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Nov 14, 2013 07:36 |  #16

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Very true wizard - but for me I don't have to worry about weather sealing and that price difference is immense!

Now here is the next question I was thinking about - would I need 3 of the Mitros+'s? What if I just get one of the Mitros+'s, have that be my main unit and then get 2 of the 'basic' Mitros units to be fired from the main unit. Will that work? Can that work? I am thinking it would and I really wouldn't see a reason why it couldn't since the '+' has the Odin unit built in so it can trigger. Right?

If that is the case, the 'basic' Mitros is only $299, that would save me $100 each over the '+', thus saving me $200 total. Think that is a good idea? I don't see that being a problem, and kind of makes sense to have 2 of the basic Mitros and not 3 of the '+'.

That won't work as Mitros does not have an Odin receiver embedded. You will have to pair it with an Odin which would erase any cost savings.


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Nov 14, 2013 08:38 |  #17

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That won't work as Mitros does not have an Odin receiver embedded. You will have to pair it with an Odin which would erase any cost savings.


Gotcha - I just found that out as well! Oh well, for an extra $100 per unit, that's an easy upgrade! And well worth it in my opinion. Thanks!


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Nov 14, 2013 09:29 |  #18

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Gotcha - I just found that out as well! Oh well, for an extra $100 per unit, that's an easy upgrade! And well worth it in my opinion. Thanks!

I am thinking I will go the 600ex-rt route. Since a price difference of about $50 is not that big a jump. Just got my last 600ex-rt for $450 when there was a double dip. So will wait and see if there is another. No rush in picking up the third one.
Thanks for all the info everyone!!


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Nov 14, 2013 10:25 |  #19

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I am thinking I will go the 600ex-rt route. Since a price difference of about $50 is not that big a jump. Just got my last 600ex-rt for $450 when there was a double dip. So will wait and see if there is another. No rush in picking up the third one.
Thanks for all the info everyone!!

That's what I would do. Currently Mitors+ is exactly the same price as 600EX-RT here and Canon is the better long-term investment. Mitors+ is great but priced too closely to the Canon's flagship IMO.


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Nov 14, 2013 19:21 as a reply to  @ amirg's post |  #20

I just got 3 Mitros+ units delivered yesterday. I got them in a very brief sale from Adorama for $319 each.

I haven't had time to do much with them yet, but they are very solid and well built.

They will do 2 things the 600's can't. They will do 2nd curtain flash and they remotely adjust the flash zoom.


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Nov 14, 2013 19:37 |  #21

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I just got 3 Mitros+ units delivered yesterday. I got them in a very brief sale from Adorama for $319 each.

I haven't had time to do much with them yet, but they are very solid and well built.

They will do 2 things the 600's can't. They will do 2nd curtain flash and they remotely adjust the flash zoom.

Thanks for pointing those two out!


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Nov 14, 2013 20:52 as a reply to  @ wizard13's post |  #22

I put a bit of a comparison of features up here if that's any help -

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Nov 18, 2013 10:31 |  #23

ScottyP wrote in post #16452437 (external link)
I just got 3 Mitros+ units delivered yesterday. I got them in a very brief sale from Adorama for $319 each.

I haven't had time to do much with them yet, but they are very solid and well built.

They will do 2 things the 600's can't. They will do 2nd curtain flash and they remotely adjust the flash zoom.



Damn when did they go on sale for $319!??! Wow I am pissed I missed that! $80 off is HUGE! We need to post up when these are on sale!


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Dec 18, 2013 07:06 |  #24

Trying to revive this thread. Anybody get the new Mitros + units yet? Would really love to hear more reviews


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Dec 18, 2013 07:22 |  #25

I am using Strato II for 2 years now and it is a good system, it is not bullet proof but I can say it is a solid trigger!. For my reception shots I use two remote YN-565 ex with Strato II, Strato transmitter on hot shoe and Canon 580 EXII on top. Photix website does not recommending YN flashes due to compatibility issues but with the sync cable it works great!


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