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Review: Phottix Strato Wireless Flash Trigger with TTL Pass-Through

Phottix sent me a pre-release set of these new triggers to test, and now that the product is on the market I can finally talk about it.

I love this trigger. It’s got all the 2.4 GHz reliability of the Yongnuo RF-602 (previously my favorite in the low-budget trigger market), but with the added advantage of a TTL-pass-through hot shoe.

If you don’t know what the heck that means, or why it might be useful, then watch the video!

And if you buy a Strato from the link below you’ll help keep me fueled with beer (which leads directly to an increase in the quantity, if not always quality, of my photography and tutorial production).

Phottix Online Store Strato Page

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  1. Mary says:

    Very interested – but that linked website only lists prices in British Pounds and Euros – any US source?

  2. admin says:

    Mary, that’s a good question. I just checked with the CEO of Phottix, and he tells me they are in the process of converting over to US dollar pricing (which is probably no easy task for a company based in the UK and Hong Kong) and they hope to have dollar pricing on the website “next week.”

    Also, they plan US retail distribution in stores within a year. However, if I were really eager to get these, I would probably not wait, because I know what “next week” means in the world of web development…

  3. Aloha, Phil!

    Just had to tell you MAHALO from the 50th State for all your informative videos!
    Youʻre da bomb diggity, man!!!!

    Geralyn Camarillo

  4. Phil Steele says:

    Wow, I think that’s the first time I’ve been called “da bomb diggity!” Thanks Geralyn!

  5. NEF says:


    Great blog and very informative tutorials. Quick question…

    1) with these transmitters they WILL transmit TTL if I’m using 2 Canon lenses? In my case I have a 430EXII and was plan on just getting an ole Vivitar 285HV for a second remote flash.

    2) Is there an advantage to having your second or third flash TTL capable if your already using your on camera flash TTL?

  6. Phil Steele says:

    @NEF – Don’t let the TTL pass-through confuse you. These triggers do not transmit any TTL data via radio. They are basically sync-only triggers requiring manual flash power settings. The only exception is that a flash mounted on-camera on the transmitter will behave in TTL mode (as if the transmitter were not there between the flash and the camera).

    There are some potential advantages to having 2nd and 3rd flashes use TTL, but frankly it becomes pretty complicated to set up. I’m usually using 2nd and 3rd flashes as background lights or rim lights, in which case it’s better to set them manually anyway.

  7. bryan says:

    i bought them from phottix and they work great

  8. bryan says:

    got mine from phottix. word great

  9. Vera says:

    I have a few compatibility questions. Are they compatible with Calumet Genesis 400 strobes and Yongnuo flashes?

  10. Phil Steele says:

    Vera – Probably, but you should direct that question to Phottix. They are the experts and I’ve found them very responsive to technical questions.

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