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FlexTT5 Transceiver for Canon DSLR

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PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver for Canon DSLR


PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver for Canon DSLR Features:
The Most Versatile PocketWizard Radio Ever. The FlexTT5 Transceiver maximizes both E-TTL II and Manual Remote Control capability of Canon photographic equipment by greatly expanding their operating environment. Lock your flash into the FlexTT5 built-in hot shoe" turn it on and you are ready to shoot. With 32 standard triggering channels" 20 E-TTL II channels and Multi-zone capability" it's the perfect MultiMAX partner. But wait" there's more...

  • ControlTL
    PocketWizard's newest firmware platform taps into the camera's digital communications to enable an entirely new level of remote flash capability through our proven radio system. ControlTL allows remote TTL for Canon E-TTL II systems as well as Manual Power Control. ControlTL firmware is configurable and upgradeable for future-proof continuous improvement. Find more details on ControlTL here.

  • Dedicated E-TTL II Triggering
    Locking your MiniTTI Transmitter into the hot shoe of a Canon DSLR camera and mounting E-TTL II flashes onto FlexTT5 Transceivers gives you full autoflash exposure control with the freedom and reliability of a PocketWizard radio. There are no special settings to make or modes to call up. Use the camera" on-camera flash or flash commander controls for flash compensation" zone and ratio control.

  • Manual Power Control
    Adjust the manual power settings of your remote Canon Speedlites directly from a 580EX II flash mounted on your on-camera MiniTT1 or FlexTT5. Working with a Canon 580EX II in the shoe of the MiniTT1 or FlexTT5" you can independently control the power output of up to three groups of lights (you can have as many lights in each group as you want) from full power down to the lowest setting simply through the user interface on the back of the 580EX II. Now you can work with total control with your remote lights" without leaving your shooting position.

  • Zone Select
    The FlexTT5 Transceiver has an A-B-C zone select switch to allow use with the remote groups/zones found on on the PocketWizard AC3 ZoneController or Canon flashes. Zones allow you to control single or groups of lights independently from other lights in different zones. These zones can also be used with a MuiltiMAX thus allowing you to pair a single MultiMAX radio on camera with FlexTT5's Transceivers on your remote flashes and utilize many of the MultiMAX's advance trigger functions.

  • HyperSync
    Our patent pending HyperSync technology allows photographers to achieve faster X-sync speeds" sometimes up to 1/8000 of a second" with full power flash. Now you can cut the ambient light and use wide-open apertures" outdoors in bright sunlight. HyperSync automatically adjusts the timing of your flash trigger so that faster than X-sync speeds can be achieved. With certain Canon camera and flash combinations" you can achieve sync all the way to 1/8000th of a second. Just imagine what you can do using flash in bright sun with wide open apertures and fast shutter speeds. Since HyperSync is a trigger function you can use any PocketWizard Receiver including the FlexTT5" PlusII or MultiMAX.HyperSync works with both TTL speedlites and full size studio flash. While performance varies by the camera and flash equipment being used" HyperSync will get the maximum possible out of any set-up.

  • HyperSync Automation
    With ControlTL Firmware Update 3.0 (Nikon) and 6.0 (Canon)" configuring HyperSync has now been automated. HyperSync Automation adjusts HyperSync timing in two separate places - on the transmitter and on the receiving ControlTL radio. The transmitting or on-camera MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 automatically adjusts HyperSync to compensate for changes made to shutter speed. Photographers can further refine HyperSync via the PocketWizard Utility. For more information on Configuring HyperSync Automation" visit the HyperSync section of the PocketWizard Wiki.

  • Optimized High SpeedSync (HSS)
    When HyperSync can't keep up" High Speed Sync takes over for Speedlite flash photography all the way to 1/8000. ControlTL optimizes this amazing feature and provides more light (which equals greater working distance)" faster recycling times and more flashes per battery set when shooting in Canon's HSS/FP Flash mode. Use this feature to shoot wide open in bright sun for amazing results.

  • Optimized Rear Curtain Sync
    Precise rear curtain sync capability is engaged automatically" no buttons to press. Set the shutter speed at which rear curtain sync is engaged with the PocketWizard Utility. Capture natural light trails with sharp exposures at the end - no after trails!

  • Pre-Flash Boost
    In some E-TTL situations" including shooting in full sun" over long distance or using diffusers or bounce flash" the normal pre-flash is simply not enough for the camera to see. With Pre-Flash Boost" the pre-flash is two stops brighter. This will approximately double the working distance of E-TTL II" compensating for the light loss when defusing or bouncing.

  • Power Tracking
    When working with the PowerST4" PowerMC2 and AC9/FlexTT5 paired with compatible manual flashes" you can change any of your settings on your camera and the system adjusts for those changes. Change your flash exposure compensation to adjust the exposure or make adjustments in aperture or ISO and the system balances your flash for proper exposure.

  • Basic Trigger Mode
    Allows the MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 to work as a transmitter on ANY camera it will fit. Anyone looking for the small form factor of the MiniTT1 can use it on other DSLR's" SLR's or even medium format cameras with standard hot shoes. The MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 are completely reverse compatible with all previous PocketWizards so they will work with whatever PocketWizards you already own.

  • PocketWizard Compatible
    The FlexTT5 operates on the same channels as all other PocketWizards and will work with any unit you may already have.

  • PocketWizard Utility - Programmable and Upgradeable
    Use the supplied PocketWizard Utility software with the on-board USB port to program the FlexTT5 to any PocketWizard channel and zone as well as many other custom settings. The FlexTT5 can be upgraded whenever updates and feature enhancements are available (many planned!).

  • Auto-Sensing Transceiver Technology
    PocketWizard's Auto-Sensing Transceiver Technology enables the FlexTT5 Transceiver to switch back and forth between Transmitter and Receiver modes as needed for greater flexibility on the job. All PocketWizard Transceivers default to Reciever mode. When a hot shoe or other trigger is detected" it automatically switches to Transmitter mode.

  • Auto-Relay Mode
    Easily trigger a remote camera in sync with distant remote flashes with Auto-Relay Mode. Put a camera where you can't be and have remote TTL or non-TTL lighting at the same time. Expand your coverage and increase your creativity.

  • Channels / Learn Mode
    The FlexTT5 has two channel configuration settings; C1 and C2. Each can be programmed as needed with up to 20 ControlTL channels* for TTL photography or Manual Power Control" or 32 standard channels** for manual flash photography. Channels can be configured with the PocketWizard utility or use the Learn function to quickly program channels" or the reset function to configure back to factory settings.

    * - 20 ControlTL channels for FCC/IC 344 MHz radios and three ControlTL channels for CE 433 MHz radios.
    ** - 32 Standard channels for FCC/IC 344 MHz radios and 35 Standard channels for CE 433 MHz radios.

  • ZoneControl
    Add the AC3 ZoneController on top of your FlexTT5 and gain three zones of power control right from the camera's position. Works in both auto/CLS/i-TTL and manual. Shut down an entire zone with the flick of a switch.

    AC3 ZoneController sold separately.

  • SpeedCycler with an AC3 ZoneController
    Previously only seen with PocketWizard's MultiMAX radios" this new mode is designed to rapidly cycle through multiple flash units fired individually in sequence. This allows photographers to fire a camera in sync with flashes faster than a single flash unit can recycle. It can also be used for triggering remote cameras sequentially. SpeedCycler is engaged on a transmitting MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 via the PocketWizard Utility.SpeedCycler mode requires an AC3 ZoneController in the top hot-shoe of the on-camera PocketWizard radio. Zones A" B" and C will be triggered sequentially and individual zones can be disabled by setting the AC3's Zone Switch to the off position. Both TTL and manual flash controls are supported.

  • Flash Power Control without a Camera
    Photographers can now take their AC3 and transmitting radio off-camera and use it to set power levels for any flash with a ControlTL receiver" making it more convenient to use an optically triggered light meter" or control the power levels with just a MiniTT1/FlexTT5 and AC3 in their hand while another photographer takes the pictures. Previously" an AC3 ZoneController on a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 needed to be on camera to send manual power levels to remote flashes. Now" when connected to a MiniTT1 or FlexTT5" manual power levels are transmitted to remote flashes when the TEST button is pressed even when the transmitter is off the camera. This affects both speedlights connected to receiving FlexTT5s and larger flashes like AlienBees and Elinchrom RX units with ControlTL receivers.

  • Camera/Flash Ports
    The FlexTT5 Transceiver has two plug-in ports for use with remote E-TTL II cameras and other flash units" including studio strobes. With its auto-relay function" the Flex can trigger a remote camera and transmit to a remote strobe.

  • Continuous Fast FPS
    Never before have you been able to shoot remote E-TTL non-stop in continuous high-speed mode. Fill the buffer! Nothing else comes close.

  • Low-Profile Design
    The FlexTT5 lies flat" stays out of the way and features a flip-up antenna for additional range when needed.

  • High Speed Sync (HSS or FP Sync) Disable Mode
    Select either HSS Sync or HyperSync at shutter speeds at or over 1/640. This allows you to use HyperSync and the benefit of full power flash all the way up to 1/8000 with certain flash systems.

  • Auto Trigger Select for ControlTL
    The hot shoe on both the MiniTT1 and Flex TT5 will trigger just about any hot shoe flash placed into it in addition to the Canon Speedlite's it is designed for. Yes" you can now fire just about any hot shoe flash including Vivatar" Nikon" etc." in manual mode only and not TTL mode. (max trigger voltage < 50V" use P2 port for up to 200V)

  • Built-in Hot Shoe
    Lock your Canon flash into the FlexTT5's dedicated hot shoe and combine your remote flash with on-camera flash or use the on-camera flash for additional E-TTL II or Manual Power Control only. The metal and glass reinforced resin hot shoe assembly is a superstructure onto itself and incredibly durable. The best part; no more cords.

  • Continuous Remote Camera Triggering
    This allows for triggering a continuous motor drive burst of a camera connected to the P1 port on a remote FlexTT5.

  • Transmit Only Mode
    This prevents triggering of a flash mounted on a FlexTT5 to be used as a transmitter by other photographers in the area using PocketWizard radios.

PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver for Canon DSLR Specifications:

  • TTL Compatibility: Canon E-TTL II
  • Frequency:
    340.00 - 354.00 MHz US FCC / IC
    433.42 - 434.42 MHz CE
  • Channels:
    52 Channels over 26 Frequencies (FCC/IC)
    35 Channels over 5 Frequencies (CE)
  • Antenna:
    2.7 inch (6.9 cm) rubberized with 180 degree swing
  • Transmit output power:
    Less than 0.001 watt (1/1000 of a watt or 1 milliwatt)
  • Range Performance:
    30 to 800 feet (10 to 240 meters) for E-TTL II triggering depending on flash used, antenna orientation and other variables.
    30 to 1200 feet (10 to 365 meters) for basic triggering depending on flash used, antenna orientation and other variables.
  • Mounting:
    Hot Shoe, 1/4-20, lanyard, velcro
  • Maximum Shooting Rate:
    8 fps for E-TTL II and normal triggering
  • Power / Channel Switch: OFF - C.2 - C.1
  • Zone Select Switch:
    A-B-C (matches Canon slave groups)
  • Status Indicator:
    LED: Green, Amber, Red status indications
  • Camera / P1 Port:
    1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo miniphone for 2-stage remote camera triggering.
    Port Voltage Handling: up to 50 Volts, 100 milliamp continuous
    Tip = Trigger
    Ring = Pre-Trigger
    Sleeve = Ground
  • Flash / P2 Port:
    1/8 inch (3.5 mm) mono miniphone. Port Voltage Handling: up to 200 Volts, 4 amps peak, 250 milliamp continuous, non-polarized
  • Minimum Receive Contact Time:
    Camera / P1 Port = 80 milliseconds
    Flash / P2 Port = 500us
  • Voltage Present:
    3.3 VDC (all pins) - safe for all cameras
  • Hot Shoe voltage protection: up to 50V
  • USB:
    USB Compliant 2.0, Mini-B Connector, 5VDC regulated, 100mA, Pin 1 Positive, Pin 4 Ground
  • Operating Temperature:
    Above -15°C (5°F) and below 50°C (120°F)
  • Storage Temperature (without battery):
    Above -30°C (-22°F) and below 85°C (185°F)
  • Construction:
    High impact plastic, captive battery door
    Hot Shoe made of glass reinforced resin
  • Power:
    Two (2) AA (IEC:LR6) Alkaline recommended
    other chemistries (NiMH, NiCAD, Lithium) allowed
  • Battery Life: 60 + Hours
  • Dimensions:
    3.6 inches (9.2 cm) long x 2.9 inches (7.3 cm) wide x 1.4 inches (3.6 cm) tall, antenna lowered
  • Weight:
    5.4 oz (153 grams) 3.8 oz (108 grams) without batteries

  • Compatibility:

    The MiniTT1/FlexTT5 are compatible with these Canon cameras:
    1D Mark IV
     1Ds Mark III
    1D Mark III
    1D Mark II N
    1Ds Mark II
    1D Mark II
    7D *
    5D Mark II
    Rebel T3i/600D
    Rebel T3/1100D
    Rebel T2i/550D
    Rebel T1i/500D
    Rebel XSi/450D
    Rebel XTi/400D
    Rebel XT/350D
    Rebel XS/1000D

    * The new 7D 2.0 firmware is fully compatible with our latest ControlTL 6.150 firmware for Canon.

    See Overall System Performance below for details on specific cameras.

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

    Can be used on the MiniTT1 or FlexTT5 (Tx or Rx) in ETTL mode.
    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.
    Full feature compatibility
    Range limited due to RF interference from flash only when connected to a remote FlexTT5.
    Full feature compatibility
    Excellent range performance with this flash
    430EX II:
    Full feature compatibility
    Excellent range performance with this flash
    Full feature compatibility
    Range limited due to RF interference from flash only when connected to a remote FlexTT5.
    Full feature compatibility
    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.
    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.
    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.

    48 AF-1:
    Can only be used if pre-flash boost is disabled.
    58 AF-1
    Can only be used if pre-flash boost is disabled.

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

    Notes: 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. Most features of these flashes are supported.

    These flashes may only be used on a remote FlexTT5 used as a receiver. They are not compatible as on-camera MASTER flashes.

    The Di866 Mark II and Di622 Mark II are currently not compatible.

    For full feature compatibility, the latest firmware should be used.

    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.


    RF Interference: Canon Speedlite models 580EX, 580EX II, 270EXII, 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.

    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.

- PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver for Canon DSLR
- USB cable
- Two (2) AA batteries
- Quick Guide

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