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| p.1 #3 · Phottix ODIN for Nikon |
I just ordered mine a few weeks ago. I ordered a set and 2 extra receivers.
Initial thoughts (physical aspects):
- Packaging is quite excellent with good blister protection and well-laid out products. Products are not cramped or anything. Box is sturdy and nice
- Plastic construction is "so-so." Don't expect this anywhere near the durability of PocketWizard. But as a whole, these units can last as long as you take good care of them.
- Battery doors are ok but not spectacular
- Buttons and switches have a nice feel to it. I hope they last long
- LCD screen is cleanly laid out.
- There is no instruction manual/booklet. Instead, it comes with a CD containing the manual in PDF format
Impressions on Usage:
- Works right away out of the box. No glitch whatsoever. Definitely miles apart from Pixel Kings in terms of ease of use
- The transmitter looks very much like the Nikon SU-800 where modes per grooup can be changed from TTL to Manual. However, the Manual mode is useless since you set the flash units simply to on, and if you set it to Manual, the transmitter cannot control the fash units remotely anymore. Whereas with the Nikon Su800, you'd have to set your flash to remote - which allows the transmitter to control the Flash in TTL, Manual or AA mode.
- EV compensation in TTL mode of the transmitter works flawlessly.
- High Speed sync work
Overall, I like the Odins. I bought them so that I can shoot wirelessly without "line of sight" and the work flawlessly. If you are buying this so that you can control your flash in Manual mode, don't get this. Instead look somewhere else - like Cactus V5 that echostoreph.com is selling.