Phottix Strato TTL Wireless Flash Trigger for Canon - Receiver (PH89016)

$70.00

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  • 4 groups: A,B,C,D
  • 4 Channels
  • 150+ m range
  • 1/250 sec. sync speed*
  • Flash wake-up functions*

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Extra receivers for the Phottix Strato II system. The Phottix Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Trigger System gives photographers incredible control over their flashes and Moonlights. Four channels and four groups provide unparalleled control in the studio or on location. The Strato II Multi can be used as a wired or wireless shutter release. The 2. 4 GHz. transmitter and receivers offer ranges of more than150 meters and sync at speeds of 1/250 second *.


Product information Size:Canon-Receiver Only Product Dimensions 3.66 x 1.81 x 1.77 inches Item Weight 10.9 ounces ASIN B00GK9YNKI Item model number PH89016 Batteries 2 AA batteries required.

The Phottix Strato flash system is, in my opinion, just OK.
It sends the cameras TTL signal to ONE channel. There is no way to separately control power levels if you are using more than one light.
Like for instance if you want you key light to be 0.0ev and your fill light to be -0.3ev. This system won't do that. It will send the 0.0ev signal to all lights in channel 1 or whichever of the four channels you have it set to. I don't think they made this clear in their description.
I guess you can buy their Odin transmitter which has discrete control, but then if you already have bought the Stratus receivers, the Odin is not compatible with them. I do like these better than the Youngnuo 622 as they have analog controls and there is less buttonology.
At some point though, I think I will just have to bite the bullet and by the Pocket Wizard setup with the AC3 Zone controller

They say, "You get what you pay for!" Well, they are right in some ways. For $119.99 you get far more than what you pay for in the case of the Phottix Strato TTL flash trigger set. At least in my experience, this set of triggers has worked flawlessly right out of the box. I put the AA batteries in the units, turned the units on, and set the channel selector,--- and started shooting! I have been a photographer for years; but must admit I am not brilliant in anyway; but Phottix makes that a nonissue. If you can't figure out how to use these triggers, without reading the instruction manual, I would suggest you are bumber than I am! The units are well made, and just exude quality. I love being able to control my off-camera flash unit from the camera. The EV adjustments work great. I must admit that I only got this set yesterday, but I wanted to spread the word that so far these things are amazing!!

UPDATE: I continue to be very pleased with this product. I have experimented by using the Phottix TTL triggers in various situations, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to other folks.

These are TTL radio frequency triggers. They are simple and straight forward way to get your speedlight off your camera and still have full TTL function. I have done high speed sync with them and my Nikon SB800 flashes. What surprised me was that I can also use them with my SB-80DX flashes and shoot at 8000th of a second. They offer 4 different chanels to work with. They come with batteries and an assorment of connection cables including a ten pin Nikon connection. I have not had an occasion to use them except when I used the remote unit as a cable release while doing shots of the Milky Way. For the price they are hard to beat, and in my view a great value.

One final note. I did take mine with me to shoot a portrait while the sun was setting. I used two SB800's and was able to shoot at 200 ISO and 4000th of a second through a white difuser umbrella and get a beautiful portrait. The setting sun became my hair light and was perfectly balanced with the strobes, but a bit warmer color wise.

I am an amateur photographer with maybe more experience than some. I love the Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger Set for Canon. In fact, even though I guarded it closely, I lost my first set and just bought a replacement set. I use a Canon Speedlite 430Xii flash, and the set works perfectly with it. I like the more natural-looking pictures I get with the flash off-set from my camera a bit. I highly recommend the trigger set. Just be sure to set both pieces on the same channel, and be sure to look at the connections on the flash and the receiver and on the camera and the transmitter. I hate to reveal my stupidity, but I tried and tired to get the set to work - to no avail until I finally looked to see the configuration of the posts on each piece of equipment. Wallah! A revelation! I plan actually to play the CD of instructions that comes with the set since I received the new set. I might learn even more about important things.:)

I purchased this item a while back but never really used it. But in preparation for a upcoming shoot, I took it out and began testing it. To my dismay, TTL would not function properly. It would fire the flash, but I had to set the output manually. I was using it with a 7dMkII and a 600EX-RT flash. Not wanting to give up, I continued testing and researching online for answers. On a whim, I took out my T3i and gave it a whirl. Magically, the TTL worked, which told me it was an issue with my 7dMkII and the transmitter. On another whim I tried the 1DX setting on the transmitter and BAM!, TTL worked on my 7dMkII. I am just now beginning to test this out. I will come report back on my results. So far though, great. On another note, I contacted Phottix about this and their initial response was within 12 hrs. I have sent them another request to see if their is a firmware update for this item, to make it compatible with newer camera models. This may not be an issue if you recently purchased your transmitter.

The Phottix Strato TTL Flash Trigger unfortunately has been discontinued.
Which is sad. It really is an excellent piece of equipment for those just learning. The quality is very good and true to their word you can use it straight out of the box. Pretty uncomplicated. I am very technically challenged. I recommend, get an extra receiver once they are all sold, there will not be available.

These Phottix Strato TTL Flash Triggers work as advertised. I love them. I have been looking for something like this for a long time so I can shoot with my flash off camera. Most of the ones I looked at were more expensive and they only worked in manual. These work in manual, TTL and Auto. I like to have those options. I have been using them since the first day I got them and they haven't failed once. Love them. No need to spend your money on more expensive triggers. These work great!!!

Yooo when I say I love this device! I mean I love it!! It's so straight forward an I can control everything from the Transmitter An the receiver tells the flash... it's Awesome

These are just brilliant. Transceiver on camera, receivers on the flash, away you go with power adjustable off camera flash.
However couldn't get to work with the Odin II transceiver so loses 1 star.

Great product got this to expand the system i had very well made and works flawlessly

works well

Looks the business but not compatible with my other Stratos triggers so returned for refund.

Delivered in great condition, and everything works as expected.

El resultado es el esperado, duración de las pilas larga, disparan siempre y conectan rápidamente el emisor y receptor. Un pocoo caros lo único. Echo en falta la posibilidad de modificar la intensidad del destello en modo manual. Al final el ttl por mucho que lo puedas regular desde el remoto, en mi caso no vale para nada, rara vez me da resultados satisfactorios con el flash fuera de cámara.

Lo compré para tener la posibilidad de un tercer flash y recibido correctamente. Funciona bien junto con los otros dos que ya tenía. Todo correcto.

Llego muy bien,en perfectas condiciones y el producto es lo que esperaba.lo unico es q las pilas q vienen duran bastante poco y si no estas atento puede jugarte una mala pasada.x ello4 estrellas

Ottimo trigger, avevo già un ricevitore ed un trasmettitore e ne ho comprato un terzo per un secondo flash metz.

no issues at all. showed up on time and works exactly like it's supposed to.

Après plusieurs mois d'usage, aucun souci rencontré. Fiable et d'une grande portée ( contrairement à pas mal de d'autre marques )

Dopo aver preso il primo set composto da un trasmettitore ed un ricevitore, ho acquistato anche questo secondo ricevitore. Test con Nikon D750 e Nissin MG8000 e con Nikon SB900. Tutto funziona. Se vogliamo trovare un difetto il pezzo è un po' grande...pensavo fosse meno ingombrante.

I am by no means a professional photographer but I do love taking photographs and especially of my two little ones. I have always been put off buying any sort of what I consider to be 'professional photographer kit' such as this trigger set as I didn't think that these sort of sets could be used by the non professional photographer like me. So when I was offered this set to test I decided to give it a go in the hopes that I could understand how to use it and could prove that they can be used by anyone and I am happy to say that they can and are relatively simple to use. I have a Canon EOS1100D and the trigger set fits both the hot shoe on the top of the camera and being linked to it with the included leads too. For any novice photographers like me the hot shoe is the silver metal part at the top of the camera where you would also fit a separate flash if you use one.

The Phottix Strato TTL Trigger Set for Canon comes with the following in it's box:
Strato Transmitter
Strato Receiver
Storage Case which has a velcro belt attachment along with lanyard hook
Instruction CD
4 x AA Batteries
2 x Lanyards
USB Cable
4 x Cables (2 are shutter cables in different sizes)
6.3mm Adapter

As I have never used a trigger set before this set I didn't actually know how exactly they worked or exactly what cables needed attaching where etc and so I read the included instruction CD which has instructions for other Phottix trigger sets and not just this Strato set so you need to be careful you open the correct file. I'll be honest in that I found the instructions difficult and too over complicated for a complete newbie like me because of the use of what I think of as 'technical terminology' and no basic "you plug this in here and then do this to make it work" kind of guidance. So I read through the instructions and then ended up looking at Phottix's own website along with youtube videos and this made it so much clearer and easier for me.

My current main use for the trigger set will be to be able to remotely release the camera shutter and thus be able to take group family pictures and pictures with me in them for a change rather than always being behind the camera. I know I can set the camera timer and then make a run for it to get into the pictures without this trigger set but this sort of ruins any natural pictures of the children playing and you playing along with them as they are always conscious then of the camera. This trigger set works brilliantly for remote shutter release and I have captured some wonderful pictures already with this set in the last few days alone.

I know that the trigger set can also be used to set off individual lights too in say for example a studio type setting but I am not at present using the trigger set for this purpose although I may attach them to remote flashes to use in future at some point too.

So for anyone like me who wants to know how to use the set here's my very quick and basic guide to how I use it:
1. After inserting batteries, turn both the receiver and transmitter on and using the slide on the receiver set it to the channel you wish to use i.e. 1. Press the channel button on the transmitter until you have chosen the same channel as the receiver i.e. 1 in this instance.
2. Turn both units off and if either not using a flash or using a separate one to the camera's attach the receiver to your camera's hot shoe on the top and then if appropriate attach your flash to the top of that. You can also just have the receiver attached with the appropriate lead and sat off to one side of the camera if you want to still be able to use the camera's own flash as if you put the receiver on the hot shoe of the camera it stops the flash from opening and working as it is obviously blocking it by being on top.
3. Attach the camera to the receiver with the appropriate lead included in the set with one end in the SR port for shutter release and the other end in your camera's trigger release port which on my camera has a little picture which looks like the transmitter with a wire sticking out.
3. Turn the camera and both units on and then after positioning your camera in the required place or tripod you can then use the button on the transmitter to take remote shots.

An excellent set which I know I won't get as much varied use out of as a professional photographer but is ideal for the purpose I wish to use it for and also gives me room to develop as a photographer myself and try out the remote flash lights and other uses.

The Phottix Strato trigger set for Nikon comes packaged in a good holder bag, complete with all the attachments needed to connect to any current Nikon camera, both as a flash trigger and as a remote shutter trigger. It takes the same AA batteries in both units (the sender and the receiver) so, unlike a Hahnel trigger, you won't be left scratching around for a specialist disc battery. It also allows TTL metering and a degree of control of a single flash. However, it doesn't support Nikon's Creative Light System (CLS) and doesn't work at all on non-Nikon cameras, although it works fine triggering studio flash lights. It functions on four channels of radio, rather than on light, which is how the CLS flash triggering works.

All in all, this is a comprehensively supplied unit. However, it is under-specced compared to the equivalent Pocket Wizards, albeit for a substantially reduced price.

My feeling with this unit is that it's too expensive to go up against the Hahnel triggers, but not sufficiently advanced to go up against the Pocket Wizards. In the studio, it offers nothing over an infra-red trigger. Out in the field, the lack of support for Nikon CLS means that it is really a trigger, not a sophisticated TTL device.

If this is your budget range, it comes complete and will do what it says, but think carefully about whether this is the one you need.

 [Video is optional viewing -- shows unboxing -- you can totally skip if you read the entire product description.]

' Bit annoyed I don't have access to instructions. It's all on CD, but my MacBook Pro doesn't have a CD drive.

Wish Phottix had provided a download link [1] -- the CD drive will become obsolete like the floppy drive did.

The build quality is okay.

'Uses regular batteries for both transmitter and receiver -- two AA batteries in each. (Included in box.)

' Transmitter has TTL pass-through hot shoe (meaning you can put a flash on top, so it "talks" to the camera in full TTL mode -- like it would if the transmitter wasn't even there).

' There is a slider for choosing one of the four (2.4 GHz) channels.

' There's an on/off power switch -- useful for making sure you don't accidentally deplete the batteries when not in use.

-- update: 9 March --

[1]: I found a PDF of the manual : phottix.com/media/upload/instructions/STRATO.pdf