PocketWizard FlexTT5 & MiniTT1
The new PocketWizard FlexTT5 & MiniTT1 wireless TTL triggers have landed in Canon E-TTL II flavour (Nikon i-TTL due soon) and we wanted to share the fantastic welcome they’ve received from photographers. Don’t miss out on the wireless TTL revolution!
The Flex TT5 and Mini TT1 completely shake-up the wireless flash world; prior to their release you had a choice between manufacturers’ infrared based trigger systems (with TTL metering) and third party infrared or radio trigger systems (forgoing TTL metering).
Infrared trigger systems have a limited range, burst speed, and often don’t work if the flash is out of sight from the transmitter or camera. Third party radio triggers don’t suffer from these issues, but you have to manually dial-in flash settings, which isn’t a big issue unless you’re in a high-pressure action scenario like a wedding.
Step in Pocket Wizard to the rescue: The FlexTT5 and MiniTT1 provide E-TTL II compatibility, 240 meter range, and up to 8 frames per second continuous shooting. That’s powerful!
PocketWizard ControlTL System
The MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 use PocketWizard’s new ControlTL system. Not only does ControlTL maintain full TTL metering between camera & flash, the system also allows flash compensation to be dialled-in on camera for instant adjustment of your remote flash – perfect when you are using a telephoto lens & the flash is located near the subject.
The MiniTT1 is the slim transmitter that fits on your camera’s hot-shoe (with a secure locking mechanism). The MiniTT1 weighs just 65g and is barely noticeable when fitted. It runs off a small CR2450 / CR2354 lithium battery (replaceable) and features auto-off to save power (as your camera enters sleep mode).
The FlexTT5 is a transceiver, it can either transmit from the camera hot-shoe or receive signals from another Flex TT5 (transmitting) or a Mini TT1. The FlexTT5 is slightly bulkier than MiniTT1, weighing in at 108g, but it gains a folding aerial and 1/4″ thread tripod attachment. The Flex TT5 takes two AA batteries.
It’s possible to trigger a remote flash from your camera using a MiniTT1 + FlexTT5 or a pair of FlexTT5 units. Just add a FlexTT5 unit for every additional flashgun you’d like to sync.
PocketWizard FlextTT5 & MiniTT1 Video
MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 Tweets
The new wireless trigger twins have had a warm welcome on Twitter:
With the possibility of using high speed sync on the miniTT1 / flexTT5 at 1/2000sec @ f4 ISO200 the creative possibilities are endless. - @foralifetime
MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 Reviews
Snippets from a customer review of the FlexTT5 at wexphotographic.com:
I bought a couple of these units after using PW-II’s for the last 2 years – and I have to say they are much more useable (for canon shooters at least) than the canon wireless system.
I also like that you can get these new units to trigger the other older PWs so I can use my PW2′s to trigger backlights/background lights where ETTL isn’t needed.
For me as a wedding photographer the ability to just have reliable ETTL off camera is great – no need to worry about them not going off and all the benefits of ETTL without worrying about subject/distance changes. – TPPhotography
View the PocketWizard FlexTT5 & MiniTT1 at Wex Photographic
+ More transmitter and receiver information at PocketWizard.com