PocketWizard Rebate Offers for Fall 2013

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PocketWizard just announced a new mail-in rebate program for its MiniTT1, FlexTT5, PlusX and/or Plus III radio triggers. The Mini TT1 and FlexTT5 get a $25 rebate, while the PlusX and Plus III have $15 rebates available.

You can find all of these PocketWizard radio triggers here at B&H Photo.

The rebate form and details are available here on PocketWizard’s website.

PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Firmware Update Provides Support for Canon 5D Mark III

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PocketWizard has finally got the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 working with the 5D Mark III. You can download the update from PocketWizard’s website.

Next on PocketWizard’s list is getting support up and running for the Canon 1D X.

Prioritized rolling BETA release plan for MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Firmware:

1) MiniTT1/FlexTT5 BETA firmware release for Canon
Compatibility with the following CANON gear:
1. Canon 1D X Camera*

2) MiniTT1/FlexTT5 Beta firmware release for Nikon
Compatibility with the following NIKON gear:
1. Nikon D600 & Nikon D3200

3) MiniTT1/FlexTT5 Beta firmware release for Canon
Compatibility with the following CANON gear:
1. Canon T4i & Canon 6D

PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Support for 5D Mark III May Arrive in 2 Weeks

PocketWizard has provided an update on the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 support for the 5D Mark III.  I know a lot of you are interested in this update because I’ve received numerous questions about it since the recent PocketWizard firmware update for Nikon models added support for the D800 and D4.

They currently have a firmware version that looks promising and are in the process of testing all of the features with all Canon DSLR models to ensure support across the product line.  The guys at PocketWizard have literally stopped answering the phones, checking email and answering questions on Facebook in order to finalize this firmware update and get it out the door.

Right now, their hope is to have a release “within the next couple of weeks” but no promises on a firm date.

Stay tuned for the latest.

[via PocketWizard]

PocketWizard ControlTL Firmware Update

New ControlTL firmware is now available for Nikon and Canon versions of the PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radio TTL triggers.  The firmware update adds new features that include HyperSync Automation, SpeedCycler and Off Camera Power Control.

The updates are available to all owners of ControlTL systems via the PocketWizard Utility.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Available This Month for Nikon

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Ahead of CES last week, PocketWizard finally launched the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 for Nikon DSLRs.  I’ve gotten a couple of emails asking about these, so yes, they should start shipping any day now. I got to play around with them a little at a pre-CES event and I can assure you they are working well with Nikon DSLRs.

Keep tabs on the stock updates at B&H (MiniTT1 and FlexTT5).

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Firmware Friday: Pentax K-5 & PocketWizards

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Below you will find this week’s firmware updates.  Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware.

Pentax K-5 new firmware version – Increases continuous shooting in RAW format and other bug fixes [coming mid-November]

PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 version 5.200 for Canon “offers optimized compatibility with the PowerST4 Receiver for Elinchrom and the AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Paul C. Buff flashes.” [PocketWizard Website]

PocketWizard MiniTT1 Transmitter and FlexTT5 Transceiver ControlTL Firmware Version 5.0 for Canon

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PocketWizard has updated the firmware for the Canon version of the MiniTT1 Transmitter and FlexTT5 Transceiver.

The new firmware adds several new capabilities to the wireless system.  Two of the big ones are Rear Curtain Sync and Pre-Flash Boost:

“PocketWizard’s rear curtain sync allows the photographer to set the shutter speed at which rear curtain sync automatically engages while optimizing the timing of rear curtain sync to fire at the absolute end of the shutter opening. Pre-Flash Boost provides enhanced E-TTL performance when using flash diffusers, doing bounce flash, or at ranges just beyond the normal E-TTL capabilities. By increasing the pre-flash power, PocketWizard has offset the loss of light in these challenging E-TTL situations.” -PocketWizard

The new firmware also adds automatic camera detection, which allows the system to determine appropriate sync speed for High Speed Sync mode.  Compatibility for the Canon 7D has been added, along with compatibility for the Metz 58 AF-1.

Additional details about the updated firmware are available in a PDF file from PocketWizard, which can be viewed here.

Download info for the firmware can be found here.