Tony Clapp Reviews The Phottix Indra500 TTL
Tony Clapp Indra500 TTL Review:
“When I purchased my first two Phottix Indra 500 TTL lights, I wasn’t eager to purchase new lights. I had just returned from a trip to San Diego and my current light set-up had let me down on a beach shoot. The battery took on a touch of water which rendered it inoperable. Those batteries and lights were also very heavy and cumbersome. I needed a light setup that was not only light and portable but somewhat durable. I shoot in gyms, on beaches, in the mountains, hotel rooms, and a variety of spots where being light, portable, and powerful is a necessity. Enter Phottix.
I had watched my business partner and studio mate Don Hales shoot with his Phottix Indra set-up. I had been a little bit envious – I can’t lie. When I came back from San Diego, I chatted with Don about making the change and then decided to pull the trigger because I had jobs coming up in Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Atlantic City, and again in San Diego. I received my two light Phottix Indra500 TTL kit in early August and found out just how easy they are to use and immediately put them to work on a job in the Colorado mountains. Subsequently I had them on location in Mexico twice, and traveled coast to coast in the continental United States. These lights have changed my photography and my photography business!
What do I love about these lights? First, they are light weight and portable. The Indra 500 provides plenty of power. I love being able to shoot with shallow apertures of f2.2 in the middle of the day and because of the HSS (high speed sync) I can exceed my shutter speed to control ambient light at those shallow depths of field. Next, I love the TTL (through the lens) metering feature. because of the TTL feature, I can get set-up on a job quickly and efficiently while creating the perfect images.
I wish that I would have pulled the trigger on this light set-up sooner. This kit has definitely been a game changer and seriously helped elevate my business and my photography game.”
Images from Tony using the Indra500 TTL