Hey fellow photographer, how's it going?
My name is Michael Zelbel
And today, let me show you my secret weapon
for controlling my off-camera speed lights.
My magic wand for lighting, so to speak.
It's a very powerful radio trigger
and it's especially designed for Canon
The name is Phottix Odin
And it's far superior to any other system
that I have tried so far, and I've worked with
pretty much all brands of flash triggers.
Having said that, I can already hear
some old school photographers screaming
"No, no, nothing can be better than pocket wizards!"
Let me tell you from my experience
with all of those triggers:
If you are shooting Canon,
then forget about all the other systems.
What you want to have is a Phottix Odin flash trigger.
That's really it.
There is no other device which let's you control
your off camera flashes, well, I would say
so good and intuitive like this thing.
I mean, let's take simple setups.
Setups where all flashes are on manual mode:
Still with the Odin everything is completely
controlled remotely from on cameara
with the Odin transmitter on camera.
That's just sweet!
But that's the easiest exercise for this trigger.
Of course, there are these traditional ETTL setups
where you balance groups A and B with lighting ratios
and that's not the easiest thing to set up usually
but it can be powerful in some situations.
Of course this flash trigger supports fully
this ETTL way of lighting.
So, no problem, you can do it.
But let's add some magic.
Let's add some elements which are very similar to
what you might know from Nikon ITTL
if you are familiar with that.
Let's just assume you need light
which is perfectly spot on.
Maybe you are shooting something commercially
and maybe you cannot afford the slightest lighting mistake.
And maybe you do not want
to fiddle around with A:B ratios.
You want to setup directly the power
of each group individually.
Let's say you want flash group A to be your main light
and to overexpose by exactly 1/3rd of an f-stop
to bring across your subject really shiny.
And you want group B to fire into the back
at manual at full power.
Finally you want a group C
to fill in the shadows at -1 EV
meaning you underexpose the shadows by 1 f-stop.
So you mix and match TTL and manual
just how you need it.
You directly type in what you need
and that is what you get.
No problem with the Odin.
Do you understand how powerful this is?
But, it does not stop there
this thing is really engineered by genius photographers
who - I think - totally understand what we need when
when shooting with off camera speed lights.
This system also supports Hi Speed Sync.
In case you are shooting outside in the sun
and you want to open up your aperture
to have shallow depth of field
and of course to do so you have to
dial up your shutter speed to insane values
like 1/8000 of a second.
I mean, the odin will sync with your speed lights.
It also supports zooming the
zoom head of your speed lights from remote.
It also makes my speed lights giving me
autofocus help light,
because my Canon 5D got a really
light hungry autofocus, but no problem.
I mean, there's lots of cool stuff with this system,
but what for me is much much more important
than all of the cool features:
The system is working rock solid.
No misfires what soever. None. Zero.
I guess I took now round about 20000 photos with it
in studio, outdoor, in the forest,
on hot days, on cold days and one time even in the rain
and I never ever had the slightest issue with the system.
No miss fires, no drop outs, always working smoothly.
I mean, anyway, the build quality of this system
is really impressive.
If you are looking for a radio trigger, try it out!
Get yourself this system and
let me know in the comments how you like it.
I am sure you gonna love it just like I do.
But anyway, no matter whether you use the Odin
or whether you use the old fashion way
of syncing speed lights,
let's say PC cords, in any case,
I wish you a lot of fun with your photo shoots
and I wish you good light!