PocketWizard PlusX Introduced for $99

PlusX

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-MiniTT1-and-FlexTT5

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...]

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]