. The second one I bought did not work brand new right out of the box?!?!? Done with this company, totally unreliable! Check others on Youtube who feel the same as me. Buyer beware!

 
5.0

The Nikon Speedlight

By David

from Undisclosed

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

These lights are essentially the best option for Nikon users available on the market today. These lights are tonig essentially the best option for Nikon users available on the market today. These lights are to Nikon what the Canon 600ex-rt is to Canon. The power output is macular and the unio The power output is macular and the user interface is just as advance as canon flagship speedlight. Phottix has really out done them selves this time. He is the light are actually preferable even over the canon 600 DX ? R has really out done them selves this time. He is the light are actually preferable even over the canon 600ex-rt in that they are far easier to turn on and off during a shoot. There are less menu selections to get to the turn off for each unit when using multiple lights which means faster turnaround. I was a Canon user for years with multiple 600ex-rt lights and I can say with full confident that these lights are absolutely on the same level and in some ways a step up!

 
5.0

Wanted a third one

By Sojian

from Torrance, CA

Verified Buyer

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

Loved the high speed sync and the fact I can control the exposure from the Odin so I got a third Mitros for backup and in case I need more power.

 
4.0

Works as advertised

By jeasolar

from Seattle

Verified Buyer

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

So far so good. Using with my Nikon cameras and Odin ii TX, am able to adjust power from the camera in Manual and TTL modes with good consistency. A tip from Sekonic - you can measure with a lightmeter using the Test button on the Odin TX, it flashes twice slowly and the 2nd flash is the one you want. I was hoping you could measure the actual image flash but apparently not because of some preflashing even in TX Manual mode. I also have been using this on camera outdoors doing bird photography and am happy with its performance for that.

 
4.0

Nikon one better

By TDP

from Middletown, DE

Verified Buyer

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

This flash can be used in combo with other units that are substantially less than the branded flashes.

 
5.0

Best flash for the $$$

By Vinman

from LI NY

Verified Buyer

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

I have two, one with the Kelby kit and this. Easy to control
And great results.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Stopped working all of a sudden

By Steven

from Morgan Hill, CA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Inconsistently Work
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

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

      I currently own a Phottix Indra which is incredible and works flawlessly. I love the output of the unit and that it has TTL. I decided to trade in my Nikon flashes for the Mitros + flashes - so that they can work with my Indra and because of some of the other features. For about 3 weeks, everything has been fine and then all of a sudden the units stopped working. In the middle of an event! I had no on camera flash and could not trigger them wirelessly with my Odin. I tried everything and both units will not work at all.

      It seems like a number of people are having the same issues... they are great when they are working properly, but I cannot depend on them to work when I need them for events and weddings.

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      4.0

      worked as promised, pretty much right out of the box

      By Mike

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I purchased 2 Mitros+ units and the Odin 2 last week. Without reading any directions (yeah, I am one of those guys), I was quickly able to sync up the Odin and Flashes. I also bought an Odin receiver to add my Nikon SB 910 into the mix. All connected perfectly after searching through the Flash menus briefly. I did my first portrait shoot with them last night and all performed perfectly. No misfires at all. I was truly pleased with the results.

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          • No

          (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Horrible Customer Support

          By Vb

          from New York

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

          Have the same problem with one of my Phottix Mitros+ for Nikon. It could fire couple times, then stops for several times and then may fire again or may not. Two other Mitros flashes work fine so far, but I will give it only one star for horrible customer support. All my emails where I requested a warranty support that I submitted through their site were comply ignored. I also tried to send them numeros emails using address they had provided on their brochure on usb. No answer. Then I tried to contact their Facebook page administrator. He answered and promised to help, but after while he stopped to replay on my messagesite an disappeared as well. I called to support number from phottix website. They did picked up, but told me I have to contact support using a contact form online. When I complained I not getting any answers, they apologized and told me to try again. I gave up. Will try to sell this faulty flash as is, as well as the rest of Phottix equipment I have and never again will buy from them.

          (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          TWO units stop working in 3 months. will not buy again..

          By P. Franics

          from Maryland

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction
          • Slow Recycle Time

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

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

          When they worked they were nice. Really slow recycle times but hey, the high speed sync was great. However, within 3 months both units stopped flashing while in the hot shoe, OR would flash and wouldn't sync leaving with me a false sense of security that I captured an image in a dark reception hall. Tested on Nikon D750, D3s and D700.The unit's also stopped responding to my Odin Trigger..they beep as though a signal has been received but will not flash. Not even the sync cables with my paul c. buff receivers will they fire OR will they fire each other in command/receiver mode!The nail in the coffin is, Phottix won't even issue an RMA# to get my gear repaired! I'm stuck with $ worth of paper weight shaped flashes now. I sent emails to sales@phottix and service@phottix for weeks now and no reply. My only option since Phottix has NO US REPRESENTATIVES is to call HONG FREAKING KONG. Seriously..I'm done with Phottix.

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          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love this flash

          By Jatticks

          from Cape Elizabeth, ME

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

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

              I've been using the Phottix Odin with receivers with my Nikon flashes for the past couple years at wedding receptions. My problem was that the with the Odin there is no place for a fill flash on camera and I needed a solution. In came the Mitros+. This thing works really well and I can control my off camera flashes right from the Mitros and change the Mitros from "dance floor" mode (two OCF and one on camera in TTL) to just on camera TTL in a couple presses of a button. Love it.
              This flash feel well made and mounts to the cameras hot shoe with a well engineered connection. The buttons are responsive (much more so then the buttons on the Odin) and the screen is well lit. Navigating the menus takes some practice and is a bit complicated.
              The recycle time is not as good as my SB900. Also this flash will withhold from firing unless it's fully ready such as in a burst of shots. I find that when photographing bursts I take a couple seconds between shots to insure the flash can keep up. I'm hoping an external battery pack would sort this.
              Otherwise, great flash.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Worked great for a while...

              By Bleep'n Geek

              from North Jersey

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good build quality
              • Great Ocf Option

              Cons

              • Poor Performance

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

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

              I loved this product until it stopped working. I purchased two of these flashes and was ready to invest in three more but after the recent performance I experienced with both I'm now on the fence.

              It seems that I am experiencing the same issue as another reviewer here. I sent one in a couple of months ago for repair and it worked great for a while and then the same issue started happening again. And now I have two flashes down!

              I am a professional wedding photographer with an average of 2500 photos and my last two events were very challenging because of the flaky performance.

              I love the transceiver capabilities of these flashes. Which makes it a great OCF option...

              And the fact that it has a longer warranty than Nikon flashes but it doesn't help when I have to keep sending them in for repair. Especially when it is in another state and I have to pay for shipping. Not to mention the waiting periods..

              I was looking for a reliable workhorse at an affordable price but it may not be this one...

              I'm hoping Phottix will be able to find the issue

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Love this Flash, Plan to Purchase Second One.

              By Eric's Eyes Photography

              from Chambersburg, PA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Just works

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Portrait Photography
                • Weddings/Events

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

                I bought this flash at the recommendation of a local camera shop and have been absolutely pleased with it. I use it pretty much off camera with a remote trigger on my camera. I just set it to receive and it works flawlessly. Battery indicator works well, recharge time is sufficient. After purchasing this I sold my SB-900 Flash. It's just a great flash.

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