The new Phottix Mitros TTL flash for Nikon is now shipping


The new Phottix Mitros TTL flash for Nikon is now shipping to retailers. The US price is set to $299.99. More details, features, specifications and promo video after the break:

Product description

The new standard for TTL flashes: The Phottix Mitros.  After more than three years in development Phottix’s series of TTL hot shoe flashes for Canon, Nikon and Sony.

The Mitros will do everything you expect a top-of-the-line TTL flash to do. Functions include built-in IR triggering with Master and Slave modes, AF assist light, auto/manual zooming flash head, all with fast recharge times. The Phottix Mitros TTL Flash includes a USB port for firmware upgrades and a 3.5mm sync port.


  • TTL, M, Multi (Stroboscopic) modes
  • Auto/Manual Flash Head Zoom with 180 degree rotation and 97 degree tilt
  • FP Sync (High Speed Sync) and Rear Curtain Sync
  • Flash Exposure Compensation: Manual
  • Fast Flash Mode: with 0.1-2.5 sec. recharge times
  • USB port for upgrades
  • 3.5mm Sync port
  • Nikon-compatible IR Wireless Triggering with Master and Slave mode
  • Optical Slave Sync Mode
  • 4 AA batteries
  • Port for external battery pack
  • Compatible with Phottix Odin TTL Flash Triggers for Nikon

The Phottix Mitros is powerful, with a guide number of 58 and features high quality components – custom designed by Phottix or imported from America, Japan or Taiwan. The flash features full TTL functionality as well as manual and multi modes. It is the perfect compliment to the Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger system.

Use it on camera for shooting events or weddings, or off-camera with a Phottix flash trigger, light stand and umbrella or softbox for portraits or product photography. This is a professional-level flash – at home on-location or in the studio. test


The Phottix Mitros TTL Flash is covered by a 2-year warranty. For full information see the warranty card with the product or contact Phottix support.

Technical Specifications

  • Guide No.: 58/190 (at 105mm focal length, ISO 100 in meters/feet)
  • Flash coverage: 24-105mm (14mm with wide angle diffuser panel)
  • Auto zoom (Flash coverage automatically adjusts to match the lens focal length)
  • Manual zoom (Zoom can be adjusted by changing setting on the flash/camera)
  • Rotation: 360 degrees, Up-Down: -7 to 90 degrees.
  • FEC (Flash exposure compensation): Manual
  • Sync modes: First Curtain Sync, Second Curtain Sync, and High Speed Sync
  • Stroboscopic flash: 1-100Hz
  • Flash exposure confirmation: Blue LED lamp lights up in TTL mode
  • Flash Recycling (with size-AA alkaline batteries)
  • Recycling time/Flash-ready indicator:
  • Normal flash: Approx.0.1-5 sec./Red LED indicator lamp lights up.
  • Quick flash: Approx.0.1-2.5 sec./Green LED indicator lamp lights up.
  • Internal power: Four size-AA alkaline batteries or size-AA Ni-MH batteries
  • External battery: Compatible with Phottix Battery Pack and Nikon compact battery pack SD-94 through specific adapter
  • Power saving: Non-wireless slave modes: 90 seconds, Wireless slave mode: 60 minutes
  • Wireless flash
  • Transmission method: Optical pulse
  • Channels: 4
  • Wireless options: OFF, Master, Slave and Optical Slave
  • Transmission range (Approx.): ( Indoors:12-16m/39.36-52.48 ft., Outdoors: 7-9m/22.96-29.52 ft., Reception angle:±40°(horizontal),±30°(vertical)
  • Controlled slave groups: 3 (A, B, and C)
  • Flash ratio control: 1:8-1:1-8:1
  • Standby current: ≤100uA in sleep mode
  • Dimensions: (L x W x H): 202.8×77.5×58.3 mm
  • Weight: 427g (flash only, excluding batteries)
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  • Nikko

    Well. guide no. shouldn’t be given @ 105 mm, most manufacturers give it at around 35mm, so this looks quite powerful at guide no. 58 but when you relize it’s at full zoom of the flash then it’s not so powerful after all …

  • thealvix

    mmh..3 years of development..I dont see in the specs all of this groundbraking technology ,..

    • That’s how long it took them to backwards engineer CLS.

      • alvin


  • jr456

    Why would I get this over the SB-700?

    • For one thing: external battery options.

      • Remedy

        Getting around 350 full power shots out of Sanyo Eneloops. I hardly see how could I need more during one day but even if I’d still could take 16 more (4 times reload) Eneloops and they would still take less space than a battery pack and would last waaaaaaaaaaay longer. The only advantage of a battery pack is faster recycle times.
        So in comparison between SB700 or this flash I would lean toward more power and stroboscopic functions rather than battery pack option. 🙂

        • First: battery pack gets loaded with AAs. That’s where your eneloops go.

          Second: I’d be in a sorry state if I only took 350 pictures at a wedding. Even if I only took 100, leaving a flash on for five hours you can be sure to have dead batteries at some point. Continuously charging takes juice, even if you’re not shooting.

          Third: I have an SB800 and three SB600s. Two SB600s have died now, so it’s time to replace them. I think I’ll buy at least one SB700, since i like the size and holyfuckingshit–why did Nikon not build the SB800 and SB600 with mode switches like the 700 and 900?! They’re genius! In fact, my SB26 had similar switches. Why did the design devolve? Anyway, I bought my SB600s for 130 a piece used. I’d give a similarly prices new flash a try, especially if I can plug in extra power and have change left over for some new radio triggers (CLS is great in small spaces, but crap when you need to cover an entire ballroom).

          Fourth: I don’t know about you, but the repeated strobe effect is a gimmick to me. It’s one of those things they offer to fluff out the spec sheet. I don’t know anybody who’s used it more than once. And I have other flashes that can do that.

          Fifth: Even the Nikon flash units are disposable plastic crap, not built to last. Why not pay what they’re worth, instead of Nikon MSRP on a SB910?

          • Remedy

            Mate first of all around 350 FULL POWER flashes. Dunno bout You but I don’t shoot full power all the friggin time, heck I extremely rarely use full power.

            Second, oh so You were not talking about a real battery pack, You meant crap 3$ plastic/metal SHELL for ordinary batteries so I take that thing about faster recycle times back, coz You aint gettin any out of that kind of crap.
            Now, with 20 Eneloops (5 times full load) You get more than You can ever shoot during a wedding, especially american type of wedding that lasts like what… 4 hours?

            I don’t use that stroboscopic effect either but I know people that do, occasionally. To each their own as they say.

            Finally those SB24/26/28 (the whole line) of Nikon flashes were truly great! They even feel better made than todays gear. It’s almost as if the new one were made by a whole new bunch of people, not necessarily better people.

            • Two words: Indian weddings. Oh, and I may have just booked my first Ethiopian wedding, which I hear run long too.

              I’ve used the Quantum packs and was never super impressed. I used to have a legit Nikon piece of crap AA pack, but I picked up some of the knock offs recently and if they’re any different, I can’t tell. Whatever gets the job done. Last Quantum I used was Li-ion, and despite the better build, I just didn’t trust it as much as plain old NiMH AAs. And the Eneloops seem to be ok if I charge them a day in advance, unlike the older NiMH batteries. They get it done. Too. Get bloody hot in the process, but they haven’t exploded yet.

              The 28 was ok, but that 26…I still regret selling it. Good gear.

              Rumor has it that they’re all (Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Minolts, Oly) made by Panasonic (Matsushita). They all look the same inside, so I wouldn’t be surprised. All the “TTL” parts that might be different are in the camera bodies. Probably made to spec off the same crappy reference design. I’ve gotten awful tired of the 600s crapping out, so I’m willing to go over to the dark side and try a knockoff.

    • ctd_pho

      3.5 sync jack & port for external battery pack

      • Remedy

        The only question is who’s using wire syncs these days, especially for speedlights.

        • ctd_pho

          Probably more than you’d think. Case in point…Shooting with 2-3 speedlights ganged together on a tri-flash bracket to reduce recycle time while in HSS, triggered via Photixx’ own Odin system. Do I really want to use 3 Odin receivers when I can trigger with one receiver and a 3.5mm splitter?

          • Remedy
            • ctd_photo

              You’re a typical internet genius “dude”, looking to show the world how brilliant you are. We’re not impressed. First off, you asked the question…”who uses wired syncs these days?”, which I answered with a plain and simple example. But since you need to protect your rep, you reply “SERVED”, and post a link to an accessory for wired sync? I thought nobody uses wired sync these days? Unbelievable. Not much of scholar in the logic department i see. Secondly, my original post sighted “3.5mm sync”, not PC sync. This is why teenagers need to stay off the internet.

          • photomy

            I am curious, how do you control the flash power remotely with this setup?

      • timarts
  • Neopulse

    Don’t wanna sound like a hater or anything that. But isn’t street photography about NOT walking around with a beauty dish, an assistant and asking people to pose in a certain way? Isn’t it about capturing that decisive moment? (Maybe also using an onboard flash of the camera alone).

    • Remedy

      No, that’s just 1 type of street photography You mentioned and I assure You it’s not the only one, nor is it more glorified or sacred.
      Street photography is about what You can get out of it. He likes to use a strobe. Simple as that, and we all know how tragic the full noon light is so it’s 2 birds with 1 stone.

      • Aldo

        I’d take the hard shadows of the noon’s light in a well applied spontaneous way to portray a candid moment in time over any of the images that this photographer took.

        • Remedy

          I’d take a wonderful, controlled, masterclass light in a well applied spontaneous way to portray a candid moment in time over any atrocious hard shadows of a random sunlight. But that’s just me.

          • Ant

            random sunlight …whats wrong with you, you must be a commercial photographer to think that artificial light is better or a part of street photography. It can be used for novel effect but not in place of natural light. “spontaneous” lol, you mean flashing people

            • Remedy

              Please spare me this bullshit. I didn’t say artificial light is better, I said controlled light is better. You must be one of those random hoping for a lucky “punch”.
              Please analyze and mark these words by Ansel Adams: “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
              Got it?

            • ant

              cheap use of public images to promote a product will need
              model releases in most countries. Not even street, just taken in the
              street with a flash and a video cam and and 3 assistants
     (street photographer)
              Got that man with a book?

            • Remedy

              I’d call random shots with poor lighting cheap. Go figure.

          • Aldo

            that’s the thing though… “candit” and “spontaneous” … they see you coming with an SLR and a walking studio light set up… there will be little of those two things left.

      • Neopulse

        Wouldn’t this be classified as a form of urban photography instead of street?

    • Aldo

      Agreed… This isn’t a very effective way to advertise the flash and its potential.

  • Ruprecht

    A company famous for excellent radio triggers might have considered including radio control rather than IR control in these units. For Nikon users, anyway, THAT would have been groundbreaking.

  • Isaac Alonzo

    I guess we will have to wait for the second version to get internal radio trigger compatible with Stratto and Odin.

    If Yongnuo did it, I’m sure phottix can do it better

  • darwin

    Anyone know if this will have a metal hot shoe or plastic? Can’t tell from the pix.

    • timarts

      the shoe mount is metal

  • Davis5

    too much expensive against a rebate in europe of the sb-910…

    • Remedy

      That actually might be true but I would love to see the power comparison. This Phottix might have the edge here.

      • The GN of he 910 at 35mm is 34 (vs 58@105mm). I suspect that it’s a bit of a wash or possibly in the 910’s favor. (105 is 3x the focal length, so covering 1/9 the area (> three stops if perfectly efficient.)

        The 910 also zooms to 200mm.

        And, finally, actual flashes are seldom/never as bright as advertised, and Nikon is more honest than most manufacturers.

  • Marcel Speta

    Personally I would rather trust to the original Flash units, but their Odin looks great! Planing to buy set 1+4 receivers ….

    • Remedy

      Original doesn’t mean better. Trust me on this.

      • Marcel Speta

        I know, but there is always something wrong under some specific circumstances like with Nissin, there was something (i can’t recall right now what exactly) .. and that’s why is better to stay at original stuff to avoid issues or problems with functionality. On other hand there is lot of great stuff produced by thirdparties …
        … and the Odin is one of them 🙂 ….

        • Remedy

          Well, I’ve been using Nissins along with Nikons for years and I’ve never came across any limitations but maybe it’s my way of working that that those Nissins fit so well. One has to be said tho, they are reliable as phuck! Never ever head any issues.

    • have the odin, never a misfire .. (here in shanghai they are way cheaper the pocket wizards of course)

  • Mike

    Looks like a nice flash. Althought Phottix really had an opportunity to hit a grand slam by including a built in radio receiver. But they didn’t. That one piece of tech is the difference between me exclaiming “gotta have one now” and “that’s interesting news, next”. I have the Odin and 2 receivers and their Lastolite softbox knock off, and am generally a fan, but this is “just another flash”.

  • Rhonbo

    Without built-in radio control for the Phottix trigger this is just another nice flash unit worth considering but not worth selling my current Nikon flashes for. If radio control had been built-in I may have switched over. Phottix missed a really big opportunity here. In this day and age all new flagship flash units should have wireless radio control built-in. Also if the radio control only works with Phottix triggers they would make even more money as folks purchased the trigger sets to go with it.

    • Nick

      Well if they built in the radio and took out the CLS, everyone would be complainting about that too. Plus the radio would probably only work with their Odin series, which would annoy even more people.
      You can only cram so many features into $299. And I think they did an awesome job on this one. I’d rather pay $299 for this and have the choice of which receiver to use, then pay $399 and have to go buy a whole new Phottix radio setup when I already have pocket wizards.

    • alberto cabrera

      Good grief. Built in Radio means you are only using Phottix’s radio system. A lot of Photogs already have invested in Pocket Wizards or another system, making it useless. Also it would make the flash more expensive for a debatable feature that most wouldn;t use. If am paying $500 for a flash, I might as well buy a SB-910. The problem here is not that we need a top of the line powerful flash. Nikon SB-910 is plenty powerful. It’s about to be able to buy a great flash at the best price possible. That is what this flash offers us. I bought a lot of third party flashes. This has been the best one so far.

    • photomy

      Well, you build the Mitros I flash first and see if it works well and sell a lot of them. EARN your reputation as someone that can make solid performing flashes. Sell, to a variety of users. Sell a lot of Odin receivers and transmitters as well. THEN, if this goes well, you come out with the radio version for say $380 and you have a real winner. Then you sell even more Odin transmitters, and maybe a few less receivers.

      • photomy

        AND, of course it will only work with Odin or similar Phottix transmitter. They would be fools to do anything else. Do the new Canon radio flashes work with other transmitters.

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