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

(based on 317 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (233)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (246)
  • Lightweight (232)
  • Reliable (225)
  • Packs small / compresses (193)
  • Strong construction (125)

Cons

  • Unreliable (19)
  • Poor quality (13)
  • Heavy / bulky (10)
  • Difficult to use (9)

Best Uses

  • Weddings (223)
  • Family photos (189)
  • Sports/action (122)
  • Travel (61)
  • Wildlife photos (49)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (128), Semi-pro photographer (117), Photo enthusiast (48), Photography student (6), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (294), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

FANTASTIC

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...Read complete review

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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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

Can not live wit my Flex TT5

By L-Imaging

from Chicago, IL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Video

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

    I do a lot of photo shoots and i am glad i have this product. I bout 2 of them, instead of buying mini , o both 2 of Flex TT5.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great product, plan to buy more

    By M R Photo's

    from Mississippi

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Pack
    • Easy to Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Weddings/Events

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

      Works great with Nikon sb910 and sb800. Using with umbrella's for children photography. Does great for small daycares.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Lots of fanfare but for Pros mostly

      By Baby JM

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Pack
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        Heard great things about this product with mini TT1, but manual and online instructions poorly explained, except for more seasoned Pros very familiar with different types of flash photography.

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        • No

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        5.0

        A MUST FOR MULTIPLE FLASH WORK

        By Number1DP

        from Central Oregon Coast

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Real Estate Photos
          • Weddings/Events

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

          The Flex TT5 from Pocket Wizard is an essential accessory when using multiple flash set-ups. It works by radio signals, not IR and therefore does not require line-of-sight between units. It works flawlessly with the Nikon SB-910 flash units. I own 4 of these units plus the Pocket Wizard Mini TT1 on the camera to file multiple flash units in the studio, outdoors, or anywhere on location. There are others on the market, but I believe these are the most reliable. Any questions? E-mail response from the company is fast and comprehensive. SHIPPING FROM B&H WAS FAST AND FREE AND THE PRICE WAS THE LOWEST.

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          4.0

          Control power remotely

          By Dawn DeMeo Photography

          from Groton, MA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

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

          I love my PocketWizards. Even though I've switched from speedlights to studio strobes, I love the convenience of being able to not only trigger my lights remotely, but also to control the power remotely using either the AC3 zone controller or the built in functionality of my Sekonic L-478DR. If that were possible on their other triggers I'd be content, unfortunately this is the only way. I have no need for the ControlTL functionality, although it's nice to have for some. So I feel like I'm paying extra for a feature I don't use. That plus the the need to get an extra adapter to connect it to my strobes is why I knocked off 1 star.

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          4.0

          Pocket wizard for Nikon

          By Piperdon96

          from Connecticut

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

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

            I purchased the T55 for use with multiple Nikon flash units that I can control from the master.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Does the job!

            By FotoGraffer

            from Baton Rouge

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

            Easy to pair with the TT1 even for an amateur like me.

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            5.0

            Almost Perfect

            By Ari

            from Spring Valley, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

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

                This slave is reliable and rugged. Fires immediately and gives a nice, accurate TTL exposure. I've had this thing drop and it just shrugs. One thing I do want to alert everyone to is that if you're using this for a long and vigorous shoot, it can work its way off your camera's shoe and drop the flash. Yeah, that happened a couple times. Now, I'm vigilant. I was thinking about giving it just four stars for that, but I'm in a good mood.

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                4.0

                It works*

                By Kenneth CMP

                from Columbia, SC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Difficult to Use

                Best Uses

                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

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

                I use these mostly with my Nikon Speedlights and they work perfect, now. The * is getting them to work how you want them to. The Flex TT5 is very customize-able in how they flash, duration, etc. I have a few different bodies and they work different with each body. So I stick to using them with D610 since that is my primary body to shoot with. I have not got them to work with my AB800 consistently. I gave them 4 stars because this is my 3rd one. On location with my speedlights they rock!!! You can place your speedlight and control it from the camera no matter the distance or if you are in bright light. I shoot on the beach in summer time so they work perfect vs the IR built in. I would also recommend them if you need to place a remote flash somewhere. During weddings I may place one in the balcony and I can control from anywhere in the church.

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                5.0

                Love these units

                By Rossi

                from Texas

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

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

                  These make shooting flash off camera so much easier. Ideally these are matched with a Sekonic Light Meter. In any respect these are quality.

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                  5.0

                  What a TREAT

                  By Les Tension

                  from Frozen Tundra, WI

                  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
                    • Weddings/Events

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

                    for off-camera fill flash and lighting impossibly difficult areas

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    FlexTT5 Transceiver for Nikon

                    By Shooter

                    from Bwk GA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Pack
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    I plan on using this product for shooting weddings. I have only started testing it and so far is has done everything that PocketWizard said it would do. PocketWizard had a good video on how to set it up which had me up and running in no time.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    As Advertised

                    By RH2

                    from Oak Park, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Sports/Action

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

                    Simple to operate and reliable with consistent predictable results.From portrait work to high-speed sync for action shots, expectations are always met.Off-camera flash and the PocketWizard system are essential and highly recommended.

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                    5.0

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

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

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Reliable and Easy to Use

                      By Jackie Kane

                      from Pennsylvania

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Architectural photography
                        • Beach photography
                        • Family Photos
                        • Interiorarchitectural
                        • Interiorarchitecture
                        • Interior Architecture
                        • Product photography
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about PocketWizard FlexTT5 Transceiver Radio Slave for Nikon i-TTL Flash 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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                        1.0

                        Great idea bad product

                        By Bitpimps

                        from USA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Bulky
                        • Highly Likely To Misfire
                        • Overpriced
                        • Requires Pc To Configure
                        • Tempermental

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        I deployed to a very hot and humid remote jungle location recently with some other photographers, to do some swimwear shots and the triggers I chose were these. These were my very first wireless triggers, I was super excited to have a chance to put them into action. The first day it was great, they fired with no effort from 10-20 feet away. The following days they increasingly misfired despite changing channels and swapping batteries, by the end I was experiencing 60+ percent failures to trigger my studio head from as close as 2-3 feet.I borrowed a friend's Paul Buff triggers, never misfired, not even once. People who were using Profoto also commented they had no issues either.When you pay 3k+ just to be at a tropical location to take photos of some of the most beautiful women in the world and your lights don't fire, that's an automatic deal breaker. I had backup units, and even those had similar problems. Needless to say I was pretty angry.I am now looking into alternatives, Phottix/Profoto/Elinchrom/P-buff etc. I will not buy any more P.W. products, money is time and I dont have enough of either to deal with products that aren't reliable.The studio head worked fine, the battery system I used did as well, but the triggers were no good.

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                        5.0

                        Flash placement freedom

                        By Photog 25

                        from NJ

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

                        Gives me a lot of freedom when placing speed lights

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                        5.0

                        wireless manual power control

                        By NikonPilot

                        from USA

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

                        The TT5 is great as I can adjust manual flash settings
                        at the camera.
                        The TT5 Nikonon camera allows me to fire the camera with flash with the PockWizard enabled Sekonic light meter.

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                        4.0

                        Reliable and easy to use

                        By Patrick

                        from Westland, MI

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Portraits
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

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

                          I use this transceiver mounted on top of my monopod placing the speed light in the hot shoe of the transceiver. This allows me to have my assistant put the light wherever I need it. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because pairing the device with the Mini TT1 needs to be done in a certain order and sometimes it takes a few attempts. Other than than that, it worked every time and consistently no matter where I put it.

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                          5.0

                          Wireless Manual Power Control

                          By NikonPilot

                          from USA

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

                          Wireless Manual Power Control flash is the best way to shoot and with the TT5 and AC3 on camera, manual flash power
                          can be adjusted at the camera.
                          There's no need to stress when manual power needs changing. No need to hike around to all of the lights.
                          And with the TT5 on camera, the camera and lights can be triggered together with a Sekonic Light Meter.

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