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I have two speedlites. A Phottix Mitros and a Sunpak PZ42X. I can control flash intensity in both of them in TTL mode. I can also control the zoom (for Mitros it works, a bit buggy with Sunpak; whenever I try to set zoom in Sunpak it resets to what is previously set in the speedlite).

However, when I switch to manual mode, I cannot control the flash intensity for the Mitros. It might not be compatible with Sunpak but it's supposed to just work with the Mitros.

What could I be doing wrong?

PS: I do not know much about flash.

EDIT:

I am controlling the speedlites wirelessly via a set of Odin 2 transmitter and receivers. I am using the Odin 2 transmitter to adjust the flash intensity and zoom and to switch between TTL and Manual.

  • There are a lot of needed details left out of the question. Are you using the flashes on the hot shoe? Or via a set of wireless triggers? How are you trying to control the flash? Via the camera's (what type of camera) menu? Via a wireless transmitter's menu? – Michael C Jul 24 '16 at 4:30
  • Do you have the Mitros? Or the Mitros+? – inkista Jul 24 '16 at 18:15
  • Also, are you judging the power level of the flash from images you've taken, or from the reading on the flashs' LCDs? – inkista Jul 25 '16 at 6:30
  • I am using the Mitros (no +). I based the power level on both the flash LCD and the images taken – Ygam Jul 25 '16 at 10:52
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So I asked a Phottix rep same question and here is his answer:

You have to set the flash on TTL, mounted on an Odin 2 receiver, and from there you can set the flash intensity on both TTL and Manual on the Odin 2 transmitter.

I tested it out and it indeed is working (based on the images taken, not on the flash LCD)

  • Yes. This seems to be a quirk of the Odin system: flashes have to be in TTL mode for power control to work, and it only displays correctly on the TX unit. – inkista Jul 27 '16 at 19:24
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The flash has to be set on Ettl to mode. That drove me crazy until I figured it out. They need to publish that in manual.

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