Category Archives: Nikon

Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon New Firmware v1.06 Released

nikonodinThe new firmware addresses the following:

1. Improves issue of flash not firing because of sleep mode when shooting long exposures.

2. Improves possible misfire issues occurring after a flash has been fired at a high power level.

3. Test Button and Light Meters: Pressing the Test button on the transmitter will cause the flashes in A, B and C groups to fire simultaneously. Group(s) turned off will not fire.

When the flashes in A, B and C groups are set to Manual (M) mode, pressing the Test button on the transmitter will cause the flashes (which are powered on and on the same channel as the transmitter) to fire an initial low-power pre-flash. The flashes will fire simultaneously at their set manual power levels 2.5s later. This feature allows for light meters to be used correctly.

You can download it at the following link,

V1.06 for Phottix Odin for Nikon – PC Installer

V1.06 for Phottix Odin for Nikon – Mac Installer

Source – Phottix Journal

4. Added function: Taking photos when the transmitter is displaying the version information will cause the transmitter to exit the version display screen and back to standard screen.

Take A Look At The Phottix Mitros+ TTL Transceiver Flash

The Phottix Mitros+ for Canon and Nikon are now available at PASM Workshop, list price: HK$2,880, PASM Member Price: HK$2,6xx.  To get a quote or to order, please email us at sales@pasmworkshop.com.

Source – Phottix Journal

Steve McCurry Shoot For Pirelli 2013 Calendar Videos

“Tribute to STEVE MCCURRY” Artist Photographer PIRELLI Calendar 2013 by FashionChannel

The Pirelli 2013 Calendar changes image with the evocative photography of Steve McCurry the photographer who has had won various awards for his coverage of war zones such as Afghanistan, Iran-Iraq, Beirut and Cambodia.

The 62-year old brings a new slant to the Pirelli Calendar, with the spotlight on provocative and ethereal feminine figures: no nudes, or even costume-adorned women. The aim as McCurry himself commented was, “to depict women who are sensual without being naked”.

Without forgetting to mention that the cast includes 11 women involved in non-government charitable foundations and humanitarian projects. From Petra Nemcova, who created the Happy Hearts Fund to help young victims of natural disasters to Isabeli Fontana who supports amfAR in the fight against AIDS and Adriana Lima, who works with the Caminhos da Luz orphanage in Salvador de Bahia. Then there is Sonia Braga with her Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, as well as Hana Ben Abdesselem who works with the Esmaani organisation for the advancement of social right in Tunisia.
In the background, the historical quarters of Rio, symbolic city for an emerging country such as Brazil.

Source – Fashion ChannelRezulteo Pneu via Nikon Rumors, cars360TV

Canon, Nikon, Sigma & Tamron 24-70mm Shoot-out Video

Kevin Good over at Crisis Lab just posted this shootout video of four 24-70mm lens from Canon, Nikon, Sigma and Tamron. So if you’re really considering purchasing one of these lenses, check out the post at http://www.crisislab.com.

Want to figure out the right lens for your camera? In this episode, Kevin runs an entertaining experiment on the best 24-70mm f2.8 lenses available, the Canon EF, the Nikon AF-S, the Tamron SP, and the Sigma, to see which one holds the most bang for its buck. Elements like the best sharpness, bokeh, vignetting and brightness, and optical stabilization are put into account, and Kevin and John pick their winner. Let us know in the comments what you think!

Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8: http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=bammo-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=B00…
Nikon AF-S: http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=bammo-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=B00…
Tamron SP: http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=bammo-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=B00…
Sigma: http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=bammo-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=B00…

Source – Crisis Lab

Von Wong’s Portrait Shot with Nikon D4 & 400mm Using Brenzier Method

Image from Von Wong Photography

Check out how photographer Von Wong take a portrait shot using a Nikon D4, 400mm lens utilising the Brenizer Method and iPhones for lighting.
Read more at PetaPixel or The Von Wong Photography Blog

Source – The Von Wong via PetaPixel

First Look Video on Nikon Coolpix S800c – The Android Camera

Video Tutorial – How to Tether Your D800 / D4 to Lightroom

Source – Erika Barker

Gary Fong Demonstrates How to Setup Phottix Odin for Nikon

New Phottix Odin stock available now at PASM Workshop.

PASM Member Price:
Phottix Odin TTL Trigger Set for Nikon (1 transmitter+1 receiver), list price HK$2,680-> now HK$2,410
Photix Odin TTL Receiver Only for Nikon (1 receiver), list price HK$980-> now HK$880
Phottix Odin TTL Trigger Set for Canon (1 transmitter+1 receiver), list price HK$2,680-> now HK$2,350
Photix Odin TTL Receiver Only for Canon (1 receiver), list price HK$980-> now HK$850

Check our PASM e-Store page for more info.

Source – Gary Fong

Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon Now Available @ PASM Workshop

What can the Odin do?

Photographers can wirelessly trigger TTL flashes, retaining full TTL functions, as well as remotely control power and flash zoom settings. Shooting with off-camera TTL flash has been made incredibly easy.

Say goodbye to manual mode, proprietary flash-based triggering, or setting values on your camera LCD – reliable wireless radio-based TTL triggering and remote power control is here.

Functions

  • Wireless 2.4GHz. TTL and Manual Flash Triggering
  • Remote power control of groups in TTL with +/- EV adjustments (3 stops in 1/3 stop increments  – 18 different levels.)
  • Mix TTL and Manual flash – fire some groups in TTL, others as manual.
  • Remote power control in A:B ratio modes with +/- EV adjustments
  • High speed sync – shutter speeds up to 1/8000 sec.
  • Second curtain sync functions
  • Remote manual mode flash power control
  • Remote flash head zoom adjustments – auto or manual
  • Compatible with Phottix Strato 4-in1 and Phottix Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Triggers.
  • Upgradeable via built-in USB ports.

What does the Odin offer?

The Phottix Odin TTL Trigger consists of an on-camera transmitter and control unit (TCU) and receiver units for compatible hot shoe flashes.

The Odin offers photographers four wireless channels and three flash control group designations. Flashes can be controlled in traditional Nikon TTL ratio modes A:B with EV +/- adjustments of three stops.

What makes the Phottix Odin unique is the ability to designate groups in TTL/Mixed mode. Individual groups, A, B, C, can also be controlled in TTL mode with EV +/- adjustments. Groups can also be set to Manual mode, adjusting power levels remotely, or turned off.

Zooming ahead
Flash head zoom can be set to be dynamically adjusted as photographers adjust their lenses. Flash zoom can also be easily adjusted manually and set statically from 24 to 105 mm. The Phottix Odin system will also trigger compatible non-TTL flashes and studio strobes.

Compatible with the Phottix Strato series
The Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger for Nikon is compatible with with Phottix Strato 4-in1 and Phottix Strato II Multi 5-in-1 Wireless Triggers. Current Phottix users will have no problem adding the Odin to their current triggering systems. As the world of cameras and flashes is always changing the Photix Odin system can be upgraded when needed using the built-in USB ports.

Specs and Pricing
The four-channel, 2.4 GHz, transmitter and receiver units work at ranges of more than 100 meters and accept AA batteries. Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger sets with a TCU and Receiver will be available, as will as individual receivers.

To order yours, please email to sales@pasmworkshop.com.  Members of PASM will be able to enjoy up to 10% off list price. Order yours now before it’s too late as we have very limited stock for the first shipment. For those out of Hong Kong, we take international orders as well. Email us for details.

PASM Member Price:

Phottix Odin TTL Trigger Set for Nikon (1 transmitter+1 receiver), list price HK$2,680-> now HK$2,410
Photix Odin TTL Receiver Only for Nikon (1 receiver), list price HK$980-> now HK$880

Reference: US$1=HK$7.8

Beta Test

We completed the beta test and the Phottix Odin for Nikon works great fine with the most of the Nikon models and Nikon flashes including the new D800/D4/SB900.

For Phottix Odin TTL Triggers for Canon, the PASM Member Price:

Phottix Odin TTL Trigger Set for Nikon (1 transmitter+1 receiver), list price HK$2,680-> now HK$2,350
Photix Odin TTL Receiver Only for Nikon (1 receiver), list price HK$980-> now HK$850

More pictures and reviews on Phottix Odin from out previous posts

Phottix Odin Firmware Update ZA07 is Available
Intense Review on the Phottix Odin TTL Trigger for Canon
The Phottix Odin Is One Of The Best DSLR Flash Triggers I’ve Ever Used [Review]

DSLR Shootout by Philip Bloom – Nikon D800 / D4 / Canon 5D MKIII

Philip Bloom did a shootout on the three newest full frame DSLR, the Nikon D4, D800 and the Canon EOS 5D MKIII.  The tests are mainly on resolution, aliasing, low light and features.  For the full read-up, check out Philip Bloom’s blog post as well.  Enjoy.

Source – Philip Bloom