October 30th, 2014
July 8th, 2013
Phottix drew back the curtain on a new studio light at PhotoPlus Expo.
The Indra500 is a 500 Watt light capable of TTL metering for Canon and Nikon cameras thanks to its internal Odin TTL flash trigger. You’ll have the option of three firing modes—manual, TTL and stroboscopic—as well as a high-speed sync mode with shutter speeds up to 1/8000s.
In strobe mode, the flash can be set to a frequency between 1 and 100Hz for a total of up to 100 flashes. There’s also a second curtain sync for achieving a streaking light effect and you can adjust power output from 1/128 power to full power in 1/3 stops.
Thanks to its built-in Odin wireless controller, so you can shoot in manual or TTL mode, adjust flash exposure and use high speed or second curtain sync from the Phottix Odin or Mitros+ receivers. The Indra500 will also incorporate the company’s Strato II receiver for wireless triggering in manual mode.
Phottix will sell an external battery pack to power the Indra500 for up to 340 full-power shots. The battery pack offers two power ports so it can run a pair of Indra500s as well as a USB port for charging up mobile devices.
The Indra500 will retail $1,299 (including battery) and is available now.
Phottix, the company behind the popular Odin TTL flash trigger, has released the Luna line of softboxes and beauty dishes. They are designed to help solve the frustrations of using these two popular light modifiers on location. The Luna series uses folding and locking fiberglass rods, and an integrated speed ring to speed up assembly and make transportation easier. Where a traditional octa softbox might take ten minutes to assemble, Phottix says that the Luna 110cm Octa can be ready to use in 90 seconds.
The Phottix Luna Beauty Dish uses a similar principle. Unlike traditional metal dishes, the Luna dish’s folding and locking fiberglass rods make it compact and easy to transport without sacrificing the quality of light. Both Luna Softboxes and Beauty Dishes come standard with a Bowens-compatible mount. Compatible mounts for Elinchrom, Profoto and Balcar are also available, making the Luna series useable on many popular studio lights.
Phottix Luna Folding Octo Softbox: $75
Phottix Luna Folding Beauty Dish: $65