Using a Manual Flash with the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5
A transmitting MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 can trigger any receiving PocketWizard, including flashes with built-in PocketWizards. They can transmit on any of the 32 PocketWizard Standard Channels and a receiving FlexTT5 can be used with MultiMAX and Plus III zones. You can even trigger E-TTL and manual flashes together.
Triggering hot shoe flashes manually:
Slide a Speedlite or other manual flash into the top shoe of a FlexTT5 for manual triggering without cords. You can also use a manual flash in the top shoe of an on-camera MiniTT1 or FlexTT5.
Triggering studio strobes:
You can use a receiving FlexTT5 to trigger studio strobes. Use our Cable Finder to find the right cable for lots of different strobes.
Note: Do not connect a flash to the camera port (P1) on a FlexTT5. You could damage your radio. This port is for triggering Canon motor drives only and isn’t designed for the trigger voltages used by some flashes.
If you’re using a PocketWizard PlusX, Plus III, Plus II, or MultiMAX as a transmitter, be sure to set the FlexTT5 to receive on a Standard Channel. This can be set in the PocketWizard Utility or while shooting on-location via Learn Mode. See the tutorial on Learn Mode here.
If you are using a Sekonic Meter that incorporates a transmitter to trigger flashes and a FlexTT5 as a receiver, be sure to set the FlexTT5 to receive a Standard PocketWizard signal. You can use the method above if a Standard PocketWizard radio is being used as a transmitter. If you are using a MiniTT1 or another FlexTT5 as a transmitter, use the PocketWizard Utility to set the FlexTT5 to receive a Standard PocketWizard signal as shown in Using the PocketWizard Utility
For more information on using your Sekonic meter to trigger a FlexTT5, click here.