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]

PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 Firmware Update

PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5

The PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 have new firmware available that adds features and support for new cameras, flashes and light meters.

Newly compatible devices include the following:

Notably absent from the newly supported devices is the 5D Mark III; however, PocketWizard says that support is coming.

Update info available on PocketWizard’s website.

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

PocketWizard Plus III Announced for $139

PocketWizard Plus III

PocketWizard Plus III transceivers are out now. The Plus III offers 32 channels, a more durable antenna, a crazy Long Range Mode and a Repeater Mode.  Long Range Mode sacrifices a little sync speed for a the sake of extended range.  Repeater Mode allows you to use additional Plus III’s as a repeated to extend the full range for each additional unit.

Retail is $139.  Check them out at B&H Photo here.

Lots more from David Hobby and PocketWizard.com.

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...]

Canon (Still) Developing Radio-Sync TTL Wireless Flash/Camera

Canon Radio TTL Patent Application

Canon has obviously been working on a new TTL flash system that works with radio sync triggering for quite a while now.  We saw a patent application for a Canon radio-triggered flash and camera system in August 2010 and now, almost a year later, another Canon patent application that advances this tech has been revealed by the USPTO.

And maybe (hopefully) this is a sign that it’s getting closer to market. [Read more...]