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Phottix Indra 500 TTL Studio Light is a fully wirelessly controllable off-camera flash that features an impressive 500Ws of illumination and through the lens (TTL) metering.Paired with a portable 5000mAh Li-Ion battery pack makes it suitable for in-studio work as well as on-location lighting.

TTL Metering for Canon and Nikon

The TTL technology, which works in conjunction with the camera's auto-exposure, allows you to utilise the Phottix Indra 500 in both shutter and aperture priority modes. It's especially good for scenes with continually changing light and moving subjects. TTL metering lets you to be more creative by spending less time manually adjusting light levels and more time shooting. The system works with Canon and Nikon cameras, and it can be updated with new camera firmware as it becomes available.

Built-in Triggering

The Indra 500 has an integrated 2.4GHz radio system that can be activated by a Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger or a Phottix Strato II (not included). The Odin TTl Flash Trigger allows you to switch between automatic and manual flash modes, make EV adjustments in ±3EV increments of 1/3 stops, and change other flash settings from up to 100 metres away. The Strato II receiver supports manual flash triggering, but only in manual mode. In addition, the system supports optical slave mode and cable sync.

High Speed Sync (HSS)

Using the Indra 500’s HSS mode allows you to control ambient light and shoot at wide apertures to create a shallow depth of field, supporting shutter speeds of up to 1/8000 of a second*. The flash also offers second curtain sync allowing use of slow shutter speeds to create a natural looking blur trail behind subjects in motion.

Flash Bracketing

Automatic Flash Bracketing provides multiple options of different flash power settings rather than changing aperture or shutter speed to give you the option to choose the right shot or combine elements to achieve the most pleasing combination of ambient light and fill flash.

Stroboscopic Mode

The stroboscopic mode provides a series of rapid flashes for capturing multiple images of a moving subject in a single image, which is useful for special effects and creative images.

Variable Power and EV Level

The flash offers 8 stops of power adjustment from full power to 1/128, allowing exposure control and ensuring the flexibility to shoot under different lighting conditions. At low power settings, flash durations as short as 1/15000 (t.1) seconds are possible for freezing action shots. In the TTL mode, exposures can be adjusted in +/- 3 EV levels.

Compatible with a Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery

When powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack (not included), the Indra 500 can transform into the ideal on-location lighting solution, allowing you to take your lighting setup with you wherever you go.

Modelling Lamp

A power saving 9W LED modelling lamp with 9 adjustment levels allows you to preview the light on your subject to make sure you are happy with the angle and diffusion. Auto shut-off ensures that the unit conserves power and avoids overheating, when not in use.

Control Panel with LCD

For controlling system functions in the manual modes, the flash features a simple and easy to use control panel and a 320 x 240 TFT LCD screen with orientation sensitivity.

Bowens S-Mount

A Bowens S-fit mount on the front of the unit allows using a wide range of light modifiers to cover every situation and the kit is supplied with a 7-inch reflector.


The Phottix Indra 500 TTL Studio Light offers a USB socket for future firmware upgrading ensuring the Indra500 evolves with the changes in technology.

360 Full Power Flashes

The 5000mAH battery pack allows for approximately 360 full power flashes on a single charge. And can be recharged in approximately 2.5 hours.

Max Power


Adjustable Power Stops

8 Stops (4-500Ws)

Power Adjustment

1/128 to Full Power in 1/3 stop or full stop increment

Flash Modes

TTL Auto*, Manual (M), Multi

Flash Duration

1/250 - 1/15,000 sec @ t.1

Max Sync Speed

Up to 1/8000 seconds

Flash Indicator

Visual and Audible

Colour Temperature

5500±200K (Colour temperature may vary at low power settings)



Stroboscopic Flash

Frequency: 1-100Hz, Flash Count: 1-100 times

High Speed And Second Curtain Sync

Supported (on compatible cameras, when used with the Phottix Odin or Mitros+ systems)

Recycling Time

With Phottix Indra AC Adapter: 0.1-1s, (Quick flash: 50 full power flashes/min)

With Phottix Indra Battery Pack: 0.1-2s, (Quick flash: 25 full power flashes/min)

Input Power

Battery or Mains Powered (through AC Adapter)

Heat Dissipation Method

Automatic temperature-based cooling fan

Modelling Light


Modelling Light Modes

Off, Auto, Manual (9 adjustment levels)

Modelling Light Power

Approx. 4.5

Wireless Receiving Modes

Odin-C, Odin-N, Strato II, Opt-Slave, RX OFF (Can only be fired via 3.5mm sync port)

Wireless Connectivity Method

Radio Frequency and Optical pulse

Radio Range

Approx. 100m

Optical Range

Indoors: 12m; outdoors: 7m

Sync Port

3.5mm Sync Port, USB Port for Firmware Upgrades


320X240 TFT LCD display, 3 colour schemes

LCD Display Sensor Setting

Orientation sensor - Display automatically rotates if used inverted


Diameter: 140mm Length: 267mm Height: 190mm


2.1kg (Excluding the Studio Light Power Cable)


Battery Pack

Cell Type

Li ion Polymer Battery

Cycle Life

3.7V/10000mAh*4=14.8V/10000mAh, approx 400-cycle recharge

3.7V/5000mAh*4=14.8V/5000mAh, approx 400-cycle recharge

Charging Time

10000mAh: approx 5 hours

5000mAh: approx 2.5 hours

Recycle Time


High Speed: 1.8s (at 1/1 flash levels)

Standard 5s (at 1/1 flash level)

USB Output

5V, 2A

Flash Count

10000mAh: High Speed: approx 880 flashes for single Indra

5000mAh: High Speed: approx 360 flashes for single Indra

(with modelling light used)


Battery Pack: 189.5 x 112.6 x 60mm (5000mAh)

AC Charging Unit: 108 x 48 x 30mm


5000mAh: 1168.7gms (Battery Pack, Cell included, cord excluded)

AC Charging Unit: 257.6gms (AC cord excluded)

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Indra 500 TTL Studio Light
  • Studio Light Reflector 7-inch
  • Straight Studio Light Power Cable 3.5m
  • Indra Battery Pack Shoulder Strap Indra
  • Battery 5000mAh (Body and cell)
  • Battery Charger
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Battery Cover


* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.