Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Phottix Atlas Trigger

For a long time, PocketWizard has being known as the top best wireless trigger-maker in the photography scene, particularly with their ultra popular PocketWizard Plus II™ transceiver.

PocketWizard Plus II

Until recently, Hong Kong-based company Phottix, announced the brand new Atlas Professional Wireless Flash Trigger (CE 433 MHz version) which incidentally looks very similar in design with the Plus II. Remote shutter release is also possible but you will need to purchase an optional 10-pin shutter-release cable.

© Phottix

Phottix Atlas Features

  • Use as wireless flash, studio trigger or shutter release
  • Automatically switches to transmit or receive mode when attached to a camera or flash, and triggers flashes
  • A hot shoe port (for speedlights w/o PC-sync terminal ) and PC Sync port for attaching flashes and strobes
  • Sync Speed: Up to 1/250 sec. (On compatible cameras / flashes)
  • 4-channel
  • Shoot from 100+ meters away (or longer, depending on actual shoot condition)
  • Simultaneously trigger cameras, flashes, and studio strobes with a single remote
  • Equipped with a two-color status LED
  • Uses two AA Batteries or DC power port 
  • Accessories include locking PC-sync, 3.5mm, 1/4″ mini plug, batteries and lanyard


3.5mm connections

Metal hot-shoe (You can also put another brand of wireless flash trigger on the hotshoe to trigger a different set of remote flashes in sync with the Atlas remotes.

Utilizes two AA's batteries

1/4" screw mount

Phottix Atlas + Canon 5D mark II (front)

Phottix Atlas + Canon 5D mark II (back)

Ease of operation, works flawlessly combined with great design and superb performance at only 70% price of the PocketWizard Plus II's, it's really hard to beat this kind of benchmark.

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