Phottix Laso: Wireless Control for Your Canon Flashes (Even the Old Ones)

By // September 29, 2015 // Posted in Gear & Equipment, Hardware, Lighting

Phottix has just introduced a new wireless flash trigger system dubbed Laso for Canon shooters.

The Phottix Laso works with Canon’s RT Wireless radio flash system as well as Canon, non-radio, ETTL flashes. The idea being that you can bring older, non-radio-enabled Canon flashes under your (wireless) control using the Laso Transmitter and Receiver. It also frees you from controlling your speedlights using an IR connection, so you’ll have more flexibility when placing flashes.

Using the $150 Laso Transmitter can control and trigger 5 groups (a total of 15 flashes). It supports multiple flash modes, including E-TTL II/E-TTL, Manual, MULTI, Ext.A and Linked Shooting. The transmitter features an AF assist light and support for high speed sync (1/8000 sec.).

The Transmitter slides into your camera’s hotshoe and your external flash mounts to the Receiver. The Laso Receiver, which is sold separately for $100, can also be connected to studio lights, offering the ability to mix hot shoe flashes and studio lights in one triggering system.

You can learn a bit more about Laso in the video below:

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