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Nov 08, 2012 22:59 as a reply to  @ post 15224534 |  #676

The odins are fabulous I am loving mine:

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Nov 09, 2012 15:46 |  #677

Nice!!!


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Nov 09, 2012 16:49 as a reply to  @ DHPHOTO66's post |  #678

I also want to say exposure accuracy is excellent with the odins. I have been very impressed with the exposure accuracy and I have had no miss fires. I love that they added the 1/3 stop exposure increments. The Odin transmitter is so fast and easy to change setting on the fly even in difficult lighting like I had for the above shots. The ability to make a quick change remotely was a life saver.


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Jan 03, 2013 15:29 as a reply to  @ butterfly2937's post |  #679

Ok i have read al the posts but need help !!

I want the trigger an of camera ttl flash and a remote camera shutter at the same time via a second camera handheld. I have a Odin and one receiver, i had thought of buying a strato II TX and Rx and mounting the Strato TX on my handheld camera with the Odlin TX on top and using the strato II RX to trigger the camera shutter via the shutter release port and cable.

Hope this makes sense. or is there an easier way ??

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Jan 03, 2013 15:40 |  #680

industryimage wrote in post #15440265 (external link)
Ok i have read al the posts but need help !!

I want the trigger an of camera ttl flash and a remote camera shutter at the same time via a second camera handheld. I have a Odin and one receiver, i had thought of buying a strato II TX and Rx and mounting the Strato TX on my handheld camera with the Odlin TX on top and using the strato II RX to trigger the camera shutter via the shutter release port and cable.

Hope this makes sense. or is there an easier way ??

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Sounds good, I've done something similar using an older Phottix Aster to trigger the camera.
Remember the Odin transmitter is simply seen by the camera as a flash sitting in the hotshoe :cool:


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Feb 02, 2013 20:00 |  #681

I finally purchased a pair of 600EX-RT & one ST-E3 RT.

Moved from Phottix Odin, I must say that I'm somewhat a bit disappointed.

1. Lack of 2nd curtain sync.
My Phottix Odin can do this on any EX series flash. Why the hell ST-E3 RT can't even do this?

2. Lack of slave zoom control from ST-E3 RT.
Again, it is a feature that Phottix Odin can do.

3. Lack of USB port for potential firmware upgrade.
Look at Phottix Odin, they have numbers of improvements from their firmware upgrades.

Seriously if Canon can somehow implement a firmware upgrade on the ST-E3 RT & 600EX-RT to add those 2 above features (2nd curtain sync & slave zoom control), I'll gladly ditch my Phottix Odin completely & go for Canon.

Though, I'm glad I still have my Phottix Odin system. In the mean time, I'll continue keep using my Phottix Odin with 600EX-RT.


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Feb 02, 2013 20:23 |  #682

These are the reasons that my 600EXs went back to the store. Odins are still the best option for me.

virsago_mk2 wrote in post #15565710 (external link)
I finally purchased a pair of 600EX-RT & one ST-E3 RT.

Moved from Phottix Odin, I must say that I'm somewhat a bit disappointed.

1. Lack of 2nd curtain sync.
My Phottix Odin can do this on any EX series flash. Why the hell ST-E3 RT can't even do this?

2. Lack of slave zoom control from ST-E3 RT.
Again, it is a feature that Phottix Odin can do.

3. Lack of USB port for potential firmware upgrade.
Look at Phottix Odin, they have numbers of improvements from their firmware upgrades.

Seriously if Canon can somehow implement a firmware upgrade on the ST-E3 RT & 600EX-RT to add those 2 above features (2nd curtain sync & slave zoom control), I'll gladly ditch my Phottix Odin completely & go for Canon.

Though, I'm glad I still have my Phottix Odin system. In the mean time, I'll continue keep using my Phottix Odin with 600EX-RT.


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Feb 22, 2013 01:25 |  #683

heckcare.der wrote in post #13998638 (external link)
Any one experience any misfire/inconsistency with the Odins? Mine has a little 'lag' issue after I fire off my shutter. 1 of my 580exII will fire, the other will fire too but alittle slower thus the camera didn't capture the flash. Working distance about 25m, open space.

Sure do. Just today that was happening. I was watching the flashes fire and one would fire late. Either that or some would fire and some would not. This is a distance of no more than 15m! I loved them until today. Erratic and useless in a professional environ. I tried all of the channels and all of the groups and got the same thing. I tested again tonight after I got back, customer not happy, and same thing. Misfires at at around 15M. I am not happy.




  
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Feb 22, 2013 01:27 |  #684

No flash zoom control? Wow. I knew about the HSS issue. I just had my Odins malfunctions today so I'm looking again for another solution. Do any of thes F*(*&^ things ever work properly? The PW TTL system was a nightmare for me.

virsago_mk2 wrote in post #15565710 (external link)
I finally purchased a pair of 600EX-RT & one ST-E3 RT.

Moved from Phottix Odin, I must say that I'm somewhat a bit disappointed.

1. Lack of 2nd curtain sync.
My Phottix Odin can do this on any EX series flash. Why the hell ST-E3 RT can't even do this?

2. Lack of slave zoom control from ST-E3 RT.
Again, it is a feature that Phottix Odin can do.

3. Lack of USB port for potential firmware upgrade.
Look at Phottix Odin, they have numbers of improvements from their firmware upgrades.

Seriously if Canon can somehow implement a firmware upgrade on the ST-E3 RT & 600EX-RT to add those 2 above features (2nd curtain sync & slave zoom control), I'll gladly ditch my Phottix Odin completely & go for Canon.

Though, I'm glad I still have my Phottix Odin system. In the mean time, I'll continue keep using my Phottix Odin with 600EX-RT.




  
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Feb 22, 2013 01:48 |  #685

dwdallam wrote in post #15638803 (external link)
Sure do. Just today that was happening. I was watching the flashes fire and one would fire late. Either that or some would fire and some would not. This is a distance of no more than 15m! I loved them until today. Erratic and useless in a professional environ. I tried all of the channels and all of the groups and got the same thing. I tested again tonight after I got back, customer not happy, and same thing. Misfires at at around 15M. I am not happy.

Are you using good alkaline batteries (Duracell/Energizer) in them?
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Feb 22, 2013 01:53 |  #686

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Are you using good alkaline batteries (Duracell/Energizer) in them?
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No, I'm using Sanyo Eneloop NiMH rechargeable. I've had no problems until today. They just stopped working correctly.




  
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Feb 22, 2013 04:40 as a reply to  @ dwdallam's post |  #687

Give some good alkalines a try then and see if that solves the problem.

The problem with NiMH is they are low voltage to start with, if one cell then starts going just a little flaky everything is in trouble.

NiMH do work fine most of the time, but switching to alkaline solved a lot of issues with PocketWizards as well. I never bother with NiMH in triggers anymore, its just one less potential hassle you don't need.


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Feb 22, 2013 05:23 |  #688

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Give some good alkalines a try then and see if that solves the problem.

The problem with NiMH is they are low voltage to start with, if one cell then starts going just a little flaky everything is in trouble.

NiMH do work fine most of the time, but switching to alkaline solved a lot of issues with PocketWizards as well. I never bother with NiMH in triggers anymore, its just one less potential hassle you don't need.

Hmmm perhaps but anything that can run AK should be fine with the NiMH. Like I've said I have had no problems at all until today.




  
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Feb 22, 2013 05:42 |  #689

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Hmmm perhaps but anything that can run AK should be fine with the NiMH. Like I've said I have had no problems at all until today.

Nothing around that could be causing signal interference?

Are you sure the batteries are fully charged and in good condition?


My Odin set has been fantastic, only giving problems when the batteries go flat, and that is using both Alkaline and NiMH (not at the same time of course).
So far it's the only radio system I've used that has always worked.


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Feb 22, 2013 06:00 |  #690

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Nothing around that could be causing signal interference?

Are you sure the batteries are fully charged and in good condition?


My Odin set has been fantastic, only giving problems when the batteries go flat, and that is using both Alkaline and NiMH (not at the same time of course).
So far it's the only radio system I've used that has always worked.

Yes I tested in several locations now. Just got a email back from Phottix saying the unit was defective. So I'll be sending it back.




  
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