Phottix: the Nikon D750 hot shoe has different dimensions than previous camera models

Nikon D700-and-D750-hot shoe-dimensions
Phottix found out that the hot shoe on the Nikon D750 has different dimensions than previous camera models – being longer in the front (see comparison picture above). This is causing some issues with the Phottix Odin TTL trigger:

We’ve received many questions about the Phottix Odin TTL Trigger for Nikon and the new Nikon D750. “The Odin doesn’t work correctly, is new firmware about to be released?” being most common.

After much research and testing our engineering team has found the hot shoe on the new Nikon D750 is different dimensions than previous hot shoes – being longer in the front (See comparison between D700 and D750 above). This causes issues with the pins of the Phottix Odin hot shoe lining up correctly with the Nikon D750 hot shoe. The Odin isn’t alone – some of the venerable Nikon SB series have issues working properly on the D750.

In short – as the hot shoe size has changed there is little Phottix can do at present. A DIY fix is possible – buy adding a sliver of cardboard to the front of the D750 hot shoe to help keep the Odin TCU in proper alignment.

Via Phottix

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