Phottix Odin

Started Oct 4, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Phottix Odin
In reply to David Naylor, Apr 6, 2012

Hi, Yes, with the Odins in the mix the modeling light is very similar to how it is with either an on-cam Ex speedlite or via Ir type Canon Wireless.

It is quasi-continuous but there is a very noticeable flicker to it - and a slight buzzing sound too. Typically it stays on for just over a second so you have to be alert to perceive shadows/shape etc. Canon warn against over-use. It's useful, but no-one is pretending that it replaces a studio strobe!

The modeling function certainly works with both 580ExIIs and 550Exs - can't give certainty for 4xxExs - but if 4xxExs offer it normally, then that is probably preserved with Odins in the mix.

A single burst is also long enough to acquire focus. It's not ideal but it can be used in an Odin network for focus in total darkness - but it takes practice & you have to be pretty slick.
Cheers, Donald

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