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| p.1 #4 · Phottix ODIN for Nikon |
I just ordered mine a few weeks ago. I ordered a set and 2 extra receivers.
- 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.
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.
You need to reread the directions. You absolutely can set flash mode to manual with the controller and change the power from the controller as well. You do not change the mode on the flash, it should always be set to "on". (Not manual or slave).
Again, you should be able to set the mode to TTL or manual or off, or any combination of these modes if you have multiple groups. so one group could be in TTL mode while another is in manual mode. You can change the mode at any time as well.
I've had the Nikon Odins for several weeks and have used manual mode on shoots. So it is certainly a feature that is available. You simply are not using them correctly if you cannot get manual mode to work.