Phottix today launched its new Phottix Laso flash triggering system that lets Canon photographers control and trigger Canon RT radio flashes as well as non-radio Canon flashes mounted on Laso Receivers.
The Laso Transmitter can be used to control and trigger up to 15 Canon flash units arranged in up to 5 groups. Supported flash modes include E-TTL and E-TTL II, Manual, MULTI, Ext.A, and Linked Shooting. There are also 1st curtain and high-speed sync options.
On the receiving side, the Laso Receiver can be used for Canon’s non-radio ETTL flashes. It can be controlled and triggered from both the Laso Transmitter and Canon’s official flashes and transmitters. The receiver can also be used with studio lights for a mix of hot shoe flashes and studio lighting in your shoot.
Both the Transmitter and the Receiver use the 2.4GHz frequency band, have a range of up to 328 feet, and support flash exposure bracketing and compensation from +/- 3EV in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments.
Here’s a quick 4-minute introduction to the Laso system:
The Phottix Laso Flash Trigger System will be available starting on September 24th. The Laso Transmitter has a price tag of $160, and the Laso Receivers cost $100 each. By comparison, Canon’s official ST-E3-RT transmitter costs about $260.