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PhottixMitros+ TTL Transceiver Flash for Nikon Cameras
 
3.8

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

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    (4)

83%

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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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

      Verified Buyer

      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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          (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.

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              • 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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              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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Works great until it doesn't

                By saintsteve

                from boston, ma

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Great When It Works

                Cons

                • Poor Quality Control
                • Poor Warranty Service

                Best Uses

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

                  Bought this in December and did everything it was supposed to. Great output,
                  talked to Odin tx and seemed to be a perfect 910 substitute. About 2 weeks ago it started misfiring approximately every 3rd frame or so and now it won't fire at all. Left email for warranty repair 4 days ago and have not gotten a response. Poor craftsmanship and even poorer customer service.
                  I would not purchase again or recommend. This unit should not fail after 6 months and the manufacturer should stand behind its product.

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                  5.0

                  excellent

                  By Victor

                  from San Diego

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    general purpose
                    the transceiver makes it very versatile
                    a second reflector would've made it even better

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    So far, so good.

                    By Sam

                    from Burlington, VT

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

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

                        Haven't had this flash too long but I have used it for two weddings already. It definitely works as advertised and the quality of the light is pretty good. It's nice having the built in transceiver so I didn't also have to buy more of those. It feels like it is well made and behind a soft box or umbrella it throws off quite nice light. There are a lot of functions, a lot. The navigating settings and menus on the flash was a little tricky at first but I'm getting comfortable with it now. So far my only real beef is that when you are set to work with your triggers a red light flashes on the front to let you know it is linked with your triggers. Haven't been able to find a way to disable that and it is fairly bright and annoying. Other then that I am completely satisfied so far.

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                        • No

                        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        An Improvement Over the Nikon SB910

                        By DEFii

                        from Pittsburg, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Multiple Radios
                        • Optical Slave
                        • Usable Modeling Lamp

                        Cons

                        • Draws Heavily On Battery
                        • Poor documentation

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Fashion Photography
                        • Outdoor portraits
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Weddings/Events

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

                        I have been a photographer for about 15 years, but only began shooting portraiture and fashion over the past 10 years or so. I have had quite an aversion to speedlights, preferring to use strobes since most of my recent work has been done in the studio.

                        Over the past couple years, I have begun shifting to doing more on-location work. And most recently, I acquired a pair of the Phottix Indra500 TTL. That was my introduction to the Phottix eco-system.

                        I read about the Mitros+ and was quite surprised that a flash of this type contained multiple radios, and even could be triggered as an optical slave. Moreover, I learned that the flash could be controlled (triggered and fully adjusted) with the Phottix Odin, the trigger I use primarily with my Indras.

                        Semi-reluctantly, I ordered the Mitros+, and as soon as it arrived I asked my resident model to join me for a test shoot. I was especially interested in seeing how it would work with the Odin, and what high speed sync capabilities could be realized. In short, I was absolutely impressed.

                        But I took it one step further by mounting the Mitros+ on a Bowens S-Mount adapter, putting on a 7" reflector, and testing it in studio as a backdrop light. Again, I was very impressed with the capability of the flash.

                        My final test came when I attached the flash to the Indra's battery pack, and shot continuously for several hours without any power fluctuations, consistent recycle time (almost instantaneous with the battery pack), and ultimately consistent color temperature.

                        Here's the bottom line. As much as I hated using speedlights, I decided to order a second one. While I use a different light setup in the studio, my mobile lighting kit now includes 2 Phottix Indra500 TTL strobes, and (you may have guessed it) 2 Mitros+ flashes. My infrequently used SB910 and SB900 are going to a friend.

                        I think this is really an amazing flash whether you use the Phottix triggering system, or just about any trigger for that matter. I strongly recommend it with a few caveats.

                        First, without an external battery source, the 4 AA batteries will quickly drain, especially if you use the modeling light. And as with most flashes, as the battery drains, the recycling time increases, and you get variation in the color temperature.

                        A second caveat, which influences my decision to give the flash 4 stars instead of 5, is that the documentation is not very good. This is an issue I have found with just about all the Phottix products I own.

                        A third caveat is that even though you can use the built in Mini-USB port to update the firmware, it wasn't a flawless update. In fact, using my Mac Pro, though I followed instructions carefully, it was impossible to install the firmware update. I later was able to accomplish this using a Windows machine.

                        Do these make for a terrible experience? I don't think so. But they make for a less than perfect experience using an otherwise excellent flash.

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