PocketWizard Announces TTL Compatibility for Nikon D810, Canon 70D & More


PocketWizard has announced an update to its ControlTL firmware for the Canon and Nikon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios.

Firmware version 3.700 for Nikon includes compatibility with the recently released D810, D610, D4S and other Nikon cameras. Additionally, firmware version 6.700 for Canon now provides TTL compatibility with the Canon 1D X, 6D and T4i as well as other recently released Canon cameras.

More details and download instructions are available here on PocketWizard’s website.


Video: Studio Portraits with Mirrorless Cameras and Off-Camera Flash

PocketWizard has a new off-camera flash tutorial (above) hosted by Joe Brady that covers the ins and outs of off-camera flash with mirrorless cameras. In the tutorial, Brady takes the Sony NEX-6 and NEX-7 for a spin with the PocketWizard Plus III and MiniTT1 and a variety of speedlights. [Read more…]

New Nikon Power Cable for PocketWizard

Nikon Power Cable for PocketWizard

PocketWizard has a new Nikon Power Cable that works with the MiniTT1, Plus III and MultiMAX (w/ USB) transceivers. It will allows these transceivers to draw power from any Nikon DSLR that is equipped with a 10-pin remote port.

The PocketWizard transceivers use little power and, according to PocketWizard, have almost no impact on the camera’s battery life. The Nikon Power Cable (PW-DC-N10) is available for $20. You can find it here at B&H Photo.

PocketWizard PlusX Introduced for $99


PocketWizard has introduced their most affordable radio trigger yet – the PlusX.

At $99, the PlusX has the same core features as what you will find in the more expensive PlusIII units. The PlusX has the same range and reliability specs as the Plus III; however, the interface is dumbed down a bit with a manual dial for changing the 10 standard channels (compared to 32 channels on the Plus III). These channels are compatible with other PocketWizard models and strobe units that are PocketWizard-enabled with built-in radios. [Read more…]

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


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

Sekonic Introduces Touchscreen Light Meters: LITEMASTER PRO L-478D and L-478DR

Sekonic L-478DR

Ahead of Photokina 2012, Sekonic unveiled its new LITEMASTER PRO L-478 series light meters.  The LITEMASTER PRO L-478D and L-478DR.

The L-478DR has the ability to wirelessly control your flashes via PocketWizard ControlTL.  It can also trigger standard PocketWizard Plus or MultiMax transceivers, as well as other strobes with built-in PocketWizard control.

Both models feature metering modes for strobes and continuous lights – with options for frame rate and shutter angle available in cine mode.

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