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Phottix Odin, Wireless E-TTL that works!!!!

 
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Dec 14, 2011 17:47 |  #286

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Do these have serial numbers on them?

Yes they have big serial numbers down the side.

The TX RX set have matching numbers (and the separate RX different).


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Dec 14, 2011 20:00 |  #287

I've been lusting after these for a while. I could care less about ETTL but I drool over the ability to control your flash power and zoom levels from the camera, literally drool. A shop here in Houston has some and I want them real bad but I think this will be a January purchase =/


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Dec 14, 2011 21:26 |  #288

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Dec 15, 2011 21:30 as a reply to  @ sempaidavid's post |  #289

Well I guess my luck works in wierd ways. After all the problems with my Odins, both sets, I recieved the Pocketwizards today. And wouldn't you know it, these work flawlessly, completely oppisite of what others have been saying. I have been testing them for a couple hours now. I have tested them from 1 foot to 100 feet away. Absolutely perfect. I think we can rule out the camera being the problem with the Odins. I hate to say it but I think I am going to stick with these. I really like the ability to custom set it up using the Utility Wizard. OK that's enough as this is the Odin Thread.


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Dec 16, 2011 01:45 |  #290

Glad your having good luck with the PW's.


I tried my Odins on a 20D today, and they worked perfectly.

No miss fires, all the functions worked.

Sounds like Odin was in a bad mood when he forged your two sets of triggers.


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Dec 16, 2011 08:44 |  #291

Moppie wrote in post #13553055 (external link)
Glad your having good luck with the PW's.

I tried my Odins on a 20D today, and they worked perfectly.

No miss fires, all the functions worked.

Sounds like Odin was in a bad mood when he forged your two sets of triggers.

I guess. It has something to do with that Improper FE Lock Warning I think. With the PW's the Icon does not flash. In other words it is getting an FE Lock.:rolleyes:


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Dec 16, 2011 09:29 |  #292

AZ, glad PW is working for you. In fact, I have the same problem with PW as yours with Odin. How are you getting the 580exii to fire 100ft away? I have 2 of them and neither are reliable over 30ft. And if I use my 430exii, it will full dump once in a while.


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Dec 16, 2011 16:29 |  #293

AzMandella wrote in post #13540979 (external link)
All my friends shoot Nikon.

I know this is late, but next time just take them to the store. Most stores have demo cameras you can use. They're usually nice enough to let you test out your equipment with them. Add the fact that you actually bought the triggers from that store, and they would have no reason to deny you.

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The batteries that came with it are Energizers. And these have not been on the market long enough to get bad batteries. Even if they are the first batch released the batteries can't be more than 3 months old.

And I can't think of a menu setting,PF or CF, that would tell the flash to fire intermittantly.

You can't ever assume with free batteries. They're usually close to the end of their life...that's why they're free. ;) Obviously, I've received brand new batteries with expensive products, like flashlights, but still...it's the easiest thing to check.

If you read about misfires, a lot of times it's resolved from using fresh batteries.


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Dec 16, 2011 19:13 |  #294

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AZ, glad PW is working for you. In fact, I have the same problem with PW as yours with Odin. How are you getting the 580exii to fire 100ft away? I have 2 of them and neither are reliable over 30ft. And if I use my 430exii, it will full dump once in a while.

What does it mean when a flash "full dumps"? Sorry for the OT. Thanks


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Dec 16, 2011 19:25 |  #295

mellofelow wrote in post #13553996 (external link)
AZ, glad PW is working for you. In fact, I have the same problem with PW as yours with Odin. How are you getting the 580exii to fire 100ft away? I have 2 of them and neither are reliable over 30ft. And if I use my 430exii, it will full dump once in a while.

My TT5's came with a AC5 RF Soft Shield that consists of a fabric sock that covers the flash and a Filter Shoe that goes betweenthe TT5 and flash.


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Dec 16, 2011 19:52 |  #296

Yes they all come with that now. I refuse to put a cloth bag over my flash to be able to use a $400 plus trigger system.


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Dec 16, 2011 20:34 |  #297

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Yes they all come with that now. I refuse to put a cloth bag over my flash to be able to use a $400 plus trigger system.

Although you would think PW would come up with a fix for the 580EXI & II. BUt to me this is also Canons fault. I actually like the socks as it protects the flash from scratching the surface and screen.


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Dec 16, 2011 20:58 |  #298

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What does it mean when a flash "full dumps"? Sorry for the OT. Thanks

Full dump = failed ETTL and somehow it triggered the flash to dump all its power. Essentially blowing out the picture.... all white.


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Dec 17, 2011 00:32 |  #299

the Odins recently appeared in my local store and the price tag is only just a tad over half of a pocket wizard. This now make the possibility of owning radio triggers real for me since i dont think i could have ever afforded the PW.
Can the odins trigger the Nissin Di862 flash? I intend to change over to Nissin for their higher GN value and more affordable price.


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Dec 17, 2011 00:37 |  #300

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Can the odins trigger the Nissin Di862 flash? I intend to change over to Nissin for their higher GN value and more affordable price.

They do work with the Nissin Di862, but they don't work with the Youngouguagoughuougu.


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