For typical TTL operation, the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 require no buttons to be pressed or settings to change other than the camera’s shutter speed – to provide FP (High Speed) flash sync all the way to an unprecedented 1/8000th second. This allows using flash with wide-open apertures (for shallow depth-of-field), and outdoors in bright, outdoor sunlight resulting in some amazing new images. ControlTL technology also enables some previously impossible camera capabilities including HyperSync™ for flash synchronization above the camera’s x-sync with full-power manual and studio-type flash units.
Both new PocketWizard units have a two-position channel switch that can be programmed via a computer (using the supplied USB cable) or set in the field with a built-in “Learn” mode via another PocketWizard radio. The system features 20 ControlTL channels as well as all of PocketWizard’s 32 discreet channels for traditional triggering. By plugging a Mini or Flex unit into a computer with the PocketWizard utility software loaded, photographers can configure channel, HyperSync timing, sleep timers and more or they can simply update the unit’s firmware with push-button ease.
The new PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios offer more capability than any radio triggering units marketed. As digital technology advances, more capabilities will be added to the system, essentially offering “future proof” technology that adds even more value to this remarkable system.
Accessories available soon for these new PocketWizard units include the Nikon-compatible PocketWizard AC3 ZoneController, which allows the user to control three zones (A,B,C) of Nikon flashes or groups of flash units mounted on Flex TT5 transceivers in either automatic-exposure or manual control. Also available is the PowerST4 radio receiver that plugs into an Elinchrom RX flash units and controls power level, modeling light functions when used with a Mini or Flex or can be used as a standard receiver for regular PocketWizard units. Similarly, the new AC9 AlienBees Adapter slides into the shoe of the Flex TT5 to interface with AlienBees flash units. Both work with the AC3 for even more control and versatility.
Incorporating the latest radio technology, PocketWizard exceeds the demands of the working pro with durability, ease of use, advanced capabilities and legendary PocketWizard reliability.
PocketWizard products, including the PlusII, MultiMax, MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 are made by LPA Design, based in South Burlington, Vermont and sold by distributors around the world including the MAC Group in the USA.