So after months of waiting PocketWizard have finally released the new Mini TT1, Flex TT5, and AC3 Â units for Nikon DSLRâ€™s; but now the question is â€¦ â€œWas it worth the wait?â€
First of all, the unboxing.
While Canon users have had the FlexTT5, MiniTT1, and the AC3 units out for a while now, Nikon users can finally rest knowing that they are readilyÂ available to purchase now. This is what you get inside.
Now the MiniTT1 is $2o less then the FlexTT5 and is smaller so if you don’t need another transmitter/receiver then save the extra money.
The MiniTT1 uses a CR2450 battery.
The AC3 ZoneController is the heart of the ControlTLÂ® product line. Â MiniTT1 transmitter or FlexTT5 transceiver and you instantly have three zones of flash control. With the AC3 ZoneController, you are in total control of your flashes.
- Nikon D700
- Nikon 85mm f/1.4
To simply take these pictures, I actually used twoÂ Metz mecablitz 58 AF-1 TTL flashes for Nikon with two FlexTT5’s to test the TTLÂ capabilities. Simply on a whiteÂ bed sheetÂ and a couple of pictures later these were made. Not quite the soft box light tent, but in a hurry it works well.
So what are my first impressions? Nikon CLS with the reliability of PocketWizards, and the ability to use the AC3 to mix a match manual with TTL; well then I think that says it all.
What do you want to know about the new Nikon versions of the Pocketwizard’s?
Hi, How are you finding the Metz flashes with the pocket wizards? I have the same set up. I would be interested in finding out how you get onwith high speed syncing above 1/400th? Are you having any problems?
I’m glad that you asked Mark. Just for that I will actually do a comparison test using the FlexTT5 and the Metz vs. a SB-900. Look for that shortly.