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?