|PocketWizard Mini TT1Transmitter Canon Ref: PW-MINI-C-CE|
Back last year we heard that Pocketwizard, those wizards of pocket sized radio transmitters, had a new product or two that was going to revolutionise wireless photography.
For years we've been stuck with line-of-sight, limited range IR systems in the Canon Speedlites, that while they work very well, can leave you wanting a little bit more.
PocketWizard have now released the Mini and Flex PocketWizard, offering full cordless ETTL with Canon cameras and Speedlites.
The freedom from line-of-sight, the ability to use flash at much greater range, and crucially, the ability to still control wireless flashguns manually from a master gun on the camera, is revolutionary.
Obviously they also offer full ETTL II control over radio as well, and you can make use of the Hyper Sync technology for high speed sync flash over radio as well. What's not to like?
The smallest PocketWizard radio ever, the MiniTT1 Transmitter locks onto the cameras hot shoe supporting an on-camera flash with its own hot shoe while working with remote PocketWizard units. Remotes can be one or more PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceivers connected to Canon E-TTL II flashes or any PocketWizard Receiver for triggering flash or remote cameras.
The MiniTT1 Transmitter is easy to use; just slide in place and begin to shoot. The new PocketWizard ControlTL System interprets the complex E-TTL II data being sent through the cameras hot shoe and digitally transmits it in a reliable radio signal. Change the flash compensation dial on the camera, and those commands pass seamlessly through the system to your remote flash. Adjust your shutter speed, aperture or ISO and the system corrects for those changes. A ratio command set on the flash or command unit passes through the MiniTT1 to set the remotes. PocketWizard ControlTL radio communication allows you to shoot farther, faster, around corners, through walls even at high noon in bright daylight. Now you can deploy a wireless flash system wherever you want, without infrared limitations, in seconds.
Use the MiniTT1 for standard triggering with any PocketWizard Receiver including the FlexTT5, PlusII or MultiMAX. When used this way with a digital camera, you can take advantage of PocketWizards HyperSync Technology that allows up to 1/500th of a second camera sync with many camera/strobe set-ups. HyperSync allows you to advance the timing of your flash trigger so that faster than X-sync speeds can be achieved.
Need more speed? Push your ControlTL system beyond 1/500th and go into FP/High-Speed Sync mode automatically. No buttons to press or settings to change other than your shutter speed will give you flash sync all the way to 1/8000th.
A new PocketWizard Utility program is provided to support the MiniTT1 via a USB port. The Utility allows you to configure your channel settings, dial in your HyperSync timing, adjust your sleep-mode timers and update your product to the latest firmware.
The PocketWizard MiniTT1 Transmitter is the start of a new era in wireless trigger control.