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PocketWizardMiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System
 
4.5

(based on 160 reviews)

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    (33)

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    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (129)
  • Reliable (116)
  • Easy to use (115)
  • Packs small / compresses (111)
  • Strong construction (68)

Cons

  • Unreliable (8)
  • Difficult to use (7)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • Expensive (4)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (109)
  • Family photos (75)
  • Sports/action (53)
  • Travel (34)
  • Landscape/scenery (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (62), Pro photographer (61), Photo enthusiast (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (148)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does the job

I did a lot of research before purchasing the PW system. I've coupled this mini TT1 with a Flex TT5 and it works....most of the time. Despite a whole lot of...Read complete review

I did a lot of research before purchasing the PW system. I've coupled this mini TT1 with a Flex TT5 and it works....most of the time. Despite a whole lot of testing and re-testing I still couldn't get rid of an occasional misfire. This isn't a deal breaker but for a product that is premium priced I would've liked to get closer to 100% reliability. It is most critical that you power up the PW system as they recommend and make sure batteries are in good shape.

In contrast, the Nikon remote CLS never failed to fire as long as I stayed within the capabilities of that system. Still, for very long range and for total out-of-sight remote placement, the PW system does work; albeit for a premium. I would recommend with the above caveat.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

MiniTT1 Radio

I just purchased the FlexTT5 Transceiver and MiniTT1 Transmitter Radio for Nikon i-TTL Flash and recently used them on a portrait shoot. I was using a Nikon D7000 and SB-900 and placed the...Read complete review

I just purchased the FlexTT5 Transceiver and MiniTT1 Transmitter Radio for Nikon i-TTL Flash and recently used them on a portrait shoot. I was using a Nikon D7000 and SB-900 and placed the flash within 15 feet of the camera, I experience about 30% failure of the flash to fire upon shutter release. I updated the firmware and reviewed my settings. Pocketwizard does not provide live tech support. I will keep trying, I should have purchased the well tested PlusII>

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5.0

Easy Peasy

By Cooks Books

from Phila PA

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 MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

    Great to use with TT5 works like a charm

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    5.0

    Does the job!

    By FotoGraffer

    from Baton Rouge, LA

    Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

    Easy to set up and use, even for an amateur like me.

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    5.0

    Try it!

    By Gustavo C.

    from São Paulo, Brazil

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • expensive

    Best Uses

    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

    Small and perfect for wedding.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Love the MiniTT1 / TT5 Combo

    By Brad

    from Boston

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Complicated In Adv Modes

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Fun Location Shoots
    • Sports/Action
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

    I had been struggling with which radio slaves to buy as they all seem to have their pros and cons. However, after reading Kevin Kubota's book, Lighting Notebook (a great read by the way!), I decided to go with the PocketWizard TT1/TT5 system. I'm very pleased with my decision. I've since purchased additional TT5 tranceivers for additional flashes.

    The system has performed nearly flawlessly under many different conditions. I've used the system up to 100' without issue. The only problem I had was a shoot of about 70' with the TT5 around a corner. The system worked, but about 80% reliably. See the attached photo for a shot that worked.

    If I have any knock at all, it is that the system can be complex to program as there are so many configurable options. I haven't explored all its capabilities yet. The system is very easy to use for in its simpliest form. The units are small and manageable. I carry them nearly everywhere now. They have added such a broad dimension to my photography.

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    5.0

    MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter Nikon

    By mkarbon

    from Ossining NY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

      Great piece of equipment - makes doing changes to lighting setup much simpler with speedlights

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      5.0

      Woks as expected

      By PL Photography

      from Cazenovia NY

      Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

      Plug and play right out of the box. Works great and allows me to sync at 1/8000.

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      5.0

      Reliable and Easy to Use

      By Jackie Kane

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to install
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Architectural photography
        • Beach photography
        • Family Photos
        • Interior Architecture

        Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

        This system is super easy to use, just be sure to read the instructions to update the Firmware prior to the first use (very easy) and NOTE the ORDER in which everything much be switched on for the units to properly function. Basically it's POWER ON from the TOP DOWN: Flash, then "radio," then camera.All of this is outlined on the PocketWizard site QUICK GUIDE if you choose to check it out in advance, along with other easy to understand, informative details. The PocketWizard FlexTT5 Tranceiver and Mini TT1 Transmitter are everything they are advertised to be. Designed specifically for Nikon (there is a Canon version as well), they are compact in size, easy to use and the remote activation will transform your flash photography. I did a great deal of research to find the right transmitter and receiver for my Nikon D90, D600 and SB-910 & SB-700 flash units. This was the right choice. There are less expensive models out there but I am 100% pleased with this Pocket Wizard system and feel it was well worth the price.

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        2.0

        Problems with auto power save

        By WeddingPhotog

        from Washington DC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

          Pros - small size, pass through allows you to use your existing speedlight for AF assist in low light situations if your camera does not focus well in low light (specifically why I bought this model).Con's and this is a big one if you need to capture "that moment". It has a power save function that essentially "turns off" the control until you wake it by taking an image. Depressing the shutter release 1/2 does not wake it up. Therefor the first shot after 20-30 seconds of inactivity is missed. I can't use it at weddings as I miss reception shots and have to "wake" it with a dummy shot with each formal family grouping/ image. No updates or work around offered by Pocket Wizard tech support at this time to resolve the known issue.

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          5.0

          THE NEW GENERATION ON RADIO TRANSMITTERS

          By J.C.

          from Alabaster, AL.

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Underwater
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

            I am a Fashion and Wedding photographer.
            The MiniTT1 is so small and extremely easy to use.
            My job has been simplified by 100% !
            It can be used with a flash on top of the MiniTT1 and be used as a commander and have control of each light or groups of lights.
            Or it can be used with the new and revolucionary AC3 zone controller and save time, and money !
            Money? Yes money!! I now go on shoots without any assistance. I can do everything from the top of my camera and adjust the imput or utput of my lights without moving from my position.
            I strongly invite you to get the MiniTT1 and see how simple things will be !

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            5.0

            Mini makes a mighty controler

            By Jay

            from Oakton, VA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Pack
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

            Multiple off camera flash set ups are a breeze with the PocketWizard MiniTT1 with a AC3 ZoneController on top of it. Three banks of flashes can be independently controlled from the camera. Along with digital preview on the camera lighting set ups have never been easier. There is no longer any excuse not to have great lighting on every shot I make.

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            5.0

            Excellent tool- worth it

            By jrf

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

                  As a Strobist disciple, I debated long and hard about which radio triggers to go with after finally getting my flash off camera and realizing the limitations of IR/slave activation. I considered the PlusIII's, Poppers and Phottix, and finally decided on some TT5's and the TT1 (and a Plus III for an old SB28.)

                  Out of the box and updated, every piece worked like a charm. After several weeks of use, not one problem yet with misfire or fail. I am thrilled with the versatility.

                  I can understand the concerns with durability/ruggedness, but with reasonable care I don't see these units as any less forgiving than any other piece of photographic gear.

                  Others have recommended using a TT5 on the camera in place of the TT1 for versatility and battery consistency. I would suggest the opposite- the TT1 is sleek and low profile (just looks better on the camera.) The TT1 makes a great, easy to conceal remote camera trigger (with a PlusIII or TT5 on the camera.) The battery lasts far longer than AA's, and you can carry a 10 year supply in the space of 4 AA's. No big deal.

                  In spite of the fact that I find myself shooting in manual rather than TTL most of the time, I'm very happy I went with the TT1/TT5 option instead of straight manual triggers. I also purchased the AC3 zone controller, which has been great, again for manual settings.

                  If you are agonizing over the purchase, just do it. I wish I had pulled the trigger (pardon the pun) a long time ago. Totally worth it!

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                  4.0

                  Excellent but fragile

                  By Tomin8or

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Weak Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

                  Easy set up and works like a charm, but all pocket wizards items are extremely fragile. The hot shoe fixture cracked within 2 days and was not dropped! :-( Pocketwizards should use as more durable plastic!

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By dp19812003

                  from Raleigh, NC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

                    Great product but I purchased the wrong item and it was my mistake. This is a great product, I went with the flex model.

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                    5.0

                    Great buy!

                    By B-man

                    from Portland, OR

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

                      I like this a lot! I purchased it with the flex. 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

                      Should have bought it sooner

                      By GeoNikon

                      from Albany, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                      • None at this time

                      Best Uses

                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

                      My first shoot was outdoors on a cold, bright winter day. SB-900 with TT5 on a light stand with the TT1 on camera. I had read reviews and watched some videos on setup. I did the test shot as advised and went to work. With just a few exceptions the flash exposure was great. The fill lighting was there as always, but having the flash off camera added a dimensionality to the lighting that I didn't get with on-camera flash. No problems with batteries in the cold, though it was out of the box new so I really didn't expect any.

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                      5.0

                      Great Portable pocket transmitter!

                      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

                      • Only Transmitter

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

                      The MiniTT1 is the compact Radio Slave Transmitter that performs well. It doesn't do much, but what it does do, it does extremely well. Capturing all of the TTL data, it is a perfect pair with the FlexTT5 units. Used in conjunction with the AC3 Zone Controller, you have a powerful setup.

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                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By John

                      from San Antonio, Texas

                      Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

                      The Mini TT1 along with the Flex TT5 has made a tremendously difference in my off camera flash photography.

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                      5.0

                      Get the best from the Best

                      By Shebomb7

                      from Maryland

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

                        This pocket wizard is a dream come true for my lights. I am no longer tethered, and have freedom of movement, a photographer's dream. And I am not a patient person, so the quick delivery was absolutely wonderful. Great product for the price. Pocket Wizard is my radio slave of choice.

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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 MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL 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

                            Love it

                            By Crawford Outdoors

                            from Prairieville, LA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Pl
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about PocketWizard MiniTT1 Radio Slave Transmitter for Nikon i-TTL System:

                              I bought this slave in combination with two PocketWizard FlexTT5s, and it was worth the money spent. Very easy to use: Just slip it on the camera shoe, turn it on and make sure each flash was on the same channel. I added the PocketWizard AC3 Zone Controller to allow me to adjust lighting as needed, and everything worked just like the flashes were attached to the camera. Awesome product.

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