FlexTT5-CanonUse the FlexTT5 Transceiver with the MiniTT1 Transmitter to control single or multiple off-camera electronic or intelligent E-TTL Speedlites.
You can now place TTL or manual flashes anywhere to illuminate the scene: Around corners, out-of-sight and in bright sunlight. The MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 are compatible with any PocketWizard radio for triggering manual flash or remote cameras.
PocketWizard’s newest firmware platform taps into the camera’s digital communications to enable an entirely new level of remote flash capability through our proven radio system. ControlTL allows remote TTL for Canon E-TTL II systems as well as Manual Power Control. ControlTL firmware is configurable and upgradeable for “future-proof” continuous improvement. Find more details on ControlTL here
Dedicated E-TTL II Triggering
Locking your MiniTTI Transmitter into the hot shoe of a Canon DSLR camera and mounting E-TTL II flashes onto FlexTT5 Transceivers gives you full autoflash exposure control with the freedom and reliability of a PocketWizard radio. There are no special settings to make or modes to call up. Use the camera, on-camera flash or flash commander controls for flash compensation, zone and ratio control
Adjust the manual power settings of your remote Canon Speedlites directly from a 580EX II flash mounted on your on-camera MiniTT1 or FlexTT5. Working with a Canon 580EX II in the shoe of the MiniTT1 or FlexTT5, you can independently control the power output of up to three groups of lights (you can have as many lights in each group as you want) from full power down to the lowest setting simply through the user interface on the back of the 580EX II. Now you can work with total control with your remote lights, without leaving your shooting position
FlexTT5 Transceiver has an A-B-C zone select switch to allow use with
the remote groups/zones found on on the PocketWizard AC3 ZoneController
or Canon flashes. Zones allow you to control single or groups of lights independently from other lights in different zones. These zones can
also be used with a MuiltiMAX thus
allowing you to pair a single MultiMAX radio on camera with FlexTT5's
Transceivers on your remote flashes and utilize many of the MultiMAX's
advance trigger functions.
Our patent pending HyperSync technology allows photographers to achieve faster X-sync speeds, sometimes up to 1/8000 of a second, with full power flash. Now you can cut the ambient light and use wide-open apertures, outdoors in bright sunlight. HyperSync automatically adjusts the timing of your flash trigger so that faster than X-sync speeds can be achieved. With certain Canon camera and flash combinations, you can achieve sync all the way to 1/8000th of a second. Just imagine what you can do using flash in bright sun with wide open apertures and fast shutter speeds. Since HyperSync is a trigger function you can use any PocketWizard Receiver including the FlexTT5, PlusX, Plus III, Plus II or MultiMAX. HyperSync works with both TTL speedlites and full size studio flash. Please visit http://wiki.pocketwizard.com/hyperSync for configuring HyperSync. While performance varies by the camera and flash equipment being used, HyperSync will get the maximum possible out of any set-up.
With ControlTL Firmware Update 3.0 (Nikon) and 6.0 (Canon), configuring HyperSync has now been automated. HyperSync Automation adjusts HyperSync timing in two separate places – on the transmitter and on the receiving ControlTL radio. The transmitting or on-camera MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 automatically adjusts HyperSync to compensate for changes made to shutter speed. Photographers can further refine HyperSync via the PocketWizard Utility. For more information on Configuring HyperSync Automation, visit the HyperSync section of the PocketWizard Wiki
When HyperSync can’t keep up, High Speed Sync takes over for Speedlite flash photography all the way to 1/8000. ControlTL optimizes this amazing feature and provides more light (which equals greater working distance), faster recycling times and more flashes per battery set when shooting in Canon's HSS/FP Flash mode. Use this feature to shoot wide open in bright sun for amazing results.
Click here to watch a detailed video on Optimized High Speed Sync as narrated by Photographer Mark Wallace
Precise rear curtain sync capability is engaged automatically, no buttons to press. Set the shutter speed 2at which rear curtain sync is engaged with the PocketWizard Utility. Capture natural light trails with sharp exposures at the end
– no “after trails!
In some E-TTL situations, including shooting in full sun, over long distance or using diffusers or bounce flash, the normal pre-flash is simply not enough for the camera to see. With Pre-Flash Boost, the pre-flash is two stops brighter. This will approximately double the working distance of E-TTL II, compensating for the light loss when defusing or bouncing
When working with the PowerST4, PowerMC2 and AC9/FlexTT5 paired with compatible manual flashes, you can change any of your settings on your camera and the system adjusts for those changes. Change your flash exposure compensation to adjust the exposure or make adjustments in aperture or ISO and the system balances your flash for proper exposure
Basic Trigger Mode
Allows the MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 to work as a transmitter on ANY camera it will fit. Anyone looking for the small form factor of the MiniTT1 can use it on other DSLR’s, SLR’s or even medium format cameras with standard hot shoes. The MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 are completely reverse compatible with all previous PocketWizards so they will work with whatever PocketWizards you already own
The FlexTT5 operates on the same channels as all other PocketWizards and will work with any unit you may already have
PocketWizard Utility - Programmable and Upgradeable
Use the supplied PocketWizard Utility software with the on-board USB port to program the FlexTT5 to any PocketWizard channel and zone as well as many other custom settings. The FlexTT5 can be upgraded whenever updates and feature enhancements are available (many planned!)
PocketWizard's Auto-Sensing Transceiver Technology enables the FlexTT5 Transceiver to switch back and forth between Transmitter and Receiver modes as needed for greater flexibility on the job. All PocketWizard Transceivers default to Reciever mode. When a hot shoe or other trigger is detected, it automatically switches to Transmitter mode
Easily trigger a remote camera in sync with distant remote flashes with Auto-Relay Mode. Put a camera where you can't be and have remote TTL or non-TTL lighting at the same time. Expand your coverage and increase your creativity
Channels / Learn Mode
The FlexTT5 has two channel configuration settings; C1 and C2. Each can be
programmed as needed with up to 20 ControlTL channels* for TTL
photography or Manual Power Control, or 32 standard channels** for manual
flash photography. Channels can be configured with the PocketWizard
utility or use the Learn function to quickly program channels, or
the reset function to configure back to factory settings.
* - 20 ControlTL channels for FCC/IC 344 MHz radios and
three ControlTL channels for CE 433 MHz radios.
** - 32 Standard channels for FCC/IC 344 MHz radios and
35 Standard channels for CE 433 MHz radios
Add the AC3 ZoneController on top of your FlexTT5
and gain three zones of power control right from the camera’s position.
Works in both auto/CLS/i-TTL and manual. Shut down an entire zone with
the flick of a switch.
AC3 ZoneController sold separately.
SpeedCycler with an AC3 ZoneController
Previously only seen
with PocketWizard’s MultiMAX radios, this new mode is designed to
rapidly cycle through multiple flash units fired individually in
sequence. This allows photographers to fire a camera in sync with
flashes faster than a single flash unit can recycle. It can also be used
for triggering remote cameras sequentially. SpeedCycler is engaged on a
transmitting MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 via the PocketWizard Utility.
SpeedCycler mode requires an AC3 ZoneController in the top hot-shoe of the on-camera PocketWizard radio. Zones A, B, and C will be triggered sequentially and individual zones can be disabled by setting the AC3’s Zone Switch to the off position. Both TTL and manual flash controls are supported.
Flash Power Control without a Camera
Photographers can now take their AC3 and transmitting radio off-camera and use it to set power levels for any flash with a ControlTL receiver, making it more convenient to use an optically triggered light meter, or control the power levels with just a MiniTT1/FlexTT5 and AC3 in their hand while another photographer takes the pictures. Previously, an AC3 ZoneController on a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 needed to be on camera to send manual power levels to remote flashes. Now, when connected to a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5, manual power levels are transmitted to remote flashes when the TEST button is pressed even when the transmitter is off the camera. This affects both speedlights connected to receiving FlexTT5s and larger flashes like AlienBees and Elinchrom RX units with ControlTL receivers
The FlexTT5 Transceiver has two plug-in ports for use with remote E-TTL II cameras and other flash units, including studio strobes. With its auto-relay function, the Flex can trigger a remote camera and transmit to a remote strobe
Continuous Fast FPS
Never before have you been able to shoot remote E-TTL non-stop in continuous high-speed mode. Fill the buffer! Nothing else comes close
The FlexTT5 lies flat, stays out of the way and features a flip-up antenna for additional range when needed
High Speed Sync (HSS or FP Sync) Disable Mode
Select either HSS Sync or HyperSync™ at shutter speeds at or over 1/640. This allows you to use HyperSync and the benefit of full power flash all the way up to 1/8000 with certain flash systems.
Auto Trigger Select for ControlTL
The hot shoe on both the MiniTT1 and Flex TT5 will trigger just about any hot shoe flash placed into it in addition to the Canon Speedlite’s it is designed for. Yes, you can now fire just about any hot shoe flash including Vivatar, Nikon, etc., in manual mode only and not TTL mode. (max trigger voltage < 50V, use P2 port for up to 200V)
Built-in Hot Shoe
Lock your Canon flash into the FlexTT5’s dedicated hot shoe and combine your remote flash with on-camera flash or use the on-camera flash for additional E-TTL II or Manual Power Control only. The metal and glass reinforced resin hot shoe assembly is a superstructure onto itself and incredibly durable. The best part; no more cords.
Continuous Remote Camera Triggering
This allows for triggering a continuous motor drive burst of a camera connected to the P1 port on a remote FlexTT5.
Transmit Only Mode
This prevents triggering of a flash mounted on a FlexTT5 to be used as a transmitter by other photographers in the area using PocketWizard radios.
Product Information Page
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Quick Guide, Help Files and Wiki Manual
1. Review the Canon Quick Guide below.
2. Download the latest PocketWizard Utility and review the help text. It is located here.
3. Visit the PocketWizard Wiki
MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Canon QUICK GUIDE - ENGLISH
(Translated versions can be found here.)