FlexTT5-Canon

Use 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.

COMPATIBILITY

For full feature compatibility, the latest firmware should be used. Click here to download. Please see our Wiki page for full camera and flash compatibility.

The MiniTT1/FlexTT5 are compatible with these Canon cameras:

1D x* 

7D 

Rebel T4i/650D* 

1D Mark IV

6D*

Rebel T3i/600D 

1Ds Mark III

5D Mark III  

Rebel T3/1100D 

1D Mark III

5D Mark II

Rebel T2i/550D 

1D Mark II N

5D

Rebel T1i/500D   

1Ds Mark II

60D

Rebel XS/1000D  

1D Mark II 

50D 

Rebel XSi/450D  

 

40D

Rebel XTi/400D 

 

30D

Rebel XT/350D  

 

20D

 

 

See "Overall System Performance" below for details on specific cameras.
*NOTE: The 1D X, 6D, and T4i do not support TTL operation at this time. See the operational notes on the 1D X, 6D, and T4i for more information.

The MiniTT1/FlexTT5 are E-TTL II compatible with these Canon, Metz and Nissin flashes:  (Other flashes may work in "Basic Trigger Mode" without E-TTL.)

CANON

600EX-RT:

Can be used on the MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 (Tx or Rx) in ETTL or Manual modes.

 

"ALL" selection is not supported, but Ratios are available in supported Master Modes.

580EX II: 

Full feature compatibility

 

Range limited due to RF interference from flash only when connected to a remote FlexTT5. 

580EX:  

Full feature compatibility

 

Range limited due to RF interference from flash only when connected to a remote FlexTT5.

550EX:

Full feature compatibility

 

Excellent range performance with this flash

430EX II:

Full feature compatibility

 

Excellent range performance with this flash

430EX:          

Full feature compatibility

 

Range limited due to RF interference from flash only when connected to a remote FlexTT5.

420EX:

Full feature compatibility.

320EX:

Full feature compatibility.

 

Excellent range performance with this flash.

 

Some RF interference present when LED lamp is on.

270EX II:

Can be used on the MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 (Tx or Rx) in ETTL mode.

 

Range limited due to RF interference from flash only when connected to a remote FlexTT5.

270EX:

Can be used on the MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 (Tx or Rx) in ETTL mode.

 

Range slightly limited due to RF interference from flash only when connected to a remote FlexTT5.

220EX:

Can be used on FlexTT5 as a receiver in E-TTL mode only

 

Cannot be used on MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 as a transmitter

 

NOTE: This flash performs better if an OC-E3 cable is used.

METZ

48 AF-1:

Can only be used if pre-flash boost is disabled.

58AF-1:

Can only be used if pre-flash boost is disabled.


NISSIN 

The Di622, Di622 Mark II, Di866, and Di866 Mark II for Canon are currently compatible with ControlTL radios (such as the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5) with the following limitations.

Di622:
    Compatible as both a TTL and Manual remote flash
    Local/master flash usage is not supported

Di622 Mark II:
    Compatible as both a TTL and Manual remote flash
    Local/master flash usage is not supported

Di866:
    Compatible as both a TTL and Manual remote flash
    HSS is not supported for Manual remotes – use TTL for remote HSS
    Local/master flash usage is not supported

Di866 Mark II:
    Compatible as both a TTL and Manual remote flash
    HSS is supported for both TTL and Manual remotes
    Local/master flash usage is not supported

NOTE: A control was added to the Misc Tab in the PocketWizard Utility called “Top Shoe Detection Mode.” To use a Nissin Di866 or Di622 for Canon this control must be set for “Nissin Flash.”

BASIC TRIGGER MODE: Note that almost all cameras and flashes are compatible with the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 when the radios are configured for Basic Trigger Mode. Basic Trigger Mode disables ALL power controlling and TTL functions of the radios.

NOTES ON OVERALL SYSTEM PERFORMANCE:

-  RF Interference: Canon Speedlite models 580EX, 580EX II, 270EX II, and especially the 430EX (not the 430EX II), emit RF interference that can substantially reduce the effective operating range of many radio slaves, including the FlexTT5. For these model flashes, please utilize the mounting suggestions on Page 30 of the original Owner’s Manual to optimize range.

Using Canon’s Off Shoe Cord OC-E3 to separate the flash from the FlexTT5 greatly improves range (4 – 5x).  Adding a ferrite choke on the cable near the flash increases range similarly.  Placing the FlexTT5 above the flash by 18” or more, and angled as pictured in the manual on page 30,  improves reception dramatically.  All three of these simple solutions combined provide the best reception.

The Canon 430EX II and 550EX do not emit significant RF interference. These flash models provide the best range performance.  The 420EX, 270EX and 220EX are somewhere in-between the “quiet” flashes and the “RF noisy” models and may perform acceptably.  All Speedlites can benefit from the suggested techniques as they provide the best opportunity for optimizing your lighting and your radio reception independently.

More detailed solutions found here.


-  HyperSync™  performance varies by camera.  Although all cameras listed will have some HyperSync benefit, some will not achieve 1/400 or 1/500.


-  Sleep mode: Normally, a shutter release occurs after first pressing the shutter button halfway to establish focus and exposure. If the camera is in sleep mode and the shutter release is pressed all the way down without first establishing focus and exposure, the first exposure may not be accurate.


-  Rear Curtain Sync and Bulb mode cannot be used together, because Bulb exposures are terminated manually by the photographer. With rear curtain sync, the radio sends a signal to the flash to fire just before the shutter closes. In Bulb mode, the exposure timing is infinitely variable, and the radios cannot receive commands indicating that an exposure is about to end.


-  Remote camera triggering: With the default settings, remote cameras will be limited to Single Shot mode and there will be a delay between subsequent triggers. You can avoid this delay completely if you set the FlexTT5 attached to the remote camera to Basic Trigger Mode. A PocketWizard in this mode acts as a simple trigger. Advanced features like TTL flash and High Speed Sync will not be available.


-  Speedlite controls set via the in-camera menus, like Flash Exposure Compensation and ratio settings, are not currently supported.


-  FEB (Flash Exposure Bracketing) and Stroboscopic Flash are not currently supported

- 1D Mark II: The 1D Mark II can be used as a remote camera with ControlTL radios set to Basic Trigger mode.  If the radios are set to ControlTL Channels, the camera will not trigger. 


-  5D: With some 5Ds, the camera's shutter speed can get stuck at 1/8000th or f/22 when in P, Av or Tv mode, if a Speedlite is used in the top shoe of an on-camera PocketWizard. There is a known bug in the camera's firmware where the camera exhibits the same symptoms, but only with a Speedlite in manual mode. This can occur with or without PocketWizards.


-  20D: If you use Remote Wireless Manual controls with a 580EX II in the top shoe of a Mini or Flex on a 20D, about 20% of the exposures result in overexposure with remote Speedlites.


30D: When remote triggering the 30D camera, it must be set to “Auto Power Off – Disable” otherwise once camera sleeps, trigger will not work.


30D: Some banding may occur at HSS shutter speeds with the Canon 30D.