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Old 09-19-2011, 01:53 PM   #1
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After using Pocket wizards for several years I decided to give the Phottix Atlas a try mainly because of their built in Hot shoe for Speedlites.

They are not allowed to be sold in the US, I'm assuming because of Patent issues. So I had to order them from outside the US.

I only purchased 2 in case they sucked it wasn't a huge investment. But after using them a week I have 4 more on order!

I have to say they just as good as PW if not better. they use the same frequency as PW so you can add on to your collection. With the same frequency that means they also work with some light meters. I tested them at 30 meters but claim to reach 100 meters. I also had no issues firing thru walls.

The best part is their cost at $109 each!



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Old 09-19-2011, 05:08 PM   #2
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this sounds pretty cool. I wouldn't mind something that had good performance like that.

Do these work with the sekonic light meters to trigger the strobes wirelessly? It would be pretty wicked if they did.
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As mentioned they use the same Frequency as Pocket Wizards, so Yes.
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As mentioned they use the same Frequency as Pocket Wizards, so Yes.
what about the channel and such, do those match up, I think there are several setting for those. Like a main channel with a sub number or something like that. I haven't messed with that many of the setting with my sekonic wireless module seeing as I don't have any PW products due to their price.
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these are set up just like PW, 4 Channel selector.
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BTW, these are for sale $200 for 2
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really? what are you using now?
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Pixel King. ETTL triggers. because I can control the speedlites from Camera and sync speeds for 1/8000. When I shoot events I superclamp a speedlite up by speakers so being able to adjust the power and zoom from camera is a must.

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