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PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System

B&H # WIFTT5N Mfr # 801-153
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Product Highlights
  • Combination Transmitter/Receiver
  • High Speed Sync up to 1/8000th Sec.
  • On-Camera Hot Shoe
  • Triggers Flash or Camera
  • 32 Channels, Multi-Zone
  • Triggers All Pocket Wizards
  • Standard Triggering with Most Cameras
  • USB Upgradeable

The PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave is part of an ultra-versatile radio slave system, and is dedicated specifically to the Nikon i-TTL flash control system. It simply slides directly into the camera's hot shoe, and 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. It supports single or multiple dedicated flash units.

The FlexTT5 is the ideal addition to any Nikon i-TTL flash system. Since this system works on digital radio technology, it can support i-TTL operation around corners, out-of-sight, or in bright sunlight.

The FlexTT5 is a "Transceiver", meaning it can be used either as a transmitter placed into the camera's hot shoe, in combination with another FlexTT5 unit on the flash end, or as a receiver, with a MiniTT1 transmitter-only unit placed on the camera's hot shoe.

Compatibility
Cameras
D4, D3x, D3s, D3, D2x, D800, D800e, D700, D600, D300, D300s, D200 D90, D80, D40x, D40, D7000, D5100, D5000, D3200, D3100, D3000
Nikon Speedlights as Remotes:
SB-400, SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910
Nikon On-Camera Master Flashes:
SB-700 (GN ratio mode not supported),SB-800, SB-900, SB-910, SU-800
2 Channel Settings + Learn Mode
Each setting can be programmed to support up to 20 ControlTL channels for TTL photography, or 32 standard channels for manual flash photography. The FlexTT5 Transceiver also has a three-zone selector switch, which integrates with Nikon zones and ratios. The Learn Mode allows the unit to detect the channel used by any other unit in the area.
Reverse Compatible
Operates on the same channels as all other PocketWizards and will work with any unit you may already have.
HyperSync & High-Speed Sync Technology
Supports flash sync speeds of up to 1/500th sec. High-Speed Sync auto syncs flash system with the camera's shutter speed setting, up to 1/8000th.
Built-in Hot Shoe
Features a hot shoe on the top, so that you can still mount a flash unit directly onto the camera. This allows you to combine your remote flash with the on-camera flash, or use the on-camera flash for additional i-TTL control only.
Camera/Flash Ports
The FlexTT5 Transceiver has two plug-in ports for use with remote Nikon i-TTL cameras, or other non-TTL flash units. Camera remote triggering also requires use of a camera-specific "motor cord".
Remote Camera Triggering/Relay Mode
Can be used to trigger a camera remotely. Requires use of a camera-specific "motor cord". Auto Relay Mode allows you to trigger a remote camera in sync with a remote flash.
Low-Profile Design
The FlexTT5 lies flat to stay out of the way and uses a flip-up antenna for additional range when needed.
Configurable and Upgradeable
The FlexTT5 features a mini-USB port, which makes it upgradeable and "future-proof" for continuous improvements and compatibility upgrades. The included PocketWizard Utility software allows you to select custom settings through the USB connection, and to set it to use specific channels used by other Pocket Wizard units.
Important Information
  • Units sold in USA use 344.0 MHz for channels 1-16, and 346.5-354.0 MHz for channels 17-32
  • Units sold in Europe use 433.62 MHz for channels 1-16, and 434.22 for channels 17-32
  • USA and Euro models cannot converse with each other
  • USA models may interfere with devices in Europe
  • TTL Compatible i-TTL
    # Of Channels 52 Channels over 26 Frequencies
    Antenna 2.8" (7.1cm) rubberized with 180° swing
    Maximum Range 800' (240 m) for i-TTL triggering
    1200' (365 m) for standard triggering
    Mounting Hot-shoe, 1/4"-20 socket, lanyard
    Ports 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo miniphone (f/camera triggering)
    1/8" (3.5mm) mono miniphone (flash operation)
    Power Requirements 2x AA batteries
    Battery Life 60 hours (flash)
    200 hours (camera "awake time")
    Dimensions 3.6 x 2.8 x 1.4" (9.2 x 7.1 x 3.6cm) LxWxH
    Weight 5.4 oz (153g) [w/o batteries]
    PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System
  • USB Mini Cable
  • 2 x AA Battery
  • PocketWizard Utility Software Disk
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PocketWizardFlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System
     
    4.6

    (based on 291 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (213)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (58)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (232)
    • Lightweight (216)
    • Reliable (211)
    • Packs small / compresses (182)
    • Strong construction (117)

    Cons

    • Unreliable (19)
    • Poor quality (13)
    • Heavy / bulky (9)
    • Difficult to use (7)

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (205)
    • Family photos (173)
    • Sports/action (116)
    • Travel (54)
    • Wildlife photos (47)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (122), Semi-pro photographer (108), Photo enthusiast (43), Photography student (6), Casual photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (273), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    can't live without it now

    Works exactly as advertised. Amazing flexibility--can do either TTL or manual flash with extroardinary results.

    I read most of these reviews and also reviews of similar products from the same...Read complete review

    Works exactly as advertised. Amazing flexibility--can do either TTL or manual flash with extroardinary results.

    I read most of these reviews and also reviews of similar products from the same manufacturer before purchasing the unit. I paid close attention to those reviews where people said they were disappointed and returned it. I also watched relevant online tutorials from PocketWizard before making my purchase, so that when I did buy I was aware of some idiosyncracies that I would need to address when using it (e.g. the need to take a calibration shot).

    I have had no problems: I turn the equipment on in the order they suggested and am aware that I can bring the camera with the transmitting Mini TT1 too close to the receiving Flex. When I use fresh batteries and pay attention to those two things the flash fires 100% of the time.

    Getting the flash off the camera has taken my photography to the next level. One of the first photos I took with the Flex/Mini combo was one of those reviled, derided bathroom selfies. I posted it on Facebook and have since done 5 paid photo shoots for people who saw that profile pic and who also needed to update their head shots for work.

    I had considered the entry-level model but wanted the convenience of completely wire-free setup and the ability to control the flash settings from the camera using the AC3 Controller. I will get the entry level ones for adding a second and third light, as I have two vintage flashes which can be used in manual mode with PocketWizard triggers as long as I use a Wein Safe-Sync with them.

    I am 100% satisfied with my purchase, and more than 100% satisfied with the relationship I am developing with B&H.

    About the photo I have attached: with the exception of the shadow off to the right, I think that's an amazing result for a first attempt at such a shot using only one flash and a 45" umbrella.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Wish I went with regular pocket wizards

    I found these to be very difficult. I am a professional and know what I am doing. I am using a D3s and sb 900's off camera. These things work half the...Read complete review

    I found these to be very difficult. I am a professional and know what I am doing. I am using a D3s and sb 900's off camera. These things work half the time. You have to turn the equipment on in a certain order, and if you make any changes in camera or on the flash, you have to go through the whole process again. They are great in theory, I just expected pocket wizard to make them more user friendly and reliable before releasing them on the market. Unless there is a firmware upgrade soon I will be getting rid of mine. And I know several other professionals in the same boat. I really do not understand how they got such good ratings by so many others.

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    5.0

    Excellent Unit

    By TWPhotos

    from Coudersport, Pennsylvania

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

      I use the PW Flex units for wedding/general portrait work, and they are very reliable. Currently I am using 4 tt5s, 2 minis, and 2 zone controllers.

      I've had 0 problems with any pocket wizard products, and have been using them daily for 3 years. I couldn't ask for a better product.

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      5.0

      Solid Product. Delivers to expectation.

      By Jennifer

      from CT

      Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

      Great product. Perfect performance. Reliable and easy to use. High quality and highly recommended!

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      4.0

      FANTASTIC

      By Kingdom 22

      from Dayton, OH

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Weak Construction

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

      I've had the Flex and TT1 for almost 2 years now and they are wonderful. I just purchased my second Flex for a concert shoot since it was going to be an extremely dark venue. Worked great!

      The only reason I took off a star is because the attachment feet that slide into the hotshoe are made of plastic and seem to be fairly weak. They haven't broke yet, but I REALLY wish that for the cost of these, they would have made them metal to reduce the risk of snapping them off during a shoot. Just be cautious not to hit them on anything while attached to your camera.

      Overall, a fantastic product. Very reliable. I might have to get a controller to control the different groups now too.

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      5.0

      Love this item

      By dp19812003

      from Raleigh NC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

        So far so good....I love pocketwizard products defintely worth the money.

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        5.0

        Works as Advertised

        By Eric

        from ND

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

          I bought this for the hypersync capabilities, and it does just that. Wanted it to work with my pluslll units as well, which is does. The software utility to set up the unit takes some getting used to to find the right settings you need. I find it a slight inconvenience to have to need a computer to reprogram the device.

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          5.0

          Impressive

          By B-man

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Pack
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

            I like this a lot! I purchased it with the mini. I would have liked to also get the controller for the top of the mini, so you can adjust without walking over to the flash unit, when it is on manual mode. Great buy! Looking forward to using during wedding receptions.

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            5.0

            Best Radio Trigger for your Flash

            By MTI Photography LLC

            from Deptford, NJ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Pack
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

              Hands down, Pocket Wizards set the standard for Radio Flash Triggers. This is no exception when it comes to the FlexTT5. It handles all the data from the TTL system perfectly. The range is incredible and the operation is flawless. I would buy more of these when i get additional flash units.

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              5.0

              Great~!!

              By gantusa83

              from alexandria, va

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

              I use this equipment for off camera flash when the Nikon system is not usable.

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              5.0

              This PocketWizar is a PokectWizard

              By Mario

              from Winston Salem, NC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Pack
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                I have a Nikon D5200. This unit is made for Nikon. It does what it says it does, accurately, effortless and reliable. I have three others Pocketwizards, since 2002 and they never stopped working. My new FlexTT5 works with the old units a hitch.I could use a better software design, but that is OK. Not a major problem.

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                5.0

                It's a winner

                By Stevo

                from EL Cajon Ca.

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Pack
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                  Portraits , Still life

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                  5.0

                  Great component for off camera flash

                  By Jim

                  from Gainesville, GA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                    This is my second FlexTT5. I was using just one, but I wanted to add a second flash to the mix and this was just what I needed.

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                    5.0

                    PocketWizard FlexTT5

                    By John the Mountaineer

                    from Colorado Springs, CO

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                      I am using this product with my Nikons D7000 and D800. The D7000 recognized that a flash was connected and it worked fine out of the box. With the D800, the camera did not recognize that a flash was connected. After updating the FlexTT5 and the D800 to the latest firmware, then the camera recognized the flash. This product worked very well out of the box and I am very satisfied.

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                      5.0

                      Best value for your money

                      By Bud

                      from Los Angeles,CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Pack
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos

                        Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                        The system is very reliable & easy to use.

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                        5.0

                        Works Great

                        By Brian

                        from Cumberland, MD

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Reliable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                            Easy to use and works great. Just power up the units in the order recommended by PocketWizard and you should never have a problem gaining communication between all units.

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                            5.0

                            Worth every dime

                            By Crawford Outdoors

                            from Prairieville, LA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                              I've been wanting flash triggers for some time, and finally bit the bullet after doing some research. The purchase was worth every dime. It's plug-and-play at it's best. With the MiniTT1, the FlexTT5 worked flawlessly. And the addition of the AC3 Zone Controller provided me all the flexibility of cabled flashes.

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                              5.0

                              Nice addition to my Speedlight Kit

                              By GrizzlyAK

                              from Eagle River, AK

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Complex

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                                I've used both the optical and infrared triggers built into the Nikon Strobes without issue, but haven't tried doing it outdoors in bright sunlight. I have had issues where the strove was in a softbox or needed to be behind me (especially with the SU-800, which can't be 'pointed' like a strobehead can). I purchased one of these for each of my speedlights and a MiniTT1 for camera to extend my range and provide out-of-sight flexibility. I'm still figuring these highly configurable and functionally complex units out. The PocketWizard TV has some excellent (and entertaining!) videos about using the equipment. Out of the box (probably not the best way to use) I was getting sync problems (black bars) in the frame at X-sync of 1/250th on my D3s. It disappeared at 1/200th. I think this is probably user error, however, and I've just not had the chance yet to do more experimentation. I'm happy to have these as part of my arsenal for both studio and location (speedlight) use. The Pocketwizard Utility provided to program the units is well done and easy to use.

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                                5.0

                                Worth the investment!

                                By Snoopy

                                from Bakersfield, Ca

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Pack
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                                  My Nikon flash units worked as described, though I forgot the "has to be within eyesight of each other" part. That's hard to do when I need my flash behind subjects or walls. The FlexTT5 solved the problem, effortlessly. To say it's easy to use is an understatement. And since it uses AA batteries, same as my flash units, saves the headache of having to carry different battery types. A must have if you shoot off camera flash photos.

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                                  5.0

                                  The FlexTT5 works perfect

                                  By ozyphoto

                                  from Cali, Colombia. South America

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                                    The FlexTT5 works great with my 5 older PocketWizards Radio Slaves.
                                    I'm very happy with the Flex TT5 Transceiver. I'm going to buy another one.
                                    Very soon. Thank you BH

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                                    5.0

                                    Easy Of Camera Flash

                                    By none

                                    from Dallas Texas

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Light weight
                                    • Not Hard On Batteries
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Architectural photography
                                    • Car Photography
                                    • Product photography
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                                    This along with the TT1 transmitter make using off camera flash so easy. Before I was depending on the camera's built in slave system which may or may not work, depending on where the flash is in relation to the camera. I use a remote system to fire the camera so I can be with the flash all the time. It is programable which makes everything you need to do possible. I especially like the fact that I can reduce the flash output on the camera and it is transferred to the TT5. Overall, a great addition to my gear.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Product

                                    By HSJR

                                    from Union NJ

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Pack
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Portraites
                                      • Product's

                                      Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash System:

                                      What I like the most about the TT5 & TT1 is I can use my SU-800 to control my Two SB800's and My SB900, They also work well with my Studio lights.

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                                      Add a TTL hot shoe or PC connectivity.

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                                      • You Pay: $29.95
                                       

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